Capital Noodle Bar–the spin-off of Diamond Jamboree's Capital Seafood and Irvine Spectrum's Capital–has announced that it will have its soft opening tomorrow at Crossroads, the same plaza as Creamistry, Urban Plates and DonerG. The Noodle Bar is located next to Ha Long.
As Anne Marie reported a few weeks ago:
"For the menu, expect their signature Hainan chicken, plus noodles and stir fry entrees mostly under $10. Two curry spaghetti dishes will cost you extra. They'll also offer a handful of dim sum sides for snacking, plus beer and wine options."
I took a peek inside earlier this week and the long, blonde wood benches, in fact, the whole concept, reminds me of David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC. No, it's not Japanese or Korean, rather it's Chinese with lots of egg noodles and wontons that you might have remembered eating at the venerable Kim Tar, which was owned by the same family way back when.
3850 E Barranca Pkwy #E., Irvine, (949) 651-8088, http://www.capitalnoodlebar.com/