Takamatsu Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Takamatsu

September 24, 2017 Darleen Reid

Discover the best restaurant in Takamatsu, Japan including Sakaeda, Udon Honjin Yamadaya Sanuki Honten, Waraya, Tsurumaru, Chikusei, Ueharayahonten, Ikkaku Takamatsu, Yumekabotakara, Udon Bakaichidai, Oshokujidokoro Shirunomise Ofukuro
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1. Sakaeda

5-2-23 Bancho, Takamatsu 760-0017, Kagawa Prefecture Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-834-6291
Excellent
37%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Sakaeda

Reviewed By KennethIM - Tokyo, Japan

Since I had to catch the early morning Jetstar flight from Takamatsu Airport, I needed a really quick Udon place.
One place recommended by my friend in college was this Sakaeda place.
Open from 7:00AM, by 7:30 you could find many locals and tourists eating in.
The choice is hot or cold, with my choice always being cold, at 200yen.
Reasonably price as free Negi and Goma.
Great taste, but couldn't enjoy it so much since I had to hurry to eat it.
Around 25minutes walk from Takamatsu Station, but the Risturin Kouen station (栗林公園) seems to be closer.
The nakashin -machi (中新町)bus stop for the airport limo seems to be rather close.
Arrived safely walking there for the 8:00 bus
Not so many places of Udon which is good AND open from early morning, so it's a great way to try the last minute udon

2. Udon Honjin Yamadaya Sanuki Honten

3186 Murecho Mure, Takamatsu 761-0121, Kagawa Prefecture Reservations Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 120-046-522
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 188 reviews

Udon Honjin Yamadaya Sanuki Honten

Reviewed By CLau888 - Hong Kong, China

I found this garden restaurant at the guide book and since I am driving a car, getting there is not a problem. And you do need a car to get there. I drove for about 20 minutes from Takamatsu city to the restaurant. If you take a taxi from Takamatsu city, the taxi fare would definitely cost more than your meal. I also saw some tour buses taking many guests to the restaurant.
The restaurant was originally a part of the wine brewery. It has both inside dinning and garden dinning area. I arrived at around 1230pm for lunch and chose to eat outside. The menu comes with pictures, so no worry and you are sure what you will have. I had a udon in soup with chicken and egg. It comes with much vegetable. The soup base is perfect and everything taste excellent. Tea is self service and cost no more. My bowl of udon costs Yen 620, great deal.
Guests siting next to us have udon with dipping sauce and tempura set. I hearsay they praised the tempura very much. So I and my wife decided to come back the following evening (The restaurant closes at 8pm). We made a reservation at the front desk and to our surprise the lady there speaks fluent English.
We came back the following evening at around 6:30. There are only a handful customers in the evening. This time we took a table inside. We had the udon with chicken and egg again, and a dipping udon with tempura set. Yes the tempura is perfect, no doubt about it. The only problem with dinning inside is that smoking is allowed and people do smoke.
Kagawa Prefecture is famous for its Sanuki udon so basically every udon restaurant in Kagawa offers excellent handmade udon, you can't go wrong with it.

3. Waraya

91 Yashimanakamachi, Takamatsu 761-0112, Kagawa Prefecture Waitstaff, Reservations Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-843-3115
Excellent
36%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Waraya

Reviewed By Mark A - Queenstown, New Zealand

Best Udon I've eaten, traditional restaurant that serves very hot udon, you are supplied with a large decanter with tsuyu stock, you pour this into a smaller bowl and put some of the shredded ginger and spring onions into, you then take out the udon and put it into the tsuyu to get the flavour and then eat it. I've never done this and as I was the only Caucasian in the restaurant I was really excited, it was delicious, we also ordered tempura which was oishi, I'm told that Takamatsu is renowned for its udon, well they're right, great experience.

4. Tsurumaru

9-34 Furubabacho, Takamatsu 760-0045, Kagawa Prefecture Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-821-3780
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

Tsurumaru

Reviewed By thelonious22 - Seongnam

the place was pretty packed on a Thursday night...I thought 700 for a small bowl of curry-udon was bit much (most places have it for 100-200 yen less)...I don't know about the noodles being anything special but the curry broth was fantastic...not too thick or too runny...pretty rare for curry broth to be good enough to sip as soup after the noodles have been slurped up...the curry-udon definitely lived up to the hype...stop by if you're in Takamatsu!

2-23 Kameokacho, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-862-1095
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Chikusei

Reviewed By BusyFlyingAround - Singapore, Singapore

What a great place and thanks to TripAdvisor for the recommendation. This is truly a family/small business operation with amazingly friendly and warm staff who really care. Walk in and get a warm greeting. You're issued with a plate of tempura and then go over to the counter where a lady asks you how much udon you want. You get your fresh udon made there, head over to scoop your own broth and put the condiments of your choice. You sit down and get a hot green tea or water and enjoy the communal and friendly atmosphere. It's a fast and cheap eat and you feel part of an experience and a community rather than 'just' a restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

6. Ueharayahonten

1-16-6 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture Japanese, Asian Lunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-831-6779
Excellent
38%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Ueharayahonten

Reviewed By Lee T - Sydney

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.

7. Ikkaku Takamatsu

4-11 Kajiyamachi, Takamatsu 760-0028, Kagawa Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 87-823-3711
Excellent
28%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 296 reviews

Ikkaku Takamatsu

Reviewed By AnthonyShaw

No 'wow' factor about the food here, it's simple and straight forward. Chicken!
There's limited choice if I'm honest, but I was advised to visit here by some locals I met in Takamatsu earlier in the day.
The menu is in English, so no struggle in ordering, and basically I went for the fried chicken, which was incredibly fatty (nice fatty).
Good setting, and nice atmosphere.
Smokers welcome, so be aware if you're taking children.

8. Yumekabotakara

214 Kasugacho, Takamatsu 761-0194, Kagawa Prefecture Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 87-844-8801
Excellent
54%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Yumekabotakara

Reviewed By えっつん - Takamatsu, Japan

たからにはいつもフルーツ大福を求めて行ってましたが、今回はかき氷を食べに行ってみました。
レジのところでかき氷を注文すると、入って右側のイートインコーナーまで持ってきてくれます。
お茶はセルフです。
今回、マンゴー、いちごミルク、宇治金時のかき氷を注文しましたが、どれもとても大きくてビックリしました。
いちごはジャムのような濃厚なシロップがかかっていました。
マンゴーも濃厚で、宇治金時は抹茶も小豆も甘さ控えめで、個人的には一番宇治金時が美味しく最後まで飽きずに食べれました。
その他に瀬戸内レモン、黒蜜がありました。

9. Udon Bakaichidai

1-6-7 Tagacho, Takamatsu 760-0063, Kagawa Prefecture Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking Japanese Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +81 87-862-4705
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 296 reviews

Udon Bakaichidai

Reviewed By Handmark - San Francisco

Udon Bakaichidai (Big Idiot) is a very popular little local establishment about a ten minute walk east of the local serving Kawaramachi train station. Don't let the line deter you from working your way in and enjoying the local sanuki udon. These are thick toothy udon noodles served with just a splash of broth. Add sliced green onion, grated ginger and a wide range of toppings and you have a meal that will stick with you through the day. The place also has great people-watching--with locals of all ages and callings savoring this comfort food. Apparently sanuki udon is now all the rage despite its humble country origins. The folks from Bon Apetit have even written up this place. Check it out at: http://www.bonappetit.com/restaurants-travel/article/sanuki-udon-noodles-considered-ramen-s-poor-cousin-are-japan-s-latest-mania. Open 6 am to 6 pm.

10. Oshokujidokoro Shirunomise Ofukuro

1-11-12 Kawaramachi | Hamada Enterprise Bldg. 1F, Takamatsu 760-0052, Kagawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Japanese, Asian Dinner, Lunch +81 87-831-0822
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Oshokujidokoro Shirunomise Ofukuro

Reviewed By pxyzyzygy - uk

Thanks to Tripadvisor, we tried this little place in Takamatsu, and we were delighted that we did. It's a neighbourhood restaurant, the type that has loyal regulars, and the food there is *divine*. We had a medley of salads, miso soup, and some of the best raw tuna in ponzu dressing we've ever had. The first night, we went a little bit bonkers, and the bill came to nearly £40 for the two of us, with beers, the second night we were somewhat more sensible, and it was just over £25. Very good value indeed.

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