[Live Noodles signage, Official Site]
When Boston University students started classes this week, they had a new option for Chinese hand-pulled noodles near the campus. Live Noodles has opened at 1026 Comm. Ave.
Based on a few social media posts and a note in Urban Daddy's Weekender newsletter, the noodle shop has been open for about a week.
The restaurant hasn't posted an opening announcement on its Facebook, but a BU student shared a public video to its page showing the chef hand-pulling the shop's signature dish. "The food and service was great," she added in the August 30 post. @BostonAttitude tweeted a few photos from the shop on August 29.
Just more than a week ago, Eater noted Live Noodles could open within two weeks, based on a report from the Brookline Tab. But it took even less time than that. Not much of a buildout was necessary for Live Noodles to open up, as it takes over the former Quan's Kitchen space, a fully-equipped restaurant that has been vacant since sometime this spring. Sam Ho is behind the new shop; he was part of the team that opened MDM Noodles over on Washington Street in Brighton earlier this year. He sold his share in that business to focus on Live Noodles.
Traditional noodles are the shop's bread-and-butter, but there is also mala spicy hot pot, an array of Sichuan entrees, pork soup dumplings, fried rice, and more.
According to its website, Live Noodles is open daily from noon - 2 a.m.