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The Owners of LanZhou Ramen Choose Duluth for Their Next Noodle Restaurant

Crossing Bridge Rice Noodle opens in Duluth by December, with a second location headed to Kennesaw next year

Watch as the chefs whip long strands of noodles into shape at LanZhou Ramen on Buford Highway. Boon C/Yelp

Fu Li Zhang and Rachel Yuan, the owners of the super popular hand-pulled noodle house LanZhou Ramen on Buford Highway, plan to open two new noodle-centric restaurants in Duluth and Kennesaw, the AJC reports.

Crossing Bridge Rice Noodle opens by the end of the year on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. A second location opens in Kennesaw next year. Zhang and Yuan also apparently plan to open a second LanZhou Ramen, but declined to disclose the exact location.

As for Crossing Bridge, the restaurant centers its menu around rice noodles and noodle soups rather than LanZhou-style hand-pulled noodle dishes for which Zhang has become known in Atlanta. The restaurant will include a few other dishes such as edamame, fried Chicken wings, fried steamed buns, and sweets like the bite-sized Chinese pumpkin cakes.

LanZhou Ramen opened three years ago in the Pinetree Shopping Plaza in Doraville. The restaurant quickly became a Buford Highway staple for its heaping plates of chewy, hand-pulled noodles and noodle soups like pork or oxtail stir-fried noodles and the beef or roast duck hand-pulled noodle soup.

People can watch the chefs, including Zhang, rolling out, twisting, tossing, and pulling long strands of noodles through a window in the dining room.

2180 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.

LanZhou Ramen 兰州拉面

5231 Buford Highway Northeast, , GA 30340 (678) 691-2175 Visit Website

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