Michael's Noodles

10038 Darnestown Rd.
Rockville, MD 20850


Neighborhood: Rockville

Cuisines: Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 10:30.

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Pan-sautéed dumplings; mustard greens with fresh soy beans; Hainan chicken rice; slow-roasted beef noodle soup; sautéed pork with chives and dried bean curd; thick Shanghai-style noodles.

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2010: Michael's Noodles

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: As the name hints, the house-made noodles and soups at this bustling restaurant are top-notch. But the kitchen also deftly handles Taiwanese, Szechuan, and dim sum on a 270-item menu.

What to get: Dumplings, such as red-oil-soaked Szechuan wontons, fat potstickers, and tender pork buns; dan dan noodles sauced with chili, garlic, and dried pork; slow-roasted beef noodle soup; Chinese-style hot-and-sour soup thickened with duck blood; salt-and-chili pork chop.

Best for: Meals around a lazy Susan; explorers of Chinese cuisines; carryout.

Insider tip: If you have trouble deciding what to order, ask the manager or owner for suggestions.

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