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Kinryuramen

Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
+81 6-6211-6202
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Ranked #267 of 7,408 restaurants in Osaka
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

One of the nice ramen restaurant I had in Osaka. It has quite a lot of branches around Osaka area, Namba area itself has at least 2. Their ramen are pretty tasty, with some additional spices available at the counter which you can add to the the flavour of the ramen. Its ordered using a vending machine outside the store,... More

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Phlippine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Since we were in Osaka, we just had to try this very popular ramen place. They have several branches in Osaka. There are two in the Namba area, one were you just stand and another where there is a place to sit but you have to remove your shoes and squat(Dotonbori). You have to get your order from a vending... More

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Singapore
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Kinryu ramen (金龙拉面 - means Golden Dragon Ramen) is the first meal I had in Osaka. They have many branches in Namba shopping area. You will see dragon head protruding on top of their shops especially in Dotonbori. The one I visited only has a simple green dragon painting above the shop. Can't remember whether it is in Sennichimae or... More

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Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Kinryu serves a very simple ramen.It's not your typical tonkotsu or shoyu but a light broth. We still really enjoyed it because we shared it together at 10:30pm after 2hours of shopping along shinsaibashi suji. It was also the start of winter which is perfect ramen weather. I liked that they didn't provide spoons so you had to pick up... More

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Baltimore
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584 reviews 584 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Kinryuramen is a chain in Osaka. I was enticed because of the huge dragon structure protruding from its stand. The ramen is cheap... but alas, it really sucks...

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Osaka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

As a ramen fan, I had to try Kinryu ramen, this ultra-famous ramen restaurant easily recognizable by its large dragon sign. The most famous restaurant of this chain is probably this one in Dotomburi, where you can eat on raised tatami platforms. Choice is reduced to the essentials: tonkotsu ramen, with or without added chashu. You can add toppings such... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Order through a ticket machine (only 2 type - chasu ramen & normal ramen with lesser chasu). My brother and I try both. Give the ticket to staff, they will arrange you seat (by giving number if the shop is full). The service is very fast, quite a big bowl of ramen and we're ready to walk. There are few... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very basic shop, have several branches, some have seating tables while other are counter tops. We were initially put off by the very basic set up where you have to buy a ticket from a vending machine and stand and eat, nevertheless absolutely worth it. The best ramen we have eaten, the broth is superb as are the noodles. There... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Purchase your ticket from a vending machine, give it to the cooks and they whip it out right away. Extra condiments of kimchee and garlic, you can scoop what you want to make it spicy. Just the right seasoned broth, noodles al dente, just the right amount. We walked across from them and shared a order of takoyaki. Hit the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The spot is on a main path in Dotonbori. All sorts of interesting people and places to see nearby. You order at a vending machine, wait for them to seat you at a table, and grab the ramen yourself when it's ready. The water dispensing machine serves ice at the same time! First time I've seen that! Ok, the ramen... More

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