Sanuki Udon Hanamaru

Phone Number: 3343 0082

English Address: Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture


Believe it or not, cheap franchised eats can sometimes be the best eats. We hit up Hanamaru for their famed udon, though it should be noted that they also serve tempura, onigiri rice balls and plates of side veggies.

We had their recommended Mentai Kamatama. Note that you can opt for small (400yen), medium (500yen) or large (600yen) in size.

bowl of thick, chewy udon noodles lathered with gooey raw egg and spicy (but very mild) cod roe. What’s even better – they provide free toppings and sauces at their side counter including spring onions, ginger, hot peppers, soy sauce and tempura crumbs.

Really a bang for your buck kinda place. Simple and satisfying if you’re looking for a quick udon fix.