This TsuruTonTan outlet on the tenth floor of Tokyu Plaza Ginza may look grand, but don’t let its fine dining interior discourage you. It’s still the affordable udon joint we know and love – the portions are just as big and the bowls even bigger. While you’re not high enough to get a sweeping panorama of Tokyo, you can still enjoy a good view of Ginza’s fancy retail highrises. Snatch a counter seat against the window and you can look down at the Sukiyabashi Crossing, Ginza’s answer to Shibuya Scramble.
TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie is perfect for families and groups, as there are cocoon-like box seats that can accommodate six as well as communal tables fit for ten. Most of the comforting udon bowls cost around ¥1,500; the noodles are made in-house and everything is cooked to order. What’s even better is that you can request up to three times the amount of noodles for free. And if you’re looking to make an occasion of this, complement your meal with side dishes such as sashimi and tempura. Or go all out with a sukiyaki hot pot set meal with udon noodles and seasonal side dishes from just ¥4,500.