Steven Lucier and Casey Shea were introduced to the New York City Ramen scene by a good friend and fellow chef. Intrigued by the concept, they teamed up to bring ìnoodles to Newportî. Creating Rhode Island’s first and best noodle bar. With concept in mind, they struggled coming up with a name. As two white guys from Newport they were reluctant to use an Asian inspired name for fear of being seen as wannabes. Ultimately they chose the name Boru. Which is Japanese for bowl, while technically breaking their own self imposed name rule, Steve explains each partner has some Irish Heritage and in a play on words, are also paying homage to Brian Boru the Legendary Irish King. Boruís noodle bowls are made with savory broths, seasonal fresh vegetables many grown on their own farm, and a choice of proteins. Boru uses ramen, wheat-based egg noodles. In addition to bowls several appetizer options are available. Appetizers or Bites as they appear on the menu include: Crispy Brussels, flash fried brussel sprouts with house made kimchee puree and soy caramel creating a sweet and sour taste and otherworldly Steam Pork Buns with hoisin, pickles, and radish. Bowls include the House Ramen, pork belly with egg with savory broth and noodles. And a Seared Tuna Bowl featuring spicy scallion noodles, daikon, radish, and nori.Boru is a fast casual restaurant featuring high end food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is BYOB and in response to the demand has just expanded to seat around fifty people. There is a back room that is able to accommodate private parties and contact the restaurant to arrange for catering and other off site events.
Newport, RI 02840