Updated: September 15, 2017
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5 Most Famous Restaurants Where You Can Try Incredible Kishimen in Nagoya!

Udon, Japanese white noodles, is such a popular dish in Japan. Did you know Nagoya's udon was slightly different from the regular udon noodles? It is called kishimen and the noodles are flatter and thinner. When you come to Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, you need to try out this local favorite cuisine at these popular restaurants!

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Kishimen Sumiyoshi (きしめん住よし)

One of the most famous kishimen shop in Nagoya is actually located on the platform of Nagoya station. You should definitely try when you use the trains.

Sumiyoshi is a fast food style kishimen shop serving cheap, quick, and delicious kishimen. The shop is also "tachigui" (means standing) style. You need to purchase the ticket for your kishimen at the vending machine in front of the shop before you enter. Regular kishimen is only 350 yen which consists of smooth and flat udon noodles and savory soup.

Yoshida Kishimen (吉田きしめん)

Yoshida Kishimen, located 3 minutes walk from Nagoya station, is another very famous causal kishimen shop in Nagoya.

Their noodle adapts traditional recipe, carefully made from only selected flour, salt, and water. Try this simple yet elegant kishimen noodles. They have a variety of menu to choose from, like tempura kishimen (950 yen), miso kishimen (880 yen), and more!

Kishiya (喜しや)

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Kishiya is a local popular and unique kishimen restaurant located 5 minutes walk from Iketa station. This restaurant is also reasonable, but you can enjoy the nice atmosphere and interior too.

What makes Kishiya unique is their soup. Although kishimen usually uses soy sauce based soup, they serve salt based soup called "Shiro kishimen" (750 yen). The transparent soup is light and flavorful which goes well with the flat noodles.

Kawaiya (川井屋)

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If you are looking for a traditional kishimen restaurant, Kawaiya is the place to go. It is located near Takaoka station.

They have been serving homemade kishimen ever since they opened in 1921. The freshly made noodles are nicely smooth and sticky, and the soup is savory and very flavorful. The most popular menu is ebi oroshi kishimen (1360 yen) which is a cold kishimen topped with shrimp tempura and grated daikon radish.

Nagoya Maruhachi Shokudo (名古屋丸八食堂)

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Interested in other Nagoya's local dishes? Maruhachi shokudo, located 5 minutes walk from Nagoya station, is like a food court having 4 famous Nagoya's restaurants including Yabaton, which is the most famous restaurant in Nagoya specializing in a local cuisine miso katsu.

There is a kishimen shop called Kanekan in the area. Their cold kishimen is worth trying especially in summer. You can enjoy the simple taste and fine texture of the flat noodles with the savory dipping sauce. Also, if you are hungry, try other dishes from different shop to learn Nagoya's cuisine!
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Lastly...

Kishimen is a unique and delicious culture of Nagoya. It is also not that expensive, so why not trying?
Also, check other Nagoya's local dishes from the link below!
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