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Marukame Udon Waikiki

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Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Hawaiian
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2310 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
(808) 931-6000 ‎
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7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 699
    Excellent
  • 372
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The long (but fast moving) line doesn't lie

Look for the long line out front during lunch and dinner, but don't worry it's still smaller than the queue for the Cheesecake Factory, mover faster and the food is way better. Simple concept - grab a tray, order the udon and broth/sauce you want, then add the extras to your plate as you move... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
jkirk0309
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Look for the long line out front during lunch and dinner, but don't worry it's still smaller than the queue for the Cheesecake Factory, mover faster and the food is way better. Simple concept - grab a tray, order the udon and broth/sauce you want, then add the extras to your plate as you move towards the register. There is... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We traveled to Waikiki on a budget and had this on our list of places to try. So glad we found it. Noodles are freshly handmade,broth is delicious, side orders of tempura items to add at a price of $1.25 each. Worth a stop even if the line is long. It goes fast and worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wow! Fill up on fresh noodles and whatever you want to add. I visit this restaurant at least once per trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Such a neat way of custom ordering your Udon! First you pick out your base (hot/cold options available), then you add toppings or sides that are individually charged. I wish they had more veggie options as most of the toppings were either breaded meat, or tempura. Seating is limited, so we felt rushed as people were lining up to come... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited here in May 2014, since then have tried several other outlets in other countries and the one in Honolulu is my favourite. The bowl of udon is a good size serving, the extras are also larger portions, all tasty and good value. During the lunch and dinner times there is a long queue outside, so consider going for an... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You can literally see them hand making the udon in front of you. Very cool and has that fresh slight chewiness to them. These broths were both excellent. We ordered the Niku and Ontama Udon (both hot temperature). The Niku has beef and grilled onions. A very good dish and very "onionie". The Ontama is a darker broth, less onionie,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Seriously, there is nothing like watching the noodles that you are about to eat being made in front of your eyes! It is no surprise that this noodle shop has a line that is longer than anything I've seen in Waikiki! If you want to get in and out quick then go between 2-4, b/c the noodles are just that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A line up every night is an accurate description for Marukame Udon - they even have the rope up during brunch hours in case it piles up suddenly. This place is probably the location that will give you the best value for cheap and tasty food in Waikiki. $3.95 for a decent sized bowl of udon and $1 for each... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

To avoid waiting, I came here before 8 am for breakfast. The kake udon rocks. The shrimp tempura and the mushroom tempura were excellent. My first meal was so good I came back for a second time in a week. The staff was pleasant. The place was tidy. Also tried the bukkake udon with soft boiled egg. It was interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Delicious Udon noodles and tempura. Friendly staff. Very affordable and the food servings are quite big which gives you savings on your budget. Place is cozy and people would queue just to eat great delicious food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2310 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 931-6000 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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