Hot or cold, Azuma’s authentic soba noodles are healthful addition to diverse Main Street dining
FORT LEE, NJ—The Business District Alliance (BDA) of Fort Lee welcomed Soba Noodle Azuma to the business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10, 2015. Preparing authentic Japanese cuisine out of their location on 246 Main Street, Azuma’s speciality is soba—thin, buckwheat flour noodles served chilled with dipping sauce or in hot broth as soup. Main courses of noodles and hotpots come served with an assortment of traditional side dishes for a complete and authentic taste of Japan.
Azuma offers diners the option of choosing from one of three soba portions—all for the same price. When ordering either hot or cold soba, diners can choose 100, 200 or 300 gram noodle portions, with the option to refill on noodles up to three times.
Azuma’s buckwheat noodles are handmade daily, and are a healthy dining option on the Main Street shopping corridor. Buckwheat is a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, four B vitamins and several dietary minerals. According to their menu, additional health benefits of buckwheat include decreasing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure, among others.
Aside from traditional soba, Azuma’s authentic Japanese menu includes fresh assorted tempura, hotpots, soba noodle salads and tapas-style tasting dishes for lunch and dinner.
The new store is the flagship location in the United States, imported from a parent company in Japan consisting of over 200 restaurants. Azuma is looking to expand with another location in Manhattan, but also locally with the addition of a 2nd floor rooftop bar and lounge to come overlooking Main Street.
“Main Street is a great location,” said owner Taiki Wakayama. “Asian food—ramen especially—is popular here, and we wanted to bring something different to the community with authentic soba.”
“Azuma is a great addition to Fort Lee,” commented Stuart Z. Koperweis, Executive Director of the BDA. “Our borough is unique in that we’re so diverse. Our restaurant community is a very good reflection of that. Next time you come to Fort Lee, be sure to do so on an empty stomach—you never know what part of the world you’ll taste here.”
Located on 246 Main Street, you can reach Soba Noodle Azuma by phone at (201) 585-1319.