New Japanese restaurant Noodlecat opens in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A restaurant that calls itself "Cleveland's only Ramenhouse" is now open for business.

The unique Noodlecat is serving more than Japanese food from its new location at 234 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Adventurous diners may discover a variety of noodles that most people never even knew existed.

With a price range of $10 to $30, Noodlecat features a variety of plates and, most notably, noodles. The noodles include traditional noodles, with recipes that trace back a century; Tokyo noodles, which have been popular in Tokyo for about 50 years; and mash-up noodles, which are a mixture of Japanese recipes.

For customers cautious about trying the menu's unfamiliar plates, they have the option of personalizing their own dish from a large selection of eggs, dipping sauces, vegetables, and proteins, including fish, meat, or tofu.

"What we're hoping for is to just really nail the lunch crowd, give people something that they don't really have right now," executive chef Brian Reilly said. "This area is known for fast, hot, good lunches… Hopefully lots of stains from noodles on their shirts when they go back to work."

Noodlecat is open for lunch 11:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening, Monday through Saturday.

For more information about Noodlecat and to see its menu, log onto www.noodlecat.com.

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