Today, I want to introduce one of my favourite Udon restaurants in Tokyo.
The restaurants is called "Tokyo Mentsu-dan", that is located in the west of Shinjuku Station near Kabukicho.
Tokyo Mentsu-Dan is a self-serve restaurant. First you order the type of udon from the menu at the counter then after you get an Udon bowl, you select toppings to go on the top. There are a variety of tempura to choose from, each costs around 100 yen.
Rice balls and other Japanese "Osouzai"(prepared Japanese daily food) are also available
English menu is available!
Once you selected your toppings you pay the total price at the counter and if your noodle is a hot one you go straight to the broth counter right next to it, and add your own hot broth to your Udon bowl.
Mentsu-Dan sells Sanuki Udon - Udon produced in Sanuki Province, Shikoku, which is thicker and stiffer than the normal ones. It's chewy in texture and doesn't get soggy in soup.
The map below shows the access to the Tokyo Mentsu-Dan from the East exit of Shinjuku Station.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-2am
Address: 7-9-15 Shinjuku, TOKYO (東京都新宿区西新宿7-9-15ダイカンプラザビジネス清田ビル1F)