The 10 Best Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Osaka

Don’t you agree that everyone in Japan loves to slurp ramen and even drink the soup until it’s done? It is because ramen is such a tasty delicacy and popular by people from all walks of life. If you are one of the ramen fans, don’t miss the authentic excellent ramen in Osaka, the origin of ramen legend in the country!

1. Resshi Shoyu Menkobo Sanku

1. Resshi Shoyu Menkobo Sanku
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Perhaps you have tried a lot of ramen in miso (soy bean), shoyu (soy sauce) or tonkotsu (pork bone). But don’t you know the ramen soup by niboshi (dried sardines) is incredibly delicious?

Come to “Resshi Shoyu Menkobo Sanku”. The dried sardines were soaked in alkali water overnight. Soup is exclusively thick and rich, but will never make anyone upset by the fish smell. The unique soup goes perfectly with the shop’s unique slim noodles in great texture. It is too tasty and you might need to order the second bowl soon.

Name: Resshi Shoyu Menkobo Sanku
Address: AK Baresu 1/F, 2-6-5 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on the second and fourth Sunday
Access: a few walks from Shinfukushima station

Map: Map to Resshi Shoyu Menkobo Sanku

2. Chuka soba Uemachi

2. Chuka soba Uemachi
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Visit the shop and savor its top ranked ramen as highly praised by local magazines. The chef created his own distinctive soup. This experienced chef worked for a famous old established ramen shop, Kadoya. Japanese people love his special and creative ramen!

Chuka soba (Chinese styled noodles) is a must-try. But don’t miss another outstanding noodles, tsuke-men. Dip some noodles into soup and slightly soaked. The eating method is so interesting and fun while make you full. That’s why the shop is always bustled with customers!

Shop name: Chukasoba Uemachi
Address: Aban22, Uemachi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:30 / 18:00 – 21:00
Closed on Monday
Access: a few walks from Tanimachi-6-chyome station

Map: Map to Chukasoba Uemachi

3. Men Factory Jaws

3. Men Factory Jaws
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Who says eating ramen is not elegant? “Men Factory Jaws” is a great shop for ladies to enjoy ramen in a well-decorated Hawaiian style place. Even you are alone, feel free to come in because they have a single seat available while doesn’t seem awkward.

Some people might dislike too thick tasted soup. But the ramen here is just perfect. Rich in pork bone and fish flavor and everything is just in harmony. Ramen from jumbo to mini sizes are available to cater different customers’ needs.

Shop Name: Men-Factory Jaws
Address: Kusumoto Bld.1F, 2-1-11, Uehommachinishi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening hours: 11:00 – 15:00 / 18:00 – 23:00
Closed on Monday
Access: a few walks from Tanimachi-6-chyome station

Map: Map to Men-Factory Jaws

4. Bokkoshi

4. Bokkoshi
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The amazing part of ramen is its flexibility and variety. It can have endless combination of ingredients and broth. Chicken soup ramen is a good example.

“Bokkoshi” can represent one of the Osaka’s best ramen. Soup is stewed by chicken until perfect. Don’t be scared by the soup’s dark color. It is rich but not greasy. Instead, it is too tasty that you might drink them all. When you pass by Shinsaibashi, come to try the locally popular chicken ramen.

Shop name: Bokkoshi
Address: 2-6-10, Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening hours: 11:30 – 14:30 / 18:00 – 1:00(after midnight)
Closed on Wednesday
Access A few walks from Nanba station

Map: Map to Bokkoshi

5. Jinrui Mina Menrui

5. Jinrui Mina Menrui
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Ramen fans must have to come “Jinrui Mina Menrui”, the most famous shop nationwide. It is always ranked number one cuisine in local magazine.

It is renowned for shoyu (soy sauce) soup. The color doesn’t look friendly. But you will definitely be surprised it tastes so fresh and delicious with some squid and prawn taste in it. Everything is highly recommended, especially their “ramen macro” and “ramen genten”.

Shop name: Jinrui Mina Menrui
Address: 1-12-15, Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening hour: 11:30 – 14:00 / 18:00 – 22:00
Closed on Sunday, the second and fourth Saturday
Access: A few walks from Minanikata station

Map: Map to Jinrui Mina Menrui

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6. Kinguemon Dotonbori-ten

6. Kinguemon Dotonbori-ten
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“Kinguemon”, the top-ranked ramen shop in bustling doutonbori area is your first choice to try an authentic ramen. Their soup is exclusively stewed added with fatty upper part of roast pork and plenty of garlic. Taste the best!

Don’t miss their famous ramen “Osaka black” which is made by black soy sauce. You will also be impressed by the ramen legend and love it.

Shop name: Kinguemon Doutonbori-ten
Address: 1-4-17, Dotombori, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka,
Opening hours: 11:00 – 15:00 / 17:30 – 22:00
Closed on Sunday
Access: A few walks from Nanba station

Map: Map to Kinguemon Doutonbori-ten

7. Fusumanikakero Nakazakiicchou

7. Fusumanikakero Nakazakiicchou
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Who can add a western-style element into the ramen legend? The shop “Fusumanikakero Nakazakiicchou” does an amazing job. Step into this locally famous ramen shop. Try their special ramen flavored in not just an ordinary ramen soup, but close to western style taste.

Don’t miss their occasional events like “It’s Shoyu Naito” (a soy sauce night). You will be lucky to savor the owner’s rare menu like “kaijiru yuzuka ramen” (shellfish and citrus ramen) and “umami shoyu ramen”(tasty soy sauce ramen).

Shop name: Fusumanikakero Nakazakiicchou
Address: 1-6-18, Nakazaki, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening hours: 11:30 – 14:30 / 18:40 – 23:00
Open everyday
Access: A few walks from Nakazaki station

Map: Map to Fusumanikakero Nakazakiicchou

8. Kadoya Shokudou Honten

8. Kadoya Shokudou Honten
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No other ramen can be parallel to the fame of “Kadoyasyokudou”. Michelin guide of Osaka covers this old established ramen shop.

The renowned shop has gained a plenty of recommendation in tv program. Every one loves their Chuka soba (Chinese styled noodles). Without trying the Michelin-graded ramen shop, your ramen experience is just incomplete.

Shop name: Kadoyasyokudou Honten
Address: Kyapitaru-nisinagahori 1F, 4-16-13, Shimmachi, Nishi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on Tuesday
Access: A few walks from Nishinagahori station

Map: Map to Kadoya Shokudou Honten

9. Menya Joroku

9. Menya Joroku
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One of the characteristic ramen in Osaka is “Menya Jouroku”. Its noodles are all handmade. The ramen soup looks thick and salty. But it is another story when trying. Very light and tasty! How can the chef make such a miracle thing?

Don’t miss another menu, Wakayama style ramen. The chef is from Wakayama and can exclusively make the original taste. Highly recommend it!

Shop name: Menya Joroku
Address: 6-16, Nambasennichimae, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on Wednesday
Access: A few walks from Namba station

Map: Map to Menya Joroku

10. Ryukishin RIZE

10. Ryukishin RIZE
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Shio ramen is one of the classic in ramen legend. Visit Ryukishin RIZE and enjoy their shio (salt) ramen. This long established restaurant is so popular not only locally but also is expanding its business overseas.

Their ramen soup can impress every one. It is stewed by a plenty of exclusively selected ingredients. Too thick and delicious that you can’t stop yourself to sip more and more.

Shop Name : Ryukishin RIZE
Address: Nanbakomejirushi 1F, Nanba CITY, 2-10-25, Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Closed on the New Year’s day
Access: A few walks from Namba station

Map: Map to Ryukishin RIZE

Let’s Eat Delicious Ramen in Osaka!

You can’t wait to go to try all these delicious ramen, right? Visit the above recommended shops and enjoy your ramen experience in Osaka! Of course the ramen legend is not only limited to Osaka, but every region of Japan. The more variety you savor, the more you will fall in love into it. Bon appetit!

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