Udon: Sanukiya

Restaurant Guide

Udon: Sanukiya

by: Yukari Sakamoto | Metropolis Magazine | April 24, 2014
SanukiyaCuisine: Japanese
Price: n/a
Review: n/a
Hours: Tuesday: 18:00-23:00
Thursday: 18:00-23:00
Saturday: 18:00-23:00
: 18:00-23:00
: 18:00-23:00
4-38-7, Koenji-Minami,
166-0003 Suginami-ku , 13
Phone: 03-3314-4488
Menu: n/a

This shop, named after the famous Sanuki udon region, is just minutes from Koenji station. While some customers come to Sanukiya for just a bowl of udon, those in the know also come for the nihonshu. The sake list here includes includes popular labels like Jikon and Nabeshima. The son, Kondo-san, has a discerning palate and serves up small dishes, pairing each one with a different sake. The evening ends with a bowl of udon—and a great buzz from the sake.

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Demystifying the udon menu

• かけ (Kake)
The standard hot noodles in a hot broth

• ぶっかけ (Bukkake)
Cold noodles with a bit of strong broth, garnished with toppings such as grated daikon, sudachi (Japanese citrus) and green onions

• 醤油 (Shoyu)
Cold noodles topped with soy sauce and garnishes

• ざる (Zaru)
Cold noodles served with a small bowl of tsuyu dipping broth (also called tsuyu-dashi)

• 釜あげ (Kama-age)
Hot udon noodles served in a bowl of hot water and served with a dipping sauce

• 釜玉 (Kama-tama)
Kama-age noodles that are topped with a raw egg and some soy sauce