Restaurant Assessment: Kapow Noodle Bar

402 Plaza Actual, Boca Raton; 561/567-8828

Kapow Noodle Bar not solely survived the harrowing pandemic closures, nevertheless it got here out the opposite aspect with out lacking a step. Its overflowing out of doors bar scene has been a mainstay in Mizner Park for greater than a decade. And now it’s moved—don’t fear, not too far—simply throughout the red-brick street. The 5,175-square-foot restaurant, which formally housed the Blue Fish and Rack’s, is expansive in comparison with Kapow’s earlier tight quarters.

With way more wiggle room, Sub-Tradition Group & Kapow co-founder Vaughan Dugan determined to go large. They doubled the seating capability that features a coated out of doors patio and now have a a lot bigger indoor/out of doors bar to host full of life joyful hours. If you wish to up your dinner sport, make a reservation on the newly debuted separate omakase bar close to the kitchen with personalised chef-curated bites that you simply gained’t discover on the common menu. And in case you’re searching for a uber-fun and assured memorable night time out, ebook one of many three karaoke rooms.

Spicy skirt steak tacos

From the second I stepped inside I felt the acquainted Kapow vibe (be sure that to lookup as you enter for a purrfect welcome). You already know you’re in for a great time beginning with the dazzling interiors by Manhas Design—particularly the spectacular 95-foot Rosanna Kalis mural that was animated by Jasper Mosher. You’ll be able to’t miss it, and in case you sit inside, you’ll be entranced by it.

We needed to begin with a signature crispy rice choice, so we went with the tuna tartare ($16). Good for sharing with 4 items per order, the stability of crunchy rice and comfortable tuna was a beautiful begin to our meal. Each bit is topped with tobiko that provides to the crunch, whereas the minute piece of serrano pepper performs off the truffle honey soy drizzle. We additionally opted for the spicy skirt steak tacos ($16) and Normal Tso’s cauliflower ($15). The tacos had a pleasant crunch and have been nicely seasoned with out being overly heated, however the cauliflower was actually the desk’s favourite, with its candy and savory flavors.

Normal Tso’s cauliflower

Kapow additionally debuted a choose sushi menu, so we ordered the Simply Chill Roll ($19). The freshness of the hamachi takes heart stage, and it’s topped with refreshing avocado and mango-red onion salsa. The star of the night was the Peking duck ($75). It’s a head turner because it arrives to the desk with an aura of magnificence and is introduced on a stupendous wooden bark charger. It’s substantial, so save room for this shareable dish that comes with vegetable fried rice and conventional pancakes, cucumber and scallion slices.

Kapow continues to ship an effervescent atmosphere that makes you wish to loosen up and keep some time. Its different menu has one thing for each craving and palate, from noshing bites to prolonged meals amongst family members.


PARKING: Road parking, parking tons close by
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Solar., 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
PRICES: $5 – $75

This text is from the March 2023 problem of Boca journal. For extra like this, click on right here to subscribe to the journal.