Las Vegas has an abundance of noodle places, whether you are longing for a bowl of ramen or craving a plate of Pad Thai noodles. Noodles pulled for miles, broth boiled for days, creative chefs and rich culinary traditions all contribute to Las Vegas having some of the best noodles outside of Asia.
Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. There is nothing better than a hot bowl of ramen after a long night out or a plate of slurp-worthy noodles when you are starving. The options are endless.
Shokku Ramen is one of the most popular ramen houses in Chinatown, and it is open 24/7! The restaurant is best known for its Shinigami Challenge. Challengers attempt to finish 24 ounces of ramen packed with the Shinigami spice measuring in at over four million Scoville units of heat. If they finish within eight minutes, the bowl is free of charge, and they get bragging rights by having their name and photo up on Shokku Ramen’s Wall of Warriors. Some like it hot, and some do not! Try the customer favorites like the “Shinigami,” “Da Oxtail” or “Surf & Turf” if you prefer a more subdued ramen experience.
Googgle Man’s Char Kuey Teow
The Char Kuey Teow food stall is located at Famous Foods inside Resorts World Las Vegas. A smoky aroma called ‘wok hei’ or ‘dragon’s breath’ is produced using traditional charcoal-fires stoves to fry the noodles created by Chef Ah Guan. Rice and egg noodles delicately fried with Chinese sausage, shrimp, Manila clam, crispy pork and egg are the delicious ingredients that make up the “Char Kuey Teow,” a popular menu item. The “Hokkien Noodles” is another must-try dish made with soy-marinated pork, shrimp, Yu Choy, oyster sauce and Shanghai noodles.
Noodles is located at Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Authentic regional noodle dishes are served for lunch or dinner from Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam. The restaurant offers a selection that includes Pad Thai, Laksa, Udon, soba, Singapore noodles, vermicelli and Pho. Renowned chef Patrick Lee also incorporates barbequed and roasted dishes, seafood specialties, soups and congees that perfectly compliment the noodle dish of your choice.
Momofuku is located at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Celebrity chef David Chang draws influence from flavors from the United States, Korea and Japan, infusing his take on traditional noodle dishes. Chang’s distinctive spin is on full display in dishes like the famous “Truffle Ramen” served with truffle butter, egg yolk and Momofuku’s in-house Hozon Dashi for an earthy, umami bomb. For those who prefer more classic ramen, the “Shoyu Pork Ramen” is served with seared pork belly, pork shoulder and a slow-poached egg to create the ultimate bowl of comfort food rich in flavor.
Don’t miss this hidden gem on Spring Mountain Road in Chinatown. Shinjuku Ramen serves ramen bowl specialties daily until 2 a.m. There is something for every ramen mood here. Try some of the customer favorites like the “Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen with Kale Noodles,” “Tom Yum Ramen with Chicken” or the “Black Garlic Oil Ramen with Pork Chashu.” The casual tucked-away spot is a favorite among locals, and even a couple of celebrities have sat down for a bowl of ramen. Both Bruno Mars and Jokoy have dropped by to indulge in some calming broth, perhaps finding it to be the perfect, momentary cure to a hectic day in Las Vegas.
8 Noodle Bar
8 Noodle Bar is located at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Summerlin. It occupies a small but cozy spot inside the casino and is an excellent option for a satisfying meal after a day at the pool or a night of gambling. The restaurant features a menu that combines Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisines, emphasizing rich broths and authentic rice and noodle bowls. Try the “Tonkotsu Ramen” made with a rich, creamy pork broth, pork belly, poached egg, pickled ginger, bamboo, scallion and mushroom. Don’t forget to try the “Pad Thai” made with fresh rice noodles, egg, tofu, peanuts and vegetables. Be prepared to wait; this popular spot fills up fast.
If you are looking for authentic traditional Chinese fare, the Noodle Shop at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino should be on your list of places to dine. The menu features “Hong Kong Style Wonton Soup,” “Pad Thai Noodles,” “Singapore Curried Rice Noodle” and “Abalone and Chicken Congee.” Be sure to try the “Hong Kong Style Pan-Fried Noodles with Seafood” made with crispy egg noodles, prawns, scallops, fish fillet and mixed fresh vegetables.