Kodawari Menya, 1 Mont' Kiara

New restaurant in town! After 1MK renovated, the mall has bring in more new restaurants including 3 New Japanese food restaurant! The first restaurant we try out is Kodawari Menya ~ Udon & Tempura Restaurant origin from Kogawa, Japan!

The restaurant located at the first floor - take the escalator next to Coffee Club you will see it right away when you reach 1st floor.

Open kitchen concept - staffs were busy cooking inside the kitchen. This is a Pork-Free restaurant! The signboard above the kitchen counter shows the 9 different types of soup base you can choose ~ click here for their menu!

Oh yeah, this is a self-service restaurant ~ very different from other Japanese restaurant that I dine-in before.

First, choose which type of udon you like and make the order at the Udon section. Wait for the staff serve you the udon on your food tray before you proceed to next one.

Move to next section on your left ~ Tempura section, choose the tempura you like (optional). You may skip if you don't want to have tempura. 

Tempura(s) and price
Ranging from deep fried prawns, croquette (chicken), mixed veggies, lotus root, sweet potato, egg-plant, pumpkin and mushrooms. I love most the choices of the tempura however I can't go for all as the size is not "small".  

Proceed to cashier counter to make payment. You may order your drink over here, the cashier will hand you an empty cup (depends on what kind of drink you order).

Then, turn to Condiment table for the udon topping / garnish and tempura dip (e.g.: green onions, bonito flakes, tempura bits, minced garlic, sesame seed, soya sauce, sweet soya sauce, wasabi etc). For those who order green tea or soda drinks, you can fill your cup with the choice of drink here as well.

My order
Niku udon (beef), 1 Kabocha (pumpkin) 1 kakiage (mixed veggie). The thin slice beef is not only tender and also juicy, with the shuyu broth poured all over the noodles, the combination is perfect! best udon I ever had so far.

His order
Hubby go for Kama-age udon ~  hot udon noodles served in a bowl with hot water and dipping sauce,1 Nasubi (egg-plant) and 2 deep fried prawn tempura.

Signboard beside the kitchen showing other Kodawari Menya branches in Japan.

Lastly, don't forget to return the food tray before you leave.

Kodawari Menya
Address: L1-21A, Level 1, 1 Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur