August 2019 Ren Yang, who is a former part owner and general manager of Carmel’s Koto Japanese Steakhouse, and his wife, Lin, have opened a new Asian fusion restaurant in the Castleton area called Meet Noodles. It is open for lunch and dinner. According to Yang, he wanted Meet Noodles to be a place where friends would come to meet and enjoy, in a casual and friendly atmosphere, the noodle-based entrees that he and Chef Tang have created. Chef Tang has extensive experience, having been a chef in China for the past 20 years. However, the offerings he has created for Meet Noodles cannot be described as typical Chinese food. With seasoning influences from China, Japan, Vietnam and all over Asia, Meet Noodles takes noodles to a whole new level. Meet Noodles offers some dishes with Japanese-style ramen noodles and others with freshly prepared hand-pulled noodles. Many of the dishes start with a broth base, but they also offer a few stir-fried entrees. They have an extensive menu of appetizers, which includes salads, edamame, calamari and more. The noodles at Meet Noodles are as fresh as possible with hand-pulled noodles being made from scratch every day in-house. Meet Noodles is located at 6368 E. 82nd St. in Indianapolis. This particular shopping area is becoming a hub for Asian food with Meet Noodles, Viet Hua Food Market and the Tsaocaa shop, which offers a delicious mix of bubble teas, all sharing the same parking lot. After dinner or lunch at Meet Noodles, don’t forget to stop by and grab a bubble tea as a nice after-dinner refresher. In addition to Meet Noodles, in spring 2020 Yang will open a new restaurant in the Zionsville/Whitestown area that will be a sushi/tennepamaki-style restaurant. If you’re looking for a delicious lunch or dinner in a casual-style atmosphere, stop by Meet Noodles.