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Silver Lake’s Next Star Does Modern Hong Kong Cuisine Right on Sunset

Needle takes over the former We Have Noodles location

A closed restaurant storefront with bright green awning.
Needle in Silver Lake
Farley Elliott

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.

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