Kapow! Noodle Bar To Open Second Location In Downtown West Palm Beach, Featuring Famous Dim Sum And Tapas-Style Dishes
Where one door closes, another one opens—and that is certainly the case for Kapow! Noodle Bar.
Famous for its dim sum and tapas-style menu, Boca Raton-based Kapow!, founded by restaurateur Vaughan Dugan along with Subulture Restaurant and Nightclub Group's Scott Frielich and Rodney Mayo, will be bringing its Pan-Asian eats to downtown West Palm Beach in January. This will be Kapow's second location.
“We’re really excited to be opening up [in West Palm Beach]. When we posted the news on Facebook, it was so well-received, and it was humbling to know we’ve made an impact from so far away in Boca,” Dugan said.
Don't let the name fool you—the noodle bar serves much more than noodles. In addition to buns, noodles and small plates, Dugan says guests can expect to see new menu items, like Peking duck, among favorites like Bento lunch boxes, pad thai and short ribs. Craft cocktails will also be featured on a rotating schedule.
The noodle bar will be opening in place of Clematis Street's surf-themed seafood restaurant, Longboards, which closed its doors this summer. Mayo opened Longboards in 2011 and operated it for nearly five years. The 3,000-square-foot space will offer almost double the dining area of the Boca Raton location, according to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.
Dugan says he hopes guests will notice the improvements at the West Palm restaurant.
"We’re in a much bigger space—that’s the first thing people will notice," he said. "We’ve been learning from our mistakes and finding ways to improve service and efficiency, and I think our customers will see that."
Dugan and his partners are also on the hunt for third and fourth locations, and hope to begin building sometime in 2018.
Here's a sneak peak of the new location and mouth-watering menu items: