Silver Lake is already one of the city’s most dense dining neighborhoods, and now there’s another intriguing new name to add to the mix. The now-open Needle takes over the former We Have Noodles space right on the corner of Sunset and Hyperion with a promising mix of classic and remade Hong Kong-style dishes.
Ryan Wong is the brainchild behind Needle, which first opened for service over the weekend. He has a background cooking at places like Trois Mec and Otium, and used to run a noodle shop pop-up under the Needle name a few years ago. This new iteration focuses mostly on re-imagined Hong Kong and Cantonese dishes, including street food specialities, with a lot of vegetables and teas thrown in for good measure. The opening menu, which is loaded with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, is below.
Meanwhile, Silver Lake is still being inundated with restaurant ideas, from the newly food-forward wine bar menu at Bar Restaurant up the street, to award-winning pop-up Goldburger, to All Day Baby, the rethought diner from the Here’s Looking at You team that is also coming soon.
Needle is open for dinner service tonight, keeping hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday).
Needle. 3827 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.