8月 31, 2019
The Best Ramen In Umeda! The Best 10 Must-Try Ramen Shops In Umeda
One of the biggest cities in the Western area – Osaka. When you go off the train at Osaka Station, “Umeda” is the first thing you will see. In this article, I will introduce the best 10 Ramen shops you must try in Umeda! You might get a lot of chances to visit Osaka, so try them all!
“Osaka Mentetsu” is where you can try some simple, but deep taste of Ramen. You will see the comments from the shop – “Ramen in this shop doesn’t have any complicated taste as ‘kick’ or ‘impact’, so if you would like to those kinds, please try other shops!”.
“Niku Shoyu Wonton Noodles” and “Yama” are the popular menus here. “Niku Shoyu Wonton Noodles” has a light flavour with rich taste. “Yama” is what you can try Japanese yam, and that makes it even more delicious! It is strongly recommended if you want more energy!
Name: Osaka Mentetsu
Address: 2-10-27, Sonezaki, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Weekdays) 11:30-14:30/7:30-22:00, (Weekends) 11:30-14:30/17:30-21:00
Access: Walk 7 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Osaka Mentetsu
“Kingemon” is a Ramen shop specialising in Shoyu Ramen. All their Ramen is based on soy sauce, and of all menus, “Osaka Black” and “Beni Shoyu” are extremely popular. As its name, Osaka Black has a black broth with a rich flavour!
And Beni Shoyu is basically Chinese noodles based on dark and light soy sauce both blended. For any of those menus, you can choose how thick the noodles would be and the toppings too. They have a few shops around Osaka, so this is definitely one of the most popular Ramen shops with great reputations!
Name: Kingemon Umeda
Address: Daiko Building Level 1, 1-2-20, Sonezaki Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: 11:00-3:00 (until the broth runs out)
Access: Walk 8 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Kingemon Umeda
If you want to try Hakata Ramen in the Kansai region – this is the place! “Shekarashika” has been looking into Hakata Ramen for so long, and offering both the broth and char siu using porks produced in Kagoshima with an original production method. Its name “Shekarashika” is a local dialect from the northern area of Kyushu.
Here at this shop, you can try the authentic Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen which has a deep flavour and you will sure be addicted to it! There are so many regular customers to come back too. If you have a chance to visit Umeda, do not forget this shop as well!
Name: Shekarashika Umeda
Address: Level 1, Takahashi Building, 2-11-22, Sonezaki, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 5 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Shekarashika Umeda
The exterior of “Shiromaru Base”, an affiliated company of the popular chain Ramen shop “Hakata Ippudo”, looks so stylish as if it is not one of the ordinary Ramen shops so that it makes it easier for women to go in by themselves. However, Ramen itself tastes quite rich and deep just like Ippudo.
You will find Ippudo on the 1st floor, so why not try both of them and compare how different they are? Menus are so easy to understand and thus the tourists from overseas would not have any problems to make an order! Try it out!
Name: Shiromaru Base Umeda
Address: Level 2, Ippudo Umeda, 6-7, Kakuda Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Mon-Thu, Sun, Pub) 11:00-3:00 (Fri, Sat) 11:00-4:00
Access: Walk 6 mins from Osaka Station
Map: map to Shiromaru Base Umeda
If you want to find the hidden gem – “Pepe Ramen”, which has only 7 seats inside”, is the one! Located just 4 minutes walk away, thre is this Pepe Ramen. Lunch menu is specifically recommended as it comes with rice, rice balls, eggs, pickled vegetables, and Natto – all these are all-you-can-eat!
For Ramen, you can choose the base from salt and soy sauce, but Pepe salt seems more popular. Although it tastes quite light, it comes with a huge portion with thin, but hard noodles. Why not try it now?
Name: Pepe Ramen Kita Shinchi
Address: 1-3-23, Dojima, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 4 mins from Kita Shinchi Station
Map: map to Pepe Ramen Kita Shinchi
When it comes to Miso Ramen born in Osaka, “Mitsukabose Kamoshi” is the one. This is a stylish Ramen shop located near all the skyscrapers such as Umeda Sky Building and Ume Kita Grand Front. It is known for the original beer called “Mino Schwartz”.
Born in Osaka, it looks so elegant in a simple bowl. You will forget the feeling of Ramen as it tastes so simple and light, but not too heavy. As there is a wide variety of menus here, visit as many times as you want and try them all! Just one more thing – there is an English menu for tourists too!
Name: Mitsukabose Kamoshi
Address: 1-2-16, Oyodo Minami, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Mon-Sat) 11:30-14:30/18:30-23:30 (Sun/Pub) 11:30-14:30/22:00
Access: Walk 10 mins from Osaka Station
Map: map to Mitsukabose Kamoshi
This “Menya Rouran” is one of the most popular Ramens shops in Umeda where people always make a queue. Menu has 2 options with Tsukemen and Ramen with a few flavours; from soy sauce to salt and miso. What you must try here is “Kuro miso Ramen” and “Yuzu Shio Ramen”. Kuro miso Ramen is quite unique with a slightly bitter taste.
Yuzu Shio Ramen tastes both light and rich, and that makes people addicted and come back! The shop itself is quite small with only 11 seats, but this is the Ramen shop after all. Even women would love it as they don’t offer you a huge portion of Ramen.
Name: Menya Rouran
Address: Level B2, Osaka Station 2nd Building, 1-2-2, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Tue-Sat) 11:00-16:00/17:00-21:00 (Sun/Pub) 11:00-16:00/17:00-20:00
Access: Walk 10 mins from Osaka Station
Map: map to Menya Rouran
“Menya Teru” is a Ramen shop opened in 2000 and has been looking into the broth with no additives at all. There are other shops called differently as “Menya Tenshirou” and “Menya Teru no Ana” all over Japan. Although Menya Teru offers the Tonkotsu based Ramen with bonito flakes, and dried and smoked mackerels, it is said that each owner chef has a different preference in its taste. If you have a chance to go sightseeing in Osaka, try some different Menya Teru shops!
Straight noodles here are all handmade and made quite thick.
Name: Menya Teru
Address: 3-8-8, Toyosaki, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 6 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Menya Teru
“Yousukou Ramen” is located underground of the building with a comfortable atmosphere inside. At this shop, you can try salt based Ramen – it might look a bit too light in flavour, but it actually tastes great.
One of the most popular menus here is “Wonton Noodles”. Other than wontons, there are beautiful char sius and vegetables sitting next to each other, and Shio Ramen looks quite simple just with green vegetables. However, you won’t feel something is missing! No wonder why this has been extremely popular!
Name: Yousukou Ramen
Address: Level B1, Fukiya Building, 1-20, Kakuda Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 3 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Yousukou Ramen
Ramen at “Ramen Yashichi” is all based on chicken stock with boneless pork meat and char sius (or the sauce of char sius) blended. Noodles are all handmade, taking 3 days to complete. This original Ramen is born to take a lot of time – you will be amazed at how light the flavour is!
It is open only during the weekdays, and until the broth runs out. So try this shop once you are in Umeda!
Name: Ramen Yashichi
Address: 3-4-8, Toyosaki, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: 10:45-16:00 (until the broth runs out)
Access: Walk 3 mins from Nakatsu Station
Map: map to Ramen Yashichi
Try The Best Ramen In Umeda, Osaka!
How was it? I have introduced the best 10 Ramen shops to try in Umeda. Did you find any of them interesting? Each Ramen has a different taste – you can actually go on a trip to try all different kinds of Ramen in Japan! When it happens – Umeda is the first place to stop!