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Boston Noodle Joints

JBM Oct 31, 2006 01:50 AM

I'm on the hunt for a Wagamama-like noodle joint here in Boston. Those of you who know the Wagamama chain (yes, I said the "C" word) from the UK will understand. For those who haven't feasted on its quick noodle greatness, it features a variety of Asian noodles from Japanese Udon to Vietnamese Pho.

Anyway, a friend and I are on the hunt for similar Boston places. I've had great Thai noodles at Brown Sugar and really solid pho at Pho Lemongrass but I guess what I'm looking for is more of an all-around noodle place, rather than a restaurant that happens to have some good noodle dishes.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  1. a l i c e Oct 31, 2006 01:52 AM

    Incidentally, there is a rumor that Wagamama is coming to Boston.


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    1. re: a l i c e
      JBM Oct 31, 2006 01:59 AM

      According to their website, Wagamama is opening two locations in Boston; Faneuil Hall is first in Spring 2007 with Harvard following over the summer (http://www.wagamama.com/features_usa.php).

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      hugglyj Oct 31, 2006 03:29 AM

      porter exchange at porter square has a whole japanese area with a couple specialized noodle shops. basically, beef, pork or vegetable soup - ramen or udon - big or small. really simple.

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        saltshaker Oct 31, 2006 03:35 AM

        Maybe that Betty's Wok place on Huntington and Mass Ave? Not the same vibe as a Wagamama, but I've had relatively good experiences the few times I've been.

        1. peregrine Oct 31, 2006 04:06 AM

          In Newton Center there's the Number 1 Noodle House, which has a great variety of noodle dishes, including an excellent laksa, which is hard to find around here. It's a simple storefront, not much for atmosphere, but the food is good and reasonably priced.

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          1. re: peregrine
            tatamagouche Oct 31, 2006 12:02 PM

            Hmm...I've heard really mixed things about this place. Glad to hear a positive vote--others?

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            hargau Oct 31, 2006 04:13 AM

            In framingham on rt 9 there is a place called EoNoodle that sounds like what you are looking for. I have never been.

            In chinatown most any of the restaurants make an excellent panfried noodles or chowfoon noodles.

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