Now Hiring: Line Cook

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NoJa is the leading fine-dining restaurant in the downtown Mobile area. We're proud of our 16 years of  success in creating unique dishes and providing exemplary service. We are looking to hire a talented Line  Cook to join our existing top-notch team. If you're hard-working and dedicated, NoJa is where you belong.  Send your resume to [email protected].

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The Benefits of MediterrAsian Food

One of the most popular questions we get from customers is: what is MediterrAsian food? Well, many of you have probably heard about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is based on the traditional diets of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet is known to help you stay in shape and reduce your risk of illness, like heart disease, diabete, and several forms of cancer. Asian diets are also very healthy and have several benefits, so we decided to combine them both to create the best of both worlds! 

As our chefs were creating the menu they wanted to create dishes that would be both delicious and nutritious, MediterrAsian dishes were brought into the discussion. Immediately, the idea caught our attention! MediterrAsian dishes are embraced by health experts. The dishes include healthy doses of polyphenols, which play fundamental roles in slowing aging, regulating blood sugars, reducing inflammation and boosting metabolism! This diet has been around for years and is slowly becoming more widely embraced. We have heard many success stories from guests who began the diet after eating at NoJa, and the diet has changed their lives! 

So, what is involved in the MediterrAsian diet? Well, step one is making plant foods the foundation of your meals and getting most of your fats from plant and fish oils. These include olive oil and peanut oil, which have been proven to lower cholesterol. From there, cut back on the amount of red meat you intake and replace it with shellfish and fish. Fish and shellfish are great sources of protein and essential vitamins, while red meat if eaten too often can boost your chances of heart disease. Sweet treats can be eaten occasionally, but mainly opt for fruits and nuts. Yogurt and cheese can be eaten regularly but in moderation, and the same goes with alcohol. Move naturally as you would in your everyday life, but set aside time every day to relax. These are key principles within the MediterrAsian diet and lifestyle. 

MediterrAsian food allows for a lovely blend of flavors we are glad to bring to Mobile! NoJa is able to create a variety of dishes and unique tastes while allowing customers to remain healthy. Our restaurant is truly unique through our dishes! Nowhere else in Mobile will you be able to find the level of excellence or the high-quality MediterrAsian food we offer. NoJa also offers our guests impeccable service, atmosphere and drinks for our guests to enjoy. 

Ready to take your taste buds to a whole new level? Come by and visit us to taste the MediterrAsian dishes that are spicing up Mobile! Call us at 251-433-0377 to make a reservation today then visit at 6 N. Jackson St.; Mobile, AL.

4 Dishes You Have to Try This Winter

Winter has finally come to Mobile, and along with the cold, NoJa has brought some of our favorite menu items back to keep you warm! Handpicked by our chefs, NoJa is whipping up something that will warm your taste buds and your soul this winter. So, what do we have waiting for you at NoJa? Well, here are just a few of our special this winter:

Duck Breast 

One of NoJa’s signature items is our duck breast! Not only is duck delicious, but it is quickly becoming a staple among poultry. Duck has vital proteins, fats, vitamins and it is extremely versatile! Adding duck to your plate will allow you to experiment with new flavors and you'll reap the benefits of a healthy dish. The duck breast is cooked with maple to add extra flavors and it is a house favorite at NoJa, as the chefs work long and hard to make it perfect for our customers! Our signature duck will inspire your tastebuds and warm you up as you face the cold weather!

Lamb Chops

Our lamb chops have Mobile on its toes! With a variety of seasonings, they fill your belly, satisfy your tastebuds and warm you up. Lamb chops are a high source of protein, rich in vitamins and minerals and promote muscle growth and performance! These lamb chops will improve your quality of life while filling your body with unique flavors and warmth. Our chefs will impress you with these perfectly prepared lamb chops that are in a league of their own! 

Pork Chops

Our pork chops are one of a kind here in Mobile! Our chefs spend time preparing the pork chops properly and perfectly. They know the importance of wonderful food and that it takes time to prepare it. So, through patience and hard work they can serve a pork chop that will wow you! Pork chops are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and a great way to stay warm this winter!

Shrimp and Scallops

In the Port City, seafood comforts us year-round! One of our most popular appetizers is the classic shrimp and scallops, which contain many nutritional benefits. There is a wide variety of seafood and you can cook them in many different ways! At NoJa, we provide our customers with the freshest seafood from the Gulf, cooked and served just the way you like it. Did you know seafood has many nutritional values as well? Seafood is heart-healthy, filled with nutrients and high in protein! So, in addition to your heart being warmed by the shrimp and scallops, they will also provide you many nutritional benefits! 

If you are looking for a hearty meal to warm you up, we recommend you try one of these delicious dishes here at NoJa! NoJa is in the heart of downtown Mobile with an ever-evolving menu and an exquisite wine selection. Call us at 251-433-0377 to make a reservation today then visit at 6 N. Jackson St.; Mobile, AL.

What Makes Noja Different

Deciding on where to eat might be a topic harder to discuss than figuring out which car to choose from. If this sounds like you, you are not alone! And, when searching for “restaurants near me”, it is evident that far too many may not stand out in your town. So what makes Noja different from the rest you ask? Well we want to let you in on our not so little secret...

Revolving Menu

Are you a foodie at heart? Do you like to explore fun cuisine while being open to trying new dishes? At Noja, we have acquired a taste for a variety of palettes. With our revolving menu that changes with every season for the best attainable farm fresh ingredients, “the usual” becomes  vastly overrated. We do however keep in mind that some of our customers enjoy Noja’s favorites which is why we like to keep classics on the menu. Your experience here is sure to never disappoint as our chefs will keep you on your toes about the next coming menu.

Close to Home, Closer to Spectacular 

Noja is familiar with knowing that customers want to look for unique restaurant finds without having to travel far to get there. When you want to find “restaurants near me” around the downtown Mobile area, you will notice Noja will pop up, and for a good reason! That is because Noja is located closer to your home than you think. The location awaits around a well-known arts district area just off Dauphin Street, so that you can better explore the surrounding town in the midst of your romantic courtyard escape. Noja offers a romantic scenery making it a spectacular place to visit and dine. 

Reputation for Greatness 

Besides a restaurant staying tried and true based on customer reviews, they also rely heavily on reputation. For Noja, having a reputation for greatness means having customers turn into long term friends and family that get treated with the utmost respect and friendly customer service. Noja also has a long list of celebrities (some in the Hollywood industry) who have visited us time again and got to experience exactly what they hear from word of mouth or upon research. You see, some restaurants may want to fill seats, but we see it as an invitation for memories and building on your special occasion when you rely on a restaurant near you that is not to disappoint. 

It’s Noja’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to Noja. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

Supporting Local Restaurants During Covid-19

None of us predicted what was yet to come this year. But despite everything, a sense of unity and pursurvierence has filled the air and the people of Mobile, Alabama. We also understand how much local restaurants and their fellow workers would be greatly impacted. We invite you to join us in supporting local restaurants in Mobile, Alabama during Covid-19 and hopefully you stick with us beyond this point. Here are some ways in which you can do so:

Choose curbside pickup 

Even though we are cooped up with our families, remember that we are not trapped but simply safe at home. Get some fresh air as you get in your car and make your way to your favorite local restaurant and choose curbside pickup. Many of our longtime guests like to use Yelp to find local restaurants based on where you live or points of interest in food. Say you are craving sushi for take-out or MediterrAsian food that we serve here at Noja, simply type it in the search box on the Yelp app and it will help you find the nearest spots. You can read reviews, see pictures and menu options and even see how each restaurant is taking security measures for your safety. 

Safely Dine-in

Local restaurants in Mobile work hard to still be up and running despite the pandemic hardships. While seating is limited due to social distancing and other precautionary measures, you can still dine-in at many restaurants and feel a sense of normalcy. We know wearing a mask may take a bit to get used too, but know that this too shall pass. We highly recommend to look at the local restaurants website for updated Covid-19 guidelines and easily fill a reservation

Gift Card

Seeing our families and friends looks a bit different this year. Surprise someone with a “lunch on me” Facetime or Zoom call with a gift card to their favorite local restaurant in Mobile, Alabama. Choose the amount type on the website and charge away. Let us make the best of the remaining year and fill your heart with great food and spirits! 

It’s Noja’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation at Noja. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call/text 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

Why is NoJa the Perfect Spot for Special Occasion Dining?

So you’ve been quarantined for what feels like a decade at home but miss going out. We know the feeling of going to get food through a drive through or curbside pick-up but missing real life dining experience. Why not make it a special occasion and come to NoJa (while still taking the mandated precautions of course) and treating yourself for once? We want you to feel comfortable knowing that we take all COVID measures seriously during these unprecedented times by respectfully following our state’s guidelines. Know that nothing lasts forever, and this too shall pass. So if you would rather join us in the future, there will always be a seat waiting for you here.

A celebration to remember

Take the time to celebrate life’s precious moments even through the darkest of days. Many of our guests love NoJa because we make it the perfect place to remember. From our amazing customer service to our romantic scenery, any occasion or milestone reached, big or small, is worthy of special occasion dining.

Not your ordinary menu 

You heard it here first. At NoJa, we created a menu so unique, your taste buds will keep you coming back for more. Our menu is carefully curated to fit each season as we strive to serve only the best farm fresh ingredients. We know you are looking for an exquisite restaurant so we want to give you a special occasion dining with a Mediterriasian twist. 

Top pick location

It's your time to shine when choosing special occasion dining. That’s why we chose the perfect location for anyone looking to impress. We meant business when renovating this 1840s townhouse gem, and wanted to give it a special place in our sweet old downtown Mobile’s heart. Did we mention many famous guests have dined here? Well hello, Food Network star Alton Brown! Known for its rich history and entertaining, NoJa wanted to join in on the appearance. 

Highly rated in Mobile 

The hype that you hear from special occasion dining at NoJa is real. Our reviews speak for themselves as we could not be anymore proud to serve the people of downtown Mobile

We are a mean clean fighting machine and have had our doors open for decades. The fun here is only the beginning so join us for the perfect artisan industry spot. 

Due to COVID, there is limited seating available upon request. For a full list of instructions prior to and during entry please ask our staff.

It’s NoJa’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call or text 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in Observance of Independence Day.

Dessert Menu Items You Must Try

It’s the meal we dream about the most — dessert. Whether your preferences lean sugary sweet or toward the savory dark, here at NoJa we have a little something for everyone. 

We are proud of the blend of Mediterr-Asian cuisines that our restaurant inspires. It’s what makes our entire menu unique, and what makes NoJa stand out from the rest of Mobile, Alabama’s, restaurants. After our guests enjoy their delicious NoJa dinner, we always recommend that they continue their night with one of our many desserts. Each one provides a decadent way to wrap up a perfect meal and offers another classic touch of the unique taste of NoJa, and we can’t wait to explain them in detail to you. 

Pot de Crème 

For the chocolate lover, there’s the pot de crème. This delightfully dark dessert features dark chocolate custard that’s topped with a caramelized brulee. We garnish it with fresh whipped cream, which adds a sweet touch to the bitter dark chocolate custard. 

Vanilla Crème Brulee

Another classic is our vanilla crème brulee. Made from vanilla bean custard, this is the traditional creme brulee that we have all come to know and love over the years. This dish will always impress whoever you’re with, and is the perfect portion size for two! 

Cheesecake Evolution

And if your sweet tooth keeps getting stronger the more you keep reading this, then you might just love our cheesecake evolution. This is a traditional classic cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, and a special garnish of seasonal berries. Cheesecake is a dessert classic for a good reason — it’s always delicious!

While the last three desserts we listed are classics with a NoJa twist, we also have a couple desserts that are special just to our restaurant. If you’re looking for a flavorful twist to end your meal with, look no further than these two delicious delicacies — after all, you won’t be able to find them anywhere else! 

Coconut Rum Bombè

Our coconut rum bombè will blow your mind. This coconut cake is layered with a vanilla pastry cream that will melt in your mouth the second your fork leaves the plate. And with dark rum drizzled all across, you’ll have an extra excuse to love this boozy-inspired treat. 

Ginger Donut

Finally there’s our ginger donut. This homemade ginger donut is drizzled with caramel sauce, and served with a side of vanilla bean or popcorn ice cream. This one is perfect for the fall, but frankly — we’ll eat it any time of year. 

Is your mouth watering yet? Is your stomach grumbling? We know ours are. These delicious desserts can only be found at NoJa in Mobile, Alabama, so it’s time to give us a call and reserve your spot at one of our tables! Our desserts are complemented by our historic and gorgeous architecture, and if you’re lucky you’ll even be able to enjoy your sweet treat while sitting on our vine-draped patio while drinking a glass (or two) of one of our specialty wines. Hope to see you soon!
It’s Noja’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long.

For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to Noja. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

3 Reasons You Should Have Your Next Girls’ Night at Noja

Pampering doesn’t have to only happen at home. Plan a day to enjoy a girls’ night out at Noja and you will see why you all should treat yourselves to going out more often. After all, friends that eat and drink together, stay together.

Celebrate Gal Pals’ Big Moments

You can never forget about your favorite gals and should celebrate all that your friends mean to you with a big night out together. Reunite with old friends from high school or college, coworkers and, of course, your besties. Just sit back and enjoy a delicious dinner, sweet desserts and a tall glass of wine. You will love the variety of our unique dishes and Mediterrasian flavors from farm-fresh ingredients. Our dishes are very easy to split between friends. Enjoy the sweet things in life by sharing a dessert you both won’t feel guilty about. Toast to many more years of wonderful friendships with our extensive and savory wine menu.

Guilt-Free Menu

We know it is a new year and your fitness/health goals are your top priority. We wouldn’t want to ruin that for you, of course. Luckily, you have Noja as your top-notch farm-to-table restaurant! Not only are we conveniently located in the heart of downtown Mobile, but our seasonal menu showcases only farm-fresh ingredients that your body will love. Unlike other restaurants that only claim to have healthy ingredients, our selections are finely sourced from local, sustainable farms that contain nutritional benefits and are made by professional chefs who pay attention to all the healthy little details that make our dishes so beneficial for your health. We offer small plates and fresh salads for the vegetarians and vegans and filling meat and poultry options for protein lovers. There is something for everyone here, so send your gals a group text and gather for a night to indulge guilt-free.

Skip the Long Lines

If you planned a last-minute get together with all your girls, you’re most likely stuck between trying to pick where to eat at a place no one has ever had before while driving around town wasting gas and then having to wait in long lines once you get there. Or, you could skip the long lines, make a reservation at Noja and know that everyone will be able to enjoy themselves. You will spend quality time with your favorite people and eat dishes that everyone will be sure to love. It is no question that our reputation for good food and a wonderful atmosphere are the worst kept secret in downtown Mobile. You can easily make a reservation by visiting our website and booking through Open Table. We can’t wait to see you!

It’s Noja’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to Noja. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.