Top spots for noodles in Ottawa

There is something to be said for wandering into a noodle place in the middle of an Ottawa winter and slurping up an excellent steaming bowl of noodle soup. Don't get us wrong, though, we'll take that bowl in summer too! Whether you want some simple ramen or some tasty pho, this city has a large selection of options to choose from. [Image credit: iStock.com/Lisovskaya]

Saigon Boy Noodle House

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648 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5K4

This unassuming noodle house on Somerset Street West is certainly a crowd-pleaser. As a destination for anyone craving Vietnamese food, you can find some of the best pho in the city here. Round your meal out with excellent spring rolls and the popular ice cream-based bubble tea, and you'll be full and happy in no time. While the dining area is somewhat small, it is kept immaculately clean, and the service is excellent.

Wei's Noodle House

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726 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P8

Another Somerset Street West noodle house, this place offers lots of different noodle dishes to please just about anyone’s palate. You can find a great selection of noodles, such as pho, wonton noodle soup, Singapore-style noodles and much more. In addition to the complete noodle menu, you can find classics here, including spring rolls, dumplings and other items. This cozy and well-decorated restaurant offers a good sized seating area, as well as delivery with online ordering.

Pho Thi Noodle Soup Restaurant

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1691 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K2

If you’re outside the Chinatown area, this noodle restaurant offers you a full menu that will make you think you are there anyway. The rice vermicelli is a popular choice, and the pad Thai and the pho will please most noodle lovers. While the dining area is nicely decorated, it can be cramped at times. Despite the small space, the fast service is sure to get you your dish of steaming noodles in no time.

Wang's Noodle House

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55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3

If a noodle craving hits while you’re wandering the ByWard Market, Wang’s is there to help. The friendly owner will whip up a batch of one of his many noodle dishes on offer. While the decor is basic, you will most likely be more focused on your excellent Vietnamese wonton soup than your surroundings. There’s also a full bubble tea selection for you to choose from to go with your meal.

Ginza Ramen

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832 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R5

This small shop sports some Japanese flair, and as one of the destination ramen joints in the city, you’ll be able to satisfy your ramen craving here for sure. The service is excellent, but what will keep you coming back for more are the excellent ramen. The large servings are bound to fill you up, and the reasonable prices will keep you coming back for more. Be sure to check out the hakata ramen, which are especially delicious.

ApotheSOS Pharmacy RxHealthMed

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8-314 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 0R2

With reasonable prices and large servings, this is one location where you can scratch that noodle itch. While the seating area is sparsely decorated and located in a two-vendor food court, it is suitable for a quick meal. Ramen options include both Chinese and Japanese varieties and feature a light broth that isn’t too salty. Make sure to check out the popular teriyaki soba, too. Overall, this is a great place for a quick bite.

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