Advertisement
Food & Drink

What’s on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex

Name: Udon Kitanoya Contact: 513 Bloor St. W., 647-343-1188, udonkitanoya.com, @udonkitanoya
Neighbourhood: The Annex Previously: Noka All You Can Eat Sushi Owner: Benson Lau (Fuwa Fuwa) Chef: Shikatani Masatoshi Accessibility: No steps at entrance; washroom down a flight of stairs

The food

Osaka-based Masotoshi (who has over 30 years experience cooking in Japan) is behind the menu dedicated to udon, the thick wheat-flour noodle with origins in the southern-central region of Japan. There are seven udon dishes (some served hot, some chilled) and another six donburi (rice bowls). Many of the bowls feature Masotoshi’s dashi broth made from Japanese kombu and four different types of dried fish (tuna, mackerel, sardine, bonito).

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The kakiage ebi tempura udon features noodles with shrimp tempura, veggies, green onion and nori, in the restaurant’s signature broth. $10.95.

 

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The niku bowl features simmered beef, green onions and nori. $12.95.

 

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The signature kitanoya gyu suki udon is a chilled udon noodle dish in their signature dashi. The noodles are topped with sukiyaki-style simmered beef, green onions, tempura flakes and soft-cooked egg. $12.50.

 

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The gyu don bowl tops rice with simmered beef and green onions. $9.95.

 

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The curry udon features noodles topped with a thick Japanese curry made with simmered beef, onion and carrots. $11.95.

 

Advertisement
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
Udon Kitanoya’s signature dashi broth is made from Japanese kombu and four different types of dried fish (tuna, mackerel, sardine, bonito).

 

The drinks

Currently there’s Japanese tea, juice, pop and milk-based slushes. Beer and sake are on the way, though.

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
The fresh strawberry and matcha slushes are made with milk (but milk-free options are available). $4.95 each.

 

The space

The 32-seat space is furnished simply, and decorated with vintage advertisements and imported Japanese lanterns. A commissioned mural flanks one wall.

What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex
What's on the menu at Udon Kitanoya, a new Japanese noodle house in the Annex

NEVER MISS A TORONTO LIFE STORY

Sign up for Table Talk, our free newsletter with essential food and drink stories.

By signing up, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.
You may unsubscribe at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Advertisement
Advertisement

More New Restaurants

What's on the menu at Edna and Vita, a splashy new Italian restaurant in the old Reds Wine Tavern space
Food & Drink

What’s on the menu at Edna and Vita, a splashy new Italian restaurant in the old Reds Wine Tavern space