Marugame Udon, the Japanese handmade udon kitchen, has officially opened its second London location at The 02 following an agreement with AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, which operate Icon Outlet and the Entertainment District at the venue.
Marugame Udon is the world’s largest Japanese restaurant specialising in handmade udon, broths and flavour-filled tempura.
The 4,500 square foot site contains 150 covers across two floors and will operate a theatrical open kitchen with chefs making signature dishes fresh in front of customers for quick, easy and authentic service.
Marugame Udon will have a strong cross platform presence in the Entertainment District, with delivery and click and collect options available as well as eat-in.
The lively open kitchen will also be launching a kids’ menu, offering more choice for consumers, mirroring the family-friendly atmosphere of The O2.
Keith Bird, CEO of Marugame Udon, said: “We are so excited that Marugame Udon has finally opened at The O2, and there is no doubt that this location will be a popular, well-rounded and cultural hub for our brand. Icon Outlet has been performing brilliantly since reopening and the ambiance that The O2 delivers matches our concept and vision well.
“With The O2 being extremely well connected, it is a great opportunity for Marugame Udon to be an accessible option to consumers, not just in London, but outside of the capital too.”