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When the crispy won ton strips come to your table tasting like they were fried in clean, fresh oil only seconds ago, you know you’re on to something.

Something in this case would be a little noodle shop, on the east side of town, in an area where Blueberry Hill and video poker bars provide the only sustenance for body and soul. It hasn’t been open long (weeks? months?), but of the three dishes we tried — spicy cold noodle salad, pork wontons in chile oil and salt and pepper chicken — the first two were mighty fine indeed, tasting of fresh pasta and that Chinese peppery-oily complexity this cuisine excels at (when it’s done right).

The oil in which those wontons floated was both slightly sweet, slightly soy-salty, and lip-numbing from the Sichuan peppers. The spicy salad was a bracing tangle of just-cooked noodles, tarted up just so, and just the thing on a hot summer’s day. The salt and pepper chicken tasted like better-seasoned chicken McNuggets and is best forgotten about.

The best things they do here are (obviously) the noodles….so our guess is stay with that side of the menu and you’ll be thrilled. You’ll also be thrilled with your whole meal (pour deux) costing around $26 (including tip)….which may be the only thrill you can afford after blowing your paycheck at the Blue Ox.


4130 Sandhill Road #A-4

Las Vegas, NV 89121


5 thoughts on “BEIJING NOODLE CAFE – First Bites

  1. not a fan, just went today for lunch, had a few noodle dishes and other items, found everything to be fresh yet not seasoned well at all. the noodles themselves were very good as far as texture, but they were dressed poorly
    overall i wouldnt go back, too many better options 10 to 15 minutes west!!

  2. they have off-menu items like dan dan mein and rolled pancake with beef, but you have to ask for them. bring a mandarin speaker. if the menu is all you can obtain, it’s nothing special.

  3. I’ll take my Asian partner in crime next time for a 2nd chance
    I hear the former partner in changes is going rogue and opening a new spot off eastern towards seven hills in the next few weeks, I’m excited for that as chef stepen Yim is great!

  4. The noodles really are the way to go – this place is owned by the head noodle maker at Beijing Noodle #9 at Caesar’s, and his wife, who serves as on-site manager. The problem may be that they are on the wrong side of town in terms of bringing in an adventurous crowd (hence, some of the rather uninspiring items on the non-noodle part of the menu), and the best dishes we have had came when we bypassed the menu and told them to make dishes they would make for themselves. Better noodles than we have found anywhere in the Spring Mountain vicinity, but a tough location to make a go of it.

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