National Noodle Day

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October 6 marks National Noodle Day and there’s never been a better time to save room for the following dishes, than now! Celebrate the beloved ingredient with a variety of styles and versions dished up by some of your favorite San Diego restaurants.

Your late-night cup of noodles is no match for the pros at Tajima. If you are yearning for authentic, Japanese cuisine and ramen that’s both unique and flavorful, you’ve arrived at the right place. Tajima has earned a reputation as one of San Diego’s top Japanese restaurants with six locations spanning across San Diego. Keep it classic with an order of the fan-favorite Tajima Ramen, comprised of savory tonkotsu broth, your choice of egg or spinach noodles, pork or chicken chashu, a ramen egg, fried garlic, bean sprouts, green onions and sesame seeds.

Are you looking for an interactive dining experience filled with flavor? Well, look no further than Mongolian Hot Pot. The family-owned and operated restaurant in Claremont Mesa offers a wide range of custom hot pots and sides that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Their step-by-step guide to creating the perfect hot pot guarantees that each bite will warm your heart. Pick from their vast protein, seafood, and vegetable selections, as well as a selection of handmade noodles including fresh egg noodles, glass, udon, and more, to amplify your meal.

Sink your teeth into comfort at Shabu Works with an all-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu experience. The Mira Mesa eatery offers a large assortment of premium soups, meats, and side dishes, including eight flavorful soup bases and countless fresh ingredients to customize the ideal hot pot. Among the ingredient roster, is a collection of handmade noodles such as ramen, egg, glass noodles, and more. Add in proteins and veggies, and craft a combination that is uniquely your own.

Operacaffe, located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, is your go-to destination for the freshest and finest Italian cuisine. The variety of authentic, homemade dishes will make you feel as if you are dining in the heart of Italy. For an exceptional dining experience, try the Spaghetti di Mare, featuring spaghetti noodles, fresh seafood, chopped tomatoes, and chili peppers topped with a white wine sauce.

barleymash will have you screaming more mac and cheese, please! The Gaslamp destination is home to a variety of original and creative barleymac creations that are sure to knock your socks off. Indulge in a hearty serving of The Mash, featuring cavatappi noodles drenched in poblano and pepper jack beer cheese sauce, and served with ale-braised pork shoulder, bourbon BBQ sauce, fresh jalapeños, and crispy tobacco onions to top. The flavor train does not end there! Do not miss out on the Duck, Duck, Goat Barleymac featuring cavatappi noodles, spiced duck confit, crispy duck skin, goat cheese, arugula, and a balsamic drizzle.

Don’t be fooled by the name, Mr. Moto Pizza doesn’t just serve delicious New-York style pies, they also serve a boatload of mouth-watering goodies that are perfect to pair with one or more of their specialty slices. The Mission Blvd. Pizza with spinach, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, garlic, and artichoke pairs beautifully with an order of a beloved noodle, the Spaghetti and Meatballs. The San Diego-based family-owned pizza haven has several locations across San Diego including North Park, Point Loma, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, Encinitas, Seaport Village, Little Italy and will soon debut a ninth location in Mission Valley later this year.