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“These handmade udon noodles are amazing! Must eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marugame Monzo

Marugame Monzo
329 E. 1st , Los Angeles, California 90012, Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
213-346-9762
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Ranked #417 of 7,962 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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“These handmade udon noodles are amazing! Must eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

So, while eating next door at the famous Daikokuya I noticed a new, sleek (for Japantown) restaurant which makes handmade udon. I haven't had great udon since my last trip to Osaka.

They had only been open 2 weeks at the point when I went last week.

You can watch the cook handmaking the noodles in the plate glass/open kitchen. Positively mesmerizing and mouthwatering at the same time.

The broth was excellent, which is the measure you use at a good udon shop and the noodles silky and plump. The kushiyaki was OK - but it was only the appetizer. Prices were very reasonable.

The service was a little bumpy but since they have been open barely two weeks I'll give them a bye until next time since they were extremely friendly and were trying hard, just not very polished and slightly befuddled.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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