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“Shomentei Tenroku Store” Tenjinbashisuji 6-Chome

“Shomentei Tenroku Store” Tenjinbashisuji 6-Chome

Impressed by the doughy texture of the authentic thick oil soba noodles!

For today’s lunch I went to the specialist oil soba restaurant “Shomentei Tenroku Store” in Tenjinbashisuji 6-Chome.
This is a specialty restaurant, competing for customers with only “oil soba.”
I haven’t eaten that much “oil soba,” and so I’d been interested in this place for a while, and today I went for the first time!
Of course, the menu is just the one type of “oil soba,” and you can choose the amount of noodles and the toppings.
“Oil soba, large helping (1.5 servings of noodles)” (¥670)
The ingredients for the toppings were simple, probably because it’s genuine oil soba!



Apparently you’re supposed to sprinkle la-yu (chilli oil) around the bowl twice, and sake (cooking alcohol) around the bowl three times.


The sauce pools at the bottom, so you mix it round and round thoroughly.


Quite thick noodles


Wooow, delicious!!
The doughiness of the noodles isn’t half-hearted, and it has a wonderful texture that you don’t usually get with other types of noodles!
The sauce also has a full flavor, and the spiciness of the la-yu and the invigorating acidity of the sake are good accents—you become completely absorbed in eating!



I ate it all in a flash!
Then, just when you’re thinking that you wouldn’t mind a little soup…
….you can hand your empty bowl to the restaurant staff, and request some “Chatantan.” (¥60)


When you do, you’ll receive this egg soup (made at the table by adding an egg and pouring the soup the noodles were cooked in over it).
At this point you add a little more la-yu and sake.


You drink a little bit with the china spoon…


The gentle taste of the soy sauce base and the mild flavor of the egg are really tasty!



With a simple menu, the prices are also reasonable. For lunch there’s also a value set menu with raw egg and rice included.


It’s in a place a little to the east of Tenshinbashisuji Rokuchome Station, and it doesn’t stand out, but it’s a restaurant in a really convenient location.
If you want to enjoy wonderful genuine oil soba with a really doughy texture, I highly recommend this restaurant!


store Shomentei Tenroku Store
tel 06-6354-7258
address 6-13, Kaneicho, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 281m from Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station
opening hours 11:30~24:00
holiday Tuesdays
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".