Noodlecat at Crocker Park provides fast service

What: Noodlecat is a fast-casual eatery that serves Japanese cuisine with a casual twist.

Where: 186 Union St. in Westlake, at Crocker Park near Yard House and Regal Cinemas Crocker Park 16 and IMAX.

When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but in the summer Friday and Saturday hours extend to 10 p.m.

Why you should go: Noodlecat is a great option for a quick, but chef-created bite. It is perfectly clean and comfortable, even ever so mildly hip.

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A recent order at Noodlecat: The Hangover ramen bowl, a side of J Fries and a Fried Chicken steamed bun. It proved to be way too much food for one person. Top image: A closeup of the Hangover ramen bowl. (photos by Mark Meszoros)

What you should eat: The Hangover ramen bowl at Noodlecat was borderline-spectacular and gets even better as you make progress on the dish and can start mixing the elements together. The mad-scientists combination of pulled pork, bacon, kimchi, egg, garlic miso and a heaping pile of J Fries was complex and delicious, from the first few bites to the last.

How to get more information: 440-835-0098,

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