We know our American friends like to also call pasta noodles, but there’s no Italian food here. We’re sticking firmly to Asian noodles. But with so much variety to be found – from chow mein to ramen, pho to pad thai – it’ll be a long time until you get bored of the best noodles in Bristol. From hidden gems tucked down narrow alleys to trendy noodle joints in the heart of the city, there are noodles for every craving. You’ll be transported to a world of umami and satisfaction with every slurp. Get ready to be blown away by the creativity and skill of Bristol’s best noodle spots.
1. Ramen Ya
Noodles, these delightful strands of joy, hold the power to comfort and delight. When you find yourself in Bristol, you have to head up to Ramen Ya – a haven for noodle enthusiasts. This celebration of ramen noodles showcases both decadent and vegan-friendly options. Let’s start with the tonkotsu – a symphony of umami flavours, accompanied by succulent, tender fried chicken. Then there’s the yasai, a vegan speciality to entice even the most devoted meat lover. Ramen Ya astounds with its swift service and warm hospitality. So grab your chopsticks and embark on a journey of pure noodle bliss.
📍61 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8AD, United Kingdom
Tomo no Ramen in Bristol is simply one of the best restaurants in Bristol. A must-visit even if you’re not a noodle enthusiast. With an enticing array of noodle delights, prepare to be captivated by the rich, luscious broth and the delightfully bouncy noodles. From timeless classics like tonkotsu ramen to new styles like garlic pork shoyu. Head chef and Bristol native James Stuart whips up a seasonal menu that uses local ingredients for powerful flavours and innovative culinary fusions. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the vegan and vegetarian options either.
📍55 West St, Bristol, BS2 0BZ, United Kingdom
Eatchu at St Nick’s Market in Bristol is best known for its Japanese gyoza dumplings. Both the pork and chicken dumplings will satiate any meat-lover. But vegetarians will walk away with a choice of roasted broccoli or triple mushroom gyoza, both laced with vegan mayo. Add a soy-pickled egg, crispy fried onions and a side of spicy soba noodles. Suddenly you’ve stumbled across one of the best noodle dishes in Bristol.
📍The Old Mess Room, Exchange Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1JQ, United Kingdom
For purely vegetarian Chinese home cooking in Bristol, look no further than Suyuan. With a smattering of traditional Chinese noodle dishes, from suyuan dan chao mian (egg, tofu, bean
sprout, celery, coriander & Sichuan pepper oil) to you po mian (pak choy and
home-made ginger, garlic & chilli pickle). These are authentic flavours. The real showstoppers? Their dumplings! Take my advice and savour every bite.
📍Grove Ave, Bristol, BS1 4LU, United Kingdom
5. Chilli Daddy
Nestled in the heart of Bristol, Chilli Daddy is a Szechuan-style Chinese restaurant that knows how to bring the heat. With their noodle hotpot dishes the real star. Take your taste buds on a journey with the beef noodle hotpot, a steaming bowl of pure delight. Succulent beef, paired with a marinated egg, creates a heavenly bowl of flavours. Feeling courageous? Amp up the spice to an atomic level that will make your tongue dance with pleasure. But should you prefer a milder experience, Chilli Daddy can also meet your needs.
📍45-47 Baldwin St, Bristol, BS1 1RA, United Kingdom
6. Wok to Walk
Prepare to be seduced by an extraordinary array of noodles at Wok to Walk. From the enchanting aromas of the pad Thai to the fiery explosion of the firecracker chicken, teriyaki udon to Singapore noodles, each dish will leave you craving more. With an inclusive selection for vegans, like the green Thai curry, Wok to Walk caters to every palate. Genial staff and affordable prices add to the overall enchanting experience.
📍39 Park St, Bristol, BS1 5NH, United Kingdom
From China to Japan, Thailand to Singapore, all noodles are irresistible to us. So how could we not mention Vietnam’s national dish: Pho. The selection at Pho is a game-changer, adding a vibrant twist to Bristol’s noodle spots. Bursting with flavours, Pho knows how to impress. Meat eaters will adore the beef brisket pho, while the three-mushroom pho will satisfy veggies. Step out of your comfort zone with crab noodle soup, or enjoy some more classic wok-fried noodles. You’ll also find a range of vermicelli rice noodle dishes. You won’t be able to forget the incredible textures and tastes in every bowl.
📍28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YA, United Kingdom
Nestled in the trendy Wapping Wharf district of Bristol, Daily Noodles is a hidden treasure for noodle enthusiasts. A spiritual successor of sorts to Woky Ko, the focus is on freshly made noodles and bao buns. From katsu curry to soup noodles, all your noodle demands will be met. One standout option is the 24-hour braised pork with toasted noodles – a sumptuous, flavour-infused bowl of pure delight. If you crave a touch of spice, the Malaysian fried chicken laksa ignites the senses, providing a fiery warmth to ward off the chill. Masterfully crafted, each dish at Daily Noodles guarantees an explosion of flavours with every mouthful.
📍Unit 7, CARGO, Wapping Wharf, Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol BS1 6WP, United Kingdom
So, the next time you find yourself in Bristol, make sure to dive headfirst into a noodle adventure. Prepare to satisfy your cravings, expand your culinary horizons, and uncover the hidden gems of Bristol’s noodle scene. Your taste buds will thank you for the unforgettable experience. Slurp your way to happiness and let Bristol’s noodles transport you to a world of flavorful delight!