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Dotonbori Imaihonten

#25 of 19,058 Restaurants in Osaka
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Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-0319
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant in Dotonburi. Delicious soba, udon and oden!!!

Three different menu with three different stock tastes. These stock tastes good with diffrent style. Recommend menu is Oden!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Thongkorn H
via mobile
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't appreciate the udon that much. we got there at 9:30 pm and we only had 30 minutes to gulp a whole hot bowl of soup before they closed for the day. The spice was very interesting though. They didn't have the tempura udon when we got there. I ordered the duck udon instead.

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Thank Stephanie A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Three different menu with three different stock tastes. These stock tastes good with diffrent style. Recommend menu is Oden!!

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Thank Thongkorn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by my boss to visit. Almost missed the venue but managed to find the bamboo decoration adorning the exterior. Udon was so special that my daughter who didn't like this dish finished almost a bowl. Should go for the steamboat if possible and try the wide variety of fresh ingredients.

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Thank big T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is well known udon restaurant in Osaka. The soup is excellent, transparent and rich, though noodle is soft. As a udon lover, I estimate noodle very strict. I hope the noodle very chewy becourse my standard is Kagawa udon. But normally udon in Kansai is very soft.

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Thank しげこ た
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Dotonbori area is a loud collection of very colourful and tourist "trap" restaurants. This restaurant is a place to hide from the madness and enjoy a slurpy bowl of udon.

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Thank Rhys S
Osaka, Japan
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43 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

For genuine Udon, try local restaurants outside the tourist spots or even the train stations. I only came here because a friend said it was recommended on Trip Advisor. I had told them that I knew good local udon places after living here 2 years, but they insisted they wanted to try this one. The prices arent bad, the atmosphere... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were lured to this venue based on the glowing reviews and the fact it was a stone's throw from our hotel. The food was ok - nothing to write home about - but the experience was so awkward. We arrived about 20 minutes before last orders and there were quite a few diners. For some reason (not being Japanese?)... More 

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3 Thank Ryan Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Superb. Noodles are done so perfectly. Also very local place with no tourists in the middle of a tourist area

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1 Thank jrpatton
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The simple Kitsune Udon (Udon with sweet tofu) is excellent. The Udon is nice and chewy and the soup so tasty. Or try the Udon with Tempura for a simply amazing meal.

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Thank Shattuck86
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Was lured to this establishment by the Lonely Planet guide and was not too impressed. Food was good, no doubt, only just your typical Japanese fare and you can get similar eats and more variety along the Dotonbori area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-0319

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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