Yakisoba specialty restaurant opens in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima, offering stir-fried noodle dishes

PUBLISHED Apr 20, 2023

Inside The Fride Noodle Store NUCCA

The Fride Noodle Store NUCCA (Phone: 099-813-7107), a yakisoba specialty restaurant, opened on April 2 near the Terukunicho intersection in Kagoshima City.

Yakisoba is a classic Japanese stir-fried noodle dish. Tomokazu Osako, the third-generation owner of the long-established okonomiyaki restaurant Kamogawa (founded in 1950), opened the restaurant privately. He plans to start a mail-order business this summer offering flash-frozen okonomiyaki and yakisoba, and while he was developing the products, he came up with the idea of serving them at the restaurant as well.

The name comes from the Kagoshima dialect word “nukka”, meaning “hot.” The restaurant has a floor space of 50 square meters, with a counter seating eight and a table seating six. It has a modern café-style interior with a concrete floor and wood-grain tables and chairs, hoping that female customers would feel comfortable dropping by.

In addition to the standard yakisoba menu of Signature Sauce Yakisoba and Shio Yakisoba (990 yen each), two monthly dishes are available: Sauce Yakisoba with Pork Cartilage Stewed in Shochu and Shio Yakisoba with Ground Lamb and Lime (1,200 yen each) in April. Yakisoba buns and rice are also available, and the restaurant offers a takeout option.

“The taste and sauce are different from the yakisoba we serve at Kamogawa,” says Osako. “Currently, we are only open for lunch, but by the summer, we plan to have a system in place to open for business in the evening. In the future, I would like to develop the business with a view to franchising.”

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

  • Exterior view of The Fride Noodle Store NUCCA

  • Table seating of The Fride Noodle Store NUCCA

  • April's Monthly Special: Sauce Yakisoba with Pork Cartilage Stewed in Shochu

  • Shio Yakisoba from The Fride Noodle Store NUCCA