Though the classy interior and plummy riverside perch might suggest otherwise, this Ebisu noodle shop can fill you up for less than ¥1,000 a head. Yamacho's udon noodles, available either 'thin' or 'fat', are cooked al dente and served with dashi stock courtesy of the restaurant's namesake in Osaka, a local institution with a more than century-long history. Try the prawn tempura set or kujo negi (spring onions) udon, with some fluffy tamago-maki egg roll on the side (if you've got space for it). Yamacho is twinned with Ebisu's Kaoriya soba shop, and its interior follows the same format: subtle lighting, sparse décor and a communal, solid-wood table in the centre of the room.
|Venue name:||Ebisu Udon Yamacho|
1-1-5 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-4pm, 5pm-12midnight daily|
|Transport:||Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku, Hibiya lines)|