The restaurant is on Kuhio Avenue, just one block farther inland from Kalakaua Avenue (which pretty much IS Waikiki). It's easy to find as it gets quite busy, so just look for the Japanese noodle shop with the line-up outside. We arrived there early for dinner, so we just beat the line. You enter the restaurant and immediately line-up to order your udon. You pick the soup base and then you add items to your bowl and pay, cafeteria-style.
We ordered 2 drinks and 3 bowls of udon. It was unclear whether or not we even needed to order drinks because most people just use these clear plastic cups that are sitting by the drink machines and poured whatever they wanted, even though signs indicated that tea was $1.29. I think we paid $2 for each of our drinks even after I asked the cashier if we could just get tea with the plastic cups. Honesty may be the best policy, but it can cost you!
|Ontama Udon with Chicken Karaage|
|Curry Udon with Fish Cake Tempura|
Niku Udon with Squid Tempura. My mom really liked it and said the squid was very soft and tender. She mentioned that the udon was a little salty as well.
|Niku Udon with Squid Tempura|
Food: Good. A little salty but very delicious nonetheless.
Service: Good. Orders are fulfilled quickly (since you're in a queue) and tables are cleared quickly.
Setting: Good. Parking probably sucks (we walked) but the restaurant is clean with lots of seating.
Value: Good. Tasty food and a whole meal will probably run you under $15.