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Marugame Monzo

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Japanese, Asian
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All reviews udon noodles rice bowl soup carbonara udons duck sushi great udon little tokyo udon place from scratch worth the wait fast service side dishes downtown la uni mentaiko
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite udon place in LA. Stopped by on a busy Thursday evening. It took about a 30 minute wait for our large party to be seated. We ordered the creamy uni udon, duck udon, chicken curry udon, small tuna rice bowl, beef rice bowl...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank khoidaroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations when I saw reviews of the place. However, the udon and tempura on my rice bowl came barely warm. Out of all the udon I’ve eaten around the world, including Okinawa, Japan, this was the coldest. the tempura was barely warm...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Damonlim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars for the food - 4 stars for the atmosphere and experience. They open at 11:30, we thought to get there early - arrived at 11:15 and the line was down the block. I thought we would never get in but we actually made...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank RandRCalifornia
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Fantastic Japanese food!!! Ramen and Udon noodles are made on site, just like in Japan. A must if you are in Tokyotown

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank kla2015
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Tight space, nice staff. Fresh udon noodle, they make their own from scratch. Food was great, would definitely return

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Run_ar0und
Reviewed August 5, 2019

I always thought that I preferred ramen to udon, but I obviously just never had great udon noodles. They are hand-made here and not too doughy/chewy. We had the miso carbonara udon and the mushroom udon, and both were delicious, although the carbonara was (not...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank FussyGrl
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

They specialize in Ramen here but have other dishes here. I'm not a huge Ramen fan and no expert but I thought it was really good. It's a busy loud joint because it's small. They know how to whip out their food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lovesdogs3
Reviewed March 16, 2019

Marugame Monzo is a real gem in the heart of LA. The udon is freshly made (you can tell because you can see the chefs making it) and the soup is phenomenal. Although there's a bit of a wait to get seated, I personally feel...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mileslerner
Reviewed March 11, 2019

First time I have come to Marugame Monzo but certainly not the last time! Their beef carpaccio was very good (but for me the tomatoe didnt go that well with it, I guess it was rather for decoration purposes) and the Udon was just as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JanetteDCP2
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Marugame Monzo is a cozy little place with all the big flavors in their dishes. I always bring my out of town friends to this place when we visit near downtown LA. Reason, easy access by train, across the Little Tokyo Village to get Mochi...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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