Whether overflowing with flavorful broth or saturated in a rich sauce, it’s always a good time for a hot bowl of noodles. It doesn’t matter if you’re craving lobster ramen or spicy miso, these Colorado places know how to do it right. Here are our favorite noodle spots in the state.
Sunday is the day, the only day, for ramen at this tiny restaurant, tucked in the corner of a local boutique market. The ramen is authentic, hearty wheat noodles bathed in a sumptuous broth. Choices include soy, spicy miso, salt, Zha Jiang and Japanese cold ramen. A variety of udon dishes are also on the menu, every day.
Yes, there’s a 35-foot long sushi bar. That’s standard at a Japanese restaurant, as are noodle bowls with savory broth just right for slurping. The ramen selection is varied—miso, shoyu, spicy chicken miso. Each has a base of homemade broth that’s topped with fresh vegetables. Tempura udon in a dashi broth and Yakisoba, pan-fried noodles served in a sweet-sauce round out the noodle fare.
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Whoever the genius is behind drunken noodles, on the menu here, is brilliant … not just with the name but with the flavors. What’s not to like about pan-fried rice noodles complemented by eggs, a variety of vegetables and herbs and doused with chili sauce? Nothing. Plenty of other noodle options include Pad Thai, Buddha Noodles and Buddha Chow Mein.
Fresh and well-seasoned food. Attentive and fast service. Lovely ambiance. This restaurant is truly a foodie oasis. Noodle fare ranges from Pad Thai to Pho’ to wonton noodle soup to duck or roasted pork noodle soup, plus a variety of stirfried noodle dishes. All are first-rate Thai comfort food.
Don’t let the name fool you, there’s more to this small, laid-back eatery than white steamed rice. You’ll find a selection of soup bowls filled with rice noodles and fresh herbs and spicy vegetables. You’ll also find a number of unique vermicelli bowls that combine cooled rice noodles with an interesting collection of vegetables, herbs, meats and fish and a tangy sauce. It’s a fresh interpretation of Asian cuisine that’s healthy and creative.
Expect the unexpected at this traditional Thai restaurant in the rugged region of southwest Colorado. Go figure! But, go eat here. The noodle options, of course, include Pad Thai, that quintessential stir-fried rice noodle dish made famous as a street-food in Thailand. Thick wheat noodles are showcased in the Japanese udon noodle soup. For those with a willing palate, there’s a hot Thai blazing noodle dish that comes in a variety of heat levels.
A blend of Korean and Japanese cuisine is the focus at this stylish and charming restaurant. The warm, relaxing ambiance harmonizes with the exceptionally authentic food. Be sure to order the Bulgogi noodles, a blend of Korean beef barbecue and vegetables on glass noodles. And don’t miss the ramen and udon, only available as a dine-in meal.
This is a noodle lover’s paradise. The variety is wide-ranging, from lo mein to chow mein to rice noodles and a signature vermicelli noodle bowl, plus a traditional Thai Pad Kee Mao dish. Voted Best of the Boat for its authentic Pan-Asian fare. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.