Summer Noodles & Rice

By Amy Cavanaugh

No matter what time of year you visit this gem located under the Granville red line stop, you'll want to kick it off with a bowl of ginger wonton soup, which will dispel lingering colds with a gingery broth stuffed with carrots, bok choy, and spiced chicken and shrimp dumplings. Next, cut into chive dumplings to reveal a fresh, bright green layer of chives. Make sure you don’t fill up too much on starters—the smoked chili noodles offer layers of flavor and a subtle spice that will linger on your lips. Get them with thinly sliced beef, which plays well with the baby corn, bamboo shoots, and basil leaves folded into the dish. End on a high note with lychee sorbet, which is drizzled with fruit syrups and is as light and sweet as a summer’s day.

the crowd

Late twenties to early forties, couples and friends meeting up post work.

... on the side

shiny décor
The restaurant features flower-like fixtures blooming over the bar, and silver, mirrors, and metallic accents throughout. The small size and pretty décor give it a jewel box feel.

The restaurant is BYOB, but just across Broadway is The Sovereign, where you can get a six-pack to go. There are also grocery stores within a couple blocks on Broadway, so grab a bottle of wine to pair with Summer’s spicy flavors.



Mon–Thu 11:30 AM–10 PM; Fri–Sat 11:30 AM–10:30 PM; Sun noon–10 PM

price range

$7.75 to $16