Noodles, like con artists, are slick, difficult to capture, and rarely speak up when interrogated by the police. Revel in food's sly lack of language with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of pan-Asian dinner fare at aja noodle co.'s Rochester or Fairport locations.
The culinarians at aja noodle co.'s craft a menu brimming with gastronomic creations from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, earning the contemporary noodle house a Rochester’s Choice award for best Asian. Ease tired taste buds out of winter hibernation with a starter of edamame ($3.50) before cannon-balling mouth-first into a hearty bowl of noodles—customizable with your choice of veggies ($7.25) or meats ($8.75–$9.75)—such as the peanut-infused pad thai, the tonkatsu-kissed Japanese yakisoba, or the red-pepper speckled thai spicy basil. Or opt for a flavorful rice bowl ($7.25–$9.75), such as Szechwan stir-fry or Thai red curry, to hone chopsticking abilities or master the art of grain levitation. The vegetarian and vegan menu satiates chlorophyll cravings with herbivore-friendly items such as meatless Chinese lo mein ($7.25) and cabbage salad ($3.99). Augment your feast with a wide selection of Asian beers and wines designed to complement entrees.
Aja noodle co.'s modern feng shui–inspired design creates an open eating area accented with tall bamboo stalks and elegantly soft lighting for a dining experience unencumbered by negative energy or spatially inefficient moose heads.
aja noodle co.
Without a month or so of vacation, it'd be almost impossible to sample authentic noodle dishes from four different countries. However, aja noodle co. can help you accomplish this feat over the course of a single lunch hour. Its pan-Asian menu incorporates regional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, all made individually and from scratch using fresh produce and proteins.
Though the food has its roots in tradition, it's all fully customizable. Guests choose which protein—including veggies, tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp—they want mixed in with their pad thai or rice bowls. They can also swap out one type of noodles for another, perhaps exchanging lo mein for soba or rice noodles for shoelaces they brought from home. Sauces infused with spicy black beans or sweet coconut milk give the bowls a flavorful base, and vegetarian and vegan options are available for folks with dietary restrictions. aja noodle co. also offers a selection of beer and wine by the glass or bottle and a wide arrange of original recipe sake cocktails.