Nisiki is the place in Itaewon for authentic Sanuki udon. This popular udon variety originates from the Sanuki province in the Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku island. Nisiki learned its technique from Tokyo’s very own Sanuki udon shop, Tarehan. Considered Tarehan’s sister shop, the noodles at Nisiki are uniquely chewy and flavorful. Nisiki serves about ten different types of udon, including Zaru udon, served with wasabi and scallions in a shoyu dipping sauce, and chilled Bukkake udon, which placed 1st on FujiTV’s Sanuki udon competition. The menu also includes salads, braised dishes, curries, and a variety of vegetable and seafood sides, amongst which the seafood-veggie tempura made from fresh minced prawn takes the crown. If you're really feeling into it, you can do a full Nisiki day: udon by day, sake by night, and then another udon as a nightcap.
|Opening hours:||Weekdays and Sunday 11:30am–2:30pm/5:30pm–11:00pm, Fri and Sat 11:30am–2:30pm/5:30pm–1am|
|Transport:||Itaewon Station (Line 6), exit 3.|
|Price:||Nisiki Udon 8,000won, Hiyashi Tantan-myun (ice) 10,000w|