Restaurants, Cafés Iidabashi

Kagawa-style sanuki udon and shaved ice desserts make for an excellent match at this homely joint opened by two culinary school classmates and moved from Musashi-Koyama to Iidabashi in spring 2017. Practically everything here is handmade, from the noodles to the bean paste, while the kakigori is of the style pioneered by Shimokita favourite Chaen Oyama. That's not to say you're forced to order a tea-flavoured mountain of ice – our choice was the excellent Citrus Milk variety, flavoured with oranges, red and white grapefruit and lemon in puré, jam, peel and cream forms. The full sizes are rather voluminous, so you might want to consider downgrading to a mini size (¥150 discount), especially if you're also having a bowl of noodles. Note that the udon is not available between 2pm and 5pm, which is when Mamechawan operates as a café.


Venue name: Mamechawan
Address: 2F, 2-7-2 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.50am-9pm (last orders 8pm); Sat, Sun & hols 12pm-7pm (6pm), kakigori served after 1pm on weekdays
Transport: Iidabashi Station (Sobu, Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku, Oedo lines)
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