Ramen is one of the most famous dishes in Japan. It’s the kind of dish that doesn’t take long to prepare after you place your order, so it is the perfect meal to have while you’re out sightseeing. Below are 10 recommended ramen restaurants in Osaka where you can drop in for lunch!
1. Hanaten Sakaihigashi Branch (Asakayama)
Located in Sakai, Hanaten is a restaurant that is known for its rich variety of ramen dishes. With such offerings as the [Sesame Miso Ramen] (from 700 JPY) that has a robust taste of miso and appetizing aroma of sesame, the [Salt Ramen] (700 JPY) that generously uses dried shellfish, shrimp, sea bream and other seafood, and the [Soy Sauce Ramen] (700 JPY), which has a refreshing aftertaste thanks to the blend of five types of soy sauce, you just might find it difficult to choose what to order. Aside from the ramen, they also offer a long list of side dishes such as the [Hinepon] (young chicken thigh dressed in citrus-seasoned soy sauce) (360 JPY) and [Karaage] (deep-fried chicken) (490 JPY). There are set meals for children, too.
Hanaten Sakaihigashi Branch
Open: 10:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 950 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from [Asakayama Station]. Head west on Prefectural Road 30 and you'll find it right before the Sunamichi traffic light.
Address: 2-1-10, Sunamichi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka
2. Haruka Umeda Branch (Umeda)
Haruka is a restaurant that is about a 7-minute walk from Umeda Station. Here, you can enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine in a space with brown-themed chic interiors. Customers love the buffet meal that will let you order from 68 dishes. There is also a wide variety of a la carte noodle dishes, including the [Soy Sauce Ramen] (550 JPY), [Seafood Ramen] (700 JPY), and the [Spicy Miso Ramen] (750 JPY). For lunch, you should try the set menu where the ramen comes with fried rice or donburi (rice bowl dish with toppings). You can dine at any of the table seats enveloped in a calm atmosphere, or get a private room where you can completely relax.
Haruka Umeda Branch
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPYAddress
: B2F, Osaka Station 3 Bldg., 1-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
3. Ramen Uokei Higashi Yodogawa Branch (Kami-Shinjo)
Ramen Uokei is a ramen restaurant that is around a 10-minute walk from Kami-Shinjo Station. Its signature dish is the [Tomato Ramen] (750 JPY), a unique kind of ramen that uses Italian-style tomato sauce in the soup. It has a refreshing taste with hints of acidity that goes perfectly with the cheese on top. You can even modify its taste to your liking by adding garlic olive oil, basil and other seasonings. If you order the set meal, you also get unlimited white rice and side dishes! This is a restaurant where you can eat to your heart’s content, until you are completely full!
Ramen Uokei Higashi Yodogawa Branch
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 amClosed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 650 JPY / [Lunch] 650 JPYAddress
: Ikehara Bldg., 7-33-13, Toyosato, Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
4. Torien (Shinsaibashi)
Torien is a restaurant centered on set meals, that stands in America Mura, a vibrant area for young people that is just a 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station. Here, you can savor a wide array of dishes, especially authentic Chinese dishes, while seated in a space with a welcoming vibe. There are many types of ramen available as well. Aside from the standard [Tonkotsu Ramen] (pork bone soup ramen) (630 JPY), [Soy Sauce Ramen] (630 JPY), [Salt Ramen] (630 JPY), and [Miso Ramen] (730 JPY), they also have [Kimchi Ramen (Tonkotsu Flavor)] (730 JPY), [Tantanmen] (830 JPY), and [Wontonmen] (780 JPY). If you’re super hungry, then it would be best to order the set. It comes with ramen, karaage, and fried rice, and you get free refills of white rice until 3:00 pm.
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday] 5:30 pm - 8:50 pm (L.O. 8:50 pm) *Open until 4:30 pm on WednesdayClosed
: SundayAverage price
: 1F, Osakaya Shinsaibashi Nishi Bldg., 1-7-14, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
5. Ramen Ko-san (Nankai Tengachaya)
Ramen Ko-san is a restaurant that is a 5-minute walk from Tengachaya Station. It is a popular restaurant with a constant line of customers outside its doors thanks to its strong preference for quality ingredients, which is evident in the manager’s commitment to going to the meat shop to be able to handpick the pork himself and the use of special spinach during the summer. Recommended here is the [Ko-san Ramen] (550 JPY) that is topped with plenty of shredded daikon (Japanese radish) and carrots. Characterized by its tonkotsu soup that uses deep-sea water, it has a light and refreshing taste that contrasts with its appearance. [Assorted Grilled Pork] (700 JPY) is another specialty item that you should order from their side menu.
: 11:00 am - 2:00 amClosed
: Shinwa Bldg., 3-11-16, Tengachaya, Nishi Nari-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
6. Marugen Ramen Habikino Branch (Takawashi)
Marugen Ramen is located near Takawashi Station. The main appeal is their strong commitment to the ingredients. Here, the sauce is made by blending three types of carefully sourced soy sauce, mixing in more than 20 ingredients, and aging it for 15 days at room temperature. The soup is rich in collagen released from the pork and chicken bones and cartilage and bone marrow as they are simmered. For lunch, one of the popular options here is the [Gyoza Set] (from 830 JPY) that comes with fried gyoza (dumplings) and rice. There are ramen sets for children and baby food for babies 7 months old and above, as well, making this a great spot for families.
Marugen Ramen Habikino Branch
: 11:00 am - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:30 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 900 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPYAddress
: 173, Mukaino, Habikino-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
7. Kappa Ramen Honpo America Mura Branch (Shinsaibashi)
Kappa Ramen Honpo is a famous ramen chain with branches mainly in Osaka. This branch is just a 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station. The tonkotsu soup that is made by simmering the ingredients for 8 hours goes really well with the homemade straight noodles that contains no additives and preservatives. Its signature dish is the [Kappa Ramen] (750 JPY), which is available in three flavors – a strong flavor that uses the sweet back fat, a mild type made by adding seafood-based flavored oil to the soup, and a slightly spicy flavor. One of the appeals of this restaurant is that the second serving of noodles (*) is free on weekdays.
*Second serving of noodles only. No extra soup and toppings included
Kappa Ramen Honpo America Mura Branch
: 11: 00 - 04:00 Closed
: None Average price
: [Dinner] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes walk from Shinsaibashi Station on Midosuji LineAddress
: 1F, Haitsu Shinsaibashi , 1-15-9, Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka , Osaka
)More Details Reservation
8. Kotan (Tennoji)
This is the Abeno Harukas Branch of the veteran ramen restaurant Kotan that has been loved by the people of Osaka for 50 years. The traditional ramen soup has not changed in flavor since the restaurant's establishment, and it is rich in collagen and has a rich but mild flavor. It coats around the springy and chewy, thick noodles well. This restaurant’s standard dish is the [Kotan Ramen] (650 JPY), which comes in soy sauce, miso or salt flavor. Meanwhile, the [Kotan Omotenashi Set] (1,200 JPY) is only available at this branch and is a luxurious meal that comes with ramen, three pieces of dim sum, tempura of small shrimps, karaage, and dessert.
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: 900 JPYAddress
: 12F, Abeno Harukas Dining Tower Bldg., 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
9. Rairaitei Settsu Branch (Minami Settsu)
Rairaiteis is a famous ramen chain in Japan that has branches throughout the country. Under the concept of creating ramen that everybody will love, this restaurant uses Kyoto style soy sauce-based chicken soup. It has such a refreshing and light taste that a lot of customers drink the soup down to the last drop. Another appeal of this restaurant is that they let you decide on different aspects of your ramen, such as the firmness of the noodles, the strength of the soy sauce, the amount of green onions, and even the kind of char siu (roast pork) you want – lean or fatty. There are also set meals in which ramen is accompanied by fried rice and deep-fried chicken, as well as a wide array of side dishes.
Rairaitei Settsu Branch
: 11:00 am - 12:00 amClosed
: 3rd Wednesday of the month *Feel free to inquire with the restaurantAverage price
: 800 JPYAddress
: 3-6-10, Higashi Befu, Settsu-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
10. Kinryu Ramen Dotonbori Branch (Namba)
Kinryu Ramen is a famous restaurant that is found in the famous sightseeing area that is Dotonbori. The huge dragon figure on top of the restaurant has come to be loved as its symbol. There are only items on the menu – [Kinryu Ramen] (600 JPY) and [Char Siu Ramen] (900 JPY). The tonkotsu-type soup that is made by simmering pork bones and chicken feet goes perfectly with the homemade firm, straight, thin noodles. Customers love that they are able to modify the flavor of their ramen here, as you can put as much kimchi, chives, and garlic in your ramen as you want. This restaurant is open 24 hours a day throughout the year, so aside from lunch, you should also drop by when you get hungry in the middle of the night.
Kinryu Ramen Dotonbori Branch
: 12:00 am - 12:00 am *Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a yearClosed
: NoneAverage price
: 650 JPYAddress
: 1-7-26, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
If you are thinking of going to Osaka, use this article as your guide when planning your itinerary.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.