Niu Noodle House is a new Asian fusion restaurant located at 15 Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan.
JC and decided to head over the Greenwich Village noodle house so we could try some of the restaurant’s flavorful cuisine, which is focused on dim sum-style appetizers, soup noodle dishes (made with the chef’s own unique brand of ramen boodles), and a mango shaved ice dessert that is out of this world!
Niu Noodle House gives new meaning to the term “street food”. The interior of Niu Noodle House is set up to look like a NYC street, complete with street signs and a ‘subway entrance’ that leads down to the restrooms (see pic below).
The atmosphere is dimly lit adding a nice ambiance to the room. Niu Noodle House is perfect for a date, meeting after work with friends, or for hosting larger dinner parties.
Niu Noodle House has a rustic charm. Niu means cattle, or cow, in Chinese and this theme can be seen throughout the decor with details like the cow skull above the bar and the great chopstick holder seen below!
Below: I’m drinking a margarita garnished with fresh lime peel – delicious!
Below: Steamed Chinese buns filled with julienne scallions, cucumber, and duck. Served with a light hoisin sauce.
These steamed buns were soft and delicious. At $6.00 I will definitely order these again.
Below: Steak and cheese dumplings. These dumplings are available steamed or pan fried. Filled with shredded flank steak, provolone cheese, and served with a garlic soy sauce and steamed carrots. I like the combination of steak and provolone inside of a dumpling. $6.50
Below: Truffle Shao Mei: Minced pork in a wonton wrap, steamed with black truffles, and served with garlic soy sauce. They had me at truffle. $7.00
Below: Char Siu Pork Noodle Soup: Roasted pork loin belly, with thin noodles and a niu beef broth. Includes seaweed tempura, hard boiled egg, vegetables, meat, scallion, and sweet corn. The broth was rich and multi-layered with spices that reminded me of .
The noodles are made fresh every day are the creation the restaurant’s world-class chef, who has specialized for years in the art of noodle making. $13.00
If you like a little extra spice, like me, you can add some chili oil or paste to your dish.
Hot tea served in a kettle is a nice after dinner drink.
The strawberry shaved ice is AMAZING! I’d like to go back and try the shaved ice in each of the five flavors offered. The texture is soft and creamy and melts in your mouth, while the tapioca pearls pop! I loved this dessert for it’s great taste and texture.
Interior shot – street signs on NYC.
Seating can accommodate larger dinner parties.
Stairs to the restroom mimic the entrance to a subway – very creative!
Want a souvenir from your visit to Niu Noodle House? No problem, they’ve got you covered! My eye is on the noodle bowl and chopsticks!
Service: Our water was always full and our waitress was attentive and extremely helpful with helping us choose our dishes. We sat down around 6pm on a Wednesday and there were a few people dining. It definitely was starting to pick up, however, as we were leaving. All in all, I would definitely recommend Niu Noodle House for it’s delicious, but reasonably priced food, great service, and themed NYC decor.