Shang Artisan Noodle
Address: 4983 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite B
Status: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A cosmopolitan, mini-dining hub is complete, neighboring the well established and much loved Yonaka Modern Japanese, close the the intersection of Flamingo and Decatur. Very Berry Cafe recently debuted, specializing in Korean-inspired shaved ice, and now authentic Chinese noodles are available every day from Shang Artisan Noodle.
Designed by WG Constructors, the stylish small dining room and open plan kitchen allows customers and anyone walking or driving by to see the staff hand pulling the noodles. All the dumplings and noodles are made by hand and aficionados can choose between hand-pulled, the knife-shaved-style of north China's Shanxi Province or a simpler, plain option.
Guests can sit up close facing the kitchen, or at the handful of tables. On the appetizer menu, $4.95 spicy wontons and the $6.95 slice beef shank with vinegar sauce. The owners have noted the four piece beef pancakes for $4.95 have become a very popular early item, "made with our own dough, then stuffed and pan-fried to order."
Noodle soups include "pork belly noodle" priced at $8.49 and the "seafood noodle," created with chicken broth, shrimp, squid and fishcake.
Other noodle dishes include the $7.99 "tomato & egg" or "Chicken sesame" and the "Peking Zha-Jiang" $8.49 creation, prepared with diced pork. Entree orders of "Yang-Zhou fried rice" and chicken chow mein are also available. Customers are also raving about the optional, lightly flavored watermelon water to enjoy with your meal.