Fast-casual Ikigai Udon restaurant in Plano closes after 3 years in business

An Ikigai Udon dough master prepares dough for the noodle-making process a few weeks after the restaurant opened in 2017. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
An Ikigai Udon dough master prepares dough for the noodle-making process a few weeks after the restaurant opened in 2017. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

An Ikigai Udon dough master prepares dough for the noodle-making process a few weeks after the restaurant opened in 2017. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ikigai Udon closed in June after three years of business at 8245 Preston Road, Ste. 100, Plano. The fast-casual restaurant served Udon, a Japanese wheat noodle, with the customers' choice of temporia. Dough masters made the noodles and meal in front of customers as they order. The restaurant closed temporarily in March, but made that closure permanent in June due to "the unusual economic situation," the company said June 18 on its Facebook page. In a message, the company confirmed it is not planning to reopen elsewhere.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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