It’s Winter. It’s cold. How about tucking into a bowl of steaming hot udon? Mappen Noodle Bar is the no-fuss way to eat cafeteria-style: grab a tray, line up, pick your noodles and then add meat and side dishes, starting at just 50c.
There’s also a weird and wonderful range of drinks that you wouldn’t see outside of a Japanese commercial, as well as sake and plum wine. On the way to the counter, help yourself to sauces, tempura flakes, seasoning free of charge, and then take a seat and start slurping.
183 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction.9388 0609. http://www.mappen.com.au/