There really is a holiday for everything and in case you did not know the month of March is National Noodle Month! Looking for a place to celebrate in Raleigh? May I suggest you go to Torii Noodle Bar at Kanki in the Crabtree Valley Mall. If you read my last feature on this restaurant, then you know it is one of my favorite places to dine especially with my daughter who loves noodles! This past weekend, we were hosted to try some of the noodle dishes on their menu and here are some highlights from our mother and daughter lunch date!
Leslie, Founder of SobeSavvy.com and her daughter, #outandaboutAva enjoy Japanese soda at Torii Noodle Bar
Torii Noodle Bar has a menu that as soon as you open it you can see the mouthwatering noodle entree bowls available. Appetizers, entrees, beverages, and dessert are served at this intimate & modern noodle bar.
SobeSavvy Tip: If you use code “SoBeSavvy” at Torii, you can receive a free appetizer with purchase of an entree!
Offer is good through May 14, 2018 and Please limit one coupon per party.
We started with some edamame and dumplings before ordering our entrees. Edamame is good for you and great for sharing for only $3.95 on the menu. If your little dumpling loves dumplings as much as mine does, order the Gyoza. It’s flavorful and fun to dip into their signature ponzu sauce.
Edamame or Gyoza for an appetizer..which one would you choose?
My little one is having fun mastering the art of chopsticks and Torii Noodle Bar has a nice variety of noodle entrees that gives her the practice she needs! Not a pro yet? No worries, they will adjust the chopticks for little hands. She ordered the Yakisoba stir fried noodles and opted to get the sauce on the side. I love that you can customize the noodles to you or your childs liking. Hers was lightly tossed in soy sauce instead which she enjoyed!
Yakisoba Stir Fried Noodles are kid-friendly and flavorful at Torii Noodle Bar
At the wonderful suggestion of our server and being the seafoodie that I am, I was eager to havr the seafood scampi ramen. The portion of this is huge, which quite frankly I did not mind. It was chock full of fresh veggies, seafood and served in this amazing broth.
SobeSavvy Tip: You must save room for dessert and try the Japanese Mochi Ice Cream. We had the strawberry and mango flavors, however you can try a sampler of all the Mochi flavors offered. It was so yummy! A sweet ending to our tasty lunch.
All smiles after our delicious lunch with great customer service at Torii Noodle Bar
Sure, we ate and slurped and drank some fun Japanese soda, but what made the meal most memorable was the service. Our server named Lily, who is also a mom to a daughter named Ava, was simply wonderful. She was patient, knowledegable and pleasant. My little foodie has a lot of questions and is quite curious about things like wanting to know what Torii means in Japanese? Here is what we found out: The entrance of the Jinja (a Shinto shrine) has a traditional Japanese gate called a Torii (鳥居), (literally ‘bird abode’). A Torii is built to show the beginning of a sacred place. It symbolically marks the transition from mundane to sacred.
I think the name of the restaurant is a perfect fit because you will not get mundane service or food once you walk thru the doors at Torii Noodle Bar. The next time you are at Crabtree Valley Mall, treat yourself and your little one to oodles of fun while enjoying a bowl of noodles at Torii Noodle Bar!
Torii Noodle Bar At Kanki
Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Ave
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National Noodle Month? Wow, this excites me because I love noodles!! Great post!
Yes..enjoy March Noodle Madness!!
This post just reminded me that I haven’t had dumplings in forever! Off to find my closest noodle bar!!! Great review!
Oh yes..I.love dumplings too! Time to celebrate!
I’ve never tried ramen noodles before but this place looks pretty good. I’d eat the edamame and potstickers though.
Give it a try..you just may become a noodle fan!
This is so awesome! I am such a huge fan of good food, folks, and fun! I would eat ramen noodles all the time in college, but it looks this puts a different spin on everything!
Yes..these are some elevated ramen noodles with calamari,shrimp,salnon,scallops..so much deliciousness going on!
This is one of the first restaurants I’ve seen where the food they serve looks exactly like the food that is pictured. Kudos to them because both your bowl and the pictures look delicious.
So true Elle! It all tastes as good as it looks on the menu.
OMG this looks so delicious! I was just having a conversation with my husband about Noodles and how we need to check out one of the new restaurants! I dont live close to this one but I would love to try one near me!
I hope you and your husband find a spot to enjoy National Noodle month!
I had no idea it was National Noodle month that sounds amazing. I love Pho I just told my friend we gotta celebrate by eating PHo.
Ooh yes pho! I am still trying to perfect my pho recipe to make at home. I am glad this spot is near me to enjoy and let someone else do the cooking!
I’m in Atlanta and ramen is all the rage here. I see more restaurants popping up and folks posting their experiences. Looks yummy.
You have me ready to google National Noodle Month and see what restaurants near me are participating. These bowls look delicious.