Located at 190 Thames Street in Newport, 1989RI is named for the year the husband and wife owners were born. Moving to Newport in order to escape harsh Indiana winters the couple created a unique asian inspired deli.The gleefully decorated space features specials, colorfully announced on blackboards and whimsical murals adorning its walls. The overall atmosphere is warm and inviting. Itís a place where youíd just like to hang out. The bill of fare is a creative hybrid of Asian and American tastes. The appetizer offerings are a reflection of this mix. Pork Gyoza and Vietnamese Spring Rolls share space on the menu with Baked Mussels. The quintessential example of the previous mentioned hybrid is 1989RIís twist on the All American hot dog. They have a familiar Chicago Style Hot Dog, with tomatoes, pickle, sport pepper, relish, onions, yellow mustard. And the not so familiar, a Tokyo Style Hot Dog with onion, coleslaw, japanese mayo, japanese eel sauce, pickle, seaweed on top or an Asian Style Hot Dog with egg salad, coleslaw, relish, peppers, onion, sweet chili sauce and sriracha.Turkey and Roast Beef wraps adorned with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese and a pickle on the side share menu realestate with the California Rice Roll. Filled with crabmeat, avocado and caviar. And the Phoenix Roll. Featuring, grilled chicken, cucumber and oshinko, egg.The Udon and Ramen Noodle Soups feature house made chicken broth fortified with delicious proteins including seafood or Braised Pork. Salads include the, 1989 Special Salad, with grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, cheese, and croutons. Also, The Rhode Island Salad, turkey, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, avocado, carrots, and croutons.The Pineapple Fried Rice creations truly emphasize 1989RIís amazing originality. Choose from vegetable, shrimp or chicken fried rice served on top of a half of pineapple. The restaurant is BYOB and has a nice selection of soft drinks and Teas.The owners of 1989 are kind and attentive, and willing to guide you thru the menu. Please visit them today.
190 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840