There’s now an additional must-visit for Japanese dishes in Araneta City as Marugame Udon opens at the New Gateway Mall 2 — the brand’s 44th branch in Metro Manila.
Marugame Udon transports the bustling foot traffic in Araneta City’s new mall to an inviting, hard-to-miss Japanese hole-in-the-wall. One can easily fall in line, grab a tray, order, and head up to the counter. You can even see your food prepared with exceptional quality, care, and precision right before your eyes.
The store captures the iconic look of restaurants in Tokyo. It has a cafeteria-style counter, billowing banners, and hanging lights over freshly fried tempura and other sumptuous sides — all providing an authentic Oriental feel for diners.
Marugame Udon embodies a food philosophy inspired by ancient Wabi Sabi principles: cherishing ‘naturalness without pretence’. This can be seen in the store’s noodles, which are made using the simplest of traceable ingredients – Japanese wheat, water, and a touch of salt. It is incredible to think that something so simple can be so delicious!
Udon takes center stage in the store’s culinary display, with every diner being treated to the savory taste of Japan. Each bowl is prepared by skillful hands in an open kitchen, and is filled with unhurried flavor-filled broths and freshly fried tempura as toppings. Every Udon bowl is served with love, the Marugame way.
The condiments station is readily available with the store’s trademark spices and crunches. While the dishes themselves are already enough to satisfy one with Oriental servings, an additional whisk of seasoning can enhance the dining experience. There’s no harm in personalizing your Udon your way.
Marugame Udon is located near The Coliseum Upper Box Red Gate Entrance, the Coliseum General Admissions Entrance, and linkages to LRT2 (via the Gateway Mall) and MRT3 (via Farmers Plaza). This makes the store accessible to everyone — shoppers, commuters, concertgoers, and even passersby. It is an advantage that keeps this particular branch faithful to the brand’s mission: to bring udon to all!
Visit Marugame Udon at the Upper Ground A of the New Gateway Mall 2.