Despite non-trendy being trendy, and the fact that people often prefer to find hidden gems over popular eateries, sometimes you simply can’t argue with the line outside of a given establishment. Such is the case with Marugame Udon on Waikiki Beach’s Kuhio Avenue (Kalakaua Ave’s ugly cousin). When the sun sets both locals and visitors alike flock to this udon noodle joint in droves, and wait in line for over an hour to slurp the soup and for pretty much everyone it is worth the wait. Yes, there are many ramen and udon noodle spots all over the south shore but this is the “must visit”. Plus, they have a dedicated Hawaii menu, which is a nice contrast to the normal mainland and overseas Udon fare, and what landed Marugame here on this site which is dedicated to delivering visitors with an authentic Hawaiian experience.
Recommended Order at Marugame Udon on Waikiki Beach:
- Kake – Keep it simple with their made-to-order Udon noodles served in Marugame’s signature house made dashi broth.
- Curry – Marugame’s signature made-to-order Sanuki Udon noodles served with savory beef curry broth.