While undeniably tasty, noodle bars rarely sport a posh atmosphere, probably because Beckham's uptight chick thinks everyone's slurps are beneath her. For new noodles in a lounge so lux Victoria wouldn't even be let in the door: Kinsen. An uber-modern Uptowner whose open kitchen abuts a shiny white noodle bar, Kinsen rocks sleek orange concrete on every wall that's not made of glass, and plates slippery goodness from across the Orient, with a rare-for-an-Asian-spot commitment to locally sourced ingredients, all-natural regional meat, and other "socially responsible products", meaning they never apply their Aqua Net from an aerosol can. Gorgeous strands are heaped into everything from veal-stock'd pho with beef tenderloin, brisket and meatballs, to Thai Guay Jab (braised pork, crispy pork belly, and tea-infused hardboiled egg in five-spice stock), and are seasoned & baked on a bed of pork belly/prawns in a dish called the Sen Hot Pot, which is also the alluring chatroom name Larry Craig used in his first try at landing a man at MSP International. If you've had your fill of huge wet noodles,
stop picking up when Jeremy London calls, he's only dragging you down hit rice bowls of stir-fried chicken with mushrooms and Chinese sausage, pickled jalapeno, and a fried egg, or green curry and coconut milk tossed with Thai basil, carrots, eggplant, and bamboo shoots, also how addict pandas that are really jonesing get their fix. Not to be outdone, the bar bar's stocked with suds like Rogue Morimoto Soba and Tsingtao, and mixes cocktails like Pon La Mai Punch (raspberry vodka, amaretto, Chambord, and lemon juice), and the peach vodka/moscato "Naked Knees", which, if flashed by Victoria, would honestly probably get her in.