New Noodle Bar open in LoHi Resembles New York Destination

Among the newest additions to the LoHi neighborhood is an Asian themed restaurant named Uncle.

With a design and a menu that implies one may want to utter the restaurant’s name after dining there, it’s entry to the neighborhood is celebrated by residents.

The test of time will tell if the cuisine can stand up to other neighborhood favorites like Linger and Highland Tap and Burger. Though initially the restaurant got a lot of heat for looking like the New York Momofuku inspired noodle bar, some critics going so far as to call it a “rip-off,” it is proving to fit into the neighborhood just fine.

The menu is concise and plates average between ten and thirty dollars. Owner Tommy Lee had a realization when eating in a noodle bar. It was a calling and subsequently he was inspired to open Uncle. The passion he has translates into the sleek design and narrow focus of the menu.

Though the restaurant is currently only open Monday through Saturday for dinner, there are plans to expand hours in the future. For now, Uncle is enjoying settling into one of the most established culinary hot spots in Denver.