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You can’t get Noodles Fresher than Those in Mendokoro Issei

fresh udon noodles

You’ve tried udon and soba noodles right? But have you ever tasted freshly made noodles? If not, you have to try Issei’s udon! The udon delivered to your table comes straight from the small noodle manufacturing site located next door to the restaurant. You can’t get fresher than that!

If you want to savour the aroma and taste of the delicious udon, I’d recommend the simple Kamaage udon. The noodles are boiled and served immediately in a hot broth.

kama age udon

Simply dip the udon into the dipping sauce served alongside it and enjoy! It has a softer and chewier texture that usual udon. The restaurant offers other dishes such as soba and oden, as well as Japanese sake (rice wine) to compliment these dishes.

tomato oden

An example of one of their more novel dishes, is this tomato oden!

Eating soba while sipping on a glass of sake is traditionally regarded as the “cool thing to do” in Japan, especially in Tokyo. You too can experience this chic Japanese-style dining.


Located in central Saga city, this restaurant can be accessed easily. Close to the Saga Prefectural Museum, Museum of Art and the Saga Castle Honmaru History Museum it is also easy just to drop in while sightseeing. And to make it easy for you to decide, English menus are available with large photos of each dish.


Mendokoro Issei
Address: 2-12-9 Jonai, Saga City
Telephone: 0952-23-4525
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 (order stop) and from 17:00 to 21:00 (order stop)
Regular Holidays: Mondays (the next day in the case of a public holiday) and New Year’s Day
Access 1: 10 mins bus ride from JR Saga station
Access 2: 25 mins bus ride from Saga Airport
Distance to airport: 10.3km from Saga Airport
Menu Language: Japanese, English

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