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Apr 21, 2007 02:06 PM

Noodle Bars

Are there any cool (and tasty) noodle bars in Boston/Cambridge/Brookline?

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  1. I like Number 1 Noodle House in Newton Center. I particularly enjoy their seafood laksa and their sate-wonton-seafood combo. They have plenty of other dishes as well.

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    1. re: peregrine

      Number One Noodle House is ok, I've a bit of a bad attitude about them because I ordered a crispy noodle dish and got the stir fry with a package of the worst-'plastic' crispy noodles that you could imagine. In contrast, the Thai placer across Beacon Street has really fabulous crispy pad thai, with genuine and good crispy noodles, which I will wholeheartedly recommend.

      1. re: steinpilz

        That would be the Coconut Café, which does, indeed, have a fine selection of noodle dishes and a lot of other stuff as well. But no laksa.

    2. Betty's Wok and Noodle across from Symphony Hall is really good.

      1. wagamama is opening in faneuil hall on monday 4/23.

        1. I know people who like Zenna Noodle Bar in Coolidge Corner.

          I think the best for food quality in that area might be Ken's Ramen House at Super 88 in Allston.

          Gari, on Harvard St. between Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village, also has noodles. It is the coolest in terms of decor and vibe.

          1. Not a noodle bar per se, and I don't know about the cool quotient, but Buk Kyung II in Allston (and the original Buk Kyung in Union Sq, Somerville) have delicious hand-made Chinese influenced noodle dishes in a black bean sauce or in a spicy seafood stew. As the weather warms, naeng myun cold noodle dishes will appear and boy, are they good and tangy, and vinegar-y (does anyone know if any place has hand-made naeng myun noodles?). Anyway, I think the Allston locale is more scene-y and the soon-to-be-opened Wagamama will be just up your alley.

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