Chen's Noodle House
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Chen’s Noodle House and sister restaurant, Chen Z, are open with online ordering available for pickup and delivery. They’ve got the full menu of favorites, including their handmade knife-cut noodles and lamb skewers.
Chen’s Noodle House is a small counter-service spot near Spicewood Springs and Highway 183 that has some of the best noodles in town. All of the noodles are knife-cut and served in soup or stir-fry, so you just pick the meat. Just about everything on the menu is under $10, and the portions are generous. If you do find yourself hungry though, or just want to try some more of the menu, we love the lamb skewers and green onion pancakes.
Chen’s Noodle House in North Austin may be simple inside and out, but the spicy beef noodle soup is outstanding, the kind of soup that you willingly travel long distances for (or just order it with Favor, it travels very well). The broth is rich and spicy, with a tangle of hand-cut noodles and tender beef. You should also think about ordering the leek pie, the lamb skewer, and/or the spicy lamb bun, as you will not regret it.