Carefully selected 8 ramen restaurants that you must eat in Dotonbori!

Ramen is one of the most famous food loved by many Japanese as delicious and easy to eat food.

There are various flavors of ramen, such as soy sauce, salt, miso, and tonkotsu (pork bones). Recently, different types of ramen are come out like slow-cooked chicken broth, tomato ramen, spicy ramen, and so on.

That’s why ramen is popular for not only Japanese but many foreign tourists. It is so popular that it ranks high in “What I want to eat when I visit Japan”.

This time, we introduce recommended ramen in the its battleground “Dotonbori area in Osaka”. You must be hungry because of just reading this article that there are many fantastic menus!

“Ichiran Doutonbori South Building / Ichiran Namba Midousuji”

Ichiran offering “Natural Tonkotsu Ramen” is a very popular ramen restaurant for its soup that peculiar smell is completely removed and the deliciousness of Tonkotsu is maximized.

Dotombori South Building is the largest Ichiran restaurant in Japan where you can enjoy ramen on all floors from the 1st to the 5th. At Ichiran restaurant, you can find another way to enjoy like filling in the order form, such as the strength of flavor, hardness of the noodles and the level of richness.

The soup that thick but clean and easy to drink is popular for both young and old. Ramen for souvenirs are also sold on the first floor, so you should get them when you are back to home.

In addition, the Namba Midosuji store offers new ramen that does not use any kind of pork, which is 100% Tonkotsu-free ramen.

You must enjoy Ichiran, who tries new things while keeping the traditional tastes!

Shop name Tonkotsu Ramen “Ichiran Dotonbori South Building”
Phone +81-6-6210-1422
Address 1-4-16 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours Open 24 hours
Closed None
Payment Cash only
Shop name 100% Tonkotsu-free Ramen Senmonten “Ichiran Namba Midousuji”
Phone +81-6-6211-2601
Address Gurukasu City Building 2F, 2-4-2 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours 10:00 am ~ 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed None
Payment Cash only

“Ramen Yokozuna, NAMBA Nannan”

Ramen Yokozuna was established in 1972. “Ramen Yokozuna” was born in Kichijo-in, Minami-ku, Kyoto. The soup of Kyoto’s representative ramen “Tonkotsu Soy Source flavor” is moderately sweet and full-bodied, and they are popular because of the nostalgy feeling.

At this restaurant, you can put leek in the ramen as much as you want. In addition, since its establishment, Ramen Yokozuna offers leeks made in Japan, and they have been famous for the toppings of leeks that you can put them as much as you like. (After eating about half of it, you must try to add “garlic pepper” to make the ramen even more delicious!)

It also offers multilingual menus for responding to foreign customers requests.

Shop name “Ramen Yokozuna, NAMBA Nannan”
Phone +81-6-6616-9827
Address Nannan Town 11, Namba 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours 11:00 am ~ 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:15 pm)
Closed According to holidays of facilities
Payment Credit card accepted

“Kappa Ramen Honpo Sennichimae

“Kappa Ramen Honpo” is famous for Tonkotsu soy sauce ramen. It is in the center of Namba where tourists are crowded.

You can choose the hardness of noodles and the taste of soup and customize it as you like. You can eat kimchi and fried garlic as much as you want and it is perfect for beer. An extra helping of noodles is always free, it’s a good benefit for heavy eaters, isn’t it?

Kappa ramen is an excellent ramen that combines the broth culture of Kansai with the Tonkotsu culture of Hakata. It uses the soy sauce that was carefully selected and called “soy sauce born from soy sauce”. Soup is made at each store so that they have each individual taste.

At Sennichimae store, the notations on the ticket vending machine are written in both English and Chinese. In addition, the order slip is prepared in English, so you can order without any considerations.

Shop name “Kappatamen Honpo Sennichimae
Phone +81-6-6213-9156
Address 1-9-12 Sennichimae Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours 11:00 am ~ 4:00 am (L.O. 3:45 am)
Closed None
Payment Cash only

“King-emon Doudonbori”

“King-emon” is famous for its rich soy sauce ramen. “Osaka Black”, which is the most popular among many tourists since the taste is clearer than its apparent impact even though the soup is based on thick soy source.

This ramen, which has won many prizes, is a must-try dish when you come to Osaka. Thick noodles are also firm, and they are both chewy and easy to swallow.

If you want to eat light one, we recommend “Gold Soy Sauce Ramen”. This is a ramen that is easy to eat and has a rich body.

Shop name “King-emon Doudonbori”
Phone +81-6-6211-5502
Address 1-4-17 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours Weekdays 11:00 am ~ 5:00 am
Open 24 hours a day from Friday to Sunday and the day before public holidays
Closed Open all year round (irregular holidays)
Payment QR Code payment accepted

“Sakunosaku Sennichimae”

“Sakunosaku” is the birthplace of Osaka Tonkotsu ramen. This store is famous for its high impact “NIKU-BAKA” and spicy “Naniwa Tonkotsu” with spiciness that you can adjust tastes as you like.

The roasted pork fillets placed along the circumference of the ramen bowl may surprise many tourists, and they take pictures of them. (Large roasted pork fillets are also included in other products!)

Sticky straight noodles are easily tangled with light Tonkotsu soup and you can eat it easily. You can enjoy hot soup till the end because chicken oil is covering on the soup.

This is fully equipped with menus in English, Chinese and Korean for many foreign tourists, so you can order without any problems.

Shop name “Sakunosaku Sennichimae”
Phone +81-6-6212-3739
Address 1-1-1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours Open 24 hours
Closed Open all year round

“Doutonbori Kamukura Sennichimae”

Founded in 1986, Dotonbori Kamukura offers the soy sauce ramen with a transparent golden soup with a high-quality aroma and a sense of nostalgia based on the theme of “cooperation of French and ramen.”

They use plenty of Chinese cabbage that are hardly used in other ramen restaurants. They offer the simple soy sauce ramen that is not too spicy, sweet and not greasy so the soy source ramen tastes that you never get tired of. Many people like their topping such as boiled egg and green onion.

It is different from other ramen restaurants that the staff is wearing a cocked hat and cooking in clean!

This is located in the middle of popular sightseeing spot, so it is a recommended restaurant where you can easily drop in during sightseeing.

Shop name Doutonbori Kamukura Sennichimae”
Phone +81-6-6213-1238
Address 1-7-3 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours Monday to Thursday  10: 00 am – 7:00 am
Friday 10: 00 am – 8:00 am
Saturday 9: 00 am – 8: 00 am
Sunday 9: 00 am – 7: 00 am
Closed Open all year round
Payment Credit card accepted

Boasts slowly cooked Tonkotsu soup and simmered soup with fragrance are “Niboshi ramen Tamagoro” is so proud of. One of Japan’s most popular gourmet is ramen. Rich soup with Tonkotsu and seafood flavor is entangled with medium-sized curly chunky noodles well. I think that you can eat their rich soup ramen even though you do not like rich soup like Tonkotsu.

At lunchtime, the area is crowded with locals and sightseeing visitors. The most popular menu is “Ajitama Niboshi Ramen.” Eggs soaked in taste are delicious and the noodles are chewy. However, the soup is light so people have a small appetite can enjoy their ramen.

Men often eat rice and dumplings with ramen.

Shop name Niboshi ramen Tamagoro Godaime Namba
Phone +81-6-6632-7650
Address 1-5-2 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed Open all year round
Payment Cash only

“Ramen Shitenno Doutonbori”

“Ramen Shitenno” is popular for its pork born based ramen. Four elements including soup, noodles, sauce and roasted pork fillets, are all united in the Shitenno ramen to fully demonstrate the original charm of ramen.

Although the base of soup is Tonkotsu, you can choose your favorite taste with Tonkotsu soy sauce, Tonkotsu salt and Tonkotsu miso. They offer sticky noodles and ingredients including roasted pork fillets, green onion and bean sprouts. Their ramen offering a good combination of noodles and ingredients is recommended in the Namba area.

There are a variety of toppings, such as “bean soy sauce” and “chopped ginger,” so you can enjoy your own ramen.

Shop name Ramen Shitenno Dotonbori
Phone +81-6-6212-6350
Address 1-7-25 Takako No. 5 Building 1F, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours 11:00 am – 0:00 am
Closed None
Payment Cash only

In addition to the ramen restaurants I introduced, there are many others around Dotonbori. Why don’t you find the best ramen of your choice among many ramen restaurants?

There are many tourist spots around Dotonbori, let’s go for fun sightseeing after eating delicious ramen!

* The information on this page is that as of February 2020.


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