Soba / Udon Spots in Osaka Area

  • Mimiu Shin-Osaka Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-16-1 Shin-Osaka Station Building 1F/2F
    Mimiu is a Japanese cuisine restaurant that has inherited the traditions of restaurants in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture with a history going back 200 years. Mimiu's signature dish is udon suki (seafood and vegetable hotpot served with udon noodles) made using a special Kansai-style broth. To ensure that diners can enjoy the scent of freshly-sliced Sodabushi (dried Bullet Mackerel), every day just the amount of Sodabushi needed for that day is sliced up and delivered to each branch of the restaurant. Besides luxurious banquet-style dishes, Mimiu also offers a reasonably-priced lunch menu, including a Hina Suki set meal that combines Udon Suki with snacks. Mimiu (Shin-Osaka Branch) has a Draft Beer Set Meal not available at any other branch, which combines food options with draft beer.
  • Gokuraku Udon TKU
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Higashinari-ku Higashiobase 1-1-4
    This is a quiet Sanuki udon noodle store, located about a minute on foot from Tamatsukuri Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line. The characteristic of the noodles is that they are very chewy hard noodles which few Osaka people were familiar with. Japanese wheat is matured for two days, so one can sense the smell of the wheat when biting into the noodles. For the soup stock, they are using natural Kombu and bonito which goes well with noodles to make a white soup and to curb the sweetness of the soup stock. Popular dishes at the restaurant include “Toriten (tempura style fried chicken) curry Udon” which is topped with three large tempura style fried chicken pieces and “MK noodles accompanied by dipping sauce” which is made using Hungarian Mangalica pork.

    有名店。混み時間を外して訪問。何と言っても鶏天カレーうどんが断トツのお勧めの。サクサクの鶏天3つのってます。ボリュームもかなり有り、2玉の400gがデフォルト。昼時のライスサービスだと、男でも完食できるかどうか。エプロン出してくれるので、服への飛び跳ねも心配無し。

  • Sobakiri Tsutaya
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Toyono-gun Nosecho Tarumi 246
    A soba noodle restaurant located in Tarumi, Nose Town, Toyono County, Osaka Prefecture. Surrounded by the lush natural beauty found in the lowland areas between the mountains of Nose, the restaurant serves noodles made by hand using only homemade noodle flour. In addition to a la carte soba noodles, the restaurant also offers noodle sets which include local dishes made with seasonal vegetables, and course meals which come with two to three varieties of soba noodles.

    美味しい蕎麦屋と聞けば足を運んでいますが、遠くて行きにくいこの店はなかなか行けなかったお店でした。時間が取れたので予約を入れてお邪魔しました。メニューは限られますが、三種類の蕎麦のセットを注文しました。ざる、キュウリとゴマのそば、肉せいろ蕎麦の3種類の蕎麦が順番に出されましたが、どれも抜群でした。食後に頼んだブルーベリーシャーベットも秀逸でした。また、時間を見つけてお邪魔します。

  • Usamitei Matsubaya
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Minamisemba 3-8-1
    A venerable udon noodle shop located in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward said to be the originator of kitsune udon noodles. When the restaurant was first founded in 1893, it served the inari fried tofu separate from the udon noodles, but after it became common for customers to add the inari to their noodles, the restaurant began serving the noodles with the inari already on top. The dashi stock, noodles, and spongy, juicy fried tofu made according to the same recipe as when the shop first opened are the taste of old Osaka.

    Udon soup the same for any toppings. One of the bowls I got a tiny piece of fish cake. No surprises. Size of the bowls are pretty small, not filling at all.

  • Udonbo Osaka Main Store
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-1-3 B200 Osaka Station front 3rd building B2F37-2
    Udonbo Osaka Main Store, located in the second below ground floor of Osaka Station 3 Building in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, is a well-known sanuki udon noodle restaurant. The main restaurant is located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. The chewy thin noodles using wheat developed especially for Sanuki udon noodles and carefully made stock with several ingredients such as bonito and sardines are the keys to the good taste. Chanpon (mixed) udon noodles full of ingredients is a specialty dish. Bukkake, hot noodles without topping which go down smoothly, is also popular. It is crowded with neighboring business people on weekdays and many couples and families visit on weekends.

    本格的なランチタイムが始まる前の午前11時30分ころに訪問したところすでに2人が店の前で待っている状態。どうやら11時の開店でどっと席が埋まり、1回転目待ちといった感じだったので、その後は席が次々と空いてすぐに座ることが出来ました。 メニューを見ると「ちく玉ひや天」がオススメのようなのでソレを注文。最初はなんのことやら分からなかったのですが、料理が届いて納得、具材のことだったのですね。具沢山だった...

  • Chitose Annex
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae 11-6 Nambukugandohanetsu 1F
    Chitose Annex located on the first floor of Namba Grand Kagetsu which is known as the Comedy Hall of Fame is a restaurant, which is an annex of the famous restaurant for the well-known dish Niku-sui. The dish is meat udon noodles with the noodles removed and a semi-boiled egg added. It became popular since Kyo Hanaki, an actor who used to perform at Yoshimoto Shinkigeki, ordered the dish at the main restaurant when he suffered from a hangover. The soup with plenty of beef on top has a delicate taste with the punch of bonito flavor. Making a set meal with rice covered with an egg is popular. The closest station is Namba Station.

    so so so good! I could eat this everyday, all day, every meal. the picture speaks for itself. very authentic niku soup with tamago gohan or udon. frequented mainly by locals

  • Sanuki Udon Shikokuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-2-2 Osaka station front 2nd building B2F
    On the second basement floor of the “Osaka Station 2 Building” in Kita Ward, Osaka City is a restaurant specializing in Sanuki Udon (wheat noodles from Sanuki). The shop is famous and has long been loved since its establishment in 1979. The signature dish “Curry Udon” is a curry of spice and two types of soup stock coating thick smooth fully matured noodles and is a delicious dish. In summer “Hiya Bukkake” (a dish of cold noodles served with a cold dipping sauce) is also popular. The only seating in the shop is at a counter and the shop is crowded at lunch with office workers from nearby.
  • Hoso Udon Kuromon Sakae
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Doujima 1-4-8 Wide Building 1F
    This is a long-established udon (wheat noodle) restaurant that originally opened in the “Kuromon Market”, known as the kitchen of Osaka, currently operating in Kitashinchi, the downtown area of ​​Kita. The noodles used are as thin as toothpicks yet firm, and go perfectly with the strongly flavored and aromatic bonito soup stock. The most popular dish on the menu is “Kakiage Tempura Udon” (mixed vegetable tempura on noodle) which is only offered for dinner. The clear taste of the “Ume konbu udon” (plum and kelp noodle) is popular among female customers. The elegant Japanese style interior has an atmosphere that makes it easy for even women to enter alone. The nearest station is Kitashinchi Station.
  • Tsurutontan Kitashinchi Branch
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezakishinchi 1-1-19
    This udon restaurant is located in Sonezaki Shinchi of Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. It is based on the concept of “high-quality udon” and has earned popularity for its secret Kansai soup stock recipe and firm noodles prepared individually for each order. In addition to standards such as “kitsune no oudon” (udon with deep-fried tofu), there are also popular original creations such as the pasta-like “mentaiko no oudon” (udon with spicy cod roe). For large gatherings, they offer well-received udon banquet dishes and udon hot pot courses.

    I am a big Udon fan and cant pass an opportunity on being able to have a bowl of creative udon here in Japan without breaking the bank. I decided to be adventurous and tried the carbonara soup...

  • Mimiu (Abeno Harukas Dining Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 1-1-43 Abe no Harukasu Kintetsu Main Store Tower Hall 13F
    This is the Abeno HARUKAS store of the restaurant that has been in business for 200 years in Sakai in Osaka. The interior has a refreshing modern feel with a Japanese style. They also have private rooms where you can enjoy meals in a calm atmosphere. Their specialty udonsuki (udon noodles with hot pot) uses udon noodles made with homemade flour and a broth made over two hours at each store every day. The menu is centered on udonsuki, and you can taste flavorful shabu shabu and dishes that have been beautifully prepared.
  • Kasuya Via Abeno Walk Store
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 1-6-1 Via Avenue walk
    This offal skewer and udon noodle shop is known for their signature menu item made with plenty of abura-kasu (deep-fried beef intestines), kasu udon. Abura-kasu is beef intestines that have been thoroughly fried in oil, and it has characteristic crispy outsides with jiggly insides and a unique richness. In addition to abura-kasu, you can also enjoy various toppings such as large pieces of thin deep-fried tofu. At this branch, the offal is served on skewers, so you can easily eat them without a teppanyaki grill.

    あべのキューズモールにある和食屋さんで、ホルモンが美味しいお店。お勧めなのはホルモンのかスをうどんに入れた肉うどん。ホルモンの甘みが出てて、ホルモンに弾力があり、 噛むと甘いしるがでてきてとてもマッチしている。

  • Tsurutontan Daikokucho Branch
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Shikitsunishi 2-1-11
    This udon shop is right outside Daikokucho Station on the Osaka municipal subway. The shop offers a traditional Japanese atmosphere where you can enjoy a slow meal in peace. They offer over 40 varieties of dish, including the Zaru no O Udon, perfect to enjoy the unmasked taste and texture of the noodles, and Curry Udon, made with their original secret curry roux recipe that's remained unchanged since the shop's founding. They also serve a wide range of side dishes, including onigiri rice balls, Mini Filet Katsudon pork cutlet rice bowls, Mini Oyakodon chicken and egg rice bowls, and more. All the noodles served here are thin, with outstanding firmness and flavor, demonstrating the shop's pride in their house-made udon.

    I came to this restaurant for a late lunch, so the place is quite empty. Decor of the restaurant is quite nice and the staff is very friendly. Theres an English menu which is also nice. I ordered a...

  • Soba Hikawa
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Ikedashi Iguchidou 1-1-17-H
    This is a soba buckwheat noodle shop in Iguchido, Ikeda City. The concept is a store that people want to go back to and a store you want to tell your friends about. It is like a little hideaway with its unique and original interior and dishes made by the owner. The soba noodles are all made with 100 percent buckwheat. Customers can enjoy five types of smoothness of the noodle as well as different textures and flavors. A galette made from buckwheat flour which you can eat with a knife and fork in a refined manner is also served.

    In the middle of a residential district near Highway 176 in the city of Ikeda, not too far away from Hankyu Railways Ishibashi Station, Soba Restaurant Hikawa hides itself from most crowds. If you...

  • Kawafuku Honten
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Higashishinsaibashi 1-14-17
    This handmade udon noodle restaurant continues to serve delicious udon in accordance with the rules set out by its founder: To have at least one person dedicated just to boiling the noodles at any given time, and to serve chilled udon no matter what time of year. In addition to standards like nanbanjiru udon noodles with shrimp and spring onions, deep-fried tempura mochi rice cake udon, obake udon, and sufuransu udon, the restaurant also serves special seasonal items such as udonsuki which is particularly popular for family gatherings and parties.

    大阪の東心斎橋の小路にある路面の讃岐うどん店。入口が狭い細長い店だが、2階と3階にも客席がある。飲んだあとにここで食べるうどんが最高である。

  • Makino
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 6-11-13 Chateau Nishiumeda 1F
    This Michelin Bib Gourmand soba noodle restaurant was previously awarded a Michelin star. Famous for its signature sudachi soba noodles, the establishment closes when its stock of noodles for the day runs out. For beverages, the restaurant has draft beer and umeshu plum liqueur as well as choice sakes which are highly popular. The restaurant is frequently filled to capacity but also accepts reservations.

    お昼の時間は、とにかく並ぶ人気のお店です。 予約はできない上に、なくなり次第終了なので、早めの入店が必要です。 夏はすっきりした「すだちそば」がおすすめ。 美味しいです。

  • Umeda Kama Take Udon
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Kakudacho 9-26
    This udon noodle restaurant has gained a reputation as the place to go in Osaka for udon. Specializing in bukkake udon noodles which are covered in broth, the restaurant kicked off the Sanuki udon noodle boom in Osaka. Customers can choose the amount of udon noodles they want: 300 grams, 400 grams, or 800 grams. The Chikutamaten Bukkake is the most popular item on the menu and consists of udon noodles in broth topped with freshly fried chikuwa fish paste tube cake tempura, and soft boiled egg tempura. There are also many other items on the menu which you'll find no place else.

    We visited Umeda Kamatake Udon for late lunch, after realizing that it is actually a Bib Gourmand restaurant. And we had its famous udon with tempura during the visit, which we thought was really...

  • Chitose
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    4.0
    92 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae 8-1

    The stall opens at 10:30am, but arrived just in time but there was already a long line and first batch of 10+ guests have just entered. So I had to wait in line for another 40 minutes (in the summer...

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Toyonaka Ozone
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Toyonaka-shi Ozone 4-3-8

    讃岐うどんチェーンの丸亀製麺の支店です。神崎刀根山線沿いにあります。鉄道では行きにくく、車が必須です。昼ごはんの時間帯は大変混雑しており、道路まで並びます。時間をずらした方がいいでしょう。

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Takatsuki
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Takatsuki-shi Otsukacho 5-1-6

    セルフサービスのうどん屋さんです。カウンターでうどんを注文、トッピングの天ぷらやオニギリなどは自分で取って最後にお支払いします。天ぷらやオニギリを頼んでも1000円行きません。立ち食いうどん並みですが、味は出来てうどんでエッジの効いた讃岐うどんです。お気に入りは冷たいうどんです。

  • UdonKyutaro
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Kyutaromachi

    こちらのお店は本町にあるおうどんの有名店です。 手打ちのおうどんはしなやかで伸びがあり、コシもしっかりの讃岐うどん♪ アイデアたっぷりのメニューが沢山ありますが、夏のお楽しみはすだちうどん! お肉をプラスしたすだちうどんもおすすめ! また変わった所ではアブリ(お肉を炙ったものをのせて)や、カレーうどん(キーマ) 冷かけにキーマをのせたカレーうどんは、半分は冷かけ海苔天で仕切った半分にキーマをの...

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