Tochigiya とちぎや
OPEN HOURS: Mon - Sat, 10:30 - 13:30, 16:30 until noodles run out
ADDRESS: 1-6-14 Chuo, Hanyu, Saitama
TEL: +81 48 561 1432

This small eatery specializes in udon noodles. Udon are thick hand-cut wheat noodles served in a mild broth, or cold with a dip, and various toppings. As with many small restaurants in Japan, the menu is limited to what the chef does best. The noodles are freshly prepared by hand every day, and once they’re run out, the restaurant closes for the day. And as Tochigiya is loved by locals, they tend to run out fast! Prices are very reasonable, and payment is cash only. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the nondescript modern exterior – the atmosphere inside lets you slip back in time a few decades, as you enjoy this simple yet delicious countryside food.