Nothing beats noodles—and if you're in the mood to enjoy them in New York City, we've found a lineup of places that will excite your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some noodles.
97 Lexington Ave., Kips Bay
First, check out Thy’s Noodles.
The spot offers regular, organic wheat and gluten-free noodles. Try the dandan noodles with minced pork or the cold noodles with a sesame sauce. (View the menu here.)
Yelp users are excited about Thy’s Noodles, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of nine reviews on the site.
Yelper Jay G., who reviewed Thy’s Noodles on April 17, wrote, "Ordered wontons and dandan noodles with minced chicken. Wontons were filled with chicken and drenched in spicy oil. Dandan noodles came with bok choy and broccoli, which were cooked to perfection, tender with a slight bite."
Bill C. noted, "Dumplings and noodles (esp. braised beef noodles) are awesome. Can't beat the quality for the price. The sweet and spicy dumplings/wontons with chili sauce... show stopper. Will be back!"
Thy’s Noodles is open from 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday and noon–8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
309 E. Fifth St., East Village
Jiang Diner is another solid noodles location.
The spot serves a sauteed rice noodle, a stirred noodle, a hand-cut noodle and more—all offered with vegetables, chicken, lamb, beef or shrimp. (View the menu here.)
With a four-star rating out of 17 reviews on Yelp, Jiang Diner has been garnering positive attention.
Yelper Tina S., who reviewed Jiang Diner on April 16, wrote, "I came with a friend and we tried the Big Plate Chicken Boneless and the Sautéed Rice Noodle in traditional sauce. The portion sizes were quite large. All our dishes had a beautiful spicy flavor to them."
Doris L. noted, "Killer new XinJiang place in East Village! To me, this type of cuisine is like szechuan but possibly even spicier and with more use of cumin (both positive attributes). The stir noodle definitely stole the show with chewy noodles, bold flavors and lots of veggies."
Jiang Diner is open from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m.–10 p.m. on weekends. (It's closed on Monday.)
Xiang Xiang Noodle
110-112 E. 23rd St., Flatiron District
Finally, Xiang Xiang Noodle is a dim sum spot, serving a variety of noodle dishes, soups and more.
Try the traditional Shanxi pork noodle soup with kale in a beef broth, the garlic shrimp fried noodle with onions or the spicy lamb noodle soup. (Check out the full menu here.)
Xiang Xiang Noodle has a current rating of 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews on Yelp, indicating that the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still in the early days.
Yelper Alex Z., who reviewed Xiang Xiang Noodle on April 11, wrote, "There are some dishes I order very often. The Scissor Cut noodle is very delicious. Their Lemon Fired Chicken cutlet is one of the best cutlets I've had in NYC. Give Xiang Xiang Noodle a try and you won't be disappointed."
Xiang Xiang Noodle is open from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.