Crawfish & Noodles
Crawfish & Noodles serves up an unexpected combination of Cajun and Vietnamese food to west Houston. On the corner of a Bellaire Ave strip mall, C&N impresses with bowls of piping hot, garlic-butter-soaked crawfish alongside the likes of slow-simmered beef and pork meatball pho. This joint's also got a massive dining space with ample seating and even a dance floor, which makes it a prime spot for private parties and events for the whole family.
If we had to pick one restaurant that embodied the ethos of Mutt City, it’d be this Viet-Cajun Chinatown fixture, where chef-owner Trong Nguyen (another James Beard Award finalist that’s been featured on shows from Bravo’s Top Chef to Netflix’s Ugly Delicious) slings mudbugs and noods to the hungry masses. Peel, pinch, suck, and grab some Banh Mi to soak up all the garlic, buttery crawfish juices alongside spicy Stewed Turkey Neck, Stir-fried Noodles, and Tamarind Crab.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
Venture just west of the Beltway and you’ll find one of the greatest examples of Houston’s Mutt City culture: Viet-Cajun standout Crawfish & Noodles. That’s where chef-owner and multiple-time James Beard Award nominee Trong Nguyen puts out garlicky, butter-soaked mudbugs, spiced and stewed turkey neck, and colossal tamarind crab for you to suck down with glee. Good thing there’s a roll of paper towels on every table.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.