FARGO - If you’re ready to Thai one on, Drunken Noodle and Slurp Ramen have reopened in a new location at 414 Broadway.
Owner Thamrong Dechawuth - who goes by Keng - says that after a year spent on construction for the updated restaurant, including installing a new kitchen, he hopes people like the results.
“This is brand new, we put a lot into here,” he said Friday, Nov. 30.
It’s “a little far to the north, but I think the demographics have changed” for the downtown area, Keng said. “Being close to other bars and restaurants should help” increase sales.
The fast-casual restaurant serves spicy, stir-fried Thai drunken noodles, as well as fettuccini and other pastas, Keng said. There are also ramen noodle soups, rice bowls and macaroni and cheese - a bar rush favorite, Keng said. Beer and wine are also served.
Drunken Noodle held a soft opening Saturday, Dec. 1.
The restaurant got its start in 2009 on NP Avenue a few blocks to the south.
A big plus for the new location is that when warm weather returns, Keng said he has access to the roof to offer open air dining and rooftop cooking.
But Keng’s also included some of the old with the new.
The booths from the NP Avenue restaurant - covered with the scribblings and art of hundreds of diners - were moved to the new location.
“We want to bring some of the old memories,” Keng said.
Still, he wants people to realize things won’t quite be the same.
“Come with an open mind. It’s going to be a little bit different look,” Keng said. “I hope people will like it.”
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The restaurant opens 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and stays open until 2 the next morning. The doors are open noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Keng also owns the Wasabi restaurant, 560 2nd Ave. N., Fargo, in the old Metro Drug building, and Tara Bemidji, a Thai food and craft beer restaurant that opened in 2016 in Bemidji, Minn.