Get Your Noodle On All Month Long at These Chicagoland Spots
In case you didn’t know, March is National Noodle Month. Whether that means cooking up a spaghetti dish in your fully furnished corporate apartment, or stepping outside your temporary suite for a pad Thai meal, you won’t find a shortage of ways to celebrate. Treat your need for noodles at the following Best Local joints.
You can trust any noodle dish at River North’s Slurping Turtle (116 W. Hubbard St.); the restaurant is headed by the Midwest winner of the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Award, Takashi Yagihashi. Feel free to fall in love with his variations on Japanese comfort food like homemade ramen and rice noodle dishes. Just a 6-minute walk from 400 N. LaSalle.
A relaxed dinner at a small, cozy restaurant in the suburbs is the perfect weekday wind-down. Downtown Des Plaines’ Thai/Asian restaurant, Thai Square, is your answer. The food is trusted by locals, affordable, authentic and varied. You can’t go wrong with the classic pad Thai, but there’s a diverse selection of other noodley soups and dishes. Don’t be surprised if the waiters learn your name and order—this place is full of regulars. Just seven minutes from River 595 Apartments!
The trendy, modern Union Sushi + Barbecue in River North specializes in urban Japanese eats, headed by the creative head Chef Chao. The ramen noodles here are made from scratch, and there are plenty varieties from which to choose. Check out this article where Chef Chao gave a reporter an inside look at the ramen-making. Only an 8-minute walk from Kingsbury Plaza!
The noodle selection at Phat Noodles in Naperville is almost inexhaustible. Another notable element about this Asian restaurant is the homey vibe. It’s a family-owned spot that gives the feeling you’re slurping on noodles in your own home—just like the feeling you get in your fully furnished Chicago or suburban corporate apartment. Just 11 minutes from The Iroquois Club!