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Food

'We Have Noodles' Brings An L.A. Take On Traditional Flavors To Its New Silver Lake Shop

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We Have Noodles, the Smorgasburg LA-favorite noodle purveyor, will be opening its Silver Lake brick-and-mortar on September 1.

The new shop will be taking over the former Berlin Currywurst storefront at Sunset and Hyperion. You'll be able to slurp noodles from a bright, modern interior or chow down on rice cakes from a small patio looking out at the faces of Silver Lake passing by.

“My restaurant is an homage to all the little street side stalls in South East Asia and to the mom and pop restaurants we have in Los Angeles,” Chef Darren Sayphraraj said in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to open a little noodle shop even when I was working in fine dining restaurants.”

Those past restaurants include The Nomad and The Modern in New York City. Sayphraraj, who is a native Angeleno, has also been named one of Zagat's 30 Under 30 chefs for 2016.

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For those unfamiliar the Noodles from its Smorg days, Sayphraraj cooks up dishes from a variety of East Asian and Southeast Asian traditions—all with a distinctly California flair. Expect items like beef belly pho (a flavorful, aromatic dish with tender beef, and pungent broth), kabocha squash khao soi, and serrano ham shoyu ramen, as well as some vegan options. Shared plates include sweet potatoe lumpia, and chicken and black truffle dumplings en bordo (a dish so warm and comforting, it makes you bemoan the mildness of L.A.'s winters).

We Have Noodles will serve a rotating beer and wine list, and brunch will begin soon. Sayphraraj is also looking to bring guest chefs in from New York, Europe, and other places to collaborate on dishes.

We Have Noodles is located at 3827 West Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again from 5 p.m to 10 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.