Federal Hill’s Mi & Yu Noodle Bar Opening Second Location at Mount Vernon Marketplace

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

After nearly eight successful months in Federal Hill, Mi & Yu Noodle Bar is planning its second location at Mount Vernon Marketplace in Mount Vernon. Mi & Yu Noodle Bar is a fast-casual, Asian-fusion restaurant where customers build their own bowls. They can choose from ramen, udon, or pho noodles, a spicy or savory broth, and their choice of six different proteins. Mi & Yu also offers bao (Chinese steam bun sandwiches), which features a Mi & Yu protein topped with pickled vegetables and aioli.

Mount Vernon Marketplace opened in October and features 15 different vendors. Mi & Yu will open in an 800 sq. ft. space towards to back of the market next to Between 2 Buns, which is opening in the near future. Mi & Yu will have 40 dedicated seats between a bar and high-top tables, which is double the seating of Federal Hill. Customers can also use the common seating in the marketplace. Mi & Yu is expected to open the new location in about eight weeks.

The new location will offer the same exact menu as Federal Hill and will play the same 90’s hip hop tunes, but it will also be utilizing Mount Vernon Marketplace’s liquor license. Owner Edward Kim told The BMore Stoop he plans on serving craft beers from Japan and Vietnam. Mi & Yu’s bowls and Bao will also be available for delivery through OrderUp and online ordering through ChowNow.

Kim said he chose the location because the financials of the deal make sense for his business and because he already has a loyal following in Federal Hill from residents of Mount Vernon. Kim also met an executive of The Time Group, Mount Vernon Marketplace’s owner, as a patron at the Federal Hill location.

Kim has hired a general manager and assistant general manager for the new location and plans on having a staff of about six or seven. Kim told The BMore Stoop that he hopes to open a third location later this year and he is eying Hampden, Charles Village or Harbor East.

Mi & Yu has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp and Facebook.

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