Make us your home page
Instagram

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa adding Asian noodle bar and gaming area

TAMPA

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa welcomes all guests, but especially folks who savor Asian food: A noodle bar is coming in the soon-to-open Jubao Palace.

By year's end, "beef pho, roast duck, baby bok choy, XO seafood fried rice and more will be quick-served at the bar," said Gina Morales, public relations manager. Small plates start at $4; noodle dishes and soups average $10.

Executive chef Bill Gideon and vice president of operations Bill McNulty "taste-tested" many Asian restaurants in Central Florida to develop the menu, Morales said.

"Noodle bar customers can sit and watch preparation from 15 bar stools," Morales said. "Staff will be able to converse in all the major Asian languages." The Rock and Raw Sushi Joint remains open upstairs in the Fresh Harvest restaurant.

Jubao Palace, the Asian-themed gaming complex, has two other names: Ju Bao Ting (Chinese) and Quan Tim Vang (Vietnamese). All more or less translate to "parlor for seeking gold." A dozen-plus tables will feature games most popular among Asian players, including mini-baccarat, Pai Gow poker and Pai Gow tiles.

Jubao Palace noodle bar will be open noon to 2 a.m. daily; call (813) 627-7625.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa adding Asian noodle bar and gaming area 12/08/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 3:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay small businesses give Tampa B+ for regulatory climate

    Corporate

    In a recent survey about small business sentiments toward state and local government policies that affect them, Tampa Bay ranked at No. 25 out of 80 — a B+ overall.

    Tampa Bay ranked No. 25 out of 80 in a recent survey about how small business owners feel about state and local government policies that affect them. | [Times file photo]
  2. Seminole Heights restaurants face struggles amid killings, post-Irma

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — The neighborhood's hip circle of popular, well-regarded restaurants is feeling the squeeze in the wake of a recent killing spree. And the timing is rough.

    Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe has been taking precautions in light of the Seminole Heights killings: keeping the lights on all night and having employees walk to their cars in groups.
  3. St. Pete-Clearwater holding food, supply drive for hurricane refugees

    Airlines

    CLEARWATER — St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Allegiant Air are holding a food and supply drive for the Hispanic Outreach Center in Pinellas County. The event, which will benefit refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria, will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the airport at 14700 Terminal Blvd.

    St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Allegiant Air are hosting a food and supplies drive Tuesday for refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria. | [Times file photo]
  4. Tallest building in Pinellas County in search of a new name

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — The name "Priatek" is gone from Pinellas County's tallest building, perhaps to be replaced by that of a much better-known company new to the Tampa Bay area.

    The Priatek name is off of downtown St. Petersburg's tallest building.
 [LARA CERRI  |   Times.  2015]
  5. Estuary wins pier design contest for the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway extension

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — And the winner is… Estuary.

    Voters overwhelmingly supported a pier design called Estuary for the $200-million extension of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa.
[Courtesy of AECOM]