“Noodles? Universally loved, welcome to our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna. One of those comfort foods that has stood the test of time, it is believed that noodles originally came to be some 4000 years ago. Surely that kind of longevity is a testament to just how beloved noodles have become, not just in their birthplace of China, but around the entire world.
Embraced from Japan to Vietnam and Thailand to Taiwan, it seems nowadays just about every country on the map is embracing their own iteration of the noodle. Coming in an endless array of shapes and sizes, there is no limit to the seemingly humble noodle and what it can become. Although we hate to pass judgement, admittedly not all noodles are created equal. And with that, we are here to present our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna.
Starting off our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna is a local favourite! Bai Tong Thai can be found right along the main drag in downtown Kelowna on 275 Bernard Avenue. Boasting some of the very best pad Thai in Kelowna and easily a staple among locals, theirs consists of a base of perfectly stir-fried noodles, prawns, egg, tofu, and green onions, and is topped with bean sprouts and crushed peanuts.
Guests can choose from a tomato based or tamarind based sauce. Another highly popular dish is their Pad See-Iew, similar to pad Thai, but differing in that a variety of garden fresh vegetables and mushrooms are stir-fried in before being generously topped off with an egg. While their pad Thai alone is worth the visit, it is the warm hospitality extended by the owner and his team that really sends this spot over the top. We are proud to see Bai Tong Thai Restaurant at the top of our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna.
No conversation about noodles would be complete without entering phở into the equation. For those unfamiliar, phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat. Most typically, it is composed of either beef or chicken, but vegetarian and vegan options have become popular alternatives in recent years.
By far the most popular noodle in Vietnam, this phenomenon has garnered attention worldwide and has become a staple in most major cities. This heartwarming soup is also considered a magic elixir in its ability to stave off illness (as if we needed an excuse to dive into a hearty bowl)!
Perhaps no establishment assembles a bowl of phở quite as expertly as Phở Soc Trang Vietnamese Cuisine, which appears next on our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna! Offered in small and large sizes, Phở Soc Trang’s version is set apart by its outstanding house-made beef chicken broth. As per tradition, garnishes include scallions, bean sprouts, cilantro and onions, and with fourteen different phở options to choose from, there really is a bowl for everyone! Other fun alternatives include Spicy Lemongrass Phở, Seafood Noodle Soup and Wonton Noodle Soup.
Because we all know that some of the most delicious food emerges from some of the least expected places, Yum Yum Tree earns its spot on our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna. Quietly located inside the Capri Centre Mall, those who don’t know it’s there may easily miss out on this hidden gem! With delicious offerings at an approachable price point, Yum Yum Tree makes for the perfect quick lunch on a busy day, or a great grab n’ go option for takeaway.
Noodle lovers would be remiss not to order their chow mein, a Chinese dish made from stir-fried noodles with vegetables. As with many traditional dishes, chow mien developed over the centuries as different regions in China experimented with frying methods and various toppings. Yum Yum Tree offers this classic dish in several versions, including plain, Chinese style, chicken, BBQ, beef, mushroom, or shrimp.
Their menu is bursting with fabulous combination dinner options, so the next time you’re looking to order in, we suggest rallying your friends for a chow mein feast…there just may be no better chow mein in town!
Another hidden gem on the Kelowna dining scene is Hoang Gia Vietnamese Cuisine, which is next up on our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna! Offering some of the most addictive phở in town, Hoang Gia offers both dine in and takeaway.
Twelve different variations of their heartwarming phở are up for grabs, including chicken, beef, veggie, spicy, and seafood options. However, elevating themselves beyond a basic noodle joint, the team at Hoang Gia Vietnamese are proud to offer Brant Lake Wagyu Beef in all of their beef dishes. Produced in Alberta, naturally raised without hormones, and 100% Canadian grain-fed, this high quality beef really brings their phở to the next level.
They also specialize in a range of vermicelli noodle dishes, like their Seafood Crunchy Noodle, a stir fried combination of seafood mixed with seasoned vegetables and served with crispy egg noodles. Vegetarians will be delighted by their Vegetarian Stir Fried Vermicelli, a heaping bowl of vermicelli noodles, lemongrass tofu, and bean sprouts tossed in a signature vegetarian sauce and mixed with fresh basil.
Serving up succulent Asian dishes since 2011, Soy Asian Fusion has established itself as one of the top choices city wide for asian fare. Making our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna for 2024, Soy Asian Fusion delivers! Owned by Japanese husband and wife duo, Chef Takeshi Ishizaka and manager Tomo Ishizaka, Soy Asian Fusion is proud to offer an entire menu made fresh from scratch.
Located in the chic Pandosy Village, Soy Asian Fusion is set inside a light and bright, airy space, and is considered a favourite among locals for fresh, delicious Asian fare. While their crispy salad rolls and flavourful rice bowls certainly deliver on all levels, it is their original ramen that really steals the show.
Ramen is essentially a Japanese adaptation of Chinese wheat noodle soup, consisting of noodles served in a broth, and commonly including flavours of soy and miso, with toppings like sliced pork, nori, boiled egg, and scallions.
Boasting five incredible ramen dishes to choose from including spicy coconut, shrimp and pork, vegan, and miso, guests of Soy Asian Fusion will be spoiled for choice. Fortunately, any one of the ramen dishes will be sure to please, but if you just can’t decide, Chef Ishizaka will be happy to make a recommendation! Vegan and gluten free options are available as well.
Without a doubt, Soy Asian Fusion is a must-stop for people traveling to the city and makes our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna
With the goal of revolutionizing the way people eat and enjoy food, the team at T-ONE Asian Fusion seek to source the most unique flavours from Japanese and Taiwanese cuisines and bring them together in a perfectly harmonious marriage.
Lucky are the residents of Kelowna, who get to benefit from this mission and indulge in their culinary creations! With an outstanding selection of ramen and udon, T-ONE Asian Fusion doles out some of the absolute best noodles in Kelowna.
Picture their signature T-ONE Spicy Beer Ramen, a Taiwanese style beef soup, made up of a rich and slight spicy broth and swimming with delicately sliced tender beef and flavourful bok choy. Their Laksa Soup, a spicy noodle dish, offers up a taste of Malaysia, and allows guests the choice of rice noodles, ramen noodles, or udon noodles.
Those looking for a taste of Japan might opt for their Yakisoba, a stir fried noodle dish with vegetables, teriyaki sauce, and lovingly served with a bowl of miso soup. A whirlwind trip around all of Asia is entirely possible here, and noodles are the star of the show!
A list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna wouldn’t be complete without saluting Pick Thai Restaurant! Dishing up some of the most authentic, lovingly-made pad Thai on this side of the Okanagan Valley, Pick Thai is conveniently located right downtown on the famous Bernard Avenue strip.
Gushing about their world-class pad Thai is easy enough, but lest we overlook some of their other unique offerings. Take their Kao Soy Yellow Curry Noodle, for example, an interesting dish comprised of chicken, egg noodle, yellow curry sauce, crispy noodles, fresh bean sprouts, cucumber and red onion.
Their Drunken Chicken Noodle is also worth mentioning, composed of stir-fried noodles and a sumptuous mixture of bell peppers, basil leaves, green beans, carrots, and bean sprouts. Pad See Ew and Pad Vermicelli round out the menu, and all dishes are offered at every spice level, from mild right up to authentically, unapologetically “Thai hot” for seasoned professionals. For a true taste of Thailand and some of the best noodles in Kelowna, Pick Thai is a safe, well, pick.
There it is folks, our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna. Carboholics can breathe easy, for Kelowna is heaping to the brim with phenomenal doughy delights. Rice, wheat, vermicelli, crispy, steamed, gluten-free or fried…no matter how you like your noodles, Kelowna’s got a heaping bowl with your name on it. And with every possible cuisine covered from Japan to Thailand, Malaysia to Vietnam, and China to Taiwan, your next unforgettable noodle dish is just around the corner. We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the 7 best noodle restaurants in Kelowna. Happy slurping!
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