Mecha Noodle Bar Opens In Stamford!

Andrew Dominick

Stamford, you’re about to be on the receiving end of a whole lot of noods. Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking about the piping hot, comforting bowls of ramen and pho by Mecha Noodle Bar. Mecha quietly had its soft opening on the last days of August, a phase that will continue into early September. 

Much like their other locations in Fairfield, South Norwalk, and New Haven, Stamford’s version of Tony Pham’s popular noodle shop will feature all the Mecha staples; KFC bao, a half dozen pho options, red oil dumplings, kim chi fried rice, and all the porky tonkatsu and spicy miso ramen you can handle. 

Pre-Opening…Getting Ready (Note floor plans on bottom left)

Pre-Opening…Getting Ready (Note floor plans on bottom left)

But wait! There’s more! Mecha Stamford will have a few differences from its other locations, starting with the bar. The massive wooden, square-shaped bar was made to be a focal point of the dining room because of Stamford’s bar culture, so you can pull up, have a drink (or three) from beverage director Jonathan Rodriguez’s craft cocktail program, a few bites, and call it a night if that’s what you desire. Additionally, there’s some outdoor street level seating for when the weather obeys. 

Aside from all that, there’s a little something “EXTRA” at this Mecha…

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“There’s a section on the menu we’re referring to as the ‘Baller Menu,’” says Kaylyn Crawford, Mecha’s COO. “We’ll have stuff like a large pho for two with a steak, and large format cocktails like a punch bowl. We want to take it over the top for the demographic in Stamford.”

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That steak and pho—dubbed “Broth So Hard”—gets you a 38 oz. porterhouse, two bowls of pho, a selection of Vietnamese steak house inspired dipping sauces, plus fresh herbs and bean sprouts to mix and match in your bowls of broth. Should you be dining with a group, that punch bowl can quench the thirst of a group of five. 


Executive chef Brian Reilly teased another bonus at this Mecha. It’s handheld and available in limited quantities at the bar ONLY. You’ll just have to inquire within, won’t you?

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Customers won’t see past the hustle and bustle show of their open kitchen, but further in the back lies a bigger facility than the other locations. “We built the kitchen to have the capability to help out our other restaurants, so they don’t run out of broth,” says Reilly. “We start cooking on the 22nd (of August) and we’re currently in soft opening phases. Our grand opening for lunch and dinner is September 6. Orders to-go will be about a month away.” 

Mecha’s motto is “slurping encouraged.” It’s safe to say lot of slurping will be going down in Downtown Stamford. 

Mecha Noodle Bar
151 Bedford Street; Stamford
(203) 801-7577;