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Located in the bustling neighborhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo, Udon Shin is a hidden gem that specializes in serving delicious and authentic udon noodles. This restaurant has been recognized as one of the top 100 udon restaurants in the prestigious Udon EAST ranking for 2022. With a rating of 3.72 and over 2,000 reviews on Tabelog, it is clear that Udon Shin has won the hearts of many udon enthusiasts.

What sets Udon Shin apart from other udon establishments is their dedication to quality and tradition. The udon noodles are made in-house using traditional methods, ensuring a perfect texture and flavor in every bite. The menu offers a variety of udon dishes, from classic favorites like Kitsune Udon (udon noodles topped with sweet fried tofu) to more adventurous options like Tempura Udon (udon noodles served with crispy tempura). Each dish is carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions.

The restaurant itself exudes a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and comfortable seating. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, Udon Shin is the perfect place to indulge in a bowl of hearty and flavorful udon noodles. So, if you find yourself in Shinjuku and craving udon, make sure to visit Udon Shin for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Udon Shin Overview


1F Soma Building 2-chōme-20-16 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053


+81 (0) 3-6276-7816


2 minute walk from Shinjuku Station (Toei Shinjuku Line, Keio Line, Oedo Line) Exit 6
6 minute walk from Shinjuku Station (JR Lines) South Exit
5 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Odawara Line)
6 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station (JR Lines) South Exit

Operating Hours

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

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I went to get my queue card at around 9:20 a.m. and then went for a walk around there. Then come back to the shop a little before 11 a.m. to join the queue. I didn't wait very long, about 30 minutes, and got in. While waiting in line, There will be employees coming to take orders. I suggest you order whatever you want right now. Because if you go and order more after you eat in the restaurant, You will wait for quite a long time. All udon dishes are delicious. Choose the style you like to eat. But don't forget to order the sweet potato tempura. It was very delicious. The seats in the shop are narrow. But you can forgive it because it's so delicious haha.


Delicious noodles, freshly made in front of you. We took both cold and hot noodles, cold dish emphasis more on the noodles which makes it slightly better (thogh the fresh egg doesn't add much).
Place is small, only 12 seats, with a huge hype. But instead of having a long line, they have a cool system of scheduling:
You take a number telling you what time you are supposed to be seated. Meanwhile, you can go on your business.
It took us 4 hour to be seated (!) and we were quickly seated when arriving on scheduled time.
Totally worth it.


This is a must visit. The noodles were cooked to perfection and both broths were sublime. The cheese tempura and the bacon tempura were also delicious. The cheese tempura was gooey and crunchy at the same time - so good.

It’s definitely an intimate space but that adds to the vibe. When you first get there, you’ll have to get a ticket from the ticket machine (which is near the entrance) and then come back at the allocated time and queue up again. We waited for about an hour and a half but the food is definitely worth the wait.

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