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For those Boca foodies looking for pan-Asian in a more casual setting, Kapow! Noodle Bar in Mizner Park offers Asian fusion with a funky and fun atmosphere.
Three restaurant and nightlife industry veterans — Scott Frielich, Vaughan Dugan, and Rodney Mayo — all teamed up to start a concept much different from their others. Kapow shares a courtyard with the group’s other restaurant, The Dubliner Irish pub, a staple for locals.
The restaurant serves small plates, dim sum and dumplings, gyoza tacos, noodles and rice, salads, entrées, and desserts with locally sourced ingredients.
Some of the dishes include the Pork Belly Ramen Tonkotsu, which is made of fresh wheat noodles with a six-minute egg, preserved bamboo shoot, and Hon shemeji; the Mongolian Short Rib Bao Bun with pickled fresno, green apple, Thai basil, and sambal; the Saigon Duck Pho with Jurgielewicz Farms duck, bean sprouts, Thai basil, banh pho noodles, and lime; and the unique twist on the pad Thai dish with traditional banh pho noodles, coriander, bean sprouts, egg, lime, and peanut.
But since dining isn’t only about the food, the interior is visually exciting, while also featuring sustainable fixtures. The dining area has reclaimed wood tables and a bar top made from sorghum straw with a 28-foot painted mural by renowned artist Michael “Pooch” Pucciarelli.
Like the atmosphere, there are equally creative craft cocktails to match. The Garden Variety features Tito’s vodka, Thai basil, fresno pepper, lime, agave, and smoked black pepper and The Crouching Tiger with fennel-infused soju, house orgeat, and lemon.
Check out the video above to see some of the drool-worthy dishes and the cool and funky interior for yourself.