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Osaka Udon Guide: 5 Best Udon in Osaka

Wondering where to find the best udon in Osaka? In this guide, we highlighted the best udon restaurants in Osaka that you should check out!


Udon noodles are a type of thick, wheat-based noodle that is a staple of Japanese cuisine. Made mainly from wheat flour, udon noodles  typically served in a hot broth with various toppings, including the most common ones like tempura, chopped veggies, and meat. Udon noodles have a chewy texture and a mild flavor, making them a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes.


Believed to have originated in Japan during the Heian period (794-1185 AD), udon noodles quickly became loved among all classes of society, and today they are enjoyed by people of all ages. Udon noodles are often served as a quick and easy meal, and they are also a popular ingredient in more elaborate dishes such as udon sukiyaki and udon tempura.



If you are looking for the best udon noodles in Osaka, here are our top picks!


1. Unotake Kasu Udon


This udon noodle shop is not just popular, but it’s also well-lauded among local diners. Do try the spicy beef udon, which lives up to the hype.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 6 PM - 1 AM (closed on Wednesday)

Contact: +81 6-6212-9011

Address: 2F Mittera Hall, 2 Chome−9−5, Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan



2. Kasuya Hozenji


This udon noodle shop in Hozenji Yokocho is a must if you are around the area. They serve bowls of udon noodles topped with a large portion of katsuo and green onions. Prepare to wait outside as this restaurants is packed during peak hours.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 7:30 PM (closed on Wednesday)

Contact:  +81 6-6211-1291

Address: 1 Chome-5-20 Namba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan



3. Udon-bo Osaka


They serve a wide selection of udon noodles, including tempura and tsukemen. This restaurant is named one of the 100 Famous Stores for five consecutive years. You definitely need to order their sanuki udon!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 2:30 PM (Wednesday to Sunday) | 5:30-7:30 PM (Thursday)

Contact: +81 6-6458-5518

Address: 2F F37-2 Osaka Station 3 Building, 1 Chome−1−3, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka 530-0001, Japan



4. Odoru-udon Umeda


This restaurant is often overshadowed by other udon restaurants in Osaka that have flashier and bigger signs. But when you get close to its menu, you’ll find out how good it is! Although they have some really good options, we recommend trying the maitake udon.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 3 PM, 5-9 PM (Monday to Sunday)

Contact: +81 6-6344-3760

Address: 2F Osaka Station 3 Building, 1 Chome−1, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka 530-0001, Japan



5. Tsurutontan Soemoncho


Probably one of the most popular udon noodle shops in Osaka, many love this restaurant for its selection and affordability. From mentaiko (pollock roe) udon to beef shabu-shabu udon, your options are vast. If you’re confused, just get the mentaiko udon. You’ll love it!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 12 MN – 8 AM, 11 AM – 12  AM (Monday to Sunday)

Contact: +81 6-6211-0021

Address: 3-17 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan


 

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