A steaming hot bowl of Japanese udong will hit the spot on a cold winter day! Enjoy this as a simple meal for lunch or dinner - or even snack to warm you up throughout the day.
This particular chain, Genroku, has various locations in Seoul. Their broth has a stronger flavour of a base than most udon soups, and I like it because it is hearty, full of flavour and they have various toppings like beef, chicken or yooboo (유부 - a type of Japanese fried tofu). If you don't like the typical udon with the fishcakes, then this is the udon for you! Choose your noodles between udong (우동) - the traditional thick chewy flour noodle or soba (소바) - a buckwheat thinner noodle usually eaten in a cold soy sauce dipping dish. All soups are 6000-8000won depending on the topping and noodles, but you can choose up to triple portion for the same price!!!
What? 겐로쿠. A causal Genroku Udon and Soba house. They have a limited menu of mostly just udon and soba noodles in a hot soup that comes with either chicken, beef or fried bean curd. www.genrokuudon.com
Who? Any age, kid friendly, vegetarian friendly, anyone who likes hot broth and Japanese style noodles in a non-spicy soup base.
When? 7 days a week. 11:30am-9:30pm with the last order with at 9pm.
Parking? Depends on the location, but for Shinsa location, no. Find street or lot parking nearby.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? 서울시 강남구 신사동 510-8 1층. 510-8 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: Come out of Shinsa Station (Line 3), exit 8. Go straight, turn left down Garosogil which is right after Missha (for now). Turn left down the first alley, and keep going until you reach 문어치킨 (Moonuh Chicken - an octopus/fried chicken place) on your left. Turn right down the bigger alley, and then turn left into a smaller alley. You will see Pignic on your right (get your grilled Mexican corn fix!) and Cafe Nini on your left. Kenroku is across from Cafe NIni's on your right. Once you know where it is, there is an easier/faster way to get there from exit 8, but with constantly changing landmarks, it's hard to explain the shortcut.