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Kawaiya is a long-standing kishimen noodle specialty restaurant that is popular among the locals and located in a quiet residential area of Nagoya City. This restaurant established in 1921 produces its own noodles focusing on the three part process of kneading, stretching, and cutting the noodles all by hand. These noodles with a soft touch on the tongue and strong and springy body have been enjoyed for decades. There are also many different variations of kishimen to be found at Kawaiya! Be sure to check the menu on your visit for seasonal specialties like miso nikomi and curry nikomi available only during the winter.
- 31 Iidamachi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
- Contact No.
- 10-minute walk from the No. 2 exit of the Takaoka Station on the Sakura-dori Line of the municipal subway.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 20:00 Closed on Sundays and national holidays
- Other Information
- *Average Budget （1 person）: 1,000 yen -Menu: Ebi-oroshi kishimen （Japanese tiger prawn and grated radish tempura） 1,360 yen, kishimen 580 yen, tamago-toji kishimen （slightly cooked egg） 770 yen
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Tastes brought to life by traditional craftsmanship
The handmade techniques for making the noodles have been passed down unchanged through the generations since the restaurant’s beginning. The culinary masterpieces are brought to life by the traditional techniques used in making the noodles such as adjusting the amount of water and salt used according to the temperature and humidity of the day. The restaurant generally stays open until 20:00 but be careful because if the noodles sell out before closing time the restaurant may close as early as 19:00.
Luxurious dish of Japanese tiger prawn tempura
The most popular item on the menu is the ebi-oroshi kishimen （1,360 yen） topped with large Japanese tiger prawn （kuruma-ebi） tempura and grated radish （daikon-oroshi）. The slightly sweet broth made from brownstriped mackerel scad and frigate mackerel goes perfect not only with the soft and springy noodles but also the delicious toppings!
Delicious dish with soft eggs to sharpen the appetite
The tamago-toji kishimen （slightly cooked egg kishimen） （770 yen） is another popular item on the menu! This is a simple dish with slightly cooked egg in a light-flavored white soy sauce based broth. However, all it takes is one time to taste the exquisite level of softness of the eggs and you’ll be hooked for life!