Sink into a wholesome bowl of broth, slurp some silky strands of noodles, and devour a plethora of toppings ranging from tender beef brisket to crunchy cucumbers and bean sprouts.
This list looks at ten of the best Chinese noodle spots in the GTA. Try them all to decide for yourself which one reigns supreme.
Yum! Beef and noodles are a classic, especially when the noodles are hand pulled. Big Beef Bowl offers two types of noodles (round and flat) in three different sizes (thin, regular, and thick). Not to be missed it the Braised Beef Brisket noodle and side dishes such as the spicy tripe and beef, and pork belly skewers.
Address: 8362 Kennedy Road, Unionville
Address: 1 Byng Avenue, North York
If you’ve ever heard a loud pounding at Pacific Mall, Sun’s Kitchen is the likely culprit of the noise. You can always catch them making fresh noodles inside of Heritage Town on the second floor. Go for the Dan Dan noodles here—they never disappoint.
Address: 4300 Steeles Avenue East, (Markham 3rd level of Pacific Mall)
Dagu noodle is a large Chinese chain that recently opened two stores in the GTA. Here, the specialty is the “Crossing the Bridges noodles”, whererice noodles and various toppings are added into a large bowl of steaming hot broth DIY style.
Address: 20 Gibson Drive, Unit 111A, Markham
Address: 115 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Chef Papa serves amazing Hong Kong cart noodles, where you customize your own bowl of noodles with a myriad of noodle, broth, and topping choices. Unlike traditional cart noodles, pho, ramen, and Korean crystal noodles are all part of the menu. While Chef Papa is a bit pricey, the high-quality toppings, such as the fresh cuttlefish balls and Japanese Char Siu, are worth it.
Address: 8390 Kennedy Road, B1-3, Unionville
With four locations in the GTA and a really cheap price per bowl, Magic Noodle is a convenient and satisfying choice any day of the week. Even though the chain is rapidly expanding, you can always see a chef preparing noodles from scratch on site—a sign that corners aren’t being cut. Grab the Langchou Beef Noodle and order a squid skewer on the side.
Address: 1383 16th Avenue, Unit D, Richmond Hill
Address: 2190 Mcnicoll Avenue, Unit 119, Scarborough
Address: 93 Harbord Street, Toronto
Address: 5453 Yonge Street, Toronto
Taiwanese-style beef noodles are some of the best in the world and Mei Nung proves it. The broths here are rich, creamy, and flavourful—the kind you’ll finish to the very last drop. Pair your noodles with some stinky tofu if you’re adventurous enough.
Address: 3255 Highway 7, Unit #15, Markham
Wonton Chai offers a classic assortment of noodles including vermicelli, ho fun, egg noodles, and wonton noodles (of course!). There are also yummy toppings like shrimp wontons, dace fish balls, and beef brisket. Want to heat things up even more? The house chili oil is a must, but also quite spicy–so be cautious.
Address: 2890 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Unit 2, Markham
Address: 28 South Unionville Avenue, Markham
Address: 4040 Creditview Road, Unit 22, Mississauga
Address: 4400 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 6-8, Scarborough
Jim Chai Kee is the spot for noodle lovers. Service is quick and even when the restaurant is at capacity, you can get a table within minutes. Dubbed as the top noodle joint in the GTA by many, the shrimp wontons and lo mein won’t disappoint.
Address: 270 West Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill
Address: 3700 Midland Avenue, Unit #109, Scarborough
In the back corner of the Pacific Mall Heritage Town food court sits this gem where, as evident by its name, deals in noodles made from potato similar to Japchae. Try the cold sesame noodles with chicken, cucumber, and bean sprouts or go with the lamb soup noodles for your next visit.
Address: 4350 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Papa Chang’s serves great, authentic Taiwanese cuisine, meaning it has some terrific braised beef soup noodle. The satay beef noodle soup is a popular pick, as well as many non-noodle dishes including popcorn chicken, and minced pork on rice.
Address: 5970 16th Avenue, Unit 110, Markham
Address: 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Unit M15-M16, Markham
Address: 280 West Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill
Address: 431 Alden Road, Markham