I love good noodles and I love Japanese noodles dishes, udon, ramen, soba yum yum for my tum.
Nao Sushi and Izakaya is a tiny bustling sushi and izakaya restaurant on Murray street, in between Barrack and Pier street.
This place is always so packed that I really don't have the patience to wait around for a table so most of the time I just walk by. But this particular RDO day, I met up with another girl from work and seeing as we both weren't starving but wanted good Japanese noodles, it Nao (haha had to do that!) the perfect time to try it.
So the concept of now is that, if you want ramen you chose your soup base and then the noodle type and then get their chasu or you can change it and get something else like chicken or have extras to their "set" chasu.
I had the chilli ramen with chicken in chilli noodle. The broth was so delicious and filled with flavour, I wished they put more chilli. The chicken pieces provided was huge, but I felt as though they needed more flavour in their chicken. Nonetheless, it filled my appetite for a good ramen dish!
JF had the udon, which she couldn't stop raving about. She said the udon broth was very flavoursome and is definately the best in Perth. I can tell you that it smelt amazing!
Apart from udon and ramen, Nao also offers cold soba noodles, curries, bento boxes, sushi, takoyaki and dumplings.
For such a busy place, the service was quick and efficient and the dishes are huge! (not just for the soup noodle dishes). They also have a back area now, which I'm not sure is 100% ready for opening, if it is, it would be amazing, and would be great in sunny weather! For now, will have to contend with the small pantry-sized inside area and the tiny alfesco area at the front of shop.
The other unforunate thing is that Nao is opened from 1130am until 6pm Monday to Thursday and 11:30am til 900pm on Friday, CLOSED SATURDAY and Sunday 12pm til 5pm.
I will definately be back for more. I want to try their cold soba noodles and of course the udon!