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Marugame Monzo Brings Insanely Good Udon to Chinatown

An LA import makes its debut

Marugame Monzo
Miso carbonara udon at Marugame Monzo 

Marugame Monzo
Address: 3889 Spring Mountain Road
Phone: 702-202-1177
Hours: Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Marugame Monzo finally arrived in Las Vegas, an outpost of the Los Angeles original that LA Times food critic Jonathon Gold once said "elevated the udon noodle to cult status." Indeed, judging by the lines to get in, thinly sliced udon noodles are the biggest thing to hit Las Vegas since the sushi burrito. The restaurant at The Center at Spring Mountain retail center is operated by Las Vegas locals Mon Restaurant Group, who already run Sushi Mon, Monta, Goyemon, Monta Chaya and Kabuto.

Inside, find a decor of dark wood and distinctive lighting with a glass-walled kitchen where guests can watch the hand-pulled noodles be carefully chopped with a machine resembling a paper cutter.

Monzo, as it has been more informally dubbed, is preceded by rave reviews for its very authentic, thick, rectangular, Sanuki-style udon noodles made famous in the city of Marugame, Japan. To make sure their team keep to traditional preparation methods, culinary staff went to the city to receive on the spot training.

Marugame Monzo
Clam udon at Marugame Monzo

The insanely popular menu features udon varieties in clam, duck nanban, miso carbonara, mentai shiso and metai shiso, with equally popular starters such as crispy chicken skin and beef tataki.

Just to confuse you even more, the sign says "Monzo," while door declares it "Udon Monzo."

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Marugame Monzo LV

3889 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 202-1177


5040 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89146 702-676-1044 Visit Website

Sushi Mon

3800 Glenwood Avenue, , NC 27612 (919) 803-1000 Visit Website

Monta Chaya

9310 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 331-5151 Visit Website