Dessert Menu Items You Must Try

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

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.

Our Staff’s Favorites from NoJa

Our Staff’s Favorites from NoJa

Sometimes we all need a little guidance—especially when it comes to what we’re eating. At NoJa, we get it. You want something delicious and satisfying, but you can get a little overwhelmed when looking over our extensive and unique menu. Our Mediterrasian flavors stand out from other restaurants, and maybe you’re trying to pick between our array of unique dishes. But lucky for you, we know how to help. We asked some of the people that know NoJa best to let us in on their favorite food and drink picks. Read on to hear about our Staff’s favorite items from NoJa!

From the folks that know our bar best, our bartenders picked the NoJa famous, Alteiri, as their favorite drink. This cocktail is “not too sour, not too sweet,” and the perfect addition to any meal. And while the Alteiri is their favorite concoction to drink, their favorite drink to make is a classic Old Fashioned. You may think our bartenders just know about what’s good behind the bar, but they know what’s going on in the kitchen, too! Their favorite dishes are the lamb chops and duck.

Then we have the members of our NoJa family that know the menu inside and out and also hear firsthand what our customers rave about—our servers! They love our rare ‘77 vintage port wine, and so do their guests. From our appetizer menu, they say the chicken karaage with a sesame rice cake is the dish they serve up the most. They’re also fans of our filet mignon accompanied by famous NoJa potatoes, vegetables and red wine reduction, as well as our panko crusted fish with brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes. But they’re not the only ones— our management loves our meat and poultry selections too, and recommends the hanger steak and an Old Fashioned for your next meal.

And finally we have our chefs. Their culinary skills are unmatched, so we trust their opinion on this very important topic more than anyone. Our sous chefs say they love to cook our hook & line caught fish and daily specials, as well as our panko crusted fish. But to eat? You’ll catch them chowing down on pork belly and foie gras. Meanwhile, our head chef prefers to start his meals with a classic Crown and Coke, and treats himself to our maple duck breast on occasion. And when we can’t find him dreaming up new delicious dishes for our menu, we’ll probably find him cooking up his favorite dish to create for our customers: the cowboy ribeye.

Menus can be complicated. But hopefully with these recommendations from our most trusted sources, you’ll be able to enjoy the best options NoJa has to offer! If none of the mentioned dishes suit your fancy, don’t worry—we have plenty of other options available, and staff members that are happy to assist you. And if multiple items sound delicious to you… then come back for a repeat visit! We love getting to know our guests and would love for you to become a NoJa connoisseur. Maybe one day we could be the ones writing about your NoJa recommendations!

For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to NoJa. We have both indoor and outdoor 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.

Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day at NoJa

Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day at NoJa

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you’ve probably already started to think of what you’ll do for the big day. Flowers, chocolates and cards are a necessity, but we all know that one of the most important parts of the day is the dinner date. You don’t want to show up somewhere subpar or make your loved one wait for hours in a queue because you forgot to think ahead, so it’s smart to be on top of things and make your reservations now. Luckily, NoJa is more than happy to accommodate you and your significant other as you celebrate a day filled with love and laughter, and we’re so excited to share with you our delicious Valentine’s Day menu.

On February 14 and 15, we will be featuring a menu that we have delicately designed just for this special holiday. For $75 per person*, you and your date will be able to enjoy fantastic dishes while enjoying the romantic ambiance of NoJa. We are housed in a unique, quiet and intimate 1800s townhouse with a romantic vine-draped courtyard setting. Located in the heart of downtown Mobile’s arts and entertainment district, you’ll be able to feel the fantastic energy our neighborhood exudes each and every night.

Now that we’ve talked about where you’ll be eating—let’s talk about what you’ll be eating.

For appetizers, our chefs have prepared three delectable options that will start your night off on the perfect note. They include a venison medallion with herb-roasted fingerling potatoes topped with torched brie cheese; pan-seared scallops with a saffron-carrot puree over saffron rice; and vegetable consommé made from fresh, whole vegetables. We also have an extensive fine wine list and can recommend pairings to you that will complement your dinner choices.

As for salads and entrees, we offer a sweet gem salad featuring toasted hazelnut, fresh mint, red onions, goat cheese and drizzled with a fig-watermelon dressing. Then for entrees, we have prepared a selection that includes a 16-oz. Delmonico ribeye that is paired with sautèed asparagus, our famous NoJa potatoes and a black truffle sauce; a pan-seared Chilean sea bass with a lemon pan glaze and sides of farro, corn, peppers and turnips; and a sous-vide lamb breast that is complemented with turnip roots, roasted potatoes, grilled rainbow Swiss chard and a fresh cherry reduction.

And if our entrees aren’t already making your mouth water—then just wait for our desserts. We’ll be featuring two romantic desserts that are perfect for you and your date to share as the night winds down. You’ll be able to finish your wine and connect with your date as you share a strawberry-chocolate cannoli or our delectable raspberry pot de creme. Or maybe if you’re feeling like really impressing them you’ll order both! Either way, either one of these pairings would be a perfect way to end a perfect Valentine’s date.

Why Quality of Food Matters

why quality of food matters

Food is more than just taste and textures, it’s a form of art expressed through the talents and intuition of the chef and the senses of the consumer. At NoJa, we believe food should be fun and made with quality ingredients. We want you to reach the level of umami and know why the quality of food matters.

You’re aware of what you’re getting

From farm to table, we deliver fresh ingredients to serve you better. That way, you know exactly what you’re getting, and where it’s sourced from. We base our menu depending on what ingredients are in season so that you not only get the best quality at the peak of nature, but also get to enjoy the flavors to their fullest potential.

Good quality food equals good health

Most of us want to maintain good gut health while still getting satisfaction from the types of food we love. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and, at NoJa, we guarantee you will love our many dishes curated for good health that will meet all your cravings. The positive health benefits you receive from wholesome food is essential as it supports your immune system, nutritional value and minimizes the use of MSG.

It’s not about the quantity, but the quality

Most fast-food restaurants will serve you a large amount of food to distract the customer from the quality of food. At NoJa, we want you to come in hungry and leave full. Because the ingredients we use are full of proteins and nutrients, you will feel like you got the best of both worlds. You shouldn’t ever have to compromise from these two preferences. Instead, opt for quality food that is filling and made with ingredients you know.

It’s better for the environment

Food that is locally grown tastes better because it is better. Local food requires less transportation and do not need to use factories that manufacture chemically produced products. Food that would otherwise not be preserved is prone to erosion and contributes towards climate change. That is why we support farmers: to lower the cost of organic trade and bring it right to your table. You can help the environment by choosing restaurants that have access to quality food. At Noja, we care about what goes into your food just as much as you do. NoJa is a Mediterranean-Asain restaurant in the heart of Downtown Mobile with an ever-evolving menu. Call us at 251-433-0377 to make a reservation today then visit us at 6 N. Jackson Street, Mobile.

Why Dining Experience Matters

Why Dining Experience Matters

You’ve heard of the saying the customer is always right. We strive to give the best experience here at Noja with the help of our fantastic staff and chefs, and the customer is our main priority. Your dining experience matters in many ways that you may have never thought of. We invite you to read about why it matters, and how you matter as well.

 

It Goes Beyond the Food

When you come to dine at a restaurant, it isn’t just for the excellent food. Your money is going towards a night out that you expect to be worthwhile and will leave you with a desire to come back. From the romantic ambiance to excellent customer service, the little details matter. Ordinary food is unlikely to be found on our menu as all of our fresh ingredients are seasonal and only brought from local farmers. We take cuisine to a whole new level and introduce a unique blend of Mediterrasian flavors for the ultimate fine dining experience.

 

We Put a Face to Each Name

Your dinner reservation is more than just a seat. We like to put a face to each name and treat each other like friends and family. That is because our customers help foster the reputation of our restaurant by sharing their reviews, giving us constructive feedback and sharing their love for food. We want to create a space where everyone feels welcome. Inside our restaurant is where conversations turn into laughter and date nights turn into lifelong memories.

 

It’s a Personal Service

Picking which restaurant to dine in is a personal choice for personal service. Our dishes are exclusively catered to you and your guests by our professional chefs. Order your selections with any customizations to your dish as you please. You want to make sure you are getting what you pay for when it comes to quality, quantity and the time you are taking to go out of your way and try something new. At Noja, we pay attention to every personal detail and do everything we can to accommodate you and your party.

 

Discover What You’ve Been Missing

Our location, fresh ingredients, drink menu and steady stream of celebrity visitors are just a few reasons why our fans have loved dining at Noja for years. We bring you a dining experience that is unlike any other, yet welcoming, familiar and comfortable enough so that whenever you walk through our doors feels like coming home.

 

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, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

Wines that Complement the Fall Weather

Wines that complement the fall weather

Indulge in some fine wine while the crisp cool air and leaves start to fall. At Noja, we offer by the glass or half bottle with a variety of flavors to choose from. They pair well with many of our seasonal dinner items just in time for the autumn season. So pour on, and cheers to a happy harvest!

 

Peju Merlot, Napa (Red Wine)

Awaken your senses with the star ingredient anise, as you fall in love with this wine. Rich flavors of plum and ripe blackberries fill your taste buds along with a smooth combination of delicious cocoa and vanilla bean for a subtle aftertaste. Try it with duck or lamb from our dinner menu for the ultimate balance.

 

Château de Beaucastel (Red Wine)

Get cozy with this one-hundred-percent and perfectly ripe Grenache. You get the kick of spice with a blackberry twist. The finishing satin texture will make you feel like you are in a vineyard ready for all the fall festivities. Enjoy with our Chesire pork chop that also includes a white wine deglaze sauce.

 

Rombauer Zinfandel, California (Red Wine)

Got pie? We aren’t talking just pumpkin. The lush flavors of this red wine include raspberry and blackberry jam with a vanilla flavor that might just remind you of those soul food home-cooked meals. The deep maroon and hints of purple/black colors in this wine are mesmerizing.

 

Dom Perignon Champagne (Bubbles)

Let’s take it back a notch and enjoy the vintage history this unique bubbly brings. From its rich mineral finish to its marvelous designed bottle. Along with its aged preservation and a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the notes of poached apple, honey and sun-dried black cherry call for a perfect fall day.

 

Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa (White Wine)

Don’t think we forgot about you, white wine lovers! Just like the name says, this buttery white wine is a spoonful resemblance of cake heaven. Concentrated pear ingredients with sliced apple and melon flavors give you the creamy oak blend without the guilty feeling and all the harvest pleasures.

 

Deligeroy Cremant Rose, Loire (White Wine)

Get cocktail-ready after your long fall hike.. The luscious and vibrant layers in this wine are made of candied berries, rich hazelnut and sweet honey. Although floral tasting, its crisp and smooth texture pairs great with our fresh seasonal fish dishes.

 

Noja is a Mediterranean-Asain restaurant in the heart of downtown Mobile with an ever-evolving menu. Call us at 251-433-0377 to make a reservation today then visit at 6 N. Jackson St. Mobile.

Famous Guests Dining at Noja

Famous Guests at Noja

Aside from our astounding cuisine, we also have amazing celebs and guests drop by to dine at NoJa. We love the fantastic energy they bring. When they come through our doors, the place instantly lights up with a contagious buzz. We are delighted to welcome everyone and anyone as part of the NoJa family. The support from our customers big or small makes our restaurant what it is today. Take a gander at the stars that have grabbed a seat and enjoyed the NoJa Mediterrasian experience with us!

 

K.J. Apa

The young and oh-so-charming New Zealand actor K.J. Apa of Riverdale and A Dog’s Purpose has grabbed a seat at our table. He knows what good, healthy food looks like as he follows a strict workout routine and dietary guidelines for his roles. At NoJa, we serve only farm-fresh ingredients, perfect for any fitness guru like him.

 

Robert De Niro

The world famous, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor is best known for his roles in The Godfather: Part II, Casino and Taxi Driver. While you’d think he’s an intimidating figure from his acting career, Mr. De Niro is actually quite the comedian!

 

Vince Gill

Vince Gill is an American country singer/songwriter known for his killer guitar playing skills and winning 21 Grammy awards. If you ever hear his voice, you’d recognize him right away, even over everyone enjoying their evening at NoJa. We know we could!

 

Alton Brown

Alton Brown is a legendary Food Network personality, author and host. He hosts shows like Good Eats and the intense Iron Chef America. Oh, and did we mention he has a food addiction? He absolutely loved the selections on our menu. We can relate, Mr. Brown.

 

Jason Schwartzman

Mr. Schwartzman is an American actor, screenwriter and executive producer, known for his starring roles in films like Rushmore and Saving Mr. Banks. He loves to describe himself as, “I’m a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff.” Us too! No wonder he wanted to give us a try.

 

Mykelti Williamson

You may better know him as Bubba from Forrest Gump. The actor and hollywood businessman founded the real Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. because, in his own words, “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.” Here at NoJa’s, we couldn’t agree more.

 

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, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.

 

NoJa is a Mediterranean-Asain restaurant in the heart of downtown Mobile with an ever-evolving menu. Call us at 251-433-0377 to make a reservation today then visit at 6 N. Jackson St., Mobile.

Make Your Next Client Meeting at NoJa

Have your next client meeting at noja

NoJa Makes It Easy for Clients to Dine Here

Celebrate any occasion with a delicious dinner at NoJa, where you can come right in with comfort and ease. We make reservations convenient for a party of two or larger groups. Even though we are in the middle of downtown, our romantic atmosphere and beautiful ambiance will make you feel like you’ve gotten away from it all. We have convenient parking located across the street in the west parking lot.

Reserve with a Call or Click

Our friendly staff is here to accommodate all of your needs to ensure your meeting goes off without a hitch. You are also welcome to reserve a table yourself by going onto our website and booking through the online service company OpenTable. If for any reason you are not able to make it, simply give us a 48-hour notice to cancel or reschedule so that we can better serve those who want a table.

Business Casual Attire Dress Code

NoJa is a great place to have a more relaxed business meeting with our business casual dress code. We want you and your business partners to ease into a more casual professional setting so there’s no need for a tie here, but we do ask that you wear relaxed, business appropriate clothing to maintain our atmosphere.

Transparency is Our Calling

We have nothing to hide when it comes to keeping our clients in the loop about everything. From explaining our seasonal menu ingredients when you dine-in to sharing customer reviews and testimonials. You can access everything yourself across all our social media sites plus through other company forums such as Yelp. Your clients will love the attention that we deliver to every detail and service. We encourage you to take a look at our website gallery and blogs where we include fun and informative content exclusive for all you food lovers. NoJa stands firm on what we believe makes our restaurant keep clients coming back for more.

There is Something Here for Everyone

Big or small appetite, steak or seafood lover, our menu has a bit of everything. Our ingredients change seasonally, and for a good reason! NoJa’s chefs want to bring and make you the best farm-fresh ingredients to your table. The seasonal menu consists of high-quality food, desserts and drinks that make you feel good about what you pay for. The love we have for making it goes beyond just adding it to our menu. So sit back, relax and indulge in your favorite place to meet and eat.

It’s NoJa’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that have 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.