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Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza

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Japanese: Fried Food, Udon

Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza Description

Located just a 3-minute walk from the famous Kabuki-za theater in Tokyo, Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza is a charming udon restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine. With a history spanning over 120 years, this restaurant has been serving its signature dish, the 'Oni-kama' udon, which has won the prestigious Udon World Championship three times in a row.

What sets Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza apart is its dedication to using locally sourced ingredients and high-quality domestic wheat flour to create their udon noodles. The result is a unique and flavorful udon that is loved by locals and visitors alike. The menu offers a variety of udon dishes, including the famous 'Oni-kama' udon, which features two types of noodles with different thickness and texture. The restaurant's cozy and elegant atmosphere makes it a perfect place for both solo diners and groups.

Whether you're a udon enthusiast or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza is a must-visit restaurant. Indulge in their award-winning udon dishes and savor the rich flavors that have been passed down through generations.

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Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza Overview


3-chōme-14-13 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


+81 (0) 3-6264-7336


3 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-Ginza Station Exit A3.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-4:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior


Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza Reviews

Godaime Hanayama Udon Ginza Google Average Rating



Probally one of the most reknowned ramen restaurant in Tokyo is Hanayama Udon. I visited their 5th branch located in Ginza. Although arriving 45mins before their opening time, the queue was 2 blocks down and I waited 2hr and 15mins on an off-peak season weekday.

Famed for their 5cm wide oni himokawa udon made with wheat from Gunma prefecture. This soft, yet chewy thin udon has netted them Champion for the best udon nationwide, an annual udon competition that ran from 2013 to 2017.

⏰ Waiting time: 2hr 15min
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On our initial visit, the line was incredibly long, with wait times of up to 90 minutes, so we decided to postpone and returned for dinner the following day. This time, we arrived approximately 30 minutes before the restaurant's opening, securing our spot as the third group in line. As soon as they opened for dinner, we were promptly seated. The food was delightful, complemented by a great atmosphere, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive.


It’s been four years since I was here last. Previously, we went to the front and they took our names down, to which we could wander about so long as we came back when our names were called. This time, a long line awaited us as a group of other tourists queued prior to opening. There were probably 30 people ahead as the line wrapped around the block.

I ordered the curry udon and while it was good, the regular dipping udon combo was better in my opinion. The noodles were thick with a nice texture that absorbed the broth’s flavors well. The curry was a tad on the salty side, but overall had a pleasing flavor.

We waited 90 minutes to eat here this time, and even though the food was tasty, it’s not worth the wait. I wouldn’t return again unless they reinstated their old system where we didn’t have to physically stand in line.

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