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[Osaka] Dotonbori Imai Main shop (道頓堀 今井本店) in Namba


Dotonbori Imai Main Shop (道頓堀 今井本店) that is a long-established restaurant is located along busy Dotonbori street. Contrary to the noisy area, they have such a fancy atmosphere. I forgot we are on this busy street while we were in the restaurant. But price is not expensive.

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

Kitsune udon is one of their specialty. Kitsune udon is, as you see this picture, simple udon having deep fried tofu on it. “kitsune” means this tofu.

Kitsune udon (きつねうどん) 830 yen

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 🙂

My order is this. Oyakodon. 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. Oyakodon have clear soup and pickled vegetables.

Oyakodon (親子丼) 1350 yen

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

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 !


Name Dotonbori Imai Honten (道頓堀 今井本店)
Open Lunch through dinner
Reservation Available for course or hotpot only
Credit card Available
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