Atsumaru
Ogawamachi: Udon
Atsumaru (Ogawamachi: Udon)
Atsumaru
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.

While the relatively unspicy curry udon noodles are the main seller here, the kitchen also turns out several other hot and cold varieties such as spicy natto, Chinese-style tantanmen, and ume-kitsune (fried tofu). The Italian-influenced cold tomato and cheese udon (Y1000) is a refreshing, rather unique bowl, with lots of fresh vegetables like turnips, mushrooms and pumpkin complementing the pleasantly chewy noodles.

The atmosphere is relaxed, and the tasteful decor - tan stucco walls, distressed concrete floor, heavy dark wooden tables - makes this seem more like a chic neighborhood cafe than a noodle joint.

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