Q’s Noodle Bar, an Asian restaurant and karaoke bar, will open in Storrs Center within the next three weeks, according to Jason Poon, a UConn student and the owner’s son.
“We’re still waiting on the building inspection, and then we’re going to open,” Poon, a fourth-semester psychology major, said. “The [building inspection] people said they would come within 20 days, so [we’ll open in] 20 days at the latest, but it probably won’t take that much time.”
Q’s Noodle Bar will be opening in the space where Tang Karaoke & BBQ used to be, Poon said. It will offer noodles, as well as dumplings, spring rolls and other food typically found in Chinese restaurants.
“We have a chef that is coming, a head chef who’s been making noodles for about 20 years,” Poon said. “We have a window into the kitchen that can allow customers to watch him make the noodles.”
The bar, as well as three to four karaoke rooms, will be open almost every day, according to Poon. Q’s got to keep the karaoke rooms and equipment from Tang, and customers can either make reservations or walk in to use them.
Poon said his father and his father’s business partners own the restaurant. His father has owned around 15-20 restaurants throughout his lifetime, Poon said, so he will handle most of the restaurant’s logistics.
Poon said his father chose to open in Storrs in part because Poon attends UConn nearby.
“He knows that I will be here to advise the restaurant if I need to, and also work there,” Poon said. “He has a friend that told him that the property was up for sale, and he thought it was a good opportunity to make this kind of place.”
Poon said Q’s Noodle Bar is still looking for wait staff, a busboy and a bartender. Individuals who would like to apply to work there can call (347) 328-4136.
Gabriella DeBenedictis is a senior staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.