The Best Places To Slurp Noodles For National Noodle Day


As weather starts to drop, and we replace our shorts and polos with sweaters and scarves, so must New Yorkers replace their go-to seasonal foods. While the cheeseburgers and street fair vendor trays have been great, the chilling climates of fall bring on something even greater, the slurping sounds of noodles in broth! Some of the city’s best noodle houses are getting ready for the best season yet with perfectly tempered bowls ready for the masses for National Noodle Day. Here are some of our favorites to try this fall.

Momofuku Noodle Bar


This trendy eatery, of David Chang fame, is the perfect entry point for those looking to get into the noodle game for the first time. The ramen is straightforward and delicious, the restaurant is a cool and relaxed setting, and the prices are pretty reasonable for the quality that you’re getting.

Location: 171 1st Avenue, New York, NY


Joe Shanghai’s


Located in the heart of Chinatown’s twisting streets, Joe Shanghai’s is a “best of” for Chinatown delights. While its signature soup dumplings will draw crowds from all over the city, the noodle bowls are pretty great to duck inside for on a cold day.

Location: 9 Pell Street, New York, NY


Mission Chinese Food


One of the most notable Chinese establishments in the city, Mission has mastered one of the hardest tasks in the city by making Chinese food upscale without losing the character and casual nature we love most about it. Mission offers a perfect respite for those craving Chinese while still having to find a great restaurant for date night. Head there for some of the best noodles in the city, though be ready for the price tag to reflect the high end nature of one of the city’s best restaurants.

Location: 171 East Broadway, New York, NY


Jun-Men Ramen


This small noodle outpost on the westernmost side of Chelsea fills a much needed hole in the neighborhood’s dining options. For all the bars, cupcake shops, hot dog carts, and other quick bites, Jun-Men is a great place to sit and slurp in an environment that doesn’t feel like just another take-away place but rather a well thought through restaurant with some great ramen.

Location:249 9th Avenue, New York, NY