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Soft Opening Planned Thursday at 'Newdle Bar'

The owners believe they've got the perfect recipe of healthy, exotic cuisine and nightlife to create Kent's next trendiest hang out.

Hiroshi Tsuji and Josalyn Barton will have a soft opening at "Newdle Bar," a combination Asian restaurant and bar, after months of work at the new Davey Resource Group building.

The Kent Ohio Development Facebook page recently added a few photos and announced the soft opening for Thursday afternoon. 

"We are excited to be a part of Kents tight-knit community and will do our very best to be an attractive addition to the new downtown atmosphere," the page posted. 

Tsuji said their business model is similar to WagaMama, a London-based noodle bar, and the noodle bar and restaurants that have exploded in popularity in New York City and other major metropolitan areas in recent years.

"It's a very healthy, trendy type of food," he said.

For more on the restaurant, read Kent Patch's original story that published in June. 

Hope Moskal March 06, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Finally! My husband and I have been standing to front of the place drooling for months (Not really). I have been to WagaMama and loved it, so I can't wait to try this place.
David Badagnani March 08, 2013 at 05:36 PM
What does "soft opening" mean? And a phone number would be very helpful, so we could make sure they're really open, and find out their hours, before stopping in to try it.
Evin Carvill-Ziemer March 12, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Too bad about all the large TV's and loud noise. Does "trendy" need to mean the auditory and visual senses are assaulted and conversation is impossible without going hoarse? There's nowhere to sit without a TV in your face!
Bethany Tipton Snyder March 12, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Evin - We went Saturday night and wondered the same thing! The food was excellent and the staff very nice but the atmosphere was a real bummer. The lights were on super bright and it felt like a cafeteria. The decor seemed confused like the place didn't know what it was supposed to be. I was hoping for it NOT to be a sports bar but you couldn't really avoid the 8 giant tvs in there. And then there were the weird Beatles cut outs and then a DJ. It was strange for sure. But really the super bright overhead lighting was the worst part. I hope they can work it out because the food was great and I'm sooo happy to have decent sushi in this town.
Debra-Lynn Hook March 30, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I have eaten there three times in one week! What does that tell you! The food is excellent, and I can tell it is cooked by people who care about food. My son, the sushi afficianado, deemed it best sushi he's ever tasted. I, too, was disappointed by the TVs, though it seems that's what so many people want these days. I was also disappointed by the garish light. Maybe if the owner -- such a nice man who came out and introduced himself to me when he heard I was macrobiotic -- would consider putting some lights in the middle that hang down from the ceiling. I think that would help. Just need to mix up the sight lines a bit and I think it would be much better. Meanwhile: Great job. Thanks for believing in Kent!!! Thanks for bringing a great food option to Kent. Something a Japanese food lover can eat!

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