Marukame Udon (Hawaii 2017): Nikutama Udon

Our last meal in Waikiki this year was appropriately at one of our favourite spots… Marukame Udon. If you haven’t enjoyed their special Sanuki-style udon noodles, you really haven’t lived.

I suppose one of the reasons why this place is so popular is because you can customize your meal in so many ways… want to add a soft-boiled egg to your noodles? No problem. Want to add some tempura? There’s a huge station of freshly fried up veggies and meats that you can pick and choose from.

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While we’ve had pretty much their entire menu at one point or another, we were just looking for a early dinner before we caught our flight back home to Vancouver and decided on the large Nikutama ($7.25) with a light fish and seaweed broth topped with sweet beef and caramelized onions and a soft-boiled egg. To that, we added a prawn, fish cake, asparagus, and squid tempura.

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Words can’t describe how good this udon is. The firm and chewy noodles have a squarish shape with flat sides that gives it more body. We’ve learned over the years that it’s best to avoid the lineups here by going at the off-peak hours (this is a great place to pick up a tasty breakfast).

2310 Kuhio Ave #124
Honolulu, HI

www.toridollusa.com

Marukame Udon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Posted on July 17, 2017, in Japanese, Noodle House, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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