Danny Wang says Lao Wang Noodle House will be open Friday

Categories: Cafe Society

Lori Midson
Earlier today, we posted the result of our Street 16 restaurant neighborhood tournament, and South Federal, which had been pitted against Lower Highland in the final showdown, took the prize...but one reader suggested that South Federal might have lost one of the very restaurants that pushed the South Federal neighborhood to victory.

Lao Wang Noodle House is a longstanding Chinese joint tucked into a South Federal strip mall that's renowned far and wide for its dan dan noodles, potstickers and xiao long bao (which we've learned are not made in-house...but still). But this morning, commenter Monopod wrote:

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And then we saw this on a comment board on Chowhound.com:

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If that was true, a whole bunch of Denver foodniks were going to be crying a river. I stopped by Lao Wang earlier today, and the space was dark -- but it's always closed on Sunday and Monday.

So we called Danny Wang, son of the owners, late this afternoon at Caution: Brewing, where he brews Lao Wang Lager specifically for his parents' restaurant (it's now on tap at the Denver Bicycle Cafe as well) along with several other beers. Asked about the rumors, he said that Lao Wang has not closed...but that his parents are doing some work on the space, which will reopen on Friday.

Can you imagine the mutiny that would ensue if it didn't?

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Lao Wang Noodle House

945 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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..."xiao long bo (which we've learned are not made in-house...but still)"

WHOA, WAIT A MINUTE!.....this is all the mention this gets?!?!  What is the whole story?, where are they made?

Just because they're on your list of favorite things, doesn't mean you get a pass on the story, unless Westword is now selecting its "exclusives" based on who it likes or doesn't like.

Give us the facts, the public will decide the "but still"...


OMG I think my heart just skipped a beat when I read this, Thank goodness they arent closing I'm in there usually 2x a week I dont know what I would do if they closed.


Was planning an excursion tomorrow! Thanks for the story, so glad to hear they are not closing for good it would be heartbreaking. It is one of my favorite places ever to eat, love the food, the ambiance and the amazing work ethic of the couple who run it. I cook in a four star/four diamond kitchen and would honestly jump at the chance to stage there.


Thank you for the follow-up and confirmation that Lao Wang remains!  Many a dumpling junkie is breathing a sigh of relief.

Chan's Mother Lover
Chan's Mother Lover

Yes, way to brush over the real story here! The beloved dumplings that are one of the best things available to eat at Denver restaurants probably come from the freezer aisle at Pacific Ocean International Marketplace.  But still...


To quote Ms. Midson: "SNORT!"

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