A new source for Japanese noodles will make its way into Boston soon. Futago Udon (508-512 Park Dr.) appears on the verge of opening in the Audubon Circle area of Fenway, next door to favorite food-truck-turned-brick-and-mortar Mei Mei.
Futago has taken over the former Jimmy John’s space, where it will focus on both hot and cold udon noodles. The interior of the restaurant has been renovated, and a colorful mural with the name Futago appears on one of the walls. Corporate filings indicate that the individuals behind Futago are Minh Bui and Xue Zhen Cao, who are also part of the team behind Sugidama in Somerville. Sugidama showcases a different Japanese noodle, soba.
When it opens, Futago will join a growing collection of udon-focused restaurants in the Boston area: Japanese chain Tsurutontan is on the way to Boston’s Kenmore Square, while Yume Ga Arukara doles out udon to high demand in Cambridge’s Porter Square. Love Art Udon also recently opened along Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University, offering a customizable menu of udon and tempura.
Eater has reached out to Futago for more information and will provide any updates on the restaurant’s menu and timeline for opening as it becomes available.
• Futago Udon [Instagram]