Japan is famous for its iconic choices in the Asian snacks scene and internationally-acclaimed tasty menu choices. One of its most popular Asian foods is Japanese udon bowls. Good thing we get to enjoy the taste of Japan’s authenticity in the comforts of our own country. Marugame Udon takes us out on a date to taste fresh and made-to-order authentic Japanese udon noodles.
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🍜: @marugame_udon [sound on!] 📍: 1,000+ Locations Worldwide 〰️ Pre-COVID Marugame was one of my go-to’s because of the tastiness, cost, efficiency, and diverse menu. Happy to return after a long hiatus and still love it as much as before! 〰️ The Yuniiku (Unique) Menu has new items including the 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗨𝗱𝗼𝗻 which 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙎𝙐𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙔 9/6! Includes your choice of 2 Shrimp Tempura OR 1 Big Chicken Katsu + a beverage (5 tasty @itoen tea options) for $10! Definitely get on it 😋 Safety measures (Sawtelle location): ✔️ Order + pick up inside (no table service) ✔️ Outdoor seating ✔️ Sufficient space to maintain 6 ft social distancing ✔️ Masks enforced 〰️ Featured: 🍜Silken Curry Udon: The perfect Japanese curry flavor and consistency. Slightly thicker than their curry broth and I like the tender thin pieces of beef. Love their udon noodles which are made fresh to order! 🍚 Beef Teriyaki Bowl: My first time trying beef tempura and I loved the added crunch. They provided 3 sauce containers to adapt the flavor. 🍞 Chicken Katsu Sandwich: The Japanese milk bread isn’t on the super toasted side just fyi. The chicken paired well with the tasty combo of mayo/slaw/lemon aioli. 🍤 Tempura: don’t miss out on their wide array of tempura options! My faves are the shrimp, big chicken katsu, and potato croquette! 🍵 Matcha Latte: oddly chalky and overly sweet for my preference. I recommend opting for their good selection of @itoen teas which I love! 〰️ Thank you to the @marugame_udon team for the kind invitation! I really admire the work ethic of the Sawtelle team who really hustled during the heat (from summer time and the kitchen) 🙏 You can enjoy this amazing udon joint via takeout/delivery/outdoor dining!
Marugame Udon Company
The Udon company makes it their mission to provide authentic Japanese Sanuki-style Udon noodles as the highlight of their menu.
Their innovative cafeteria-style open kitchen lets you enjoy how your food comes to life. You get to see your food kneaded, boiled, and cooked right in front of you, which adds to the excitement.
Marugame Udon aims and commits to creating perfect Udon noodles, tasty bowls, and sides for you to enjoy with affordability and entertainment.
Marugame Udon Review
- Face masks & wellness checks for team members, plus daily temperature checks
- Curbside pick-up available
- Strict hand-washing
- Expert-guided food safety standards
- 6ft. Social distancing in the restaurant for customers & crew
- Tamper-proof seals on delivery items
- Order + pick up inside (no table service)
- Outdoor seating
- Masks enforced
Items I’ve Tried
Silken Curry Udon: The perfect Japanese curry flavor and consistency. It is slightly thicker than their curry broth with tender, thin pieces of beef.
Beef Teriyaki Bowl: My first time trying beef tempura, I loved the added crunch. They provided three sauce containers to adapt the flavor.
Chicken Katsu Sandwich: The Japanese milk bread isn’t on the super toasted side, just FYI. The chicken paired well with the tasty mayo/slaw/lemon aioli combo.
Tempura: don’t miss out on their vast array of tempura options! My faves are the shrimp, big chicken katsu, and potato croquette!
Matcha Latte: It’s oddly chalky and overly sweet for my preference, as I like something with a lesser sugar level. I recommend opting for their good selection of @itoen teas, which I love!
USA Store Locations
- Los Angeles ~ Sawtelle
- San Francisco ~ Stonestown Galleria
- Costa Mesa ~ South Coast Plaza
- Los Angeles ~ The BLOC
- Glendale ~ Glendale Galleria (temporarily closed)
- Honolulu (temporarily closed)
- Dallas ~ Carrollton
- Dallas ~ Old Town/Greenville Avenue (opening January 2021)
Marugame Udon Summary
Pre-COVID, Marugame was one of my go-to places. Because of the tastiness, cost, efficiency, and diverse menu, I loved coming back here. Happy to return after a long hiatus and still love it as much as before!
They hustled despite the combined heat from summertime and the kitchen. Thank you to the @marugame_udon team for the kind invitation! I admire the work ethic of the Sawtelle team.
You can enjoy this fantastic udon joint via takeout/delivery/outdoor dining. Follow their social media for updates and information (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)