Noodle bars, ramen restaurants, and pho places are popping up all over the country. There's no doubt that noodles are in. And why shouldn't they be? For one, noodles are just plain good. Two, they're fun to eat. And three, if you’re getting them at one of these Arizona restaurants, you’re in for an incredible treat. Here are our 10 favorite noodle places in the state!
Clever Koi serves up progressive noodle dishes, steamed buns, house made dumplings and small plates alongside craft cocktails, sake, wine, and beer. With a menu that draws inspiration and flavors from Thailand, Korea, and China, among others—restaurant guests are almost guaranteed to find new and exciting dishes to try. In addition to their delicious dishes, the cocktail menu at Clever Koi is broken down to describe the ingredients and flavors in each drink, so deciding which cocktail to pair with your meal is easy as pie. If you ask us, we'd try the Lemongrass Swizzle—its combination of vodka, cucumber water, and lemongrass syrup sounds too tempting to try and resist.
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Voted one of the best new restaurants in 2017 by the Phoenix New Times, Hachi Ramen has been making waves in the Arizona noodle scene since its opening. The menu is fairly limited—with only a few different varieties of ramen, toppings, sides, and desserts—but don't let that deter you from giving Hachi Ramen a try. After all, simplicity is refreshing. When you're not overwhelmed with options, you can focus on the star of the show. And in this case? It's obviously the ramen.
If you like your noodles with a Thai twist, Thai Plates Cuisine is the place you'll want to be. They offer classics like Pad See Ew, Pad Thai, Pan fried noodles, chow mein, and more. No matter what you decide on, don't forget to wash it down with a tasty Thai iced tea. It's practically a requirement!
Hot Noodles, Cold Sake has been shaking up the Scottsdale restaurant scene since its opening in 2016. After all, Chef Josh Herbert's ramen is award winning, so why shouldn't it get some attention? The biggest thing, here, however—if you've been following his career is this: You no longer need to wait until Tuesday's at Posh to cure your craving. And ordering is even easier than you'd expect. All you'll need to do is input your order into one of the tablets, pay for your meal, and find a comfortable spot to chow down. We'd recommend ordering some of the steamed buns on the side, too.
At Vegan House, every dish is—you guessed it—vegan. You can get your Jungle Noodle, Silver Noodle, or Pad Thai dish with a variety of toppings—from soy chicken to vegan seafood, tofu, and practically everything in between. Vegan or not, it's not hard to find satisfaction at vegan house. And you can feel good about it, too, knowing no living creatures had to suffer so your taste buds could be tantalized.
The menu at PT Noodles is vast and expansive, like the Sahara Desert...only, there's no risk of snake bites or scorpions here. Instead, there's a wide range of Vietnamese dishes sure to satiate your noodle needs or any other cravings you might have. The one must-have in any Vietnamese restaurant, though, are egg rolls. Never forget.
At Cherryblossom Noodle Café, Asian noodles are far from your only option. Believe it or not, the café also serves Italian dishes, ramen, and sushi. And that's not all! Whether you're in the mood for Korean spicy beef noodles or spaghetti with pork belly, you'll find it here.
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Wondering what a hand drawn noodle is? We were, too. No, you don't need to get out your sketchbook. Just find a table, take a look at the menu, and order whatever noodle dish your tummy is rumbling for. It's as simple as that—really! Whether your preference is for dry noodles, stir fry, or you're into savoring soup, Nan Zhou has that—and so much more.
Let's Eat Noodles' main highlight is its Chongqing Xiaomian noodles, which are referred to as the best alleyway food in China. These aren't your typical noodle dishes, either. In fact, each bowl features upwards of 20 unique ingredients that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Honestly, with a name like Let's Eat Noodles, why would you do anything but?
V.Nam Pho prides itself on offering a truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine experience to each and every guest. From classic noodle soup pho to vermicelli rice noodle dishes, egg rolls, and more, V.Nam Pho is the place to go for all of your Vietnamese faves.