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Dotombori Imai Honten

#47 of 27,468 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Osaka
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1-7-22 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 6-6211-0319
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Vimolpa H
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 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.

Thank big T
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank しげこ た
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159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank Rhys S
Osaka, Japan
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 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 

Thank ThaSupremeKai
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 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 

3 Thank Ryan Y
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

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

1 Thank jrpatton
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 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.

Thank Shattuck86
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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.

1 Thank VijayPillai
London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 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.

1 Thank KLWanderer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-7-22 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-0319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?