Brigham Yen reports that Downtown’s Seventh Street is making way for a new restaurant in the coming weeks, across from Bottega Louie and next to Mas Malo. Eco-Asian is a concept from Philip Sanan, the owner of something called NoodleBosch in Cape Town, who acknowledges that it’s “pretty well known” that dollar signs are floating above Downtown’s renaissance. So far, in addition to what just might be the worst restaurant name we’ve seen in a while, Eco-Asian will serve up a combination of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cuisine, with noodles, rolls, pho, and rice dishes.
An under construction website shows the store’s logo, a younger version of the dude who sells mogwais caught in the act of being fed noodles from an invisible hand, while the interior space comes with clippings from a variety of Asian newspapers. We think the menu could be a hit for Downtown’s lunch crowd, whether or not their healthy frying methods and well-balanced nutrition levels play well with the Asian-obsessed food crowd out there. The restaurant is already landing on restaurant row with some good will, offering to help its neighbor Sushi Express upgrade its signage.
Eco-Asian, 521 7th St. Downtown.