“Just Noodles” Chinese noodle shop now open on Speedway Blvd.

The restaurant features an authentic, traditional version of popular northern Chinese noodle dishes.

[01/22/2020: Just Noodles has closed permanently. Ownership could not be reached for comment.]

Just Noodles is a new Chinese noodle restaurant located at 2545 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 115. While there’s distinct signage and a front door, the space is shared with the longstanding Middle Eastern restaurant Alibaba.

Opened by Xin “Niki” Xu with the help of some of her Tucson family in early December 2019, Xu was born and raised in the Shandong province of China. Just Noodles is one of a handful of Chinese noodle restaurants to open in Tucson in the past year.

“We like to eat noodles,” said Xu. “It’s the primary dish where we’re from and I really wanted to start my own business.”

Food spread at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Food spread at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The restaurant features traditional Chinese noodles from the northern region of China. Noodles are a common dish in the northern region — much like rice is to the southern region. With a growing number of different noodle dishes on the menu, including noodle soup, stir-fried, and dry noodles, Just Noodles covers the gamut of traditional northern Chinese noodle offerings.

While many of Tucson’s noodle shops offer a twist on traditional noodle recipes — along with the more traditional version — Just Noodles features an authentic, traditional version of popular northern Chinese dishes.

Just Noodles Featured Dishes

Chile Spice Sirloin Noodle

This noodle bowl features sirloin, Chinese greens, and wheat noodles in a beef broth with chili oil. Features a deep, rich broth with Sichuan peppers.

A1 House Special Chili Spice Sirloin Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A1 House Special Chili Spice Sirloin Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Wonton Soup

The handmade wonton soup features seaweed, green onion, and greens. More of a delicate broth.

Wonton Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Wonton Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chicken w/ Mustard Fresh Green Noodle Soup

This noodle bowl’s broth is a beautiful blend of chicken and mustard greens. Topped with Chinese greens and Chinese peanuts.

A5 Chicken with Mustard Sour Green Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A5 Chicken with Mustard Sour Green Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Stir-Fried Beef Noodle

This dry noodle dish is more of the type of dish you might find in an American Chinese restaurant. Features stir fried beef, carrot, and Chinese greens.

Stir-Fried Beef Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Stir-Fried Beef Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Hot & Sour Noodle Soup

Bold and flavorful broth with a pleasant acidic tang, this dish features rice noodles with tender beef shank, hard boiled egg, Chinese peanuts, pickled long bean, and chili oil.

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Ground Beef w/ Bean Sauce Noodles

A dry noodle dish with fermented black bean paste, ground beef, carrot, cucumber, and green onion.

A2 Ground Beef with Bean Sauce Mixed Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A2 Ground Beef with Bean Sauce Mixed Noodles at Just Noodles (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Just Noodles name inherently implies they offer nothing but noodles, they do serve a small variety of tasty “small dishes,” including Peanuts With Celery, Shredded Potato, Seaweed Salad, Cucumber Salad, House Special Beef, Pan Fried Dumplings, and Fried Chicken Nuggets.

Just Noodles is located at 2545 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 115 and open from daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, including contact info and full menu, visit justnoodlestucson.com.

Adam Lehrman started Tucson Foodie in late 2008 as a way to track his search for the best food Tucson had to offer.

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