From Chef Basil Yu, Yagi Noodles brings traditional Japanese + Chinese techniques on an American ramen-focused menu
to the vibrant heart of central Newport all while honoring the culture of the food we cook.
Featuring a boba cafe (bubble tea!), craft spirit-free cocktails, noodles, dumplings, bao buns & more.
We are currently a BYOB restaurant and you can find a curated sake menu available right around the corner at Point Liquor Store.
Our space boasts coastal vibes with elemental decor, friendly and knowledgeable service, outdoor seating,
a noodle room, and lots of local artwork!
About Our Name
Yagi is the Japanese word for “Goat”
It is an homage to The Legend of the Five Goats originating from Chef Basil's father’s hometown of Guangzhou, China.
The story tells of the ancient city suffering through drought and famine.
one day a holy melody spread throughout the air and five colored clouds drifted into the sky. On Each cloud sat five immortals - riding five goats.
The immortals bestowed the people with the goats and with wheat and rice to grow then disappeared into the sky. Guangzhou, nicknamed “Goat City”,
was then gifted with an abundance of crops year after year that ended the hunger. The cross cultural references in the name and story is a reflection of Chef Basil and the food he cooks.