Tonkotsu ramen and a brown sugar tiger latte from Open Rice.

Tonkotsu ramen and a brown sugar tiger latte from Open Rice.


A second location of Open Rice Asian Kitchen is now open on the Metropolitan procuring middle in Charlotte, the restaurant introduced through Instagram this week.

“After all of the delays and obstacles (that’s life), we’re lastly opening @metropolitanclt at the moment,” the Instagram put up mentioned. “We recognize your entire help for this journey. Please bear with us, with any slight hiccups at the start. Thanks to your understanding and welcome to OpenRice.”

Look forward to finding a menu on the Metropolitan location that’s just like the one on the unique Blakeney location. The restaurant provides Hong Kong specialties together with char siu and Hong Kong-style spare ribs, together with ramen, stirfry noodles and rice dishes.

Beef Chow Enjoyable at Open Rice. Heidi Finley CharlotteFive

One other style of Hong Kong provided at Open Rice is its bubble waffle, full of ice cream and the toppings of your alternative.

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Open Rice’s Bubble Waffles are constituted of a candy batter, then filled with toppings and your alternative of ice cream. Courtesy of Open Rice

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The fashionable Asian restaurant owned by Bryan Li and Jason Cheung additionally options a big lineup of boba teas, together with a number of wine and sake.

Open Rice

Location: Blakeney City Heart, 9882 Rea Street, Suite F, Charlotte, NC 28277

Location: Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC


Delicacies: Asian, Chinese language, Hong Kong

Instagram: @openriceblakeney, @openricemet

This story was initially printed December 30, 2022 4:12 PM.

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