7 superb spots for slurpable udon noodle dishes in Seattle

Mar 30 2021, 2:30 pm

Ramen is wonderful, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for another type of noodle soup: udon.

For those who haven’t had the Japanese dish before, udon is a type of noodle that can be served hot or cold. It’s a thicker and chewier noodle than ramen and is most often whiter in color.

Udon noodles themselves are always vegan and usually have a delicate flavor compared to ramen.

Here are seven places to get slurpable udon around Seattle:

Azuki

 

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Chef-Owner Ryuji Miyata is originally from Kagawa prefecture in Japan, which is known for its Udon. Chef Miyata hand-makes all of his udon noodles and soups and offers lunch specials, udon sets, and soups.

Location: 2711 E Madison St, Seattle
Phone: 206-328-4910
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U:Don

U:Don is perfect for eaters on the go. The cafeteria-style restaurant allows you to customize your dish with 25 udon styles, 19 tempura options, as well as 27 add-ons and sides.

Location: 1640 12th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-466-1471

Location: 4515 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-453-3788
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Tsukushinbo

Tsukushinbo is a small family-owned Japanese restaurant. The little hole in the wall is only open evenings and is a great spot to enjoy authentic food in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is currently only offering deliveries and takeout.

Location: 515 S Main Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-467-4004
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Kamei

 

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Kamei serves up six types of udon. Pick between mixed vegetable udon, vegetable tempura udon, tempura udon, chicken udon, beef udon, and nabeyaki udon.

Location: 4512 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-923-1000

Issian

Rather than finding udon soup on the menu, you’ll find two types of creamy udon at Issian. Pick between a spicy cod roe udon or sea urchin.

Location: 1618 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-632-7010
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Tamari Bar 

With so many things on their menu, you may stray from the udon at Tamari Bar. While we love everything they have to offer, we do recommend their cilantro udon made with cilantro pesto and topped with veggies. It’s vegan!

Location: 500 E Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-979-8800
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Tenei 

Don’t get tempted by the ramen at Tenei. The udon is where it’s at. Pick between a duck breast udon, tempura udon, curry udon, or veggie udon.

Location: 1256 Republican Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-420-4500
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