Yu Noodles Now Open in Downtown Silver Spring

Rockville-based Yu Noodles has opened in the former home of City Taste and Umami Ramen, Sushi & Dumplings at 930 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring.

The restaurant soft opened yesterday, according to a message received by the Source.

Yu Noodles specializes in Chinese street food from Chongqing. Their first location opened in Rockville in 2018, followed by Fairfax, Herndon, McLean, and now Silver Spring, with plans to open more, according to a review published in The Washington Post last year.

Previously, Umami opened in June in the former home of City Taste, which was placed on the market for $1.59 Million earlier this year. There was a lease option on the 1,691-square-foot space, and the property tax bill for 2022 was $11,100.25, which included water and building maintenance costs.

After a short soft opening, Umami abruptly closed, citing problems with their point-of-sale systems. “Due to the need in updating our systems and perfecting it, we are going to close our store temporarily,” the restaurant announced. Thank you for understanding and see you guys soon in July.”

City Taste opened in 2017, serving Chinese and Thai cuisine alongside sushi and sashimi dishes. The extensive menu listed 70 sushi rolls alone. Other choices included teriyaki, hibachi, and tempura selections, noodle dishes including pad thai, and Thai curry choices, many of the familiar Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken, Hunan, and Szechuan entrees, and vegetarian options.

According to the restaurant’s online ordering website, Yu Noodles is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

(Thanks to reader Sancho S. for the tip!)

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