Nick Reynolds
Curry nikutama

Marugame Udon

Kaek Udno
Nick Reynolds
Originating in Tokyo, Marugame Udon now has two locations locally, one in the Old Town Shopping Center at Lovers and Greenville, the other in Carrollton. Their only other U.S. brick and mortars reside in California and Hawaii. Udon, ramen’s beefier, longer “big brother," as Cudd refers to it, is an exceptionally versatile wheat-flour noodle capable of carrying an array of ingredients seamlessly. The noodles are handcrafted on-site at Marugame. Orders are placed at the counter where you choose your bowl, and tailor it with your desired medley of toppings like egg, scallions, tempura flakes and shichimi peppers. Top it off with your pick of tempura, which includes a vast selection ranging from traditional shrimp tempura to potato croquette and several in-between: zucchini, squid and a tempura-fried egg done omelet style, to name a few. The nikutama is their go-to bestseller on the menu. It’s served with sweet and savory beef and a custard-like hot spring egg in a bold house-made dashi broth. The curry nikutama is another customer favorite, pairing the razor-thin sweet beef and curry.

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