No Name Noodle

  • Restaurants
  • Sukhumvit 26
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. No Name Noodle
    Kenika Ruaytanapanich / Time Out Bangkok
  2. No Name Noodle
    Kenika Ruaytanapanich / Time Out Bangkok
  3. No Name Noodle
    Kenika Ruaytanapanich / Time Out Bangkok
  4. No Name Noodle
    Kenika Ruaytanapanich / Time Out Bangkok

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

The extremely popular Japanese restaurant on Soi Sukhumvit 26 is a worthwhile spot to indulge in delectable soba—but good luck with booking.

If you’re always on social media looking for new restaurant ideas, you may have come across avid foodies, food bloggers and media outlets raving over No Name Noodle. 

This Japanese noodle shop on Soi Sukhumvit 26, which opened less than a year ago, has become a famous spot–mostly through word of mouth–for its fresh homemade soba and less-is-more seasoning.

The place is owned by Shin Inoue, an ex-cook at Rockmen in Thonglor who took the time at the dawn of COVID-19 to learn more about the noodle culture in his home country of Japan. He then returned to Bangkok and started his own venture—a fuss-free, minimalist seven-seater noodle shop where diners sit on a counter bar and pay close attention as Chef Shin delicately cooks up his signature bowls.

As minimalist as the whole place is No Name Noodle’s menu. The menu is limited, and includes only two noodle dishes: Tokusei Shio Soba (B450) and Tokusei Kombusui Tsuke Soba (B470). The first has a hotate (scallops) and asari (saltwater clams) soup base, and come with pork chashu, chicken chashu, dashi tamago (brown egg), menma (fermented bamboo shoots), mushroom duxelles and yuzu paste. 

Tokusei Kombusui Tsuke Soba is served with tsuke soba soaked in kombu dashi, pork chashu, chicken chashu, dashi tamago, menma and a separate bowl of blended shoyu tsuke soup on the side. The result is a delectable dish that makes the entire slurping experience so worthwhile.

The chef reveals that up to 30 ingredients go into each bowl, but diners are still encouraged to add more flavors into each bowl. For instance, you can sprinkle some salt on the Tsuke Soba for a heavier umami hit, add some plum vinegar for a hint of zest, or add shoyu and pepper-chilli oil to the soup.

Contributing to No Name Noodle’s buzz is the limited availability—only 35 bowls are served per day in five rounds of seven guests each. You can only order one bowl per visit. If you’re craving for more, you are welcome to order one of the shop’s rice bowls, like Wafu Buta Meshi (B180).

Booking is tough given that seating is limited. So you may want to call way ahead if you want to make a reservation. Call 08 2059 5417 to reserve a space on the counter (you can book for up to three people). 

No Name Noodle is open every day except Monday. Five seating rounds take place throughout the day at 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15 and 14:00.

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt


Soi Attha Kawi 1
Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun (11:00-15:00)
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