A place for good Japanese food Singapore, Marugame Udon & Tempura has one location available within ION Orchard mall (2 Orchard Turn). (UPDATE 2022: THE OUTLET HAS CLOSED)
A brand owned by Japanese Toridoll Holdings, the Sanuki Udon noodles & tempura specialty chain (which also operates under the name Marugame Seimen) has a network of more than 1,000 restaurants across 30 countries and regions around the world.
The restaurant’s name is derived from Marugame, a city in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture, and a place known to serving the best of thick, wheat flour Sanuki udon noodles, which have a culinary history that goes back 1,200 years.
Visiting the outlet, you can try out the freshly made Sanuki-style Udon (characterised by a square shape and flat edges) at affordable prices, and add on the tempura of your choice to complete the meal.
To make the special Sanuki Udon noodles, the ION Orchard restaurant features a specially-imported Japanese machine that mimics the traditional preparation methods for kneading the flour.
Similarly to how the outlets in Japan operate, the ION Orchard restaurant has a self-serve style where you first choose the Udon, then add your preferred tempura.
To further customize your bowl, there is a toppings seasoning bar, where you can add from coriander, spring onions, grated ginger, wasabi, as well as agedama (deep-fried batter bits that result from tempura preparation).
Marugame Udon & Tempura ION Orchard – Good Japanese Food Singapore (UPDATE 2022: THE OUTLET HAS CLOSED)
2 Orchard Turn, #B4-67/68, ION Orchard
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm
Following the Instagram page, you’ll receive updates related to the outlet’s promotions, new menu items, and more.