A nation-wide Japanese restaurant is rumoured to be opening its doors in The Oracle later this year.

According to a post on social media, the new counter-service restaurant, will transform the former Pizza Hut into an open style kitchen noddle bar.

Marugame Udon is a world-wide brand with 12,5000 sites globally including Asia and the US.

The opening date has been posted online between October 1 and December 31 2022.

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The post on social media said: “The new counter-service restaurant will transform the former pizza hut, bringing it’s open-style kitchen to The Oracle where customers can customise bowls of freshly made udon noodles and choose their own freshly fried tempura.”

A statement online from the company said: "Marugame Udon, the authentic Japanese udon noodle restaurant group led by Keith Bird and backed by Capdesia in the UK, has secured a site in Reading at The Oracle scheme which is due to open late 2022, and a further site in Bromley expected to open this winter."

Marugame Udon have already started to advertise jobs for their new Reading branch.

We have contacted the company for an official statement regarding the opening of this new restaurant.