5 Chome-2-１ Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
Photo courtesy of Dinning Innovation USA, photo by Joji Uematsu
TsuruTonTanUdon, a thick, chewy wheat noodle, shines whether it is served hot or cold. TsuruTonTan has a few shops in the city, though the best views are from the floor-to-ceiling windows on the 10th floor of Ginza Tokyu Plaza. The udon noodles are served in giant bowls big enough to stick your face into. Check out the seasonal recommendations like colorful slices of tomatoes with tomato sorbet in the summer. Year-round favorites include curry udon, and shrimp and vegetable tempura with udon.