How was it?
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Value: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10

Vegetable Kakiage Tempura

It’s been over two months since my last blog post!! Things have been c-ray-zee to say the least! Sometimes life and other things get in the way of blogging, but nothing gets in the way of eating, so I’ve definitely still been feasting it up! Ok, so announcements: 1. It’s my blog’s 2nd birthday today!! WOOT WOOT! and 2. I got engaged! I’m in the midst of wedding planning at the moment and it’s a mixture of stress and excitement! This partially explains my blogging absence of late. But anyway onto the food, I thought it was fitting to do this blog post on Menya Mappen as my first ever blog post was also a Japanese restaurant!

Ontama Bukkake Udon $3.90 (small)

If you haven’t already checked it out, Menya Mappen, is a self serve noodle bar in the city. You choose the style of noodle you want and then you collect your dish, add in any tempura extras you want and then pay at the counter. Very simple. I chose the Ontama Bukkake Udon (because of the egg!), the soup was thick and sweet and the udon noodles were slippery, chewy and delicious!

Kake Udon $3.90 (small)

The other girls ordered the Kake Udon which was definitely enjoyed, but I couldn’t remember much after Steph announced her engagement to us!! Too much excitement to take in! Yay! Congrats again Steph & A :) One of the things that I am most grateful for in the two years of blogging is making some truly awesome friends! <3

Awesome Fuji Apple Sparkling soft drink to wash down the udon :)


A quick and cheap meal when you’re in the city. I definitely would love to try more of the menu and I can predict very long queues come winter!


Menya Mappen Noodle Bar
Shop 11, 53-551 George St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9283 5525
Open 7 days, 11.30am – 10pm

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24 Responses to “Menya Mappen Noodle Bar, Sydney CBD”

Comments (24)
  1. OohLookBel says:

    Congratulations, on your blog birthday and your engagement! xo

  2. MissPiggy says:

    Happy blog-birthday!

    I can’t believe I still have not been to this place…it’s on my hit list though and I will get there before the year is out. It seems like fun and I’ve heard good things about the food.

  3. Jacq says:

    Happy 2nd birthday to your blog and congrats on the engagement! Hope the wedding planning is going well and you’re not too stressed :)

  4. Steph says:

    YAY you posted!!! Happy 2 years to your blog :D Hahaha that was such a fun night, I just remember that we had to eat super super slow so that we could save our table while Linda lined up. <3 you twin!

  5. YAY!! Once again, congrats dear with the engagement and congrats on the 2 year anni! Happy wedding planning, I hope it’s somewhat smooth sailing and not so stressful for the both of you

  6. Lil says:

    I was just at Mappen yesterday night!! Their curry udon is quite hearty~

  7. Congrats! Great news Betty!

  8. Sam Wong says:

    OMG Congratulations on the engagement Betty! So exciting =D When abouts is the big day?

  9. happy blogiversary!! and congrats again on the engagement :D

  10. angie says:

    Oh happy blog birthday and congratulations on the engagement! =) I just want to pop that nice silky egg and see the oozy innards!

  11. Congrats and welcome back! Have been meaning to go to Menya Mappen for a while now, looks great!

  12. Happy blog birthday and a big congrats again on the engagement!

  13. I love this place!! the only thing is it gets a little claustrophbic when it gets a little busy hehe

  14. Christine says:

    Happy Blog bday + congratulations on the engagement! hehe, i had my first blog birthday a couple of months ago and I got engaged three weeks ago.. must be something in the air!!

    I also loooove this Menya Mappen noodle bar – been there once before and it was awesome.. Definitely wanna go check it out again! I love the self service style and it reminded me so much of restaurants in Japan .. :)

  15. Congratulations!! And happy blog birthday- what an exciting time for you

  16. Julie says:

    happy birthday to your BLOG! yay to the engagement too :D

  17. Welcome back to blogger land. Happy 2nd birthday and congratulations!!

  18. Gianna says:

    I’m dying to try mappen!!

  19. Gianna says:

    Agh I pressed submit before I finished!

    I’ve tried to get a spot in mappen but it’s always been crowded I’ll be more patient next time!
    Happy blogie birthday and super congrats on the engagement!

  20. I love this place, and congrats on the 2nd birthday and engagement!


    I love interaction, so the thought of self serve noodles makes me excited. I’m sure I would get far too carried away with putting stuff in there though. I can’t be trusted.

  22. Trisha says:

    BETTY! Uhm, I got engaged too! WAHAHAHA! I’m not actually in wedding mode yet… when’s your wedding? Omg and happy blog-versary!!! Woohoo!

  23. aw Happy 2 years of blogging and stuffing ya face silly! :) And congrats on the engagement. NO doubt you have already picked the cake? LOL

  24. Thank you everyone! Will be updating soon :)

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