New Asian noodle restaurant opening soon in Uptown

A new Asian noodle restaurant will soon open at 1300 Lagoon Avenue, Suite 150 in the Wedge.

Kinsen Noodle Shop and Bar will feature noodle dishes of Thai, Lao and Japanese origin along with a full bar. Co-owner Nuntanit Charoensit said the restaurant should open early next month.

Ownership is currently in the process of hiring staff. Renovation work at 1300 Lagoon — which also houses Bar Abilene — is ongoing.

“We’re going to focus on noodles, and we’ll make them from scratch,” Charoensit said.

Kinsen is owned by the same group that runs Kindee, a Thai restaurant located downtown at 719 South 2nd Street, near the Guthrie Theater.

The new bar and restaurant will be open until midnight. Charoensit said there are currently no plans for outdoor seating.