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Iyo Udon

May 31, 2015

Fresh strands of udon, any way you’d like them

Aday of shopping surely can work up an appetite, and Iyo Udon at Ala Moana Center knows exactly what will hit the spot. Authentically Japanese, this cafeteriastyle eatery runs on the philosophy of speedy service without cutting corners. Upon entering the restaurant, Iyo Udon staffers welcome patrons with the traditional Japanese greeting “Irasshaimase!” Orders are…

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April 27, 2015


Cafeteria-style eating may sometimes be thought of as lacking in quality and freshness, but at Ala Moana’s Iyo Udon, the establishment is all about bringing the freshest and most tasty foods to diners daily. Choose from a handful of made-to-order udon options, and travel down the line picking out Japanese-inspired a la carte goodies, like…

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March 23, 2015

Udon on the run

With those thick, cooked-to-perfection noodles bathed in hot broths, Iyo Udon is so good that many of its customers wish they could take it with them wherever they go. Well, now they can. Iyo Udon recently presented takeout options, so you can take your udon with you on the run. The takeout selection doesn’t include…

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February 22, 2015

Swooning over udon

Why are noodle addicts so strung out on udon? Jasmine Stevens recently revealed to me the reasons behind the cult following of the thick, sturdy Japanese wheat noodles. As assistant manager at Iyo Udon, she certainly knows her stuff, from the process of making the noodles to the different ways to enjoy them. While ramen…

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January 11, 2015

Bowling over the comfort of udon

When the temperature starts to drop and we find ourselves bundling up in sweaters and extra blankets to stay cozy, turning to piping-hot and soul-soothing soups is a nobrainer. But which type of soup should have the coveted role of keeping us warm? For many, there’s no better choice than udon, and no better place…

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December 14, 2014 ,

Udon, the New Noodle in Town

Wintertime is the best season to cozy up with a bowl of steamy udon, especially after completing a hectic day of Christmas shopping. While everyone is gushing about ramen this, ramen that, udon is where my true love lies. Sanuki udon, the long, thick, white noodle that is a specialty of the Kagawa region in…

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November 23, 2014

Oodles of Noodles

Upon entering Iyo Udon, diners are promptly treated to a wave of greetings from the friendly staff behind the service counter and surrounding dining area. “Irasshaimase!” The traditional Japanese greeting and welcoming statement meant to honor and show respect to an entering guest sets the table perfectly for the delicious meal that awaits patrons at…

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September 7, 2014

Some like it hot

Conveniently located within the bustling shopping mecca of Ala Moana Center, Iyo Udon is a Japanese eatery known for its unbelievably fresh and tasty udon. Created from 100 percent domestically produced wheat flour, Iyo Udon’s deliciously wholesome noodles are made in-house literally as you are sauntering through the service line selecting your additional ingredients. That’s…

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August 3, 2014

Grab-and-go bowls of udon

For me, the opening of Iyo Udon in Ala Moana Center is a dream come true. First of all, I love udon noodles. Secondly, its self-serve cafeteria-style dining is perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. Plus, the noodles are made fresh daily, taste authentic and are cooked just right — not too soft or too hard….

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June 22, 2014

There’s a New Udon Shop in Town

When Ala Moana Center’s Panya closed shop last year, many wondered what restaurant would take its coveted place. Eager and hungry diners finally received their answer last weekend, when the shopping mall unveiled Iyo Udon, the successful Japanese franchise that specializes in homemade, artisan Udon noodles. Made from 100 percent domestically produced wheat flour, Iyo…

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