Atmosphere and staff fabulous ,the noise and the heat makes u feel like ur in Asia , the food is excellent quality, portion outstanding and price fabulous ,, this place is a gem , and a must go yummy yum yum
I absolutely love this place, the food is always on point and is the best Udon I’ve ever had. The service and hospitality we receive every time we come to this place,in Oahu is top notch. Thank Goodness they opened an establishment in Los Angeles for us to have a little bit of Hawaii here at home� ..
Although the line was long down the street corner, it went through very quickly (30 mins) , there are staff cleaning and organizing tables, so it's not like people would fight for one.
I'm not a big fan of thick noodle but I do enjoy it along with their light broth, it was so comfort. We get to pick out our own tempura and how many we want them.
For starters, this place has a long line out the door almost every night. Fortunately, it moves relatively quickly. The bowls of ramen are fairly priced and all include house-made noodles! The broths were flavorful and the serving sizes were generous. The tempura was alright. Nothing to really write home about. I did enjoy all of their tempura options (chicken, zucchini, sweet potato, mushroom, etc.). If you’re itching for some noodles, you can’t go wrong with this place - as long as you’re willing to wait.
I tried Japanese noodles for the first time and totally loved it. Long wait worth it. This place is always busy which proves how good the food really is. Tempura shrimps, fried fish and veggie fried ball as a side order was a nice combination. The wait is long but service is super fast. One of unique taste!
Someone leaned over in line and said “We ate here yesterday, it is worth the wait” And no joke… wait in the line. Just do it. The food is amazing and very affordable. The employees work very hard to move the line fast and they split the tips, so please tip generously!
While the line is long from open to close, it moves very quickly. People normally get in and out to free up tables. The noodles are made from scratch with several choices to eat them. There’s a bunch of tempura options to enjoy on the side such as shrimp, sweet potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, fish cakes, and many more. It’s a must when in Waikiki.
It's very popular in the area, average waiting about 30 minutes. The line moves faster than expected. The Udon and tempura is amazing. Service is great and there is outside seating in the back. Highly recommend
Food - Really good handmade udon restaurant. The noodles are very fresh, the tempura is hot and fresh, and the toppings are simple yet delicious.
I got the Kake - which is just udon, green onions, in their dash broth. I didn't need to add anything to it and it was yummy.
Service - Very streamlined ordering and friendly staff. There was a little line but it flowed smoothly.
Ambiance - Cute cafeteria style counter serve restaurant. Plenty of tables. It is also very neat to watch them make the noodles and prepare your food right in front of you as your order it.
My friends and I went here back in January for dinner while vacationing in Honolulu. It was a fun experience to see how they do everything right in front of you. I really liked that the broth for the ramen is not meat based since I don't eat non-halal meat. They have many different kinds of tempura. Also, the price is pretty reasonable, which makes it easy to try multiple different sides/dishes. Whenever I am in Honolulu again, would love to go back.