The Noodle House

Price guide: Budget

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Price guide: Budget

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By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#28 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.1
3.1
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss, People watching, Shopping

Expert review of The Noodle House

A long-standing favourite across Dubai serving well-priced, cheerful and quality, um, noodles.

What started as a simple noodle house has become a regional institution, with a loyal following (including myself) that regularly packs out this friendly, decently-priced and extremely reliable chain. 

Food and drink: 

Noodles, noodles, noodles! Oh, and other east Asian treats, such as dumplings, duck rolls and coconut soups. While unlikely to have Ken Hom quivering with fear behind his wok, it's almost always of a great quality.  

Recommended dishes: 

I particularly love the curry laksas, a generous bowl of steaming coconut milk loaded with noodles, chicken and prawn. It's a rather messy affair, so you get given a bib to keep things off your shirt. They've recently added wasabi prawns to the menu as a starter, which are a great way to kick things off. If you like playing with your food, the do-it-yourself Singapore-style duck rolls are great fun.  

Ambience: 

Friendly and vibrant, the Noodle House is regularly packed out with nattering diners from almost all walks of life.  

Service: 

Not always the best. Dishes do have a habit of arriving at varying intervals and sometimes the bill might take a few minutes to arrive. But it doesn't ruin the experience.  

Location: 

This Noodle House is located in heart of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian-themed, Souk-like maze of alleys in the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex, filled with restaurants, bars and shops.  

Price advice: 

it's inexpensive here. Dishes are generally priced between 40 and 60 dirhams. It does serve alcohol, so that can bump up your bill. 

Tables to book: 

Sadly you can't book. I can't recommend any particular table to choose (if you get the option, it's often packed), but if you'd rather avoid direct eye-contact with passing crowds, head around the corner.  

Other useful branches: 

There are three other Noodle Houses across Dubai, in the Emirates Towers, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Burjuman Shopping Mall.  

More information on The Noodle House:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Chinese, Malaysian
Address:
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Telephone:
04 366 6730
Website:
http://www.thenoodlehouse.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Noon-midnight, seven days a week.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to The Noodle House? Would you recommended it?