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Chinese Noodle Newcomer Is Already Aiming for 12 Locations Across Los Angeles

La La Mein is starting with Wilshire Boulevard first

Braised beef noodles from La La Mien
La La Mien
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Don’t look now, but here comes yet another Chinese noodle spot right in the heart of the city. The upcoming La La Mein Noodle House will soon open on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile area, inside a large corner strip mall space off Crescent Heights.

La La Mein takes over the closed Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, keeping a quick service vibe inside with its own variety of build-your-own noodle bowl options. That means multiple hand-pulled noodle styles, sauces, and proteins, alongside other options like dim sum staples, soups, and salads. The restaurant’s website has already posted food photos, though they likely won’t open until closer to the end of the year. The location is pretty ideal for the new noodle shop, considering the wealth of popular restaurants slated to open across the street.

More broadly, La La Mein ownership tells Eater that the plan is to open at least twelve locations across Southern California in the coming years. Meanwhile, just to the south, Chengdu Taste noodle offshoot Mian will open in West Adams, while favorites like Tasty Noodle House on West Third Street and Northern Cafe on Beverly also offer a similar variety of pan-Chinese dishes. This La La Mein is not related to the modern Las Vegas restaurant La La Noodle, which opened late last year inside the Park MGM.

La La Mein. 6258 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.