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Our Story

Japanese Cuisine. Southern Flair.

"With so many incredible restaurants here that are inspired by rich, Southern-style cuisine, I wanted to bring a lighter flair to people."

 

It started with a love for really great Asian-style cuisine and a quaint beach town.

Inspired by its Southern roots, some big-city vibes,

and the desire for something new, fresh, and exciting,

Nanbu Noodle Bar was born.

 

After opening our doors in January of 2019,

we have since grown with the help of our amazing staff and people of 30A

to bring our delicious ramen, poké, and more to this incredible place

we're fortunate to call home.

 

We now offer lunch, dinner, and late-night service, as well as delivery

to the people of South Walton.

Owner & Executive Chef

Nikhil Abuvala

"My love for cooking has been with me as early as I can remember, standing in a chair rolling out fresh Indian flatbreads with my grandmother on a counter too tall for me to reach otherwise. The way she moved about the kitchen, like a general of an army commanding spices and herbs sparked a passion for food in me that is unmatched."

– Chef Nikhil Abuvala, Owner of Nanbu Noodle Bar

Growing up with an appreciation for food passed down from generations of cooks and chefs, Chef Nikhil started his culinary career at the early age of 13. Diving into a wide spectrum of cuisines, from sushi to Creole, Indian to Mediterranean, and more, Nikhil found his home under the care of Dean James Max and the modern American palate. 

Driven by Max and his Chefs de Cuisines, Paula D'aSilva and Jeremy Ford, Nikhil developed an understanding of what food is really about. 

 

After launching his first restaurant concept, Roux 30a, in 2013, his business quickly grew from hosting private dining experiences that showcase different foods from around the world to catering private events, and much more.

 

Then came his next venture.

 

The concept behind Nanbu stems from a desire to not only bring that exciting, big city flair to our quaint Florida beach town, but to offer a fresh, clean, and healthy cuisine to the area.