“Ramen Yashichi” in Nakatsu
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.
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.
|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|