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AubWah Feb 23, 2012 03:21 PM

Is this place in anybody else's lunch rotation? Real deal Osaka udon. Not that I've ever been to Japan. Yes Please! Try the beef rice bowls too.

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Onya
143 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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  1. Monica RE: AubWah Feb 23, 2012 04:40 PM

    i go there once in awhile when i want tempura and their cold udon noodle dishes....if it wasnt for tempura, id probably never go there because i think their noodle dishes are slightly over priced for what you get. to be honest, udon i make home tastes better as long as i buy the right udon.

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      kosmose7 RE: Monica Feb 23, 2012 07:44 PM

      And their gyuudon (beef bowl) was pretty mediocre too...

    2. Silverjay RE: AubWah Feb 24, 2012 05:57 AM

      They are franchise from Osaka, but they serve Sanuki udon from Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku. It is thicker, more al dente than other parts of Japan. The self-service style is also replicating Kagawa shops.

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        Ricky RE: AubWah Feb 24, 2012 06:18 AM

        It was much better when they first opened. Quality has dipped a bit.

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          AubWah RE: AubWah Feb 24, 2012 03:25 PM

          Hmm strange, maybe some of you folks are Japanese food experts, or have been to Japan, or are Japanese food snobs, or any combination of the 3, but to the rest of New York Onya fits in very nicely in my $8 lunch range. I am a big eater and the rice bowl with beef and picked veggies is like 8.65 after tax and it fills me up. The tastes are so delectable and exotic. We aren't talking chinese takeout shit beef. I'm talking about seriously delicious textures and flavors

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            Monica RE: AubWah Feb 24, 2012 06:48 PM

            I never had their beef bowl so i wouldn't know but i think it's somewhat crazy to charge $6-$7 for a small bowl of udon noodle in msg based soy sauce broth that has no dept of flavor. Plus it doesn't come with toppings unless you are paying close to $10. I can go to a Vietnamese place like Obao and get really tasty, hearty and flavorful large bowl of pho for $8.
            You know there are good chinese restaurants that serve good quality food.

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            OBao
            222 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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