A local ramen shop, Spice C, opened their doors to the Conway area a year ago this March.
Spice C is a lounge, restaurant, and bar located off Highway 501 across from Lowes. The restaurant serves dishes including ramen, hibachi, and the infamous poke bowl. A poke bowl (pronounced poh-kay), is an open sushi roll. There is a base of either rice or vegetables, followed by toppings of choice including proteins, vegetables, sauces, and garnishes.
“I believe that poke bowls are what keeps people coming here. You can get ramen anywhere,” said Ness, an employee.
When asked about her favorite dish at Spice C, Ness answered with the drunken noodle. It is a rice noodle soaked in soy sauce and topped with scallions and a variety of vegetables. My favorite meal, that I get every time, is known as the spicy Szechuan, which contains beef brisket ramen. The broth has an abundance of flavor and just enough kick. I highly recommend trying both dishes.
Spice C is a great place to go for a night out or to enjoy a nice lunch on an outside patio. The design of the restaurant is very sleek with sparkly, hardwood flooring and a range of funky light fixtures.
Lexie Cox, an online reviewer, rated the restaurant: “5 stars. Place is beautiful and the food is amazing.”
Aside from the atmosphere, the staff are some of the friendliest people I’ve met. Each time I visit, I’m greeted with a smile and seated right away. The waitresses have always been timely and accommodated any needs when necessary.
“They (Spice C) have excellent service and their staff is well educated on the culture of the food,” said Tristen Peebles, a local resident.
The restaurant is a chain, with the only other location in Philadelphia, Pa.. Luckily, this location is very convenient when looking for something close to campus. Spice C is open Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday thru Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. They’re located at 2246 E Highway 501 unit A&B in Conway.
If you’re searching for cuisine that’s new and unique, head over to Spice C to discover a new favorite.