Setsunai Noodle Bar

4.8
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9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
We've been making kimchi and sauerkraut as Kraut Pleasers since June 2015. After searching for a better way to share our kimchi we explored ramen and udon noodle bowls. Serving them all winter at our Little Winter Market we then opened in the spring of 2017 as Setsunai Noodle Bar using our fermenting kitchen as the base. We’ve now moved the fermentation side of things over to our local shared access community kitchen, Taproot. We are in the heart of the village with plenty of parking and a local beach within site. We serve our bowls with both traditional Kimchi and Golden Napa for you spice wimps. We have dumplings with seasonal fillings and kid bowls with just noodles and broth.
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4.8based on all time ratings
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4.8
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l
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS! Josh is a food genius with a dedication of local organic from scratch cooking which is matched by few. Setsunai Noodle Bar is getting better all the time!

BS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The only restaurant in San Juan County with this cuisine. For Lopez it has the most exotic food. The quality of the noodle and other dishes are comparable to what I’ve experienced in Portland. Josh is always borrowing ideas from his travels and experimenting, adding new dishes (and dropping a few). Wherever possible he sources locally.

Summertime is great, eating at tables outdoors. The inside seating is limited and cozy, but a great on a cold and rainy day.

H
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The place was much smaller than expected, so the overall feel much quite intimate and personal which was wonderful. Reservations definitely recommended, saw many people without dinner reservations turned away because of limited seating and staff.

a
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food centered the chef's homemade fermented veggies and kimchi, fresh-made noodles, and island-grown produce and meat. The menu and specials are always changing to show case the season's latest offerings from around the San Juans. There is legitimate care put into and pride taken in each dish they serve. Great beer selection, too. If you're heading to Lopez, do not miss it.

LF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Locally sourced and organic as much as is available, broths from scratch, noodles from scratch, best food on the island!

G
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place is not to be missed while on Lopez. Totally from scratch bone broth for the Ramen. Truly amazing flavors in both dishes we had - the smoked chicken in the ramen was life-changing. Homemade kimchi is the best I’ve ever had - again, nailed it on the flavors - not overly spiced. Very tiny spot with plenty of seating outside, a lot of care is put into each dish, so it can take time for your food to be made. Definitely recommend making a reservation. Options for those with dietary restrictions.

CN
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing healthy delicious fresh amazing (did i say that already?) noodles and food! yummmmmy thank you!

BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my favorite meal on Lopez Island! We had the ramen, and it was awesome--amazing smoked pork, noodles, buttery greens, and kimchi that I will definitely be buying in bulk if he ever gets back to selling it! Owner was really friendly and personal with customers (even us tourists), despite being a one-man show. I'll definitely be designing some future SJ trips around his restaurant hours.

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tiny indoor restaurant with a huge outdoor seating area with heaters.
we sat at the bar and watched as Josh the owner/chef made our noodles fresh for our udon and ramen.
Best udon noodle soup I've ever had. Perfect little gem in Lopez Island Village