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Udon Kimura (うどん杵むら)


Inspire your senses by the flavour, the garnish, and the interior.

Udon Kimura
Founded in 1998, Udon Kimura is an appealing udon restaurant that has always inspired my senses. It is about 5 minute walking distance from Yakuin Odori Station (Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line). The restaurant was originally located at Shouninbashi-dori but was moved to the current place since 2008. Although the current place (2nd floor of the building) is a bit hidden, it is always crowded with regular customers.

They have been promoting handmade udon and "choinomi" (a quick drink) since the opening. Not only for dinner, they also serve alcoholic drinks as well as pairing snacks during lunch time, attracting many locals in Fukuoka to visit this lovely "Udon Izakaya". What makes their udon so special and unforgettable, is to have the Sanuki Udon-like chewy and springy texture, yet at the same time soft and smooth like the Hakata Udon. What a perfect combination! In addition to the classic Kake Udon and Gobo-ten (tempura fried burdock) Udon, their menu includes the most popular Sesame Miso Udon, Curry Nanban Udon, as well as the unique Niku Shigure (seasoned meat) and Stamina Tsukemen. Besides the delicious food that tempts your taste buds, the elegant garnish served in the beautiful plates fully describe the owner's aesthetic sense and are absolutely pleasing to the eye. The interior and furniture used fit perfectly to this ambience too. It is indeed a place that helps remind us the importance of enjoying meals while living a busy life.
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
Udon Kimura
TEXT & PHOTO BY: Yuichiro Yamada


Udon Kimura (うどん杵むら)

Address: ADEKATZ BLDG 2F, 2-14-28 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, JAPAN
TEL.: 092-714-2323
Capacity: 15
Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00, 17:30-22:00 (Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 11:30-21:30)
Closed: First and Third Monday of the month (*The restaurant will be open when a national holiday falls on the First and Third Monday and closed the next day instead)

* All information correct as of June 2020.


山田祐一郎山田祐一郎 (Yuichiro Yamada)

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture 1978. Moved into the Fukuoka-based editing industry in 2003, and then began a career as a writer. Contributes articles for food and drink magazines, as well as informative Fukuoka publications. Established "KIJI" in August 2012. Became a noodle writer and started a web-based series called "Sono Ippai ga Tabetakute (lit. trans: I want to eat that bowl)" in the same year. Yamada uses the online resource to record the various kinds of noodles he samples on an almost daily basis. Published a book titled "Udon no Hanashi Fukuoka (lit.: Udon Noodle Talk Fukuoka)" that delves deeper into Fukuoka's udon culture and the local area's role as a pioneer of the food in July 2015. Also released "Noodle Writer Hizou no Ippai Fukuoka (lit.: Noodle Writer Treasured Bowl Fukuoka)" in March 2019. The book introduces the reader to a wide range of noodles (such as udon, ramen, and champon) and recommends some of the best places to find tasty dishes in Fukuoka city. Has developed the motto "One Day One Noodle a day." Now seeks out delicious noodle dishes both at home and abroad. His work has gained a considerable amount of attention from noodle fans.

■ Related sites
- KIJI: http://ii-kiji.com/
- Web-based noodle magazine "Sono Ippai ga Tabetakute (lit. trans: I want to eat that bowl.)": http://ii-kiji.com/sonoippai
- App version "KIJI NOODLE SEARCH": http://ii-kiji.com/app



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