The new Industry building, located at 3001 Brighton in the hot RiNo neighborhood, will soon house Tengu, a modern casual Asian noodle shop. With the wait for a two-top at Uncle on a Monday night being well over an hour, the market for another noodle shop is ripe. At Tengu, a well-edited menu listing nine items will be offered in a dining space that is only 750 square feet.
Tengu's goal is to be quick and affordable and to become a regular lunch stop for those working and living in the neighborhood. While recipes for ramen bowls and more have been carefully developed, the eatery is not a chef-driven concept. Cooks will prepare the food and a simple bar menu will complement the dishes offered. An after work component is currently being developed.
Tengu is slated to open in the summer. Also opening in the building is the Griffin, a modern German beer hall created by restaurateur Robert Thompson and his culinary director, chef John Broening.