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“YUM!!!!!”

Marukame Udon Waikiki
Ranked #16 of 2,470 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed July 10, 2014

There was a line around the block every time we past this place. When we finally went in, they were just making fresh fried chicken and we had great Udon noodle soup. I wanted to eat here the next meal. It's a lot of food and a great price, and it was fantastic. Best food we had in Waikiki!

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

But be prepared, for wait you will. Our first attempt, the line doubled back once and was probably 30 minutes to get to the counter. We bailed and came back the next day for a late lunch. At 1pm the line was only about 15 minutes.

Food is served cafeteria style - i got the udon with broth and asked for a soft boiled egg to be added. Ramen was excellent - fresh and just a bit chewy. The mushroom and asparagus tempura was nice- but I highly recommend the vegetable ball.

Inexpensive but very worth the wait.


Thank Adam M
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We walked by this restaurant and there was a line so we decided to give it a try. The line moved quickly because you order what you want and pick the sides that you want to go with it and then go find a table. They do not allow you to save seats and can only find a seat after you pay for your meal. It is cafeteria style. We ordered the curry udon with shrimp and squid tempura and Kake udon with side of fish cake, fried chicken tempura and inari. Good portions and tasty. Only negative, no restroom and air conditioning that I could see and feel.

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Thank KWong55
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you like udon, you would love this restaurant. Freshly hand-made udon, cooked and sold at an inexpensive price, $6. I am not a fan of udon, but I like the simplicity of this restaurant.

Pros:
- a bowl of freshly cooked hand-made udon sells at $6, with a variety of additional toppings that costs extra $1 or $2.
- delicious.

Cons:
- no restroom, no free parking
- long-line waiting, expect at least 30 minutes standing.

Marukame also sells fried chicken and other appetizer. Those quality are so so.

Would I dine at this restaurant again next time visiting Honolulu? Yes. Marukame Udon was part of our 8-days-7-night Honolulu vacation; see our blogsite for details.

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Thank Green-Espirit
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

The udon is made fresh at the restaurant. Value for dollar, this is a great place to eat. The broths are delicious and the udon is nice and chewy, yum! You choose whatever toppings you want to add to your udon and the topping is priced per piece, so you can add as much or as little as you choose. This restaurant is always crowd with a line out the door, but the line moves pretty fast. No reservations. It is really worth trying if you are in Waikiki. Our family love to each here when we visit.

Thank BigIsleGal
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