Late-night dining options are rather limited in this part of town, especially combined with affordable prices, so this flashy gourmet noodle shop is a welcome addition to Ginza's nighttime landscape. And although they only display noodle bowls in the front window, once you're inside you'll find an extensive menu of izakaya-style dishes - everything from grilled meats to sushi.
The extensive noodle menu includes a good mix of traditional udon configurations and more fusion-style, Italian-inspired offerings. Some of the more exotic udon choices include pink carbonara, rich cheese and beets, ebi-cream, and of course the ever-popular curry udon.
Moving beyond noodles, the seasonal tempura platter is highly recommended, and it comes in reasonably hefty portions. Entertaining modern nigiri-zushi and sushi rolls are well constructed, featuring ingredients like grilled salmon and sukiyaki. Raw horsemeat comes in several different cuts (the shimo-furi marbled cut is tender and very tasty), which you can order a la carte or in a mixed horsemeat platter. There's also a good selection of teppan-grilled meats, including beef tongue.
The sake list features well-known breweries like Kubota and Tengumai, while wine options include Cloudy Bay Chardonnay. Budget around Y3000-4000 for dinner with drinks, or Y1000-1600 for just a bowl of udon. Wines range from Y2,800-12,000 per bottle.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.