The Noodle House
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Friendly and vibrant, the Noodle House is regularly packed out with nattering diners from almost all walks of life.
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.
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.
it's inexpensive here. Dishes are generally priced between 40 and 60 dirhams. It does serve alcohol, so that can bump up your bill.
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.
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:
- Chinese, Malaysian
- Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
- 04 366 6730
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Noon-midnight, seven days a week.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible