Nudo Noodle House
Asian fusion, Chinese and Japanese food at its best…
Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we love both Chinese and Japanese dinning, so were thrilled to review Low Friar Street’s Nudo Noodle House.
Nudo is the brain-child of Karen Lau who’s philosophy is to serve healthy quality food, in a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere, with a friendly and attentive service at reasonable prices. They certainly manage to meet that brief with their excellent service, flavoursome food and competitive prices.
We loved their relaxed, informal atmosphere. It is a great place to go for a chilled out meal, with a large range of dishes, FREE wi-fi access and good drinks menu. Even if noodles are not your thing they also serve great sushi, small eats, rice dishes, fresh grounded coffee, freshly squeezed juices, premium Chinese teas and not forgetting wines, saki & bottled beers.
Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we don’t like to do things by half so we went for the full Nudo experience. A selection of tasty starters, some of their famous noodle soup and a main course, all washed down with a couple of beers and a saki!
We ordered a mix of hot and cold starters with something for everyone. Salmon Flower Rolls for the fish lovers in the group, these went down a treat! For lovers of authentic Sashimi you cannot go wrong at Nudo with a great range of dishes to satisfy your appetite.
For the vegetarian with us we went for Tofu & Centurion Egg with Sesame Oil. This was not something I would normally try but I am very glad I did. This was one of my favourites. Served cold it consists of delicious silken tofu, spring onions, seaweed and a century egg. This preserved egg is a delicacy made by preserving eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks or months. Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey color, with a creamy consistency and strong flavour. The taste is out of this world, and definitely worth a try!
For a warm starter we chose the poached dumplings. These were packed full of flavour and very very moreish. We really recommend sharing if you are in a group as it is great to try a little bit of everything. It would be a great lunchtime or evening meal for a stag weekend or hen party.
The last round of starters was a selection of Sushi, with amazing Avocado Nigiri, Spicy Seared Tuna Roll Futomaki and Cucumber & Flying Fish Roe Maki Roll. The sushi was fantastic, very authentic. As a lover of sushi I was in my element and would definitely go back for more.
With all that food we needed a break, so it was time for a cheeky beer or two while we waited for our Nudo Noodle Soup. We went for the Beef with Ramen Noodles and were not disappointed. The broth was heavenly, the meat succulent and the noodles were just perfect. You can tell Nudo take great pride in their noodles and next time I’ll be saving a little more room to try some more of their delicious soups.
As we digested our feast so far we went for a quick round of Saki to get us in the mood for our night out in Newcastle later.
Next up was the mains, we went for a mix of dishes and they were all fabulous. I went for the Spicy Sichuan Chicken in Udon Noodles, they were absolutely amazing and really packed a punch. If you like a spicy kick they definitely do the trick.
We also tried the Unagi Don with Rice, a grilled eel dish on a bowl of rice. The sweet sauce on top of the fish is addictively good. The rice absorbs some of the sauce, making the whole dish so flavoursome. Unagi is one of the most popular and luxurious fish dishes in Japan and it is easy to see why!
Last but no means least was the Tofu & Vegetables on Pan Fried Noodles for the vegetarian in our group. There are some great options for veggies, with something for every palate, so you won’t be disappointed.
The food was fantastic, we’d love to say we made the puddings but on this occasion our eyes were just too big for our stomachs. We did go to town on the food but you can eat well on a budget at Nudo if you pick well. The dumplings are particularly good value and all the mains are generous portions.
You can also currently take advantage of Nudo’s November specials menu. You could have one of the following small eats with a special main for under £14.
(From left to right) you can choose from: Spicy Salmon Roll £4.60 or Shredded Beef with Coriander £5.50 to start, followed by Braised Beef Tendons with Jasmine Rice £7.90 or Assorted Vegetables in Oyster Sauce with Jasmine Rice £7.60 for your main course.
We would definitely recommend Nudo for a night out, we love its informal, relaxed and welcoming feel. The central location near the popular The Gate leisure complex makes it an ideal stopping point on a night out in Newcastle.
You can find Nudo Noodle House at 54 – 56 Low Friar Street.
|Open Daily 12.00pm – 10.00pm|
|54 –56 Low Friar Street
Newcastle upon Tyne