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“Good Udon and good Tempura”
Review of Ueharayahonten

Ueharayahonten
Ranked #5 of 3,236 Restaurants in Takamatsu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 9
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We found this restaurant after visiting the near-by Ritsurin Garden. We just search for "cheap eats near us" and this came up with good reviews.

It was a great choice for lunch (we don't think they are open for dinner). Takamatsu is known for its Udon noodles and although I really can't say whether these noodles were the best ever they were very good. As is the Tempura. The meal is made better by the experience itself. It was very busy, we had to wait outside for a short time and when we were there it was all local folk - office workers, blue-collar workers, older folk. First, as you are in line inside waiting, look up - yes, for those who do not speak or read Japanese (like us) the photos will help you choose. As you proceed along take a plate and put your Tempura on it - we wanted to take our time but the impatient queue behind us did not allow that - choose quickly - we are sure it will all be delicious. At the noodle stop point to the photo above you and choose your size (small or large). Now you pay. The cashier on the day made sure we knew what to do. Turn around to the boiling water bath, put your noodles in a basket and shake them up and down as you count to ten. Right beside you is the soup. Handle down for a good stock. Don't worry just watch the locals.

Now the toppings - we took some of everything on top of the soup and the mild ginger topping for the Tempura. Slurp, slurp, slurp - there is nothing impolite about sucking the Udon noodles up with gusto. There is a water dispenser and also hot green tea.

Don't linger after you have finished there are others queued and waiting outside. Return your tray to the counter - "Arigato gozaimasu"

The meal was more than food, it was an experience. Thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended.

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Thank Chook1
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I visit Uehara with group of 4 on 5th Mar. The Chef arrange us to sit in front of the Sushi bar. Sushi are very nice and it is very enjoyable to see the smooth and skilful movement of Chef while making sushi. The sushi set lunch cost about USD200/pax. Can't say it is cheap but the quality and taste definitely worth every dollar paid.

Love this place and definitely a must go for my next Hong Kong trip.

Thank Travel_LoverFoo
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

When you first stepped into the shop, the first things that you could see are a large car park full with cars, and a long queue waiting to enter the restaurant. Since the restaurant bases on "first come first get seat", that means you might need to take some time to wait the people inside to finish their meals first. After you have entered the shop, you will follow the queue to pick the food you like. Of course you will go to cook the noodles, and suppose you should do it by your own, but if you have problems, kindly find a staff to ask and even they might not be able to speak good English, still they are willing to offer assistance with a pleasant smile. And finally, remember to enjoy your food by eating with sound, as well as finish them all in a reasonable time since the queue is always there and watching you when you will finish the food.

Thank Ho Fung H
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

A cheap place, sort of self service, where udon are cooked for you and you add on what you want. The incredibly friendly atmosphere of the Japanese working ladies.

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Thank Arnaud T
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

Fantastic place for lunch before visiting Ritsurin Koen. You choose small or large size udon, the cook for five seconds in the hot water bath then add chopped spring onions, pepper and tempura flakes. As you choose your size of udon you choose your topping, everything looks really good but I had gobo and sweet potato tempura which were both delicious. The place is full of local workers so you just sit a long bench tables. Make sure you return your tray when you finish. They make their own udon each day and when it is sold out the restaurant is closed. Unfortunately they are not open at night. Takamatsu is a centre for udon and this place is one of the best.

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