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Asiatown’s Newest Noodle Destination Has Arrived

Ishin Udon is a project of Mein owner Mike Tran

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Serial Houston restaurateur Mike Tran is at it again, this time with an udon noodle join that will officially throw open its doors next week in Asiatown.

Ishin Udon will debut at 9630 Clarewood Drive Suite A15B according to sales tax filings. Tran has already been teasing the project on Instagram, posting photos of a Japanese-inspired dining room done up with white walls, floral accent art, and a ceiling punctuated with decorative wooden beams, plus dark wooden booths for seating.

As far as food is concerned, Tran has put together a globally influenced menu if his Instagram posts are any indication, including Italian udon pasta dishes in varieties like seafood puttanesca, carbonara, bolognese, or smothered with truffle cream sauce. The shop will also specialize in Japanese curry dishes, along with bowls of traditional udon. According to CultureMap, a take on Sichuan dan dan noodles will also be on the menu, called tan tan udon, and garlic bread will be available as an optional side.

Eater has reached out to Tran for comment on what else diners can expect. When Ishin Udon officially debuts on December 4, it will join an arsenal of his other standout eateries including Night Market Thai, Ohn Korean Eatery, ramen stalwart Tiger Den, Chinese restaurant Mein, Aka Sushi House, and Blkdog Coffee.

Stay tuned for more details from Tran and Ishin Udon’s operating hours.