United Noodles is “the largest Asian grocery store in the Midwest.” It was established in 1972 and offers a variety of fresh, frozen, canned and refrigerated Asian goods. It’s large, clean, and organized, which isn’t always the case with ethnic grocery stores. To make it that much better, it has a cafeteria serving up a wide variety of lunch options! You can order sushi, nigiri, takoyaki (fried octopus), rice dishes and all types of soups (Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese). Just go up to the counter, order, pay and sit down. They’ll call your order out and you come collect it at the counter. When you’re done with your delicious meal, dump your dishes around the corner. It’s cheap, authentic and convenient!
I ordered the Pork and Preserved Vegetable Noodle soup (wheat noodles in a clear broth), $7. Thick, warm noodles swimming in a delicate broth offset with salty vegetables and smatterings of pork. It was delicious, especially when every ingredient was included in each bite. Very satisfying, so much so, I’d go back to United Noodles just to eat and not to shop!
July 13, 2014
United Noodle has changed quite a bit. New cooks, new menu and new style. Some pictures below. So far we’ve tried the Nabeyaki Udon, Tonkotsu Ramen and Tatanmen. We really like the Tonkotsu Ramen.
The Tatanmen is shown below. This dish was quite smoky and came with lots of ground pork.
2015 E 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Tues-Sat: 11am – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm