Gami Udon is a simple Japanese eatery located in the heart of Hongdae. Upon entering the restaurant you will notice a small window exposing the udon making process – highlighting the fact that their noodles are homemade. What’s amazing is that not only are the noodles homemade, but the dishes here are of extremely good quality yet so amicably priced, perfectly suited for a poor and tiresome college student pulling all-nighters at Hongik University. You can even get extra udon noodles to add into your left over broth! As for their menu, udon noodle dishes along with a variety of tempura side dishes is all there is, but that’s all you’ll need to fill your empty stomachs on a 10,000 won budget while being overly satisfied here. They have the usual list of warm udon for the freezing winter as well as some refreshing cold udon for the blazing summers. The ‘Naeng Udon’, which is described as a ‘cold Korean-style udon’, seems to be the choice for many of their summertime visitors. The mildly cold broth is both sweet and savory, with just enough taste to make you want to repeatedly dip your spoon and have that moment of tasteful euphoria again and again. The broth is at a perfect temperature that the noodles won’t go stiff and dull, so that you can still slurp (as you are meant to) up the noodles. Gami Udon has kept its place and rank for years in Hongdae as one great udon eatery, and rightfully so.
Time Out says
- 23, Hongik-ro 2-gil
- Hongik University Station (line 2) exit 9. 5 mins walk.
- Naeng udon 6,000 won
- Opening hours:
- Tue-Sun 12:00-20:00, break time 15:00-17:00
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