Tokyo Mentsudan

Restaurant Tokyo Mentsu-dan, Japan, 〒113-0033 東京都文京区 本郷1−13−2 Published on: 08-03-2016

10:00 AM - 01:30 AM
Fast food
10.00 - 18.00 USD

Tokyo Mentsudan is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Tokyo Metsudan located on the west of Shinjuku, Japan, attracts all of udon fans for its tasty home-made udon by expert noodle makers.

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Why Tokyo Mentsudan is special ?

If you are around Shinjuku and looking for some specialized foods in Japan, Tokyo Metsudan is surely a great option for you with its udon, one of the best sold in Japan. Chewiness and silkiness are some adjectives to describe briefly about this sanuki udon. Because this restaurant is self-service, there is a long list of ingredients for you to add to your udon. The price depends on what componients you take. Don't forget to order the tempura. Even though it's not as good as udon, it's really worth a try!

Selling points

  • Fresh udon and welcoming restaurant
  • Smooth, fat, and thick udon
  • Fresh, tasty & cheap
  • Udon made on spot
  • Authentic superb udon


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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1,379.63 USD
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Tokyo Mentsu-dan, Japan, 〒113-0033 東京都文京区 本郷1−13−2

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  • Hand-made udon is made in front of you.
  • English is limited but the self serve style (with prices clearly marked) makes the ordering experience easy to manage.
  • You can need to wait for a while to be on term because it can be crowded at peak hours.
  • If you go with kids, ask the chef to make a small portion of each dish for your kids.
  • The meals are self serve. Firstly, you choose your Udon (warm Atsu Kake, cold Hiya Kake, Zaru Udon, etc.) and then choose which side items you want like Onigiri and Tempura. When you have picked out everything you want, make your way to the register to pay.
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We've been to a lot of udon shops...In Tokyo, in skinny little Osaka alleys, and all around Kyoto. This place is good. It's not going to blow you away or anything, but it's honest and good. Good places make sure that the first person you see is the person making fresh udon. A lot of places have somebody in their window. In Japan, there is no reason to go anywhere for udon where they aren't making noodles to order. True to form, the first person you meet at Mentsudan is the guy making the udon. You arrive at restaurant, wait in line, place your order, wait for your udon, pick out some tempura, get a beer, pay, serve yourself some broth. This is easy and everybody is very friendly. And you can sit and eat without feeling like somebody is hovering for your spot (ramen bars).

The bomb dot com. I think this place is better than Marukame in Honolulu although I really enjoyed eating there also. The location is easy to find as others have stated. The prices are cheap cheap for the quality and quantity of food. The first time there my husband got the curry udon while I got the udon with beef. The curry udon was so good, we ate there again the next morning then again as the last meal of our trip. The udon is freshly made. They fill up your bowl with noodles and you can select your tempura toppings then pay. If you get the curry broth, they will fill it up for you. If you get the standard broth, there's a DIY fill-up and the station is next to the cashier. Both broth are good but we preferred the curry udon which contains shreds of tofu and beef. The curry broth is not too think and flavored just right...mmm delicious!

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