Mozujirō

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

Ichimonya

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

Ramen Bakubadōji

Name:  Shiwase Ramen Bakubadо̄ji しあわせラーメン白馬童子 Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Shoyu tonkotsu Shio Heaviness Heavy/thick こってり Noodles Thin straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Medium; 5 counter seats and several tables Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: JR Nishikujo Station It’s right next door to Kotone. My friends got…… Continue reading Ramen Bakubadōji

Men Dorobo

Name: Ramen Men Dorobo らーめん麺泥棒 Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Tonkotsu Shrimp Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Hakata-style thin straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Average Payment: Cash Size: Small Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: JR Nishikujo Station For Men Dorobo, they have several ramen on their menu ― tonkotsu ramen, black ramen, shrimp ramen,…… Continue reading Men Dorobo

Sanpo-men

Name: Sanpo-men 三豊麺 Cuisine: Ramen, tsukemen Soup base Tonkotsu Niboshi Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Thick flat noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥900) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash On the way to Kuso Oyaji, I saw Sanpo. It’s a tsukemen chain. They have tonkotsu ramen, black tonkotsu, fish broth tsukemen, spicy tsukemen, etc. But what caught my eye was their advertisement for free extra large portions of noodles…… Continue reading Sanpo-men

Soba Sen

Name: Chuka Soba Sen 中華そば 閃 Cuisine: Ramen, tsukemen, abura-soba Soup base Shio 塩 Shoyu 醤油 Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Light あっさり Medium Noodles Medium straight noodles Medium flat noodles Cost: ¥ (¥800+) Bargain: Average Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 9 counter seats Wait: 20+ minutes Area: Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Osaka Metro Abiko Station A ramen-loving co-worker took me here. She recommended their abura-soba…… Continue reading Soba Sen