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“Limited Menu but hand pulled noodles”
Review of Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe - CLOSED

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Nashville
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Limited Menu but hand pulled noodles”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Here is the thing: Do not get anything at this restaurant that is not a dish. The flat bread seems like it is there because a pizza oven was leftover from the previous owner. It is okay but a little greasy and small.
Instead go for the noodles. They have a few different varieties in a couple of sauces, but all are hand pulled. You can watch them doing this through the glass window that looks in on the kitchen. It seems like it is a work out.
The place is small and still has many leftovers from the pizza roadside place it once was, but the noodles. Really, really, really worth it for those noodles. The owner has a passion for it that is obsessive.

Be forewarned: No alcohol no BYOB. It closes early (8pm)

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank B P
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English first
Groveland, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Addictive hand-made noodles”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Xian cuisine - so rare on the east coast - done very very well by a chef passionate about his cuisine. Just finished reading "An Economist Gets Lunch" and this is the perfect example of the type restaurant Tyler Cowen recommends, low rent (re-done pizza place) but high level of passion and skill in the cooking. The noodles with chili oil and cilantro are addictive!

  • Visited May 2012
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