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drewames03 Apr 21, 2007 02:06 PM

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

  1. peregrine Apr 21, 2007 02:34 PM

    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
      steinpilz Apr 22, 2007 05:09 PM

      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
        peregrine Apr 22, 2007 07:45 PM

        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.

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      Dreamweeb Apr 21, 2007 04:14 PM

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

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        michela Apr 22, 2007 07:50 AM

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

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          lergnom Apr 22, 2007 10:33 AM

          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. a l i c e Apr 22, 2007 10:08 PM

            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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            1. re: a l i c e
              tatamagouche Apr 23, 2007 05:01 AM

              Yay, naeng myun time!

            2. limster Apr 22, 2007 11:40 PM

              Some places I like with good noodles: Ken's Ramen House, Buk Kyung II, Aneka Rasa (good duck noodles), HK Eatery (Wonton noodle soup), Taiwan Cafe.

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                worldeater Apr 23, 2007 02:31 AM

                There are a lot of Asian noodle and soup bars in Porter Exchange shopping mall in Porter Square. Just be aware, they close early at night - usually 9pm.

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                  BackBayGirl Apr 24, 2007 08:34 AM

                  I like Men Tei on Hereford St.

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                    Gordito Apr 24, 2007 12:32 PM

                    My whole family is hopelessly in love with Ken's Ramen House.

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                      BJK Apr 24, 2007 02:11 PM

                      Also not a noodle bar per se, but King Fung Garden makes excellent homemade chow mein noodles. My favorite Thai noodle shop around is Rod Dee.


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