Kodawari Menya, An Unexpected Discovery At Mont Kiara

Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura is an unassuming Japanese udon and curry place, at 1 Mont Kiara Mall. There were many Japanese diners, since Mont Kiara is literally full of Japanese expatriates.

Kodawari Menya originates from the Sanuki province Kagawa, Japan, a place most famous for the making of udon. I looked it up, and hell ya, Kagawa Prefecture is really well-known for udon. Kodawari Menya’s udon & dashi (soup) are fully imported from Kagawa, Japan!


Udon station


Tempura station
The place is screaming udon and tempura. The udon looks sooo fresh and tempting!


A simple vegetable curry rice
I chose Japanese vegetable curry rice (RM 8.90). I am not a big fan of Japanese curry (too mild for my liking), and I usually avoid this dish.  Slurrrpp … surprise, surprise, I enjoyed my curry rice! Oishi!


Sis’ kimuchi udon

Nieces’ zaru udon
My sis and nieces had udons and tempura, and they were happy with their food.

Kodawari adopts self-serving approach, and it reminds me of a school canteen. Queue up, order, pay, add toppings and clear your own tray.

This is what their notice says: self-serving experience just like in Japan!


Self-serving experience , just like in Japan

(Step -1: Take a tray first, as you need it to put / carry your food and drink)

Step 1: Choose your favorite udon (hot/cold) .. and also curry rice, etc

Step 2: You may choose our tasty tempura, side dishes and beverages

Step 3: Proceed to cashier

Step 4: Add-on to your udon with our free condiments


Return tray to Return Counter ya

Step 5: Return food tray after eating


10% discount on all drinks at Caffe Crema
Oh by the way, bring your Kodawari Menya’s receipt, and get 10% discount on all drinks at Caffe Crema at Plaza Mont Kiara.

Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura

L1-21A, Level 1, 1 Mont Kiara,

50480, Kuala Lumpur,


Business Hours: Monday — Sunday 11am – 9.30pm

Wifi is available


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.