Restaurants, Japanese Akabane

Hiding out on a residential street a brisk walk from Akabane Station, this udon joint regularly attracts queues before opening time, as patrons converge on the shop to savour Sumita's signature kashiwa oroshi bukkake. This tongue-twister of a dish consists of slippery noodles topped with lightly flavoured pieces of chicken tempura, plus grated daikon, sesame seeds, nori seaweed and green onion, and makes for a satisfyingly hearty one-bowl meal. If it still leaves you hungry, try a serving of the interesting sanuki oden, which is basically just standard oden in sweet Kagawa-style udon broth. Served with miso and mustard, ingredients like daikon and beef tendon go nicely with the soup and are sure to warm you up on a winter day.


Venue name: Sumita
Address: 2-52-8 Shimo, Kita-ku

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am-2pm (last orders 1.45pm), 6pm-9.30pm (last orders 9pm), Sat, Sun & hols 11am-3pm, closed Mon
Transport: Akabane Station, east exit
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