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“Menya Nakagawa” in Nakatsu

“Menya Nakagawa” in Nakatsu

A super-rich ramen from a yakitori restaurant

For lunch today I visited “Menya Nakagawa”, a ramen restaurant in Nakatsu. The ramen restaurant launched its business in a vacant space in a yakitori restaurant Kitashinchi.
Being located in a yakitori restaurant, the soup stock was, of course, made of chicken bones. Menya Nakagawa serves only two types of soup-based dishes: ramen with a super-rich soup and tsukemen.
Today I tried the toribaitan ramen.



The chicken broth is rather thick.
It’s dense with chicken flavor and is amazingly delicious!

I think that people who love chicken are going to find this is unbearably delicious. I also think that there are folks who are going to get hooked on the flavor of the chicken, which is so rich that a film forms on the surface of the soup.

Thick noodles.

The noodles, with their smooth but firm texture, and the rich soup make a powerful combo that tastes just great!



Chicken char-siu.

The more you chew, the more flavor is released, and it tastes amazing!

When I sprinkled some black pepper on, it firmed up the flavor of the entire dish. It tasted really good!



Pay ¥100 extra at lunch time (11:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.), and they will add a serve of karaage-don or char siu-don. How’s that for wonderful service!

My toribaitan ramen cost ¥650 and with a karaage-don or a char siu-don it’s ¥100 extra, so that’s ¥750 in total!
No matter what you might think, that’s more than great value!



As Menya Nakagawa was originally located in a yakitori restaurant, you can also order yakitori items at very reasonable prices.
I love it that you can have a drink with some yakitori, then finish off with some ramen!



While the restaurant interior is quite simple, it has a really nice atmosphere. (^^

This is a place that I’d love to visit at night too!


store Menya Nakagawa
tel 06-6375-0900
address 3-1-25, Nakatsu, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 19m from Nakatsu Station (Hankyu)
opening hours 11:00~23:00 (Open until supplies lasts)
holiday Open everyday
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".