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One of the few original places in Tokyo to serve sanuki udon is Sumita. A little bit out of the core of Tokyo but well worth the travel, this handmade udon-ya has been around long enough to garner a group of regulars who will go out of their way to get a bowl of Sumita udon. The long, slithering line outside of the shop not only consists of returning customers but also new ones that caught wind of their delicious Sanuki udon.
Both hot and cold udon are offered at Sumita, but the must-try dish is the tongue-twister kashiwa oroshi bukkake. The dish is basically a bowl of udon noodles topped with sesame seeds, green onions, grated daikon, nori, and chicken tempura — the highlight of the dish other than the udon noodles itself. Some go to the extent of ordering additional chicken tempura because it's so delicious that they can't get enough.
Once you make the first trip up to Akabane, you’ll surely be joining the ranks of the loyal regulars who come here week after week.
Reservations not available; walk-ins only.
Hand-made Noodles Sumita Phone Number
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 01:45 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 01:45 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 01:45 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 01:45 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Hand-made Noodles Sumita Address
2-52-8 Shimo, Kita City, Tokyo, 115-0042, Japan