10 Noodle Bowls You Need to Try Now

A short guide to bowling in the 405
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The designation “my favorite pho joint” is similar in importance to “my hair stylist” or “my nail girl,” in that once you’ve decided, it takes a major life change to switch things up. Pho isn’t the only bowl of noodles in the metro, though, so we wanted to highlight some of the metro’s best other options … and one pho joint.

VII Asian Bistro – When the Asian District Cultural Association gives a tour of the district, this is where they stop for pho. Pretty solid endorsement. (2900 N Classen)

Pho Cuong – Or as locals have called it for years, “the green house on Classen.” Try the bun bo hue; it’s pho’s darker, spicier cousin. (3016 N Classen)

Lhp 405mag Szechuanstory 8244Riviere Modern Banh Mi – Proprietors have made modern Vietnamese cuisine their thing at this Midtown spot, and they do it well. The vermicelli bowl is a good place to start. (905 N Hudson)

Northern Noodle House – One of our Best New Restaurants for 2020, this noodle house does handmade dumplings, too, so get an order to accompany your braised beef noodle soup. (2524 N Military)

Szechuan Story –  Another Best New Restaurant winner; while its beef noodle soup is excellent, give the house special lo mein a shot. (2800 N Classen)

Goro Ramen + Izakaya – Before you order the chilled ramen, you should know it’s not a cold broth. It’s tossed in sesame dressing, and it’s the best ramen on the menu. (3000 Paseo)

Dot Wo – The baby bok choy with mushrooms added to the flat noodles is noodle bowl perfection. (3000 W Memorial, #103)

Tamashii Ramen – The Tonkotsu ramen is so creamy, you’ll wonder how it was possible without adding dairy. (321 NW 8th.)

Magic Noodle – This Norman shop hand- pulls fresh noodles every day, and if you’re a fan of heat, the Xian spicy shredded noodles are your best option. (1915 N Classen, Norman)

Korean House – Japchae is a celebration dish in Korean culture, but you can have the delicious glass noodles with beef every day at this Del City institution. (4716 SE 29th)