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  1. Menchirashi 麺散
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
  2. Menchirashi 麺散
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
  3. Menchirashi 麺散
    Photo:Kisa Toyoshima
  4. Menchirashi
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
  5. Menchirashi
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
  6. Menchirashi
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

Time Out says

Tucked away in an alley off Cat Street, Menchirashi is a stylish space to savour house-made udon noodles amongst Harajuku’s fashionable crowd. But don’t let its American-diner-with-hip-Japanese-twist interior deter you: prices here are very reasonable, with most udon dishes priced below ¥1,000.

Menchirashi is known for its fried-to-order tempura and onigiri rice balls, both of which make perfect accompaniments to a bowl of udon. If the menu triggers a bout of FOMO, opt for the kake udon (plain noodles in broth) for ¥450, add on a tempura (from ¥150 a piece) and finish off with an onigiri stuffed with a variety of fillings including tuna and takuan (daikon) pickles (from ¥200). That way you’ll try a bit of everything.


6-13-7 Jingumae, Shibuya
Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Meiji-jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines)
Opening hours:
11.30am-11pm (last orders 10.30pm), closed Tue
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