This season we are hosting Arata at our culinary incubator, The Gothic. Japanese for fresh and new, Arata highlights the abundant and beautiful products available during the summer in Maine. Arata’s menu will include plant-based ramen noodles, steamed buns, desserts inspired by Far East flavors, and an original cocktail and organic wine program.
Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday- Sunday 11:30-3:00 and 5:30-9:30
$31 to $50
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
Arata Ratings and Reviews
Arata is a great new restaurant in an ar ...
Arata is a great new restaurant in an area of Maine that has a dearth of interesting and creative dining spots. The wait staff were a little inexperienced, but tried hard and I am quite confident by the time I go again, they will have become much more polished. The food is all vegetarian and delicious. One little warning, the bun menu item "King Smoked Oyster" is actually oyster mushrooms. Don't expect oysters from the sea! Overall the food is delicious, and the wine let, although small, is interesting and adequate. We had a bottle of Ruhlmann Alsace Pinot Noir Cuvée Mosaique which we already knew and it complimented the aforementioned bun, the ramen dish, and the salad item well.
We quite enjoyed this first visit to Ara ...
We quite enjoyed this first visit to Arata. We ordered two of the "buns" plates--roasted carrots, and eggplant; the steamed buns were delectable and the seasoning, quite interesting: who knew that wasabi would be so lively with roasted carrot? Service was friendly and restrained, like I like it. Non-alcoholic beverages, again, were lovely and fresh and interesting to the palate.
Excellent and interesting cocktails, del ...
Excellent and interesting cocktails, delicious food, and I didn't realize it was all vegan when I booked, but given that potential handicap, the food was even more impressive. I recommend the eggplant buns, they were amazing (from someone who doesn't usually like the texture of eggplant).
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