The 10 Best Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Shinsaibashi, Osaka, is a place where varieties of local dishes are concentrated. That applies to ramen flavors, and a wide variety of ramen, such as pork base, soy sauce base, chicken stock base, seafood base, etc., is available. There are also many ramen shops serving unique ramen, such as noodles without broth and dipping noodles. You can enjoy many different kinds of ramen in Shinsaibashi!


1. Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban

1. Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban
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“Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban” is located in an alley from the Midosuji Daimaru-mae intersection. The shop is famous for its huge red Japanese lantern and open until 2am.

The most popular ramen here is “noko shoyu ramen (rich soy sauce ramen)” that ramen is in the dark soup and comes with big char siu using pork butt and ham.

If you like char siu, we recommend “noko shoyu char siu men (rich soy sauce ramen with sliced char siu)” that many slices of char siu cover the entire bowl. When you visit Shinsaibashi, please make sure to eat at “Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban”.

■Information
Name: Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban
Address: Little Shinsaibashi, 1-3-12 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6241-3866
Access: 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Onomichi Bunka Ramen Juhachi-ban

2. Dotonbori Kamukura

2. Dotonbori Kamukura Shinsaibashi-ten
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“Dotonbori Kamukura Shinsaibashi-ten” is located at the Midosuji Suoucho intersection. The building looks like a shrine with red and white color, and the shop is open until next morning.

The recommended menu here is unique “oishi ramen” which is cooked by a chief with French cuisine background.

“Oishi ramen” is simply topped with Chinese cabbage and char siu. You can taste the sweetness of vegetables from the clear soup, and its soft flavor matches well with noodles. You must try it!

■Information
Name: Dotonbori Kamukura Shinsaibashi-ten
Address: 2-8-26 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6213-1002
Hours: 10:00am ~ 7:00am
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Website: http://kamukura.co.jp/
Map: Map to Dotonbori Kamukura Shinsaibashi-ten

3. Ramen Zundo-ya

3. Ramen Zundo-ya Shinsaibashi-ten
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Located near the Midosuji Suoucho intersection, “Ramen Zundo-ya Shinsaibashi-ten” is open 24 hours a day.

The recommendation here is “ajitama ramen” that is topped with a soft boiled egg. The egg absorbed the special sauce and brings out the rich flavor of pork base ramen. Other menus include “motoaji ramen” which is simple pork base ramen and “negi ramen” that comes with lots of leeks on top.

If you want to try many different toppings, there is ramen called “zenbu nose ramen” which has all the toppings of the shop, including garlic chips, bean sprouts, pickled mustard leaf, etc., on top. Please stop by if you are craving for ramen either early in the morning or late at night.

■Information
Name: Ramen Zundo-ya Shinsaibashi-ten
Address: Cena Bldg 1F, 1-5-7 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka city Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6245-0883
Hours: 24 hours
Closed: Open throughout the year
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi sation

Website: http://www.zundouya.com/
Map: Map to Ramen Zundo-ya Shinsaibashi-ten

4. Bokkoshi

4. Bokkoshi
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The ramen shop “Bokkoshi” is located 5 minutes from Namba station. Their popular menu is “toribaitan ramen”. This ramen is in the starchy white soup made from chicken stock, and the chicken they use is from free-range chicken in Hyogo prefecture.

The shop features chicken, so each of breast and thigh is used for sliced roast chicken as toppings. The creamy soup tangles noodles and spread into your mouth.

The soup looks creamy yet not too strong and has exquisite flavor. You must see it yourself!

■Information
Name: Bokkoshi
Address: 2-6-10 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6213-8570
Access: 5-minute walk from Namba station

Map: Map to Bokkoshi

5. Gaten

5. Gaten
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Once a winner of the “Yahoo! Japan’s Number-One Championship for Ramen of the Next Generation”, “Gaten” is famous for noodles without broth.

One of popular menus is “MAZE soba” which features a big portion of noodles and toppings. The toppings are thick char siu, plenty of vegetables and a raw egg.

You can choose the amount of noodles and add extra vegetables, backfat, and garlic for free of charge. If you are craving for ramen, you should go to “Gaten”!

■Information
Name: Menya Gaten Namba-shinsaibashi sohonten
Address: 2-7-28 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6213-2666
Closed: Monday
Access: 5-minute walk from Namba station

Website: http://www.zundouya.com/
Map: Map to Menya Gaten Namba-shinsaibashi sohonten

6. Takemoto shouten Ebimensha

6. Takemoto shouten Ebimensha Shinsaibashi-ten
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A newly opened “Takemoto shouten Ebimensha Shinsaibashi-ten” is located near the Shisanbashi-suji shopping street. The shop has a red banner-flag and a white noren (a cotton curtain hanging at the entrance).

The shop offers regular ramen, but the specialty is “Ise ebi tsuke-men (noodles without broth)” and “Ise ebi ramen”. Both menus use the soup stock made from Ise ebi (Japanese spiny lobster).

The soup for tsuke-men often gets cold before you finish all the noodles. However, the soup is served in an iron pot here so you can enjoy the hot soup until the end. Enjoy!

■Information
Name: Takemoto shouten Ebimensha Shinsaibashi-ten
Address: Shin-nihon mitsudera bldg 1F 2-2-10 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6212-2989
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Website: https://www.facebook.com/
Map: Map to Takemoto shouten Ebimensha Shinsaibashi-ten

7. Tori Soba Zagin Niboshi-ten

7. Tori Soba Zagin Niboshi-ten
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“Tori Soba Zagin Niboshi-ten” is located 5 minutes by walk from Shinsaibashi station. The shop looks stylish with the black exterior and noren with Japanese prints on it.

The special menu here is “Tori Soba”. The white colored soup stock is made from chicken grown in Sakurajima in Kagoshima prefecture, and ramen comes with deep fried burdocks on top.

You can savor very thick and creamy white soup. When you are in Shinsaibashi, please add this shop to your list to visit.

■Information
Name: Tori Soba Zagin Niboshi-ten
Address: 3-9-6 Mimami-senba, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6244-1255
Closed: Open throughout the year
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Website: http://silver-grape.com/
Map: Map to Tori Soba Zagin Niboshi-ten

8. Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro

8. Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten
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Located about 6 minutes by walk from Nagahoribashi station, “Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten” is famous for the soup broth made from boiled-dried small sardines (niboshi in Japanese).

The popular menus here are “niboshi ramen (ramen in the soup made from boiled-dried small sardines)” and “tsuke-men (noodles without broth)”. Both dishes use thick curly noodles and have very simple toppings. The soup brings out a good flavor of boiled-dried small sardines.

The shop is open from mid-day to early next morning, so you can eat there for lunch, dinner, or even after going out for a drink. If you want to enjoy the simple taste of small sardines, this is the place to go.

■Information
Name: Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten
Address: 2-3-32 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6213-7236
Closed: Sunday
Access: 6-minute walk from Nagahoribashi station

Map: Map to Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten

9. Dogyan

9. Dogyan
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Located 5 minutes by walk from Shinsaibashi station, “Dogyan” is a friendly small shop with a yellow signboard outside. The shop serves chargrilled yakitori (skewered chicken) as well as ramen. The chicken dishes are known more than ramen here, but ramen is also a popular dish.

The shop features thick straight noodles in the soy sauce base soup made from chicken broth.

The popular menu is “takaida chuuka-soba”. The ramen has plenty of green onions and bamboo shoots as toppings and costs only 700yen with extra noodles. Please enjoy good-old ramen in the thick soy sauce base soup!

■Information
Name: Dogyan
Address: Ebisu center bldg 2F, 3-1-13 Bakuro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6241-6689
Closed: Sunday & Holiday
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Website: http://www.dogyan.jp/
Map: Map to Dogyan

10. Miyazaki menya Karakara

10. Miyazaki menya Karakara Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten
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“Miyazaki menya Karakara Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten” is located east of the Midosuji Mitsudera intersection.

The shop features many spicy dishes. You can request the spiciness on noodles, and it’s a popular place for those who love spicy foods.

The soup is made from chicken broth, and you can choose noodles from konjac, egg, or udon noodles. You may expect spicy ramen to be rich in flavor but it’s actually light because of the chicken base soup.

If you like spicy ramen, we strongly recommend here. Please try it!

■Information
Name: Miyazaki menya Karakara Higashi-shinsaibashi-ten
Address: 2-7-8 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-6484-6132
Closed: Open throughout the year
Access: 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Miyazaki menya Karakara

Let’s Enjoy Delicious Ramen at Shinsaibashi!

We’ve introduced the 10 best ramen shops you should eat in Shinsaibashi. Have you found your favorite? Osaka is known for plenty of delicious dishes and it’s a place where you eat until you drop. While you are in Shinsaibashi, enjoy local cuisine to your heart content!

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