The Loop

Noodles, Chicago

20

111 N. State St., Macy's,
Chicago,
IL,
United States,
60602.

With a book like Takashi's Noodles under his belt, it makes sense to assume that chef Takashi Yagihashi knows his way around a noodle, whether its the Asian pan variety or Wisconsin-style mac & cheese. At this quick-serve restaurant, located on the 7th floor of Macy's, Yagihashi's ramen dishes (think extremely authentic Japanese, not the instant microwavable stuff) are the bedrock of the menu, particularly the braised pork with bamboo shoots and baby spinach. Other fan-favorites include the Shoyou Combo with potstickers. The heaping portions, flavorful broths, and affordable prices make Noodles an ideal lunch stop in the Loop—especially for shoppers.