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Jan 11, 2010 08:22 AM

Udon in Denver?

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

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  1. 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

    1. 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.

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

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        1. re: SeattliteChower

          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.

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: monopod

              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

              1. re: ToddBradley

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

                1. re: ijack

                  Save room for appetizers, the more the better.

                  1. re: tatamagouche

                    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.