Now Open: Marugame Udon

Marugame Udon Storefront

VANCOUVER — Marugame Udon has opened in downtown Vancouver, marking the global brand’s first location in Canada and 263rd overseas location.

The 80-seat, 3,500 sq. ft. restaurant is open seven days a week, serving Sanuki-style udon noodles, tempura and rice bowls. With its distinctive theatre-like setting and open kitchen, Marugame Udon offers guests the experience of watching noodles being freshly kneaded, cut and boiled to order, providing an authentic taste of Japan in downtown Vancouver.

The menu features some of the restaurant’s most beloved udon dishes, such as Kake Udon, spotlighting noodles served with clear and light kake dashi broth and topped with green onion and tempura flakes; Nikutama, chewy udon noodles served with traditional Japanese curry, along with seasoned sweet beef, caramelized onions, a soft-poached egg, tempura flakes and green onions; and Kitsune, Sanuki-style udon in dashi topped with sweet fried tofu. The restaurant will also serve rice bowls, such as Chicken Katsu Curry Don and an assortment of tempura.

Inside, the distinctive Udon Square Icon is prominently displayed and graphic walls tell the story of udon, adding a visual element of interest to the dining area.

“I’m so pleased to be announcing the opening of our Vancouver location, marking Marugame Udon’s debut in Canada,” says Victor Hisao Misawa, president of Marugame Udon International. “I look forward to welcoming our guests and sharing the unique Marugame experience with this culturally vibrant, west-coast community.”

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