Updated: June 20, 2017
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6 Places to Enjoy the Kansai-Style Udon in Osaka!

Udon is a type of thick, white noodles that is very popular in Japan. Udon in Osaka and Tokyo is quite different, so try Kansai-style udon while you are in Osaka!

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What's the difference between Tokyo (Kanto region) and Osaka (Kansai region)'s udon?

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The biggest difference is the soup - Kanto region is more thick, dark and rich whereas Kansai's soup is lighter. The amount of time they simmer bonito or konbu (kelp) is the main reason why there is a big difference between the taste. In Kanto region, they simmer bonito for an hour, where in Kansai they use konbu for five minutes.
Following places are udon restaurants that mainly serve Kansai-style udon.

Imai (道頓堀 今井 本店)

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Just around a 7 minute walk from Namba station, hidden in Dotonbori, Imai serves a great udon! It is very popular so make sure to get there early! They also have assorted nabe udon, which is an udon served in a hot pot with great variety of toppings, which is strongly recommended! Their udon are available from ¥756~1,296.
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Imai

1-7-22 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Nishiya (にし家)

Around a 2 minute walk from Shinsaibashi station, this place is famous for their shabushabu nabe (hot pot)!

Their original menu called "Udon-chiri", which is a hot pot udon dish that uses seasonal vegetables and seafood which goes really well with sake, is a must-try. You should also try their popular udon called "niku-tsuke" where you dip noodles into a savory sauce and eat. Their udon is available from ¥650~1,600.
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Nishiya

1-18-18 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Kawafuku (川福)

Zaru-udon is one of the popular udon dishes which is usually eaten with relatively thick soup, and this is the place of its origin. This place is also a famous and popular udon restaurant that offers unique udon!

They have a dish called cheese-don (cheese bowl), oiran (mentaiko with eggs and kakiage), curry udon, duck soup udon, etc for . They have so many kinds of udon that you would not be able to try elsewhere, which makes you want to come back and try all of their menu!

Just a 4 minute walk from Shinsaibashi station, people generally spend around ¥1,000.

Kawafuku

1-14-17 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Miyoshiya (三佳屋)

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Their chewy udon is what people are in love with. Just a 3 minute walk from Namba station, this hidden izakaya serves astonishing katsu-curry udon (1,300)! Katsu-curry is a Japanese curry with katsu (fried pork) on top. Imagine delicious katsu-curry with soft yet firm udon noodle, my stomach is making noises.

Along with regular udon like Kitsune udon (¥650), They also have croquette-curry udon (¥900) and fried mochi curry udon (¥880), which is also a must-try. You can choose a spice level for your curry too!

Miyoshiya

9-17 Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Tsurutontan (つるとんたん)

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Around a 5 minute walk from Kitashinchi station, or a 7 minute walk from Nishi-Umeda station, this place offers noodles with dashi that is commonly used in Kansai region. Udon that they serve is freshly boiled and their dashi just make it right. They also have so many options to choose from! Their udon is available around ¥980~1,680. You would definitely want to come back to try other dishes too.

Tsurutontan

1-1-19 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka

Yushin (優心)

Udon is generally considered as a healthy meal, but this place's udon is especially healthy! They serve lots of vegetables, and they have a salad bar too. The owner of this restaurant is a certified vegetable sommelier, which explains why their udon is friendly to our body and popular. They also serve unique udon such as Tom Yam Kung udon (¥1,100), which is a must-try!

Around a 10 minute walk from Toubu Shijoumae station.

Yushin

5-13-29 Kumata, Higashi Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka

Lastly...

There are lots of good udon places in Osaka, and as you can see they have so many unique udon! So make sure to try them out when you are visiting there, and we hope you find your favorite udon place in Osaka.
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