KONICHIWA UKIYO EAUX-VIVES!

NEW UKIYO NOODLE BAR OPENS IN EAUX-VIVES

by Julie Gabus

 

Are you struggling to find Japanese food that tastes great but isn’t sushi? Do you know Ukiyo noodle bar & restaurant at Place Grenus? They’ve just opened a new restaurant in Eaux-Vives and we’ve tried it!

 

WHAT IS THE CONCEPT?

When the founder of the restaurant opened Ukiyo Noodle Bar & Restaurant, he wanted the people of Geneva to know about another aspect of Japanese food, other than sushi, and let them enjoy one of the most popular tastes of Japan.

The owner has since changed, but the concept and the recipes remain exactly the same – no sushi, no sashimi, no maki here, but a big bowl of delicious soup with udon or ramen noodles.

 

WHAT IS ON THE MENU?

Niku Udon © Julie Gabus

The base of the recipe is a Dashi, a broth of seaweed called konbu and fish in which you add udon or ramen noodles as well as other ingredients of your choice. The difference between udon and ramen? The udon noodles are thicker than the ramen.

My personal favourite is the Niku Udon served with slices of beef and onions.

They also offer a vegan version of the soup, or you can try some Don instead. This is a bowl of rice topped with different ingredients. They now have a Don with chicken and a Japanese curry which is really tasty.

Prices range between CHF18 and CHF26 a bowl.

 

Don with Chicken and Japanese Curry                © Julie Gabus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DECOR

© Julie Gabus

© Julie Gabus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ukiyo at Place Grenus is more like an authentic Japanese noodle bar, but the Eaux-Vives restaurant is a little more modern with its big windows that can be opened wide to give that sense of inside or out which will be lovely in beautiful weather.

 

THE PLUS

You can take your meal away or have it delivered directly to your home using eatzer.

 

MY VERDICT

I was a bit sceptical when I heard that the owner changed, but all the recipes have remained the same and the soups are actually bigger than before!

 

WHERE: UKIYO NOODLE BAR & RESTAURANT, 6 route de Frontenex, 1207 Genève (or 6, place De-Grenus, 1201 Genève).

OPENING HOURS: 12.00am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here for their website. Click here for their Facebook page.

 

 

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