Dotonbori Imai Honten (道頓堀 今井本店)

Kitsune udon, Imai Honten (Osaka2014-1) OSAKA
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Dotonbori Imai that is long-established restaurant is located along busy Dotonbori street. Contrary to the noisy area, they have such a
pure Japanese-style atmosphere. I forgot we are on this busy street while we were in the restaurant.

Dotonbori Imai Honten

Our acquaintance highly recommended this restaurant.
When we entered the restaurant, I found there’re many foreign tourists. I heard they are high reputated by not only Japanese visitors but also people from abroad.


They are located at the center of Dotonbori !

Udon and oyakodon

Kitsune udon

Kitsune udon (きつねうどん, 830 yen) is one of their specialty. Kitsune udon is, as you see this picture, simple udon having deep fried tofu on it.

Kitsune udon, Imai Honten (Osaka2014-1)

This udon is perfect. It had smooth texture and sure went down well.
But this deep fried tofu was too sweet for me. I always says I don’t like sweet meal. So, truthfully speaking I don’t like it. But the udon had springy texture and was delicious. But it’s my friend’s order. I just tasted it.

Kitsune udon closer, Imai Honten (Osaka2014-1)


My order is this. Oyakodon (親子丼, 1350 yen). The staff recommended me to order oyakodon set having small udon (親子丼セット, 1480 yen), but we ate much at another restaurant before visiting there, so I turned down her offer.Unless ordering as set, oyakodon have clear soup and pickled vegetables.

Oyakodon set, Imai Honten (Osaka2014-1)

Awesome yolk was in the middle. !!! It was raw. The chickens’ meat was springy and fresh. cooked eggs were soft.

Oyakodon, Imai Honten (Osaka2014-1)

It was definitely No.1 oyakodon for me !!!
The green onion looks like Kujo Negi (one kind of Kyo vegetables)

By the way, its appearance was pure Japanese-style architecture, but it is reinforced‐concrete building. It’s four-storied ferroconcrete building and owned by Imai. Every floors have seats. It’s very large restaurant !


About the restaurant

Name in English / Dotonbori Imai Honten
Name in Japanese / 道頓堀 今井本店
Address / 1-7-22 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone / 06-6211-0324

Open / 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Close / Wednesdays (In case of national holidays, they’re open)

Reservation / Available for course or hotpot only
Credit card / Available
Smoking / Not permitted
URL / Website(in Japanese Only), Twitter, Instagram


05/26/2014 Posted
12/01/2019 Updated price, URL


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