10th June 2021

MKR Property are delighted to have secured the 3,972 sq ft, former Garfunkel's Unit in the O2 Arena on behalf of Marugame Udon in what was an off market transaction.

This will be Marugame Udon's second site after opening its debut site in the UK on the former Wahaca site in Middlesex Street in Spitalfield in July.

Fri 20th Aug 2021 - Propel Friday News Briefing:

Marugame Udon to open second UK site at The O2 next month: International udon noodles and tempura restaurant brand Marugame Udon will open its second UK site next month. Following its European debut in London’s Liverpool Street in July, Marugame Udon continues its plans to bring Japanese noodles to the capital with a second opening at The O2 in Greenwich on Monday, 13 September. In May, Propel learned the business hoped to open five sites in London before the end of the year and would look to franchise here as part of its long-term growth strategy for the UK. The 4,500 square foot restaurant at The O2 will span two floors with 150 covers, including a mezzanine level for dining in. There is also the option of takeaway and a pick-up point for click and collect customers. Marugame Udon makes fresh, handmade udon noodles in-house, which can be seen by customers and those passing its kitchen throughout the day. The restaurant has a focus on speed and value for money, as well as quality. Executive chef Kouhei Honkawa will lead the kitchen team. Marugame Udon introduced its first vegan menu at its Spitalfields site, which makes up 30% of the menu, and will extend this to The O2 venue. Janine Constantin-Russell, managing director of Icon Outlet and the Entertainment District at The O2, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Marugame Udon to The O2 to bring its fresh Japanese noodles and exciting flavour combinations to our visitors. With the reopening of the arena, we’re excited to also be welcoming back music fans to the destination, and Marugame Udon’s quick service style is a fantastic dining option for our visitors to enjoy a bite to eat ahead of a show.”

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