Name: ベトナム屋 DZÔ! Cuisine: Vietnamese Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; ~8 small tables Wait: ~30 minutes during lunch peak. Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Osaka Metro Hommachi Station This is a small Vietnamese restaurant that I stumbled upon. For lunch, they have their daily special (¥800), minced beef rice bowl 牛そぼろご飯 (¥790), kara’age set (¥800), phở (¥700), and bún bò…… Continue reading DZÔ!


Name: Mozujirō もず次郎 Cuisine: Ramen, tsukemen, abura-soba Soup base Chicken Shrimp Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Medium crinkly noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Really good Payment: Cash Size: Small; ~11 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Sugimotocho Station The restaurant is literally right next to the station. You can see from…… Continue reading Mozujirō

Udon Jumbo

Name: Te-uchi Sanuki Udon Jumbo 手打ち讃岐うどん じゃんぼ Cuisine: Udon Cost: ¥ (~¥500-¥800) Bargain: Very Good Payment: Cash Size: Medium; ~6 counter seats; ~7 tables Area: Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: JR Sugimotocho Station Even though it’s an udon restaurant, what caught my eye was its grilled drumstick item. Very unusual for Japan. The restaurant was kinda medium-size. About 6 counter seats and…… Continue reading Udon Jumbo


Name: Tantan-Men Senmontem Marutan 担々麺専門店 まるたん Cuisine: Tantan noodles Noodles Medium crinkly noodles Cost: ¥ (¥800+) Bargain: Average Payment: Cash Size: Small; 11 counter seats Area: Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Osaka Metro Abiko Station I wanted to go to Sen but when I got there, I found out that they’re closed that week. So I found Marutan, a tantan noodle, place a couple of…… Continue reading Marutan


Name:  Ichimonya 一悶屋 Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Shio Shoyu Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Thin straight noodles Thin Hakata-style noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Medium; 13? tables Area: Nishinari-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Osaka Metro Hanazonocho Station The area is pretty ghetto. The ramen restaurant kinda feels out of place since it’s nicer than the surrounding buildings. The main…… Continue reading Ichimonya

Kujikara Ramen

Name: Amanohashidate Kujikara Ramen 天橋立 くじからラーメン Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Shoyu Heaviness Light あっさり Medium Noodles Thick straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥700) Bargain: Really good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny and cramp Wait: ~60-80 minutes Area: Amanohashidate, Miyazu City, Japan Station: JR Amanohashidate Station Since Amanohashidate is one of Japan’s Three Scenic Views, there are nothing but overpriced mediocre tourist restaurants in the…… Continue reading Kujikara Ramen