Monkey King Noodle Co.
Deep Ellum restaurant Monkey King serves as an exemplar of the artisanal trend at its finest. They make noodles by hand, which you can watch while you wait for your order. The menu includes noodle soups in chicken, hot spicy beef, and vegetarian garlic peanut, as well as dumplings in varieties that include pork and vegetarian edamame. A recent move to new digs gives them more space, while the old space is housing a new dessert shop, Monkey King Banana Stand.