Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

LaoXi Noodle House

600 E. Live Oak Ave. (Hempstead Ave.) Send to Phone
LaoXi serves springy house-made noodle dishes in a strip-mall location.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

LaoXi Noodle House Restaurant Review

: The strip mall space has no flair, with wood flooring, fluorescent lighting, eight tables, and photos of dishes on pale blue walls. However, LaoXi’s house-made noodle dishes are often quite good. For starters, try the springy noodles tossed with soybean paste, ground pork and bright green cilantro sprigs. Buckwheat noodles shaped like cat ears come bobbing in soup with glass noodles and tender lamb meat. House special fried noodles with pork squiggles are simple, but effective, with smoky flavor and serious tensile strength. Ping Yao Wan Tun is yet another delicacy, featuring thick noodles dressed with chile oil, peanut sauce and sesame seeds. If you must stray from noodles, or are just looking to supplement, we’d suggest green onion pancakes with thin, flaky layers. Crispy fried pork and water chestnut meatballs resemble musket balls and are tossed with minced cilantro and chile peppers. To drink, expect hot tea and cold cans of Jia Duo Bao herbal tea.
Discover LA's must-have dishes
6 Dishes in LA You Must Try Right Now

Check out these LA restaurants where just one dish is worth the trip. These mouth-watering menu items will keep you coming back for more.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.