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The Top 10 Noodle Spots In Oakland, California

Noodles © Stefan van Bremen/Flickr
Noodles © Stefan van Bremen/Flickr
When El Niño is upon us California residents, we look for ways to keep our stomachs warm, and what’s better than a piping hot bowl of noodles? Check out our top ten places for the best ramen, pho, and every other type of Asian noodle your heart desires.

Noodle Theory

A hip, Asian fusion spot in North Oakland, Noodle Theory is a favorite amongst young crowds. With its fresh atmosphere and equally fresh dishes, the food at Noodle Theory will be unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Try the Beef Udon, served in a coconut lime curry broth; if you’re vegetarian, order the Grilled Portobello Mushroom over Spinach Noodles (served with white truffle oil).

Noodle Theory, 6099 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 595 6988

Champa Garden

An Oakland favorite, Champa Garden prides itself on its mainstay dishes like its Laotian papaya salad, but they’ve also got your go-to noodle dishes like pad thai, pad see ew, and various types of pho. Our favorite is the Laos Noodle Soup – the broth is decadent and the noodles will be unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

Champa Garden, 2102 8th Ave., Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 238 8819

Shan Dong Restaurant

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Shan Dong Restaurant

When you order noodles at Shan Dong Restaurant, make sure to get the handmade noodles – the slight extra cost is so worth it. Try your handmade noodles in a variety of noodle dishes, such as their deliciously chewy chow mein or sesame noodles.

Shan Dong Restaurant, 328 10th Street, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 839 2299

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Classic Guilin Rice Noodles

Down the street from Shan Dong is Classic Guilin Rice Noodles, which serves, you guessed it, guilin noodles. A type of rice noodle from the Guilin region in China, these thick, rich noodles are hard to find in California, so Classic Guilin Rice Noodles is definitely a treat.

Classic Guilin Rice Noodles, 261 10th Street, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 250 9333

Monster Pho

Monster Pho doesn’t lie, their bowls are indeed monstrous (as in, huge). Come here with extreme cravings for some tasty broth and you’ll leave with your stomach (and your wallet , this place is budget-friendly) happy.

Monster Pho, 3905 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 788 4459

These recommendations were updated on September 24, 2016 to keep your travel plans fresh.