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Jul 27, 2000 04:02 PM

Best noodle shops in Studio City/Hollywood

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Noodles are my comfort food. My favorites are chinese and vietnamese. Mandarin Deli in Northridge is great, and I go to the pho places on Sepulveda too many times to count. I've been to Noodle Planet and wasn't that impressed (except with their tom yum noodles). I've heard Mishima is good, but haven't been there yet.

I live in the Hollywood Hills area. The unfortunate thing is that while I will drive out to Monterey Park on the weekends for a good slurping of noodles, where can I go during the weeknights in the Hollywood/Studio City area? Help!


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  1. I love noodles too and I've got a couple suggestions, both different styles.
    If you like pho you might like Japanese Ramen. At Atch Kotch in a stripmall on Vine couple blocks south of Sunset you can get authentic ramen, spicy as SIN. Its run by an old guy, formerly a Tokyo hotel chef.
    Mishima, also Japanese, 3rd and La Cienega, is OK for standard Udon and my new favorite- cold Soba. Its a chain in Japan, new looking w. blond wood.

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    1. re: Vizier6

      This "Best Ramen in LA" site has been hidden in my web bookmarks for months, but can't remember how I initially found it...I've yet to try any of the places, and would like to know other's thoughts on these guys' picks. Note Mishima is *not* on the list, and I shamefully admit that I only go there out of sheer laziness.

    2. BTW can you recommend a good Chinese place in Monterey Park?

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      1. re: Vizier6

        If you like a place which makes their own noodles, try Heavy Noodling, 153 E. Garvey. A good place for noodle soup (opens at 9AM) is right across the street--Har Lam Kee, 150 E. Garvey. Luk Yue is great for soup noodles or fried noodles. They're at 735 W. Garvey and 125 N. Garfield. All of the Vietnamese restaurants in the San Gabriel valley have really good noodle soup, both rice noodles and egg noodles.

      2. I also live in the Hollywood hills and the only good Chinese restaurant short of going downtown is Kim Yen, 4806 Melrose (at Harvard, I believe). It's BBQ/seafood and also has noodles. There aren't any Vietnamese restaurants per se in the area. However, there strangely have been a number of Pho restaurants which have opened up in Koreatown and which I believe are Korean operated. The ones which come to mind are Western Noodles, 429 N. Western Ave. and Pho LA, 3470 W. 6th St., but there are many more in the area. Also, don't forget all of the Thai restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. east of the Hollywood Fwy. in what has been officially designated "Thai Town."