Sanuki Udon Hanamaru

Cheap but tasty udon all over the country

By Karin Wu    - 1 min read

With over 300 restaurants all across Japan, Sanuki Udon Hanamaru boasts their famous sanuki udon, originating from Kagawa Prefecture, for only ¥280 yen (small size)! Sanuki udon is made with a special kind of wheat, providing a unique texture to the noodles. Because I was hungry, I ordered a medium size with karaage (fried chicken) and chikuwa (fish patty) and it still came out to be under ¥500! It’s a serve-it-yourself style, so you can pick your sides, which noodles you like, and then you pay. Easy, cheap, and healthy fast food!

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Karin Wu

Karin Wu @karin.wu

Hi! I'm Karin Wu and I'm currently living and working in Tokyo. I took part in the photojournalism internship for JapanTravel in 2013, and I now contribute every so often when I can get out on the weekends. Writing is a passion of mine, and this site gives me not only an additional excuse to explore Japan but the opportunity to write about it and share with others!