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101 Noodle Express

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1408 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5238
+1 626-300-8654
11:00 - 01:00
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San Gabriel, California
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live their dumplings and green onion pancakes. The green Salsa makes it even more delicious! Also their hours are great.

Thank ckpsgv
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Simply in love with their beef roll. Believe the hype, people!!! Serves 2 people, If you don't order anything else. Serves 4, if you do. It's also perfect for sneaking into the movie theater or taking with you on a road trip/picnic. Oh yeah, their dumplings and noodles are good too but the beef roll is what I'll return for.... More 

Thank Soundplate
los angeles
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377 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love this place and the dumplings. I always go alone as I am on a work lunch and regret that as so many options and only one diner. Do try to the pan fried dumplings, cucumber salad. Take something home - you'll be very happy to have another meal waiting.

Thank Judith A
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440 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nice restaurant for noodles and dumplings. The servings are very decent size and are very tasty and enjoyable. The service is fairly fast and the restaurant is very clean and bright. Not pretentious, but good food.

Thank geotech522
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you ever go to San Gabriel Valley, you will find many delicious restaurants typically targeted towards a Chinese demographic. One of the restaurants that I recommend is 101 Noodle Express, known for its beef rolls, hand-stretched noodles and a variety of delicious dumplings which you can get boiled, steamed or fried. The restaurant’s beginnings took place several years ago,... More 

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Riverside, California
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2,147 reviews
1,181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Homemade, fresh, delicious and fun to watch. The noodles are hand pulled which is an art unto itself. That means you dont get mass produced, factory dried and boxed, over-cooked soaking noodles. These are already fresh and mosit when boiled, so they dont get sticky and too soft. The price for noodles is probably a tad higher than you're used... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Los Angeles, California
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This place is always packed with long lines at busy hours. Service is pretty quick and food arrives not too long after ordering. Some of the must gets are their potstickers, beef roll, and beef noodle soup. Their appetizer of pork ear, cold marinated tofu, and edamame was pretty decent. I think food at this location is better than their... More 

Thank leep116
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Came here based off reviews and friend referrals. We arrived at 6 on a Saturday night, there was a wait. We signed the clipboard on the wall and waited about 15 minutes. Inside was a little chaotic. We were the only white people in the place, everyone else was Asian. We were sat with three other tables at the same... More 

Thank Nimisis303
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

My kids wanted something good to eat for dinner so we went to 101 Noodle Express. We were not disappointed! The oxtail noodle has great flavor and the meat is fall off the bones. Choose the hand tossed noodle over the regular ones, its worth the extra 50c. There's also a wide variery of dimsum to choose from. Just keep... More 

Thank Rachelle121
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

How can I begin with? I'm always down for an order maybe 2, when it comes to the beef rolls. Love their green onion pancake. Their dumplings and xiao long bao are pretty good. Would recommend people to come give it a try if your in the area !

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: +1 626-300-8654

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?