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Sawanoi

  • 4-2-3 Akasaka Map It
  • Minato-ku
  • Japanese

Known for

  • Quick, tasty meals
  • Chewy homemade udon noodles

Published 12/20/2010

Fodor's Review

The homemade udon noodles, served in a broth with seafood, vegetables, or chicken, make a perfect light meal or midnight snack. Try the inaka (country-style) udon, which has bonito, seaweed flakes, radish shavings, and a raw egg dropped into the hot broth to cook. For a heartier meal, chose the tenkama set: hot udon and shrimp tempura with a delicate soy-based sauce. A bit run-down, Sawanoi is one of the last remaining neighborhood shops in what is now an upscale business and entertainment district. (Dash up a short flight of stairs to get to the dining room.) It stays open until 3 am, and a menu is available in English.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Dear City Akasaka Honkan, 4-2-3 Akasaka, 2nd fl., Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 107-0052, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3582–2080

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun.

Published 12/20/2010

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