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“Ramen Yashichi” in Nakatsu

“Ramen Yashichi” in Nakatsu

Now I know why there's a queue for this place every single day! Their extremely creamy classic chicken broth was amazing!

For today’s lunch I went to “Ramen Yashichi”, a ramen restaurant in Nakatsu. There isn’t anybody in Osaka who doesn’t know this restaurant – it is very famous for the long queues it attracts.

I had to work during lunch so I nearly missed eating, but fortunately when I passed this restaurant at 3:30pm there were only 2 people waiting to be seated! Even better – the restaurants ‘sold out’ sign was nowhere to be seen! I couldn’t miss out on this opportunity so I joined the queue and within 15 minutes I was enjoying their traditional Yashichi ramen.

‘Soy sauce ramen’: 730 yen.
It is the first time I have eaten this restaurants’ standard soy sauce ramen.


I tasted the soup first.


Wow!! So good! Now I understand the queues!
With just one mouthful I instantly understood why this restaurant has queues every day. There’s no way to describe how the beautifully creamy chicken broth complements the rich soy sauce. I couldn’t stop myself from drinking a few more mouthfuls of soup before I got on to the noodles!


The noodles are somewhat thick.


Wow! The noodles are delicious too! The consistent texture and favor of the noodles go really well with a generous amount of soup.



Roasted Pork Fillet.



Boiled egg.


So delicious! It complements the creamy soup so amazing well!


Before I knew it I had drunk all the soup.



A simple menu format.



The restaurant opens at 11:00am everyday, but the queue starts to form from around 10:00am. Today, the soup hadn’t been sold out at closing time (4:00pm), so a few of the people behind me in the queue were also lucky enough to eat here. For people who don’t want to queue much it might be a good idea to come around 3:30pm like I did. However, be aware that the chances of the soup being sold out increases.


store Ramen Yashichi
tel 06-6373-0035
address 3-4-8, Toyosaki, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 251m from Nakatsu Station (Osaka Municipal)
opening hours 11:00~16:00 (Open until supplies lasts)
holiday Sat.-Sun., National holidays and irregular
Original(Written in Japanese)



Trying out foods for 20 years. In pursuit of "good value", "bargain price", and "make you happy" lunch, has tried about 10,000 shops. Opened a blog, "M's lunch", in May 2005. On average the blog gets 70,000 daily views. Published "M's lunch: Kansai's BEST 100" by Kodansha in 2009. With the theme of "The charismatic blogger speaks: What do trending shops have in common?", has lectured many times at the local chamber of commerce. Regularly appears in Kansai TV's program "Yo-i Don!", and presents "Good Value Lunch".