Danville, VA

Nana Karen's Noodle House opens today in Danville

The Planking Traveler

Nana Karen's Noodle House will be opening for business Monday, October 31st. Hours will be Monday - Friday from 11 am - 6 pm.

Nana Karen's website

1. Walk-in
2. Call-in at 434-549-5913
3. Order Online for PICK-UP and DELIVERY directly at NanaKarens.com -> Noodle House

From their Instagram page:

This is a TAKE OUT style restaurant where you will walk in, build your bowl, and take it with you, then enjoy 😋 It will be Fresh, FAST, and Simple 🙌🏻🙌🏾

From the same Chef that brought you Nana Karen’s Food Truck and Nana Karen's on Main and from the same family and team that has made Nana Karen’s on Main a local favorite. Y'all love us because we stay true to who we are. We definitely don’t claim to be Asian, we just claim to love good food, made with fresh ingredients, prepped and done the right way.

To be overly clear, Nana Karen’s Noodle House is a brand new restaurant, located two doors down from our Flagship Restaurant, Nana Karen’s on Main. Nana Karen’s on Main will continue to operate as normal. We are NOT replacing one with the other. We simply want to bring more FRESH FOOD FAST to the River District.

LOCATION: 543 Main St, Danville, VA 24541


Nana Karen's website

Dustin Haberer - CFO/Chef

Chef Dustin Haberer started Nana Karen's Cruisin Kitchen (our food truck) after several years as Executive Chef at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research conference center in Danville.

Haberer, from Syracuse, N.Y., attended college in Buffalo for media and marketing. During his 17 years of culinary experience, he has catered to numerous celebrities, including Vice President Joe Biden, Carroll Shelby and Patrick Dempsey, as well as several NASCAR drivers, Trace Adkins, Michael Jordan Motorsports and Porsche Club of America, according to the release.

Haberer trained in New York style Italian cuisine, and is known for implementing systems to more effectively manage food cost, labor and food sales for successful start-up restaurant operations, and spent the summer of 2017 working to improve the Danville Braves concession stand.

​Haberer joined his current business partner, Katie Inman, in June of 2020 and the two began bringing a dream to reality by transitioning Nana Karen's Cruisin' Kitchen into a brick and mortar restaurant - which is now known as Nana Karen's on Main.

Nana Karen's website

Katie Haberer - CEO/Marketing

Katie Inman graduated from both Dan River High School and the local Piedmont Governor's School. Inman later received a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech and then a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University. At 20 years old, Inman began teaching at Chatham High School and decided five years later that her real desire was to build her own business and work for herself. 

​Inman began traveling and working with a variety of tourism boards, resorts, and restaurants around the country to write reviews and itineraries on her own blog called WineandWeekends.com. Along the way, she taught herself a variety of marketing and photography techniques, building a specialization in social media marketing. With this knowledge, Inman created Socialite Media Marketing in 2019 - where she offers social media management and creative marketing for local businesses in the Danville area.

​During the pandemic of 2020, Haberer and Inman decided to put their skills and love for the downtown Danville community together; and it didn't take them long to bring the vision of Nana Karen's on Main to life. 


Nana Karen’s was chosen to honor Dustin's mother, Karen Haberer, who passed away from cancer at 49 years old.  The “Nana” was added in hopes to keep the business in the family for generations to come and forever remember her.  Each day when we wake up and come to work we remember and honor her memory!

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