Our Noodles, Our Mission

Udon noodles are a traditional and very popular wheat-flour noodle eaten across Japan, dating back to the 9th Century. A famous Buddhist monk named Kūkai is often credited with bringing the noodle-making techniques from China, which were later adopted and popularized in the Sanuki Province of the island of Shikoku, Japan. In present times, that same area is known as Kagawa Prefecture, the smallest prefecture in Japan, and yet there are approximately 700 Sanuki udon shops in Kagawa alone! Although there are many regional varieties of udon noodles across Japan, Sanuki-style, characterized by a broad, thick noodle with a chewy texture, is the most popular.

At U:Don Fresh Japanese Noodle Station (pronounced “You-Don”), we want you, our valued guest, to experience the superior taste and texture of freshly made Sanuki-style udon noodles, as if you were eating them in an udon shop in Japan. We take the time and effort to prepare our udon noodles and accompanying soups and sauces from scratch, using traditional procedures and techniques, with all natural ingredients.

Our mission is to provide you with the freshest udon noodles using only the highest quality ingredients, fast and friendly service, and always at the best value. We will always strive to exceed your expectations and to provide you with the most delicious, healthy, and genuinely authentic Japanese udon noodle experience. We promise to never relax in this mission. If you have any concerns, please let us know and we will do everything we can to make sure every one of our guests leaves our store happy and satisfied.

Tak Kurachi
Chef/owner, U:Don Fresh Japanese Noodle Station