CHESAPEAKE, Va. - If there's any Hampton Roads restaurant you have to try in 2020, it's Noodle Man. At least, according to Yelp.
Noodle Man opened its first location in Virginia Beach in 2018 and quickly became famous for its hand-pulled noodles, made fresh and in-view of the dining room.
The reviews on Yelp were so good, Noodle Man is the only Hampton Roads restaurant to make the website's list of America's 100 Places to Eat in 2020.
Now, it's available just off Battlefield Boulevard on Sams Circle in Chesapeake. This second location opened on March 9, but had to close down just ten days later because of COVID-19. It opened back up in early May.
"After we opened back up, there was a lot of customers who said, 'oh wow I'm so glad you come back to open' and yeah we're glad too because we can't wait to feed people with fresh-made noodles," said co-owner Avery Chen.
Chen says hand-pulled noodles originally came from the Gansu region in northwest China. To become a 'Noodle Master' a chef has to make 100 bowls of noodles in a single day, she says.
"We make everything in front of you and [we make] everything so fresh...An authentic Chinese food," said Chen.
Noodle Man - Virginia Beach
1047 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Noodle Man - Chesapeake
1508 Sam's Cir, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.