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Super Udon in Gardena. Anyone been there before?

pleasurepalate Nov 6, 2006 03:53 PM

I was just in Gardena yesterday and zoomed past a restaurant called Super Udon. I didn't get a chance to stop by and check it out, but was wondering if anyone has eaten there. I've seen plenty of ramen houses, but this is the first time I've seen a restaurant that seems to feature Udon Soup as its main selling point.

Thanks in advance,
Abby

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    Tmblweed Nov 6, 2006 04:44 PM

    it's a place where you walk up to a window and then order what kind of udon you want. There's quite a lot to pick from.

    I've gone there once and have thought that it was okay. I wasn't overly impressed by it, but it definitely quickly satisfies you when you have an udon craving.

    The price isn't that bad, and they're pretty quick with your order.

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      linlinchan Nov 6, 2006 09:24 PM

      About 2 miles south from Super Udon is Sanuki no Sato, which I think is the best udon restaurant by far in the area, so if you want to eat Udon at a restaurant, I would recommend that. The ambiance is really nice, too, and 90% of the customers in there every time I go are Japanese.

      1. Gohantabeyoka Nov 6, 2006 11:24 PM

        You know, IMO, the _best_ udon has nothing to do with ambience.
        I think the best udon I have ever had came off of yatai in some dingy corner of some Japanese city.
        If they don't screw up the noodles (overcook them) or make the tsuyu too weak or too strong, it's good to go.
        Yep, Super Udon passes these tests. It's pretty good without pretense. I like that.
        This is a place to try on a cold, rainy fall evening.
        Your mantra is "Shinjuku, Minami Shinjuku, Sangubashi, Yoyogi hachiman, Yoyogi uehara, Higashikitazawa, Shimokitazawa, Setagaya-daita, Umegaoka, Gotokuji, Kyodo, Chitose Funabashi, Soshigaya okura, Seijyo Gakuen-mae, Kitami, Komae, Izumi Tamagawa, Noborito, Mukougaoka-yuen, Ikutaaaaa!"
        Meshi, meshi, meshi!

        1. Bon Vivant Nov 7, 2006 01:25 AM

          I don't know if this is still true but the guy who owns Kotohira makes his own udon by hand. I haven't been there for a while but I do remember the udon having a great texture and taste.

          But I love udon so much Super Udon piques my interest.

          http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot.com

          1. badhomecook Nov 7, 2006 02:07 AM

            Sounds Oishi ne? But where in Gardena is this? I'm always looking for good noodles.
            And you've tried Otofuku, haven't you?

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              Tmblweed Nov 9, 2006 07:23 PM

              Super Udon
              16601 S Western Avenue
              Gardena, CA 90247
              (310) 515-8898
              http://www.superudon.com

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