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Oct 7, 2011 11:12 AM

Ramen Aside...

I am happy to acknowledge that Manhattan has an incredible array of options if one wishes to enjoy traditional Ramen or other delicious noodle soup options.

However, I am hoping that Chowd-Nation can help me with an alternate request. I'm looking for the kind of "Noodle House" where one can choose from a variety of Noodle options (udon, soba, ramen, lo mein, etc) as well as genres (broth based, stir fry, etc) prepared in the style of different national cooking styles (Chinese, Thai, Japanese, etc).

Such a place must exist, right? I'm willing to admit that such a place (the dreaded "Pan-Asian", or *gasp* "Asian Fusion" restaurant) would likely sacrifice some of the authenticity of each individual proud culinary tradition. However, it's a risk I'm willing to take.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance to all.

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  1. I honestly can't think of any that would be any good. Just curious - is there a reason why you want a one stop shop rather than seeking out the best restaurants that specialize in the various types of Asian noodles?

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    1. re: Riverman500

      It's a fair question. I suppose convenience is one issue. Also, although there's something to be said for the culinary journey of seeking out the best restaurants, there's also something fun about being able to have dishes from more than one background at the same time for the purpose of exchanging tastes with a dining companion.

    2. Noodle Bar. I've never been, but it's exactly what you describe.

      Noodle Bar
      26 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

      Noodle Bar
      172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

      1. While not exactly a single restaurant, or in Manhattan for that matter, you could certainly find an immense amount of noodle variety and the New World Mall in flushing. Or the Golden Mall for that matter but with less choices.