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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
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

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