We walked around Dotonbori during Halloween (too crowded and too many Mario Bros) twice trying to look for this place. It was then I realized that Kinryu (Japanese) translated to Jin Long (Chinese). Golden Dragon. OMG. Since I reassured myself that my Chinese wasn’t too shabby and with my dumb moments of not being able to read Japanese behind me, Big Brother and I waited in line for the vending machine to buy our tickets for our orders.
At Kinryu we had two choices: Noodles in soup or noodles in soup with extra roast pork. Simplicity is key. We obviously got noodles in soup with extra roast pork because matakaw birds of the same feather flock together. We handed over our slips and got some condiments before grabbing a table. The condiments included kimchi, green onion kimchi, and minced garlic. Well, I definitely piled on the minced garlic because yum. The seats were a little uncomfortable because you had to sit on an elevated tatami mat. Again, my little personal knee thing.
We got our noodles not too long after taking a seat and smelling it was divine. Generously topped with green onions, I hurriedly dumped my minced garlic in and let it soak. All this after taking a photo of course. The noodles had good bite typical of ramen noodles that shouldn’t fall apart when placed with broth. I thought the soup was pretty normal and I was glad that it wasn’t too oily. The pork was also kinda meh but not as much fat as other rather places so good on that! I really didn’t think that it popped out at me and I’m not like I NEED TO COME BACK. However, it was good comfort for the chillier weather
Kinryu is an easy place to have a decent bowl of ramen for cheap-ish. Their no nonsense approach to dishing out ramen quickly definitely helps the lines along and they’re open 24/7! If you’re ever lost and can’t read Japanese, this is what Kinryu’s facade looks like. Don’t be ignorant like me!
金龍-ラーメン Kinryu Ramen
1 Chome-1-18 Dotonbori
Osaka-fu, Japan 〒542-0077
+81 06 6211 3999
Monday to Sunday 0000H – 0000H