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Dotonbori Imaihonten

#30 of 27,063 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Osaka
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Dotonbori, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 6-6211-0319
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the amazing food in this restaurant that has been around since 1946 for a reason. Offers seasonal cuisine that is highly recommended as well. Enjoy!

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Thank DonTJ2046
NJ
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This restaurant is in the middle of the crowded Dotonbori strip. Exterior is Japanese zen style in contrast to the loud, bright establishments surrounding it. A bit overpriced but is expected because of the location. Sushi and noodles were pretty good. I actually enjoyed the nice quiet meal after being in crowd outside.

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Thank German F
Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, Dotonbori Imaihonten, is located right in the middle of the busy Dotonbori area. It has a simple, traditional Japanese facade. Together with my friends, we tried lunch at this place. This is not really your cheapest Japanese gastronomic experience (we tried cheaper restos), but prices were still reasonable. We ordered their sumptuous Oyako-don, a Japanese rice bowl dish... More 

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Thank jadoreparis1644
Hong Kong, China
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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad meal but I went for a hotpot style dish and most of the contents were over cooked. On the up side it's a pleasant environment amongst a hectic street.

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Thank SteveParryHK
Zurich, Switzerland
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

It is a quiet island on the crowded street Doronbori. Outside it doesn't attract attention, so it is not easy to spot. We tried Nabeyaki-udon soup with noodles and Ten-don Domburri. The soups were all delicious.

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Thank fulya_arman
Bangkok
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This shop is very difficult to find but it is an absolute hidden treasure for tourists. We were going in cirles for quite some time and finally make it there for a late lunch before 3 pm. And luckily no queue. This four storage restaurants served up simple but very delicious Japanese meals. The menu is not extensive but you... More 

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Thank omo_hk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 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 Vimolpa H
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank big T
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank しげこ た

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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

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