Menya Hanabusa (in Sakaisuji Honmachi, Osaka) – plain soy-based ramen including plenty of seafood
When I entered the shop, I felt an aromatic flavor of seafood floating there. Menya Hanabusa is within three-minute walk from Sakaisuji Honmachi Station and a popular shop where you can have elegant ramen flavored by dried fish.
After the owner worked for Mugen, which is a prestigious shop located at Ebie, Osaka, he became independent of it and opened Menya Hanabusa in 2013. Since then, the shop has been chosen as one of the best ramen shops in Tabelog* every year. This is amazing.
Its best recommended specialty is chukka-soba (Chinese noodles) (¥700). The soup, which is made from various dried seafood flavors such as the chicken of Nagoya Cochin, the whole chicken, dried fish, mackerel, round herring and Japanese littlenecks, has rich and elegant taste.
The flat and straight noodles feel chewy and slick and are well blended with the flavor oil on the soup. The moment you put them into your mouth, you will feel umami of chicken and dried seafood. Roasted pork fillets are also tender. It is delightful that you can eat a flavored egg without an additional order.
Some people feel unsatisfied with plain ramen because it is bland, but if you eat the ramen the shop serves, you will change your idea. It is a bowl that makes you feel how profound ramen is. (Translated by Daisuke Miyatori)
*Tabelog: the best word-of-mouth restaurant review site in Japan
Chuka Soba : medium ¥700, large ¥800
Shio Soba (salt buckwheat) : medium ¥700, large ¥800
Ae Soba (soupless noodle) : medium ¥750, large ¥850 … and more
1-1-4, Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
- Nearest Station
Sakaisuji-Honmachi (Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line and Chuo Line)
- Opening Hours
11:00am to 14:30pm（Mon – Fri）
18:00pm to 21:00pm（Mon – Fri）
11:30 to 15:00（Sat）
*Closed on Sunday and Japanese National Holiday.