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Udon in Denver?

ijack Jan 11, 2010 08:22 AM

After having some in LA this weekend made me remember how much I love it. Any recommendations in the area?

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    Booger RE: ijack Jan 11, 2010 02:50 PM

    I would bet you would find awesome Udon at Domo (which is just outside of downtown), which is a terrific restaurant, and a great atmosphere. Not in the best neighborhood, but has free parking onsite, and close, so nothing to really worry about. This place is a gem, and Denver is lucky to have it.

    Another place, that would probably have good Udon is Oshima Ramen, in Southeast Denver. It is an authentic Ramen house, and one of a few American outposts of a well known Japanese chain. I have only eaten there once, and found it OK. It is fairly authentic from what I can tell.

    I would say, go to Domo, and you will have a great experience.

    1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204

    Oshima Ramen of America
    7400 E Hampden Ave Ste 48, Denver, CO 80231

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      eade RE: ijack Jan 12, 2010 08:27 AM

      Just had the udon at Domo for lunch recently. Oshikatta desu. It would be quite hard to beat (I have never been to Oshima Ramen). Other places have udon too, it is not that difficult of a dish to do, unless you take it to a higher level like Domo. For example, Yoko's at 1255 19th St in Sakura Square has a decent version too.

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        SeattliteChower RE: ijack Jan 12, 2010 12:47 PM

        I like Kiki's on Colorado Blvd. for udon.

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          former minnesotan RE: SeattliteChower Jan 12, 2010 07:25 PM

          I like the Udon at Sushi Tazu in Cherry Creek at 3rd and Fillmore. I think their sushi is so-so, but really enjoy their Udon in the winter.

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          southdenverhoo RE: ijack Jan 13, 2010 07:40 AM

          Taki's @ 341 East Colfax seems to have a wildly disparate group of reviews over at yelp, folks either 5 star it or 1 Star it. (haven't been)

          It's a slightly daunting block but includes a chowhound fave in City Grille and another love-it-or-hate-it spot, Wolfe's BBQ....but there is an urban edge to the storefront and surrounding street scene which I guess some find off-putting. But in the positive reviews there is SERIOUS love for this spot.

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            monopod RE: ijack Jan 13, 2010 01:26 PM

            The Udon Bowl at Bones made number 66 on Westword's list of their top 100 favorite dishes in Denver... must be pretty good. I haven't had it myself, but the Lobster Ramen at Bones is pretty spectacular, so I'd wager the udon is similarly tasty.

            Don't forget to get some roasted marrow bones or char siu pork buns while you're there...

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              ToddBradley RE: monopod Jan 30, 2010 02:53 PM

              I agree with monopod on the udon at Bones. But I was sadly underwhelmed by the famous ramen there. The broth, veggies, and meat weren't very exciting.

              701 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203

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                ijack RE: ToddBradley Feb 2, 2010 06:22 AM

                I'm headed to Bones tonight and will have to try the Udon there, thanks!

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                  tatamagouche RE: ijack Feb 2, 2010 08:43 AM

                  Save room for appetizers, the more the better.

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                    ijack RE: tatamagouche Feb 3, 2010 08:59 AM

                    Bones was great! We started with the tempura black cod, which I really liked. The tempura batter was incredibly light and I loved the sauces they served it with. The udon was delicious, I could drink the broth for days. My friend had the egg noddles and it was just okay. I liked the chicken in the dish, but the broth was definitely not as good at the udon.

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              hungrygirldenver RE: ijack Jan 31, 2010 09:34 AM

              I love the Nabeyaki Udon at Sushi Den (or Izakaya, or Den Deli). Not sure Oshima has udon - I've only had the ramen there. I love the ramen at Bones too, but never had the udon.

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                margemayhem RE: hungrygirldenver Feb 1, 2010 08:17 AM

                I had a really delicious duck udon at Den Deli recently.

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                  tatamagouche RE: margemayhem Feb 2, 2010 05:54 AM

                  I had that too and concur, as well as a tomato-seafood udon that was—interesting, to be sure, though its stinginess with the shellfish rankled me.


                  What I've actually been wondering about is oden. Is that available anywhere in CO?

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                  air RE: hungrygirldenver Feb 2, 2010 06:23 PM

                  Another vouch for the nabeyaki udon, but I had tried it at Izakaya Den (easier to get into than Sushi Den, even as a solo diner).

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