August 08, 2019


Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 2019) – Marugame Udon, Japan’s premier udon restaurant company, is now open at South Coast Plaza, an Orange County exclusive.

The unique Marugame experience provides authentic made-to-order udon with noodles that are freshly kneaded, boiled and cooked in an open, exhibition kitchen. Guests approach a counter to make their selections of broth and proteins to top hot or cold udon.  Next, an extensive variety of tempura and rice balls (musubi) are offered. Finally diners are directed to a diverse array of complimentary toppings to customize the udon. The well-priced menu and quick service approach create an energetic, engaging experience.

Marugame Udon specializes in Japanese authentic Sanuki udon. Sanuki is a region of the Kagawa prefecture renowned for its udon’s taste and texture. Each Marugame is equipped with an original, Japanese-imported machine that mimics traditional methods to efficiently knead the flour daily. The recipe is created with special flour imported from Japan which contributes to the springiness of the noodles. The delicate broth, made from Japanese-imported kelp and dried fish, is freshly prepared every day in small batches.

The new restaurant seats 75 within 2,600-square-feet and is located on level 1 of the Din Tai Fung wing.  It will open at 11 AM daily and serve continuously all day.

Marugame Udon is one of 10 restaurants that are new to South Coast Plaza’s dining collection. Knife Pleat, a contemporary French restaurant from chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi, opened in June in The Penthouse. The Hall Global Eatery, a chef-driven restaurant from Amar Santana and Ahmed Labbate, will debut in late fall and feature an exciting array of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner ranging from fast casual and grab-and-go to full service seafood, charcuterie, wine and cocktails. TERRACE by Mix Mix showcases chef Ross Pangilinan’s Filipino-fusion fare and has received rave reviews and accolades. The new Philz Coffee and the soon-to-open Dripp are coffee houses with unique approaches to handcrafted beverages. Yellow Vase, a café-bakery-florist, has opened in the renovated Saks Fifth Avenue wing and later this year the popular vegan Seabirds Kitchen will debut in South Coast Plaza’s home store wing. COSTA, a small Peruvian-chic restaurant is newly opened by the Westin South Coast Plaza and Outpost Kitchen, a contemporary, fresh fast-casual with an Australian accent, will open in the fall at 3420, a C.J. Segerstrom & Sons office tower across Bristol St.



Renowned as a leading international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It is the West Coast’s premier shopping experience, with its proximity to beaches and John Wayne Airport, customized concierge services, and unparalleled collection of diverse retailers — from Gucci, Hermès, Cartier and Harry Winston to Saint Laurent, The Webster, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and more. South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: or 800.782.8888.