The first Dallas location of Marugame Udon, the Japanese noodle restaurant known for its thick, bouncy noodles and super savory broths, is set to open on January 19.
The restaurant, in Old Town Village at 5500 Greenville Avenue, is the second of many locations expected to open in Texas this year. The first opened in Carrollton last August.
Marugame, which already has more than 1,000 locations worldwide, is known for ultra-thick, toothsome udon noodles made in the style of Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture. Marugame’s menu also includes katsu sandos, like the Kobe beef cheeseburger with house-made slaw; the Spam and cheese katsu with pickles, and an egg salad sando served on Japanese milk bread. Other items include char-grilled robata dishes like chicken meatballs and barbecued pork belly with vegetables, and fresh tempura.
The restaurant will feature a “theatrical” exhibition kitchen where diners can see the noodles being prepared by hand. It will also offer take out and pick up through third-party delivery apps, including Uber Eats and DoorDash.
The restaurant, first founded in Japan in 2000, came to United States a decade ago with a handful of locations in Hawaii. In addition to the Carrollton restaurant, the first to open in Texas, and the Greenville Avenue spot opening this week, a possible third Marugame Udon could be coming to Coppell. Outposts are also in the works for Houston.