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This New Hand-Pulled Noodle Shop in West Hollywood Is a Gamechanger

Plus, a big closure in Mid-Wilshire, the New York Times talks best LA restaurants, and more

Making hand-pulled noodles for Lanzhou beef noodle soup at LAN Noodle.
Pulling at LAN Noodle.
Wonho Frank Lee
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Trying to find Lanzhou-style beef noodle soups outside of the San Gabriel Valley can be a challenge, but one of Southern California’s best operators just opened a new location in West Hollywood in early September. LAN Noodle is now in the same West Hollywood Gateway complex as Target and Best Buy, just a block away from the legendary Formosa on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea.

LAN Noodle first opened in Arcadia in 2019. This noodle and broth specialist uses a combination of beef and chicken bones for its best, including 28 herbs like white pepper, star anise, black cardamom, and cloves. Hand-pulled noodles are also part of this shop’s specialty. As an added bonus for restaurant dining in LA, LAN Noodle diners can park for free for one hour in the massive downstairs lot. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. daily.

A bowl of Lanzhou beef noodle soup with meat and chile oil at LAN Noodle.
Lanzhou beef noodle soup at Lan Noodle in Arcadia.
Wonho Frank Lee

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LAN Noodle WeHo

7100 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 130, West Hollywood, CA 90046 Visit Website