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Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/23 03:30
Hi!

I'll be in Tokyo for over a week in late March 2013 and wanted to get some suggestions of where to eat udon (and more!) in Tokyo. We'll be staying in Shibuya~

I'm a huge fan of nabeyaki udon and would love to try it there! Actually, I'm a huge fan of ramen too so if you have any suggestions for rich fatty broth deliciousness, I'd be happy to take them!

If there are any other places you've loved in Tokyo, I'd love to hear about them. I love food!
by kathemo  

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/23 12:24
Menya Musashi in Shinjuku (5 minutes walk north of the station). The meat is so delicious that it will change your life, and they have thick noodles.
by sdasease (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/23 20:26
Oh, no!
In Tokyo, there is under the dominion of Soba.
What did you say? Udon?!
So..., how about Soba?
http://www.norenkai.net/english/shop/yabusoba/index.html

Talking about delicious ramen, that will cause another war.(lol
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 00:17
Haha, we'll have soba too! I'm not as familiar with it like I am with ramen or udon but we'll definitely check it out!
by kathemo rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 01:07
yes I would love to see some more suggestions. especially for good Shoyu ramen for when I visit as well.
by dplunn rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 01:21
Soba is plain/simple/light food, so I know that's unpopular.(lol
But, please try "Zaru-Soba" once.
It's just Soba in Tokyo since Edo period.
http://goo.gl/R4Tcw
And many Soba-restaurants serve Udon, don't worry.

About Ramens, that present an infinite variety, so try to visit some restaurants.

Ichiran has a bit odd system.
The customers are partitioned off by screen to not distract each other.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/technicle/2526054938/
http://www.ichiran.co.jp/html/oshinagaki.html
Shibuya Map
http://www.ichiran.co.jp/html/kt_shibuya.html

And try "Gyoza" a.k.a."Yaki-Gyoza" with Ramen, if you find it.
http://goo.gl/2KZmb
Some Ramen-restaurants serve it.
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 01:29
Thanks so much for all your help!

I'll definitely be on the look out for these places. If there's anything else you think is important, let me know!

We'll have 6 free days and we're mainly staying in Tokyo although we're going to Aokigahara/Mt. Fuji so we'll definitely try hoto noodles!
by kathemo rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 13:54
I'd pass any udon in Tokyo. They have the worst broth, black sweet soy source based broth.
In Osaka and west is light tasty bonito based delicious broth. In Tokyo choose wisely a regional(outside of Kanto) or specialty udon restaurant that prepare better broth.
by amazinga (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 14:09
Amazinga must be a Kansai man ;)

OP, as you can probably tell from Amazinga's post, udon broth and even noodles vary regionally. Why not try them all and decide for yourself which one you like best. My personal favorites are sanuki and mizusawa udon, or pretty much any sansai udon.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 17:28
No, Tokyo have great Soba, we don't need Udon or other.
I heard that a prefecture in Shikoku region chaged name to "Udon-ken" maybe last year?
Ah..., Sanuki? Kagawa? I never heard that prefecture's name.
http://www.my-kagawa.jp/udon-ken/top.html
Now they are independent and issue own Udon-passport.
http://www.my-kagawa.jp/event/passport/
Try to visit someday, If you have too much time to kill.
I think maybe they can't understand common Japanese...(lol
Ah, I remember I was born in Hiroshima.
They are good neighbors.(^_^;

And in Nagoya, they also have the original Udon called "KishiMen".
Ah, in Nagasaki there are "Chan-Pon" and some chain-restaurants named "RingerHut" are in Tokyo.
http://www.ringerhut.jp/menu/chanpon/

And you know,
some popular ramen restaurants are always crowded in the underground shopping area of Tokyo station.
http://www.tokyoeki-1bangai.co.jp/ramenstreet/
Or near Shin-Yokohama station.
http://www.raumen.co.jp/ramen/
Or near Shinagawa station.
http://www.shinatatsu.com/raumen/index.html
http://park.tachikawaonline.jp/f-themepark/22_shinatatsu.htm

Of course, many many ramen restaurants are everywhere in Tokyo.
Even cheap ramen served in chain restaurants are tasty not so bad.
http://hidakaya.hiday.co.jp/
http://www.kagetsu.co.jp/
But I can't recommend ramen of "Osho", it's not joke. Other menu is good, but their ramens.
http://www.ohsho.co.jp/

Sorry, such a long message...(x_x;
Enjoy!
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/10/24 17:44
There are SO many places with SO many noodle options: until you arrive in Japan there is no understanding of the amount of restaurants.
Our motto is to walk, OFF the beaten track as much as possible, TRY, and enjoy.
With 6 free days you will have a ball just wandering and looking and eating.
Enjoy!!!
by fmj rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2012/11/25 16:53
Ten popular udon shops in Tokyo:

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/ten-udon-shops-in-tokyo/

I really love Taniya in Ningyocho.

Demystifying an udon menu:

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/demystifying-an-udon-men...

and, here is a list of popular ramen from 2012
http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/tag/2012-best-ramen/
by YukariSakamoto rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2013/2/13 03:45
I think ippudo at higashi-ginza station,Kyushu jangara at harajuku are really good. Menya musashi on the other hand I find it so-so at best
by janpang rate this post as useful

Re: Great Udon and Ramen in Tokyo? 2013/2/13 17:25
http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13017846/

[(above) featuring Sanuki udon has a good reputation in Shibuya.

Try some curry udon as well at g(below).

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13004645/
by Jay Kay (guest) rate this post as useful

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