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Dotonbori Imaihonten

Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
+81 6-6211-0319
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Ranked #17 of 7,768 restaurants in Osaka
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Noodle
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The food is not bad, but it is certainly not great. I'm a little puzzled with the glowing reviews and rather steep prices for something so usual. Food was at best, average. Given the choices around dotonbori, I wished I had utilised my stomach capacity elsewhere.

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hong kong
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The restaurant was highly rated, but we found the noodle quite ordinary, and really do not understand why the hype and glowing reviews from so many visitors. I had tried many other noodle restaurants much better than this one, so I must be missing something on this one. The soup is very clear, but all in all, it was really... More

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hong kong
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I don't get what the glowing reviews are about. The place is expensive and lacks the level of courteous service that is so common in Japan. They gave me an English menu which seemed very clearly overpriced. I can't believe they charge so much for tempura and other standard fare. I ordered the katsune udon, it was fine. The one... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

1500 yen for generic udon you can get on the street for 400 yen elsewhere. Cannot recommend it to others. Also, very small portions. After spending 3000 yen here, we went down the street to get more food because we were still hungry

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Had the Nabeyaki Udon. So delicious. I used to think that I do not like to eat Udon until I tried the udon at Dotonbori Imai.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As mentioned in another review, this is a hidden gem in the midst of hustle and bustle in Dotonbori. Only Japanese signage but worth the search. My wife and I both had udon. Very good and highly recommended.

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Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Right in the middle of all the neon and glitz of Dotonbori is a modest Japanese restaurant serving excellent food. No English signs, but look for the willow outside the door. Noted for its Udon, but worth trying the tempura.

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