Noodling Around

Where are the best noodles in America? Right here (slurping permitted)

Left to our own devices, many of our meals would be pasta. Noodles are comforting, infinitely satisfying and nearly as varied as Lady Gaga's costume choices. Soba, pici, linguine, ramen, cellophane noodles—we could write a book (in fact, more than a few people have). No matter the noodle variety, it should complement its surroundings, whether that's a sauce, broth or something else entirely.

So for the nights when you don't feel like making a killer kale carbonara or Roy Choi's upgraded instant ramen at home, here's where can you find the best bowls of pasta in nine cities across the U.S.

Get a taste for the lists below and check out all of the best noodle spots in our DINE by Tasting Table iOS app.

New York City

Lilia

Cocoron Soba

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Los Angeles

Tsujita

Chengdu Noodle

Pine & Crane

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

San Francisco

Perbacco

Flour + Water

Mission Chinese Food

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Chicago

Sticky Rice

Tank Noodle

Piccolo Sogno

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Houston

Pho Binh by Night

Tony's

Ninja Ramen

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Washington, D.C.

Thip Khao

Momofuku CCDC

Masseria

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Miami

Talde

Gigi

Nobu

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Austin

Emmer & Rye

Elizabeth Street Café

Wu Chow

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.

Detroit

Go! Sy Thai

Bacco

Johnny Noodle King

Check out the full list here, or in our DINE app.