Anyone that’s been to Japan has no doubt experienced the awesome-ness of a Japanese noodle bar. You know, long counter with bar stools, open kitchen, the staff all greeting you in unison when you walk in. It’s great! Now you can have the experience of eating Japanese noodles in Da Nang.
Ajiichi is owned by (I’m told very famous) a Japanese noodle chef from Tokyo. He runs a tight ship and it’s a joy sitting at the counter watching him in his element. He gracefully divides his time between cooking, gently correcting the still-learning staff and bantering with his pretty-much-all-Japanese customers. The noodles are hand-rolled and cut in the no-secrets open kitchen, and watching them cook your food is part of the fun.
The noodles themselves are fantastic. Firm and chewy, they have that homemade taste you just don’t get with a lot of Vietnamese noodles. The large bowls are topped with a generous helping of veggies and a slice or two of fatty meat. At around 80,000 VND a bowl, they’re more than twice the price of something like my quang, but the appreciable jump in quality more than justifies the expense.
If you’ve got a craving for some good Japanese noodles in Da Nang, head over to Ajiichi at 03 Hoang Van Thu on the city side, near the Dragon Bridge.
Interested in checking out some Vietnamese noodle places around Da Nang? Check out my Da Nang food tour!