2029 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
$ (under $15)
Mon, 10/2/2017, 7:00pm walk-in
Udon is absolutely delicious, especially if it's handmade on the premises. Marugame Udon and Tempura is no exception. The fresh noodles are chewy and delicate, with a nice bite to them. The restaurant itself is completely different than Marugame Monzo located in Little Tokyo. This Sawtelle location is simple, with the focus on the udon and tempura themselves.
Marugame Udon and Tempura takes you back to your childhood, running like a cafeteria where you pick your dishes. You start with the type of udon you want and they make it on the spot. Afterwards, you roll your tray along the counter and start choosing from the variety of tempura like a buffet line. You also have the option of ordering a rice bowl and at the end of the line, you pay and add extra toppings to your heart's desire at the condiment counter. When all of that is finished, you seat yourself and dig in!
|Rolling out the dough|
|Cooking the noodles-made to order|
|And more tempura (this one is like an onion blossom)|
|Cooking up the tempura|
|CURRY ($5.50-REGULAR): Served with Classic Japanese Style Curry Soup. I thought this was pretty good. It tasted like authentic curry soup. The noodles were coated well with the curry once mixed. It had a depth of flavor. It wasn't spicy.|
|A selection of tempura I picked out including asparagus!|
Notable Dishes: Nikutama and Chicken Tempura