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The Crazy Noodle

2015 Madison Ave. (S. Morrison St.) Send to Phone
Korean fare and noodle soups are served in this hip Midtown shop.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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The Crazy Noodle Restaurant Review

: This casual noodle shop is a favorite of the hipster set. Collectible plastic toys line the windowsills, and the bathroom walls are collaged with cutouts of magazine pages. Diners watch cooks prepare their meals on an old gas stove in the open kitchen. The Crazy Noodle serves various types of noodles in every way imaginable --- hot rice noodle soups, hearty meat- and vegetable-filled ramen bowls, sweet potato noodle entrées, kimchi wheat noodle salads, and more. The Mandou-Guk features vegetable-stuffed dumplings and Korean rice cake noodles, which look more like flat oval-shaped discs than traditional stringy noodles. Appetizers include Korean-style beef sushi and fish- or vegetable-jean (fried patties complemented by soy sauce). There are no desserts. Beer is served. Diners may bring their own wine for a $3 per person corkage fee.


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