Editorial Review of
Gaijin Noodle and Sake House
Breaking out of the nightlife genre, The West Group introduces Gaijin Noodle + Sake House, described to be an urban restaurant and lounge serving Asian cuisine in a swanky setting with a hint of exotic mystique. The West Group partnered with a team of local professionals to bring this vision to life; including chef Antonio Friscia in the kitchen, Snake Oil Cocktail Co. behind the bar, and designer Jules Wilson everywhere in between.
Formerly of Stingaree, Executive Chef Antonio Friscia is creating a new Asian-inspired menu that specializes in traditional noodle soups prepared with sustainable ingredients from local farms. Another big culinary draw will be the Bincho Charcoal Yakitori Grill, a stimulating focal point featuring an indoor open flame. Meanwhile, Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is busy crafting a Pan Asian bar menu, which will showcase Soju and Sake infusions and a selection of quality cocktails and local brews. Inside, guests will greet a forest of match-stick trees and hanging lanterns in the bar lounge. Throughout the dining room, new age street art will adorn the historic exposed brick walls. San Diego designer Jules Wilson channeled a whimsical charm with an evocative edge. The interior juxtaposes passion and power, playing with popular trends in a fresh new way.