Dupont is in for a new fast-casual dining treat, as Monday will mark the grand opening of Dennis Freidman’s Asian inspired Newton’s Noodles. A spin-off from his Bethesda restaurant Newton’s Table, he is putting his poplar Fuzu noodle bowl front and center on the menu.
At the VIP preview on Wednesday night I was struck by the vast openness of the restaurant and avocado green glow that donned it’s space. I grabbed a beverage and cued up to order my first Fuzu. I was delighted to taste both the original Fuzu noodle bowl (which includes shrimp, scallops, chicken, egg, carrots, snow peas, onions, bean sprouts, scallions, crispy shallots, and black sesame) and the Coco Curry bowl. I have to admit, Coco Curry bowl blew my doors off. The perfect combination of sweet with a touch of heat- I will be back for a bigger bowl! All of the noodle bowls are available in 3 different sizes, ranging in price from $4-$14. And, in a very “Chipotle like” twist, one can build their own Fuzu. Choosing their own gluten-free or buckwheat noodle and then adding 2 proteins, choosing a spice level, selecting a sauce (original or coco curry), picking 3 vegetables and adding toppings.
Also on the menu, and available in 3 generous portion sizes, are the appetizers: Duck Confit Spring Rolls, Tuna Bites, Soba Salad with Ceviche, Beef Wontons, and Kapow Chicken.
Newton’s Noodles will be quite a treat for those wanting a meal on the go and who don’t want to sacrifice flavor or compromise fresh ingredients. For more information visit their website or just pop around for a Fuzu at 1129 20TH ST NW | WASHINGTON, DC 20036.
-Lindsey Fern (LKF)