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[Tokyo] Nagasaki Hanten Shibuya (長崎飯店 渋谷店): Authentic Nagasaki-Style Crispy Thin Noodles, Known as Sara Udon


Savoring Sara Udon: A Crispy Delight at Nagasaki Hanten Shibuya

Established in 1975, Nagasaki Hanten Shibuya is a popular culinary establishment. In our previous article, we explored the allure of Champon. In this article, we delve into the realm of Sara Udon, or “plate noodles.” Despite its name, Sara Udon is not a type of udon but rather crispy, deep-fried noodles. It purportedly originated in Nagasaki as a brothless variant of Champon.


In the authentic Nagasaki setting, there is a distinction between the use of Champon noodles, referred to as “thick noodle dish udon,” and the crispy noodles, denoted as “thin noodle dish udon.” At Nagasaki Hanten Shibuya, patrons have the option to choose between crispy thin noodles, labeled as “firm noodles,” or Champon noodles, termed as “soft noodles,” when ordering.


The charm of Sara Udon lies in the juxtaposition of its crisp texture and the combination of meat and vegetables in a thick sauce. On this occasion, our selection was the Sara Udon featuring firm noodles, a sublime dish where the crisp noodles harmonize exquisitely with the luscious, piping-hot sauce. The moment when the crisp noodles, infused with the sauce, gradually transform into a soft consistency is truly unparalleled.

  • Name: Nagasaki Hanten
  • Address: 1-9-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3464-0528
  • Hours: 11:00 – 14:30 & 17:10 – 22:00  
  • Closed On: Saturday Afternoon, Sundays and National Holidays
  • Number of Seats: 38
  • Budget: Lunch: – JPY1,000 / Dinner: – JPY3,000 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only 

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