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Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-6202
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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Way overrated

We have decided to give kinryuramen a try as it was recommended by a number of travel books. Sadly, the roasted pork was mediocre and staff were unfriendly. Kimchi and chili chives were good though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We have decided to give kinryuramen a try as it was recommended by a number of travel books. Sadly, the roasted pork was mediocre and staff were unfriendly. Kimchi and chili chives were good though.

Sydney, Australia
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411 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped here for a late breakfast, was hungry and really enjoyed the meal. Value for money was good, but there are so many great ramen places, this was nothing special hence the rating.

Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

we have had a lot of ramen having lived in a city that has a lot of ramen chains and this is by far the worst we've had. The Kinryuu stores all have this stinky wrench and it's so unbearable. The noodles are too thin and the broth is not thick enough. It's a self-serve restaurant but the price tag... More 

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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I love kimchi and garlic. Kinryuramen is the best of both japanese & korean styled ramen. You order through the machine; either the usual or with extra chasu. You take off your shoes and sit at the tatami benches. When your order is ready, add garlic, kimchi and chilli chives as much as you want and then slurp your ramen.... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Chasyu Ramen in a classic Ramen place. It has tables and chairs for around 2-4 people. But honestly sitting comfortably it should be around 1-2 people only per table. This is not a first class sit down restaurant but a good street food restaurant. The attendants are all bilingual - they can speak Japanese and Mandarin though they can speak... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Been going here for over 7 years. As my understanding of ramen has heightened over the years, I must say that there is nothing special about Kinryuu's tonkotsu ramen, but it's still good. It's a great place to just pop in and out. 10 minutes and you're full and already paid. It is a classic joint in the Namba area.... More 

Ko Phangan, Thailand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I don't think it's anything special,but it's good. It's a good bang for your buck. I've had better ramen at many other places around Japan, but Kinryuu is good for a quick bite. Get in and get out. And well, it is Kinryuu, I suppose everybody has to try it. Mind as well just go for it.

Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

they treat everyone who looks not like japanese or western very rude. the crew thought you could speak in chinese and talk chinese to you in impolite way famous but the worst place in dotonbori

Ipoh, Malaysia
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-6202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian


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