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Kotori (ことり)


Soba / Udon

This long-standing store in the heart of Matsuyama, Shikoku's largest city, offers Nabeyaki-Udon (hot-pot udon noodle soup), a local soul food. They use small dried sardines from nearby Iyo-Nada Strait and top-class kombu kelp from Rishiri, Hokkaido, to make the carefully guarded flavor of their secret broth which has remained the same ever since their opening in 1949. Their carefully made noodles are permeated with the flavor of their broth before being added to the broth in another pot where the domestically sourced meat is stewed, resulting in an exquisite flavor. Their menu has just two options, the Nabeyaki-Udon served in an aluminum pot, and Inari-zushi (a pouch of fried tofu stuffed with sushi rice). Despite this they've had endless customers ever since they opened. This popular shop is beloved by the locals.


Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minatomachi 3-7-2 (Matsuyama / DogoArea)

phone 0899213003

10:00-14:00 (finished as soon as sold out)

Review of Kotori

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/04/05 So tasty !!
Their speciality is nabeyaki and this is basically the only thing on the menu except this rice ball sushi covered in tofu. Nabeyaki is reasonably priced at 550yen a bowl and you pay when food...
Reviewed:2016/02/01 Traditional Udon Cafeteria
Only two menu

1 - pan fried
2 - Inari

1 - pan fried (nabeyakiudon) is as simple gentle taste .
2 - Inari is , traditional Japanese rice balls .

Please pay in advance all .
Reviewed:2021/03/02 レトロな店

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Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minatomachi 3-7-2 [map]
Matsuyama / DogoArea
10:00-14:00 (finished as soon as sold out)
Wednesday, Irregular holidays available
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ehime Areas


          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.