Where to satisfy your Asian noodle cravings in Vancouver

When you’re in the mood for comfort food, few things satisfy as much as a piping hot bowl of noodles. Whether you’re looking for homemade broth that’s been boiled for hours, rich toppings cooked to perfection, or just simple, carb goodness, here are a few Vancouver noodle houses serving up hearty meals that you’ll slurp ’till the bottom of the bowl.

Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House

1537 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W6

A hidden gem in the Fairview neighbourhood, Lin’s is a solid spot for Northern Chinese cuisine. With both soup and dry noodle options, the freshness and homemade goodness are evident on first bite. And if you’re looking for a something different for your next large group meal, it’s definitely worth checking out. The spacious restaurant offers plenty of seating and the family-style dining means you’ll get to try more.

Peaceful Restaurant

532 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9

With multiple locations across the city, Peaceful is a Vancouver go-to for a no-fuss, uncomplicated bowl of noodles. With a plethora of options available to suit every palate, you’re sure to find a new favourite or two that’ll keep you coming back. Choose from hand-sheared or blade-sheared noodles (go with the latter if you like yours denser) – both are made in-house each day then cooked to chewy perfection.

Sunny Spot Cafe

2543 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5

You’d never know by looking at it from the outside, but this mom-and-pop shop delivers some seriously delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine. The small-but-solid menu features noodles and dumplings that are all lovingly handmade and cooked by the husband and wife owner duo. The hardworking pair also does all of the serving, making a meal at Sunny Spot Cafe akin to going to a friend’s parent’s house for lunch.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

1690 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7

Lineups frequently go out the door here, so it’s probably a good idea to block out a couple of hours for your Santouka meal. But you’ll find that it’s well worth the wait: the ramen beautifully rests in a pork bone broth that’s been “simmered and never boiled,” making it nothing short of an intensely flavourful experience. And don’t forget to spring for a side order of the Toroniku cha-siu: the incredibly tender meat literally melts in your mouth.

Deer Garden Signatures

6270 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 3A1

If you love options, you won’t want to miss this one. Deer Garden is a choose-your-own-adventure sort of restaurant, where you get to pick everything from your broth to noodles to toppings separately. The choices are abundant and the combinations are seemingly limitless. The result? Diners get to create their own customized bowl of perfection.

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