Best Places In Boston To Slurp Noodles For National Noodle Day

Friday is National Noodle Day, so to celebrate, we have rounded up some of the best places in Boston to get your slurp on. From Faneuil Hall to Back Bay, here’s a look at our favorite haute spots.

Wen’s Yunnan Noodle & Ramen

Wen's Yunnan Noodle & RamenPhoto Credit: Wen’s Yunnan Noodle & Ramen

At Wen’s Newbury Street haute spot, their signature dish is served with a large bowl of boiling hot broth and the soup ingredients served on a cutting board or plate so you can put it all together. Start off with some raw vegetables and lightly cooked meats, then add thin slices of ham, chunks of chicken, chicken skin, strips of bean curd sheets, chives, sprouts and, of course, soft rice noodles that are all spooned out into small bowls when done.

247 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Dumpling Palace

Dumpling PalacePhoto Credit: Dumpling Palace

You might not expect to find one of the city’s biggest offerings of noodles at a dumpling house, but that’s one of Dumpling Palace’s specialties. Here, you can choose from Shanghai, Taiwan, flat, udon or rice noodles served up as soups, topped with veggies or pan fried with proteins. Our favorites include seafood noodle soup, stir fried noodles with pork and mustard green; and Taiwan style chicken leg noodle soup.

179 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; Website


ShojoPhoto Credit: Shojo

One of our favorite spots for ramen can be found at Shojo. The super soft Tori Miso ramen noodle bowl in Chinatown is chock full of flavor, fresh ingredients and a tasty six-minute egg. Another great option is the Mushroom Mazemen made with soy braised shiitake, pea greens, crispy garlic and radish.

9A Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111; Website


WagamamaPhoto Credit: Wagamama

The Asian inspired restaurant that came to us by way of London has gripped our noodle loving city with its soft soba noodles tossed with marinated sirloin steak and miso-fried baby
eggplant complete with scallions, kimchi and half a tea-stained egg. We also love the grilled duck ramen kicked up with chili infused vegetable broth and a dash of citrus ponzu sauce. There is another location at the Prudential Center and a recently opened third location in the Seaport District.

Quincy Market Building, Boston, MA 02109; Website

Chef Chang’s 

Chef Chang'sPhoto Credit: Chef Chang’s

Cold noodles with sesame sauce, homemade stewed beef noodle soup and Xin-Jiang sauteed special flat noodles are the name of the slurping game at this Back Bay haute spot. Try an order of the addicting northern noodles with shrimp or share a generous portion of vegetarian Old Peking fried bean sauce noodles.

30 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; Website