"You need to try the Noodle Cafe. It's on the bayfront. From the outside it's this weird old building, but they do homemade noodles and fun homemade dumplings, and it rivals anything in Portland as far as that type of cuisine goes."
– Chef Justin Wills
When you're ready to bypass chowders and fish fillets done 10 ways, head to Newport's Noodle Cafe, where seafood (if you want it) floats in flavorful Asian broths along with toothsome vegetables and house-made noodles. Don't miss the "jung bong," a spicy seafood broth seasoned with paprika that comes with a nest of egg noodles, chunks of scallops and shrimp, and a rotating cast of veggies.
– Lucy Burningham
When Newport's restaurateurs get a hankering for the Vietnamese soup pho, they head to this affordable pan-Asian cafe. Lisa and Han Cheng, a brother-and-sister team whose family runs Chinese restaurants in Atlanta, fell for the Oregon coast last summer, opening a restaurant here within months. Their menu runs the gamut from stewed Thai red curry noodles to wok-tossed Japanese udon. Fresh crab and cream cheese rangoons and corn-and-crab soup feature local Dungeness meat. Most popular is the Chinese-Korean Jung Bong noodle soup, with shrimp, calamari, scallops, red snapper and veggies floating in a gingery, scallion-accented broth. Just about everything — the hand-tossed noodles, the beef and fish stocks, the fried sweet buns to dunk in soup — is made from scratch.