Restaurants

Top Choice Udon in Osaka

Imai Honten

Step into an oasis of calm amid Dōtombori's chaos to be welcomed by kimono-clad staff at one of the area's oldest and most revered udon specialists. Try kitsune udon – noodles topped with soup-soaked slices of fried…
Soba in Osaka

Denki Soba

The soba, which is actually quite good, is only nominally part of the experience here. The rest is the atmosphere – carefully orchestrated by the proprietor who mixes ambient sounds on analogue synths – and the inte…
Noodles in Osaka

Umeda Hagakure

Two storeys underground and three decades old, this shop is cramped and workmanlike, but locals queue for udon noodles made before your eyes. Cold noodles are the speciality; try refreshing nama-jōyu (with soy sauce…
Udon in Osaka

Mimiu Honten

Mimiu is the originator of a beloved local speciality called udonsuki (hot pot dish of simmering chicken, clams, prawns and seasonal vegetables). After the dashi (broth) has been thoroughly flavoured by all the abov…