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Recommended Osaka Ramen TOP10+1! The shops that were actually delicious!

I would like to introduce, in order, the ramen shops in Osaka that a ramen enthusiast living in Osaka has actually eaten at and found delicious.

Originally, in Osaka, known as the city where people “eat till they drop” in Japan, there are many ramen shops, and it is said that there are currently about 1000 shops.

With so many, it can be hard to decide where to go, right?

Please use this as a reference if you like.

10. Ramen Kasumi Nakazakicho Store

Ramen Kasumi” has been highly praised for a while.

The ramen, made with plenty of chunky back fat, is irresistible for those who love back fat.

The photo is of the special niboshi (dried sardines) ramen.

The flavor is very good, the noodles are thick and crinkly, and they mix well with the soup, making it very delicious.

Personally, I feel it’s somewhat reminiscent of Niigata-style ramen.

The large amount of back fat is something you’d crave in the cold winter months. It’s one of the shops I find myself going back to regularly.

Ramen Kasumi

Information

Address: 2-1-1 Nakazaki, Kita Ward, Osaka, Ogawa Building 1F
Business Hours: 11:00~14:30, 18:00~22:00
Closed: Wednesday

9. Tori Soba Wataru

A hidden gem located in a back alley near Imafuku Tsurumi station in Osaka City, “Tori(Chicken) Paitan Soba Wataru” is known for its outstandingly delicious chicken paitan soba.

The chashu and boiled eggs are very tender and well-seasoned, perfectly complementing the soup.

It’s a modern, typical chicken paitan soba.

Interestingly, all the staff members are women, including the kitchen, where you can sense a craftsman-like atmosphere from the female chef, offering a strangely reassuring feeling.

It’s a place where women can feel comfortable entering.

The photo is of chicken paitan soba, but they also sell a lobster miso flavored ramen, which is top on the list of dishes I feel I must try soon.

Tori(Chicken) Paitan Soba Wataru

Information

Address: 4-9-26 Tsurumi, Tsurumi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, 538-0053
Business hours: 11:00 – 19:30
Closed: Wednesday

8. Tori Soba ZAGIN Honten

Tori(Chicken) Soba ZAGIN” is a trending shop with 8 branches in Osaka and Hyogo and 3 overseas.

The shop interior is stylish and luxurious.

The ramen, served in a deep bowl with luxurious toppings like chashu and fried burdock, is visually stunning and delicious.

The chicken paitan soup is richly flavored and creamy.

It’s so deliciously smooth that before you know it, you might find yourself having finished the bowl.

Ever since a friend introduced me to ZAGIN, I’ve been a fan.

Tori(Chicken) Soba ZAGIN

Information

Address: 1-19-2 Edobori, Nishi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Business Hours: 10:30 – 15:00 (L.O. 15:00) / 17:30 – 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
Closed: No regular holidays

7. Ramen Jinsei JET600

Ramen Jinsei JET600″ has been a go-to place for me for several years, known for its chicken simmered soba.

It’s a shop that always makes me want to come back, one that has made me fall in love with chicken paitan ramen.

The soy sauce mixed chicken paitan soup is absolutely delicious.

I wish there were more locations nearby so everyone could enjoy it.

There’s also a shop called Ramen Jinsei JET near Fukushima station, which is the main branch.

Ramen Jinsei JET600

Information

Address: 1-chome-3-2 Higashiobase Higashinari-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00
Closed: Sunday

6. Kuso Oyaji Saigo no Hitofuri

Kuso Oyaji Saigo no Hitofuri” means “The Last Shake of the Damn Old Man”.

Its striking name is a super famous shop known to every ramen lover in Osaka.

Not just for its name, but it’s also a part of the famous “Humanity, All Noodles” chain in Osaka, one of the deservedly popular places.

The main dish here is clam-based ramen, and the picture features clam ramen. The rich clam broth is incredibly delicious.

Other varieties include shijimi (basket clam) ramen and hard clam ramen, continuously enchanting those who eat them.

This place often has a queue, so be prepared to wait.

Kuso Oyaji Saigo no Hitofuri

Information

Address: 1-chome-2-4 Jusohonmachi Yodogawa Ward Osaka
Business hours: 11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Closed: Monday

5. ○de△ (Marude Sankaku)

Operated by the same group that runs the beloved Chicken Soba ZAGIN, “Marude Sankaku (Like a Triangle)” is a shop with an unusual name but high levels in ambiance, taste, and staff quality.

The shop’s ramen uses sea bream in its soup, creating a unique, rich yet light flavor unlike any other.

Besides ramen, the shop also serves meat sushi, offering a menu that makes you wonder if it’s really a ramen shop and leaving you eager to share your experience.

Marude Sankaku (Like a Triangle)

Information

Address: 1-chome-5-6 Nishimiyahara Yodogawa-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30
Closed: Irregular holidays

4. Ramen Tsuji

Ramen Tsuji,” a shop I decided to visit based on its high Tabelog rating, is shockingly delicious.

The photo shows soy sauce chicken paitan ramen, a fusion creating an unbeatable dish.

The rich soup beautifully clings to the noodles, making it incredibly delicious. Before you know it, you might become a regular.

The 8-seat counter is always packed, so expect to wait in line, but it’s worth the wait for the top satisfying experience.

Ramen Tsuji

Information

Address:1-chome-1-10 Yariyamachi Chuo-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00
Closed: Irregular holidays

3. Menya Takei

Originating in Kyoto, “Menya Takei” is known for its Tonkotsu fish shellfish ramen, a style not commonly found in Kansai.

Operating 8 stores in Kyoto and Osaka, the shop is famous for its tsukemen (dipping noodles), but for someone who prefers regular ramen, it was an incredibly delicious experience.

A perfect blend of pork bone and seafood broth creates an irresistibly delicious flavor.

It’s a place you’d want to move nearby just to make weekend ramen visits a routine.

A must-visit in Kansai for both its surprising taste and appearance.

Menya Takei

Information

Address:1-chome-1-2 Shibata Kita-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:30
Closed: Monday

2. Chuka Soba Mugen

Located near Ebie Station in Osaka, “Chuka(Chinese) Soba Mugen” offers more than just regular Chinese soba.

The flavor is unexpectedly rich and intense.

You might find yourself drinking up the soup and leaving the noodles behind.

The depth of soy sauce and the distinct taste of chicken make it a must-try.

Previously open only for lunch, it’s now available in the evenings too.

When you visit, make sure to follow the eating instructions provided for a near-certain delightful experience.

Chuka(Chinese) Soba Mugen

Information

Address: 5-chome-5-10 Ebie Fukushima-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 21:00
Closed: Sunday

1. Jinrui Mina Menrui

Jinrui Mina Menrui means “Humanity, All Noodles”.

It’s truly demonstrates that we are all about noodles.

It’s the place where the wait time before eating has always been overwhelmingly long due to its popularity and guaranteed queues.

Expect to wait with 14-15 people as a normal sight.

The rich shellfish soup is a taste parade for the senses, making it a top destination for anyone wanting to experience the charm of Osaka ramen.

It’s a place you’d want to visit repeatedly for its truly exceptional taste.

Information

Address: 1-chome-12-15 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Closed: Irregular holidays

Hall of Fame: Kadoya Shokudo Main Store

Kadoya Shokudo in Osaka is the ultimate ramen shop that needs no introduction.

It consistently ranks at the top of any Osaka ramen ranking, and it’s a must-visit at least once for any ramen enthusiast living in Osaka.

The ramen here feels nostalgically classic yet refreshingly new.

It used to be located in Tsurumi Ward, and though I visited occasionally, the frequency has decreased since it moved to Nishinagahori.

However, it’s always crowded, so I recommend visiting with plenty of time to spare.

Kadoya Shokudo

Information

Address:4-chome-16-13 Shinmachi Nishi-ku Osaka
Business hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 20:30
Closed: Tuesday

Summary

I hope you found some ramen shops of interest.

This was a personal introduction to the ramen shops I found delicious, so there might be a bias in taste.

Unexpectedly, the list ended up leaning towards lighter and chicken paitan style ramen.

I hope you find it useful.

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