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Soba / Udon Spots in Aichi Area

  • Yamamotoya Souhonke
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-12-19
    This is a well-known udon shop that was established in 1925, and is famous for miso nikomi udon, a dish among Nagoya’s home cooking. Using a dashi soup stock carefully prepared with bonito, shiitake mushroom, and kombu (kelp) combined with secret proportions of soy sauce, mirin, Haccho miso, and light-brown miso, the dish has a mellow taste that is very appealing. The chewy raw udon noodles made with 100% Japanese-grown wheat cooked in a Shigaraki pot is a characteristic of this dish. The menu is listed on the wall and the restaurant interior has a nostalgic ambience.

    Its very special with very good soup but the style of udon may not be acceptable or welcomed by all. We both ordered one special. The staff were very polite and offered one cup of hot green tea and...

  • Monzen Soba Yamahiko Main Store
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Monzenchou 1
    For approximately 100 years ever since it was founded in front of the main gate of the Toyokawa Inari temple, Monzen Soba Yamahiko has continued to maintain its traditional taste. It makes its own noodles for kishimen, soba, and udon using time-honored Japan-produced wheat flour while its famous product is Inaho Inari Zushi. This inari zushi is “gomoku inari” as it has five types of ingredients for good fortune. It is also very popular for souvenirs. The shop is approximately six minutes on foot from JR Toyokawa Station.

    せっかく豊川稲荷に来たのだから、おいなりさんは絶対に食べないとと思っていました。 門前そば山彦さんは寺院の真ん前にあるお店です。 頼んだのは五種類の具が入る元祖いなりと葉わさびいなりがセットになっているミックスいなり寿司を食べました。 お値段700円。 葉わさびのいなりはなかなか美味しく、ぴりっとした味がおいなりさんとあっていました。五目いなりは関西の物とは違い 割とあっさりした味付けに感じました...

  • Wakashachiya (Nagoya Station Esca Branch)
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Tsubakichou 6-9 Inside Esca
    This famous curry udon restaurant is located in the underground shopping mall, Esca, just off Nagoya Station. The secret curry rue with its dashi flavor coming through is a unique flavor which complements the distinctive thick noodles. The super thick and chewy noodles are enough to fill any man’s stomach, and each bowl of udon can be eaten with a wide range of toppings such as cheese, breaded pork cutlet, fried shrimp, etc. The restaurant offers many other gourmet foods from Nagoya including miso katsu rice bowl, miso-nikomi udon, kishimen (flat noodles), and chicken wings.

    NON-SMOKING! This is something very important to us when looking for a place to eat in Japan. The food here was good. It is fast food and there is the typical stare at the wall ambience found in...

  • Yaoyoshi Handmade Udon
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Takeshimachou 7-12
    This long established udon restaurant located near the tourist spot of Takeshima Island in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, was founded in 1903. The udon noodles are made with locally sourced flour and kneaded by hand for two days to produce a characteristically chewy texture and great tasting flavor. But what makes the flavor really stand out is the fragrant broth lavishly made with only frigate mackerel bonito. In addition to their regular favorites such as ‘benten’ topped with two extra large tempura king prawns, and ‘ryujin udon’ topped with fried stuff in starchy egg sauce, their Takeshima udon with lots of clams and available only from March through to June, is also very popular.

    毎週金曜日にここで味噌煮込みうどんを食べてるけれど、 冬限定メニューの牡蠣(浜名湖産 最高級生カキ)入りを注文。 一口目に思わず声が出ました。 牡蠣が旨い!! イヤイヤ久しぶりにこんなに旨い牡蠣を食べたんじゃないかな。 これなら1600円(税込)は安い。

  • Taishoan Kamahalu Main Branch
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Nakaokazakichou 6-9
    A long-established udon restaurant founded in the middle of the Meiji period and said to be the originator of the Okazaki specialty kama-age udon (udon noodles straight from the pot). It was said that kama-age udon came about because the restaurant owner at the time picked up boiled udon directly from the pot and ate it warm. The udon noodles are especially chewy in texture and the broth is a closely guarded secret! Their miso-nikomi udon made with the local traditional Hatcho miso is popular with celebrities and many people alike. The nearest stations are Okazakikoen-mae Station and Naka-Okazaki Station.

    美味しいです。釜あげは麺がコシがありもちもちでツルツルで最高です。つける汁も出汁が効いていて美味しいです

  • Nadai Kishimen Sumiyoshi (Shinkansen Platform Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 JR Nagoya Station 14/15 - Home
    This is a kishimen (flat noodle) stand-up noodle bar situated on the shinkansen (bullet train) platform between tracks 14 and 15 of Nagoya Station. It opened in Nagoya Station in 1961 and now is a popular noodle bar that is open on most of the platforms. The clear soup made with dried bonito and horse mackerel shavings and the soft noodles are particularly good and go together well with toppings like kakiage (mixture of vegetables and other ingredients fried in batter), deep-fried shrimp, meat, and egg. It’s the perfect place to grab some noodles while you’re waiting to catch the bullet train, and it’s a well known noodle bar for those wanting to grab a quick bite as the train makes a quick stop.
  • Miso Nikomi no Kadomaru
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Izumi 1-18-33
    This longstanding udon shop opened in 1926 in Higashi Ward of Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It is well-known for its “miso-nikomi udon” noodle, a Nagoya specialty. The secret miso recipe blends red and white miso kept at a specific temperature and humidity to match the maturation of the noodles, and it features a rich flavor with no bitterness. The soup stock contains mackerel scad, dried bonito, frigate mackerel, and smoked mackerel to bring out the flavor. The thin, square noodles are soft, chewy, and go well with the broth.

    大正時代創業という老舗です。店内はさほど広くありませんが常に一杯。相席で座らせていただき、味噌煮込みうどんを注文。 ライスを最後にスープと一緒に頂くのが良かったです。また、うどんも固めで美味しく、何よりスープがいくらでも飲める美味しさ。味噌なのにくどくないのはどうしてでしょう。名店だと思います。

  • Kawaiya
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Idamachi 31
    This is a well-known “kishimen” noodle restaurant located in Higashi Ward in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, and you’ll often see a line outside. It opened in 1921 and prepares the noodles completely by hand, including kneading, lengthening, and cutting. Its famous kishimen noodles are smooth and chewy, making for a delightful dining experience. The “ebi oroshi kishimen,” which features cold noodles with prawn tempura, is popular as well. There are also light, warm noodle dishes available during the cold seasons.

    ここは閑静な住宅街の「文化のみち」と呼ばれる散策エリアにある創業が大正10年のうどんそばの老舗できしめんと味噌煮込みうどんが人気でお店の横にはちょっとした庭があります。 お店の前に3・4台くらいの駐車スペースと別の場所に2か所駐車場があるので安心して車で行けます。 店内はテーブル席と小上がり席があってかなりの人数が入れますが結構満席のことが多いです。 味噌煮込みうどんは手打ちでそば粉が入っています...

  • Yoshida Kishimen (Esca Branch)
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Tsubakichou 6-9 Esca Underground Town
    This restaurant is a three-minute walk from the Taikodori exit of JR Nagoya Station on all lines. Located in the basement of Esca, this kishimen shop opened in 1890. The salt levels and thickness of the soup change with the season, and the flat noodles are made without additives and served in a rich soup stock made from dried bonito and mackerel scad. There’s also “sanshoku-zen” and “happo-zen” sets as well as the popular “miso kishi.”
  • Tamagawa Udon Hirokoji Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Hirokouji 1-13
    A long-standing udon noodle restaurant established in 1909 located not far from JR Toyohashi Station in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for serving Toyohashi-style curry udon noodles made according to a recipe passed down since the establishment first opened. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal enwrapped in the restaurant's laid-back, Japanese-style decor. The restaurant also offers party plans and banquet courses and is popularly used by locals and as well as tourists.

    豊橋カレーうどん。出張で豊橋に行って初めて知りました。ご当地グルメとして市内のうどん屋のほとんどで食べることができます。今回は、元祖と言われている駅近の玉川にお邪魔しました。豊橋名物の竹輪揚げにアマゴの骨酒をいただき、シメにカレーうどんをいただくことに。カツ、大アサリやエビフライなど、色々なトッピングができますが、シンプルなカレーうどんを注文。出汁の効いたカレースープとうどんを食べ終わると丼の底か...

  • Tokyoan Toyokawa Restaurant
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Babachou Yakushi 90
    A long-standing soba and udon noodle restaurant established in 1884 which is located not far from JR Toyokawa Station. Here you can enjoy Toyokawa inari udon, a new local dish, as well as nikake udon, suisha soba, and a variety of other noodle dishes. The restaurant has seating for up to 150 customers at once and is frequented by tourists as well as locals.

    冷やしなめこおろしそばを食べました。おつゆは薄味でなめこもったっぷり入っていました。既製品のワサビではなく、生わさびをすりおろすので、ワサビの風味が豊かです。ネギ、天かすは入れ放題です。

  • Nikomi no Takara
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 2-16-17
    A long-standing udon noodle shop established in 1964 located in the Osu Shopping District. The shop offers famous Nagoya miso nikomi udon as well as set meals, katsudon breaded pork cutlet over rice, and much more. One can sense the history of the establishment from the Japanese-style decor. During lunchtime, the restaurant bustles with locals and tourists.

    A good place to sample the local specialty - Miso Nikomi soup. The noodles are shorter and broader than the Udon ones and are not pre-boiled but rather cooked in the soup. The soup broth is very...

  • Miya-kishimen Shun
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-1 KITTE Nagoya B1F
    A Japanese restaurant located in Kitte. Here you can enjoy renowned Miya kishimen noodles, a Nagoya favorite; as well as choice a la carte dishes and seasonal items. The establishment is frequented by people on their way home from work as well as tourists and local families.

    出し汁は赤色と白色がある様だった。私が注文した天ぷらつきの温かいきしめんの場合は白だしとのことで、変更も可能ということだった。白だしが好きな私にはとても嬉しかった。きしめんのこしはまずまずだった。天ぷらもおいしかった。訪れたのは15時頃という時間でも、割とたくさんの人が着席していた。新しいお店で綺麗だった。

  • Miya-kishimen Takesaburo
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-6-1 LASIK 7F
    A Japanese restaurant located not far from subway Sakae Station which is renowned for its Miya kishimen noodles, a Nagoya favorite. The weekly lunchtime kishimen special is particularly popular. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal enwrapped in the restaurant's quiet atmosphere and the establishment is frequented by locals as well as many tourists.

    As we had learned that Kishimen is one of Nagoyas speciality food, we tried to find and taste it. We came across this small restaurant in one of the shopping center and had an enjoyable dinner here...

  • Seida-an
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Chuouhonmachi 30-24
    A long-standing noodle restaurant located in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture established in 1922. Here you can enjoy udon, soba noodles and other dishes made with Aichi flour and select ingredients. The restaurant's large menu also includes Gamagori udon noodles, a local dish. The restaurant, bustling with locals and tourists, has a retro decor which gives it a nostalgic atmosphere.

    Went to this restaurant after finding out Laguna ten Bosch pool closes at 5 pm. Not many food reviews in this area and decided to try this place.Restaurant was not too far from the gamagori station...

  • Yamamotoya Souhonke (Towers Restaurant)
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    3.5
    108 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 JR Central Towers 13F
    A long-standing udon noodle chain located in the restaurant area on the 13th floor of JR Central Towers. Here you can enjoy miso nikomi udon noodles, a Nagoya favorite, enwrapped in the restaurant's relaxing atmosphere. Some of the menu items are exclusive to this restaurant, and the establishment can see lines of waiting customers, particularly during lunchtime.

    Visited this place for lunch, arrived at 11:30 and there was already a queue outside. There were about six groups of people before me but I only had to wait for about 10-15 mins. I like the udon, it...

  • Yamamotoya Souhonke (Matsuzakaya Restaurant)
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-16-1 Daimaru Matsuzakaya Nagoya store 9F
    A long-standing udon noodle chain located on the 10th floor of Matsuzakaya Nagoya. Inventor of miso nikomi udon noodles, the restaurant's renowned miso nikomi udon noodles are notable for the springy texture of the noodles, which are made with domestic flour. The restaurant also employs universal design principles and can accommodate wheelchairs. Many people come here seeking the tastes of Nagoya.

    After shopping at Matsukaya, went up to 9th Floor, we found this restaurant 山本屋総本家。 We ordered the Kishemen and Miso Nikomi Udon Noodles, we found the Miso Nikomi was too salty. So we prefer the...

  • Yamamotoya Souhonke (Meitetsu Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-2-1 Meitetsu Department Store 9F
    A long-standing udon noodle chain established in 1925 located on the ninth floor of the Meitetsu Department Store. The restaurant invented nikomi udon noodles, and here you can enjoy the miso nikomi noodles Nagoya is famous for. The restaurant has counter seating perfect for a lone diner. This popular establishment often sees lines of waiting customers particularly during lunchtime.
  • Mendokoro Hanaichi
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Akabanechou Akado 25-8
    "A noodle restaurant located in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. Popular menu items include the ""Akabane Shirasu-don,"" a rice bowl topped with fresh whitebait caught off of Akabane Fishing Port; and the ""Atataka Nanohana Set,"" an udon noodle set meal. Located close to Akabane Long Beach, the restaurant is frequented by surfers, beachgoers, and people enjoying a scenic drive through the area."

    お母さんと愛知県の田原市に遊びに行った際に訪れた麺どころはないちさんです。ビールでおうどんも美味しかった。

  • Syachi-Ichi Nishiki-dori Fushimi Restaurant
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Nishiki 2-chome 16-21
    An udon noodle restaurant located in Naka Ward, Nagoya City which is the sister establishment to the Yamamotoya Honten nikomi udon noodle restaurant chain. The restaurant's signature curry nikomi udon noodles are an exquisite dish which combines select noodles made by hand with choice flour together with fresh dashi and a special curry. In addition to locals, many people come from far and wide to enjoy a meal here.

    名古屋市営地下鉄東山線・伏見駅近くにあるお店です。今回、初めて訪問しました。 味噌煮込みうどんで有名な山本屋本店の姉妹店です。 今回は牛すじ煮込みカレーうどんを食べましたが、美味しいですね。 ただしトッピングを加えるとやや割高に感じてしまうのと、男性だとうどんの量が少なめに感じます。 なので、ご飯を注文して〆で汁の中にご飯を入れて食べるのをおすすめしますよ!

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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