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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
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- Marukame UdonOct 20, 2013
Absolutely killer spot for freshly made udon noodles in the heart of touristy Waikiki. Grab a tray and order cafeteria-style. Don't forget to pick up some of the giant-sized tempura (yum, Japanese-style onion rings). Bonus: it's open late.
- Marukame UdonJun 30, 2013
The line is very long but moves quickly at lunch time. Sneak in at 2:00 and you walk right to the counter. The cold noodles are very refreshing and I recommend adding the egg. Don't forget the amazing a la carte tempura; my favorite is the pumpkin.
- Marukame UdonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7May 14, 2013
Cheap, fast and delicious! There's always a line outside of Marukame Udon in Waikiki but it moves quickly and it's worth the wait. Hand cut udon noodles in a handful of styles are available to choose from, then select your tempura items or musubi and enjoy!
- Marukame UdonCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Mar 30, 2013
I gave this a 2nd chance really enjoyed it much better than the first time. The lines move pretty quickly as well as for seats. The menu is pretty simple, fresh made udon with a few broth and topping choices, then next area to get your tempura varieties of shrimp and veggies, and lastly musubis if you choose. My meal came out to be $7.50 for udon with meat topping and 3 tempuras. Hard to believe you can get fresh food, quick service, and great meal for that price in Waikiki!
- Marukame UdonMar 06, 2013
You generally have to wait in a long line no matter what time of the day you're looking to go, but the line moves fast.
You order cafeteria-style, and you get your noodles in a few minutes.
You then have the excruciating choice of which musubi, onigiri or tempura to get in addition to your noodles. I think I got like five additional items. Yes, I'm a fatty.
- Marukame UdonMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversDec 08, 2012
I'm not Japanese and I don't eat freshly made udon very often, but my group enjoyed this place so much that we ate here twice in three days. Yes, there will be a line, but it will move quickly. We waited about 15-20 minutes when we arrived at 7:30 on a Thursday, but our wait was only 5 minutes at 5:30 on Saturday. I ordered the kamaage udon both times, as the menu indicated that it was the recommended item. It is warm udon noodles served with a dipping sauce of dashi, soy sauce, ginger, sesame, and green onions. After your noodles are placed on your cafeteria tray, you can choose from a variety of tempuras, which are individually priced. I tried the shrimp, egg, mushroom and chicken tempuras. All was washed down with iced unsweetened green tea, and this dinner for two cost under $20 both times. Cheap, filling, and delicious.
- Marukame UdonOct 03, 2012
The lines here can get pretty long but for good reason. It is setup cafeteria style where you go down the line and choose what you want. Everything is made there and you can see them making it right behind the counter. You can choose your udon style and all the different sides you want and pay at the end. It's delicious and the choices in front of you make you salivate for more.
- Marukame UdonJul 05, 2012
Living in Japan in my younger years, I learned to love and enjoy different styles of noodles. This particular place reminded me of a place we frequently visited in Okinawa.
Not only its cheap food but very delish! You can have your meal here for under ten bucks.
- Marukame UdonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I made a point of trying this place on my visit and for the most part it didn't disappoint. There was a line at 8pm but it moved quickly. Staff was friendly and the tempura shrimp was delish with the kake udon. The fried chicken was a too heavily battered and greasy for my taste.
I'll be standing in this line again before I leave for home. It was a good value.
Address:2310 Kuhio Ave Honolulu, HI 96815
Total Reviews:16 Reviews
Open Hours:Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm