There’s nothing like a healthy serving of noodles to satisfy your need for carbs. Whether it’s pho, ramen, pad thai, garlic noodles, or some other dish, we simply can’t get enough. We rounded up some of the best places in Long Beach to get noodles, so you never have to wonder where your next fix will come from.
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
How does quantity and quality sound? That’s what you’ll get at the Phnom Penh Noodle Shack, a family-owned and operated Cambodian restaurant well-known in Long Beach for its delicious, authentic meals.
Try the house special, Phnom Penh Noodles: a soup featuring shrimp and a few different cuts of pork, plus your choice of noodles (small or big rice noodles, small or big egg noodles, or a mix. For more adventurous types, try the Chluy Bowl, another soup featuring beef intestine, pork rinds, and quail eggs. Beyond soup, Phnom Penh Noodle Shack also offers stir-fried noodles, rice porridge, and delicious side options. Be sure to try the Cha Quai, a deep-fried, donut-like breadstick.
HiroNori Craft Ramen
Founded by friends Hiro Igarashi and Nori Akasaka in 2017, HiroNori Craft Ramen now has seven California locations and was listed in the 2019 Michelin guide. If you’re expecting quality ramen from this restaurant, you won’t be disappointed. HiroNori offers several ramen options, bowl creations with toppings ranging from pork to salmon poke, and side dishes such as pork buns and edamame.
While everything on their menu looks absolutely mouth-watering, the dishes not to miss are the ramen bowls, including Tonkotsu Ramen, which requires a 24-hour broth; Vegan Ramen, featuring their own broth recipe with five types of imported miso; and Shoyu Ramen, a clear, chicken-based broth with pork, egg, and other toppings. According to Yelp Reviewer Leslie Y., HiroNori’s ramen is just as good when enjoyed at home, which is perfect if you’re as big a fan of takeout ordering as we are.
Manaow aims to capture the essence of Bangkok cuisine with a wide range of tempting dishes, from street-food-inspired plates to rice-based meals and, of course, noodles. While noodles aren’t the only thing Manaow offers, they do have some rave-review-worthy choices.
Try the Northern Style Curried Noodles, a marriage of egg noodles and beef, enhanced by red curry and coconut milk, among other flavors. You may also enjoy the Drunken Noodles, or Pad Kee Mao: rice noodles stir-fried with chicken, garlic, and vegetables, with a punch from classic Thai seasonings, including fish sauce, chili, and basil. You can also sample more familiar dishes like Pad Thai and Pad See Ew.
You could probably write a book on the full list of delicious noodle restaurants in Long Beach. While these are far from the only options for great noodles in your area, they are standout choices. If you haven’t patronized these restaurants, swap your typical dinner plans for takeout and experience some of the best cuisine Long Beach has to offer.