Uncle Rikuro's cheesecake

Fluffy and soft! Uncle Rikuro’s cheesecake is a must try in Osaka.

Cheesecake that represents Osaka.

Cheesecake is everyone’s favorite, so it is for Japanese. Sweets in Japan are usually very nice, but Uncle Rikuro’s cheesecake (りくろーおじさんの店) is one of the most famous and tried sweets by foreign tourists. The shop is quite famous among people in Kansai region, though there are only 10 shops. All of them are located in Osaka.

There is always a long queue in front of the shops, but it is definitely worth trying. Continue reading this article to know more about the shop and their cheesecake.

Uncle Rikuro is printed on the cheesecake.

The history of Uncle Rikuro.

Rikuro is the name of the founder of the company, who has introduced this fresh cheesecake to the world.

Their freshly baked cheesecake first came to the market in 1984, but they started their business as a retail shop in 1957. Rikuro and his colleagues were not sure if they can be successful, but now the sweet became what represents Osaka.

Size, price and the taste of the cheesecake– these three elements are the most important values for the people in Osaka, and their cheesecake has met them all.

Although the cheesecake is their No.1 product, they also have nice confectionaries and breads.

There is always a long queue.

What is special about cheesecake?

Let’s see what makes their cheesecake so special.

First of all, their cheesecake is so fresh, or probably way too fresh.

They bake their cheesecake at the shop, in front of customers. People who are passing in front of the shop will be tempted to buy one because of their sweet and nice smell coming from the shop. They bake 12 cheesecakes at a time, and customers can wait to buy their freshly baked cheesecake. Fresh cheesecake is so fluffy and soft, just like a baby’s cheek or a sponge!

They also pay extra attention on ingredients.

They only use fresh dairy products and natural ingredients. The cheese is imported from Denmark, which is manufactured under strict regulations. This cheese is the secret why the cheesecake has fresh but rich flavor.

In addition, they put special raisins at the bottom of the cake, which they believe is what sets the cake off.

They pursued a special syrup to sweeten the raisins, again and again, and finally found a recipe. This dried fruit does a perfect job, in terms of nutrition and as an “accent” for the cheesecake.

Nanba main store has two lines. Red “Very hot” means a queue to get a freshly baked cheesecake, while blue is for the cheesecake baked within 2 hours.

Details about the cheesecake

So, what comes in your mind may be “Is the cheesecake Halal or not?”. Let’s try to see this question from their ingredients.


Egg, Milk, Cream Cheese, Butter, Sugar, Flour, Raisin, Stabilizer (polysaccharide thickener)
*Information from their official website.
There is no restricted item on the label, yet there is still a small risk of contamination. Usually, Japanese cake could contain liquor as a flavor, but so far there is no liquor used in this cheesecake.


965 yen. The price has just gone up on 15 March, due to the price increase of eggs. Still, considering the size of the cake, diameter of 18cm, we have to say that it is super reasonable.

Expiry date

3 days from purchase when kept refrigerated.

The cake can be frozen to extend the expiry date. It can be defrosted in the fridge and then warmed up in the microwave.

Where to buy the product?

As a foreign tourist, the following shops may be easy to access.

Nanba Main store

Address: 28-2-3 Nanba, Chuo-Ward, Osaka, Osaka 542-0076 大阪府大阪市中央区難波3-2-28
Tel: 0120-57-2132
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-8:00p.m.
Cafe also available.

Other branches

Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Address: G1, Daimaru Shinsaibashi, 1-7 1 Chome, Shisaibashi suji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka 557-0054 大阪府大阪市中央区心斎橋筋1丁目7-1 大丸心斎橋店 本館 B1
Tel: 0120-57-2132
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Daimaru Umeda

Address: Confectionary area G1 Glr., Daimaru Umeda, 1-1-3 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka 530-8202 大阪市北区梅田3-1-1 大丸梅田店地B1F 西 和洋菓子フロア
Tel: 0120-57-2132
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

JR Shin-Osaka station

In front of Central Ticket gate
Tel: 0120-57-2132
Opening hours 9:00 a.m.-8:00pm
*It is not Osaka Station, so be careful!

Osaka Itami Airport

After Security Area
Tel: 0120-57-2132
Opening hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
*Only for passengers

The product is not made as Halal or Muslim-friendly, so there is a small risk of contamination, which we cannot be responsible of.  We are here to translate the label and it is your own responsibility to determine if it is Halal or not.