International Insights

In 2010, Brandon Stanton created his blog Humans of New York. This phenomenon of reporting the stories of average people has enlightened me. Stanton has met a number of human beings, many of whom have shared very intimate stories with him. This, to me, means he is the richest man in the world. I want to share students’ stories in the same way. In this blog, I’ll share the stories of international students at Kent State.

Newdle Bar

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Food & Drink

Address: 295 S. Water St.

Phone: 330-968-6390

Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Closed Sunday
Lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner, 4 to 10 p.m.

Happy hours: 3 to 7 p.m.


Photos by Chelsae Ketchum

Food: Japanese cuisine

Drinks: Full selection of beer, wine, sake and soft drinks.

Price: $$

The up: Large portions of fresh, authentic food

The down: Options are limited aside from sushi and noodles

Our call: Try any of the fresh sushi (choose from two-, three-, six- or 10-piece)

Newdle Bar combines the trendy feel of a modern, college town restaurant with delicious Japanese cuisine. It is one of the newer restaurants in downtown Kent, having opened in March 2013. The walls are covered with flat screen TV’s and popular rock artists, which makes this anything but a typical Japanese restaurant.

This restaurant offers a wide variety of freshly made sushi, which includes the traditional California Roll with crab and avocado, Gomoko combining shrimp, crab, eel, tamago and smoked salmon, or dive into a plate of Scorpion rolls with Shrimp Tempura, tobiko, lettuce, mayo and hot sauce. If you’re not a fan of sushi, you can go the noodle route and opt for heaping bowls of Japanese-style ramen noodles, buckwheat noodles or Sanuki udon noodles. You can top with a wide variety of fresh toppings. They also offer several entrees including fish, chicken and vegetables. Don’t forget the full 42–foot-long bar that has almost every beer and wine under the sun, not to mention more than 10 types of cold and warm sake. Newdle Bar offers authentic cuisine in a modern atmosphere for a reasonable price.