Phoenix's 4 best spots to score noodles, without breaking the bank

Craving noodles?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable noodle sources in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery

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Topping the list is Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery. Located at 2340 W. Bell Road, Suite 110, in Deer Valley, the Vietnamese spot, which offers noodles and sandwiches, is the highest rated inexpensive noodle spot in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 409 reviews on Yelp.

The spot specializes in its signature Vietnamese sandwiches called bánh mì, but also serves up noodle salad bowls that come with sliced cucumbers, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, lettuce, pickled carrots and radish topped with peanuts and sweet fish sauce vinaigrette. Customers may also add on a selection of meats or opt for egg rolls. (Check out the full menu here.)

2. Thai Thai Kitchen

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Next up is North Mountain's Thai Thai Kitchen, situated at 10639 N. 19th Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 82 reviews on Yelp, the Thai spot, which offers noodles and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.

The restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine like pad thai, served with stir-fried rice noodles, eggs, green onions, bean sprouts and your choice of meat. Other noodle dishes include Thai Chowmein (chow mein noodles with white onions, cabbage, carrots, bok-choy, bean sprouts and your choice of meat) and Rad Na (stir-fried flat noodles with gravy sauce, broccoli, carrots and your choice of meat). (Take a look at the full menu.)

3. Pho Noodles

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Encanto's Pho Noodles, located at 3417 N. Seventh Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Vietnamese spot, which offers noodles and more, four stars out of 251 reviews.

Try the casual spot's chicken and veggie phở noodle bowls, which come topped with bean sprouts, onions and greens. Other offering include both egg and spring rolls, bánh mì and Saigon crepes. 

4. Yogi's Grill

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Yogi's Grill, a sushi bar that offers salads and noodles in Deer Valley, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 99 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2450 W. Happy Valley Road to see for yourself.

Dig into stir-fried noodle dishes that come with either yakisoba or butter-garlic noodles and your choice of protein. The eatery serves up other popular dishes as well, like its beef and chicken bowls and sushi like the avocado roll. (View the full menu here.)