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My Noodle and Bar

1600 Monument Ave. (Stuart Circle) Send to Phone
804-308-1613
Use your “you know what” to find this tucked-away gem for pan-Asian soups and stir-fries.
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Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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My Noodle and Bar Restaurant Review

: On Monument Avenue, statues of stalwart Confederates Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson have an incongruous but oh-so-tasty neighbor in this hard-to-find but worth-seeking-out eatery inspired by the noodle shops of Asia. It’s tucked away in the basement of the hulking, stucco-clad Stuart Court Apartments and once you descend the steep steps, you’ll enter a world of exotic yet comforting tastes with soul-satisfying soups and deeply flavored stir-fries in a variety its partners dub Asian fusion. This translates into such dishes as Yen Ta Four Noodle Soup (flat rice noodles with shrimp, calamari, fish balls, sliced fish cakes, white mushrooms and spinach in red bean sauce broth), Lad Nah (flat rice noodle in gravy sauce with broccoli, celery and garlic) and the eponymous My Noodle (stir-fried green tea noodle with cucumber, tomato, mushroom, green onion, bean sprouts and black mushrooms). Fresh spring rolls and sweet sticky rice can bookend a meal consumed here or to take-away. Among a selection of cocktails, beer and wine, there are a couple of sakés. Don’t be surprised if some winds up in dishes, as a recent “Noodle Lab” experiment featured saké udon (for those 21+). Decidedly casual, the décor possesses an air of subterranean-chic with grace notes contributed by a vintage typewriter and sewing machine collected by the owners (one of whom is a Mom’s Siam scion).

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