Where did I eat?
Marukame Udon at 2310 Kuhio Avenue, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
What do they specialize in?
Udon and tempura.
What was the vibe?
Cafeteria-style, small, busy.
What did I order?
Niku Udon and tempura – traditional broth with light fish and seaweed taste topped with beef and caramelized onions
- The noodles were cooked perfectly and had a chewy bouncy texture. I thought the regular portion was a good size and ended up being quite filling.
- The broth was light and had a slightly salty seafood flavour, but also tasted a bit sweet from the caramelized onions.
- The beef was pull-apart tender and full of flavour. I wish there was a bit more of it in the soup though.
Marukame Udon makes amazing udon and is a must-do when you are visiting Oahu.