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5 Best Ramen in Osaka

In search of the best ramen in Osaka? Look no further!


Ramen is a quintessential dish that’s been recognized all around the world. It’s not just the Japanese soul food. Ramen has also become a comfort food among other nationalities. Mainly made with Chinese wheat noodles, a flavored broth, and a bunch of toppings, ramen comes in different forms.


Our list of the best ramen in Osaka is composed of restaurants that have been recognized by Michelin. There are only eight Michelin restaurants in Osaka that specialize in ramen, so surely you’ll enjoy the quality of ramen you’re looking for. Without further ado, here are the best ramen in Osaka:


1. Kamigata Rainbow

Eating ramen at Kamigata Rainbow always feels like a musical ensemble, but for good reason. Owner-chef Genki Okumura, who is a former rock band member, makes sure that guests who will visit the restaurant feel happy and ecstatic as they dive into their bowls of ramen noodles soup. The wheat noodles of the soy sauce ramen are homemade, exuding sweetness diners love to savor. It’s definitely one of the best ramen in Osaka to try out!


Price: From 1,000 yen


Location: 4-6-3 Katsuyama, Tennoji-ku, Osaka


Open: 11:30 a.m.


Close: Thursday


Phone: +81 6-7708-2669


Also Read: 5 Best Michelin Restaurants in Osaka


2. Naniwa Menjiro

Found inside Osaka Namba Station on the Kintetsu Namba Line, Naniwa Menjiro works a little differently. You will need to pay for a platform ticket with a discount coupon at the station to enter. Is it worth it? Yes! The household specialty? The ‘Ohgonkai Ramen,’ is made with a golden broth of freshwater clams and dashi made with locally-raised chicken. A touch of soy sauce finishes the dish, plus the toppings of yuzu and seared onions.

Price: From 1,000 yen


Location: Inside of the Kintestu Osaka Namba Sta, 4-1-17 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka


Open: 11:00 a.m.


Phone: +81 6-6575-7536


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3. Hommachi Seimenjo Chukasoba

At Hommachi Seimenjo Chukasoba, the main goal is to let guests enjoy dashi in all its glory. This katsuobushi shop has a unique take on ramen, fusing seven types of shaved bonito, chicken bones, seafood, and kombu. The smooth wheat noodles are made in-house, so you can be sure to slurp those fresh, sweet noodles. Plus, guests can also choose between flat and round noodles.


Price: From 1,000 yen


Location: B2F, Semba Centar Bldg Nigokan, 1-3-2 Sembachuo, Chuo-ku, Osaka


Open: 11:00 a.m.


Close: Sunday


Phone: +81 6-4708-7717


Also Read: 5 Food Places in Osaka You Should Try


4. Mugito Mensuke

All the formalities of a ramen restaurant are stripped away at Mugito Mensuke. Chef Yusuke Kondo wants to get rid of the old stereotypes of ramen restaurants by wearing a chef’s jacket instead of a T-shirt or a headband. A lot of Mugito Mensuke’s ramen dishes are the product of the chef’s creativity and innovation. The bestseller ‘Kuradashi Shoyu Soba’ is something guests should try. It’s made with soup and roasted fillet from guineafowl.


Price: From 1,000 yen


Location: 3-4-12 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka


Open: 11 a.m.


Close: Tuesday


Phone: +81 6-6452-2101


Also Read: 4 Best Food Tours in Osaka


5. Ramen Hayato

Ramen Hayato is one the best ramen in Osaka, thanks to its popular ‘Miso Ramen,’ a unique take on the dish served with bean sprouts sit-fried in a column of fire. Another popular flavor is the ‘Shoyu Ramen’ made with a mixture of seafood and meat stocks, one that’s truly Osaka. Ramen Hayato’s menu draws a lot of inspiration from Sapporo, where owner-chef Naoto Ishigaki lived and apprenticed before moving to Osaka.


Price: From 1,000 yen


Location: 1-2-2 Minamimorimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka


Open: 11:00 a.m.


Close: Monday


Phone: +81 6-6312-8276


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