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Vietnamese Sub + Noodle Spot ‘Lemongrass’ Now Open in Hoboken

by Danielle Lynch
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After the closure of City Lobster — formerly BK Lobster — a new eatery is making its way into the 732 Washington Street location. Lemongrass Vietnamese Sub and Noodle Shop has moved into this midtown location, serving up a unique menu of traditional dishes like summer rolls, Bahn Mi sandwiches, and more. And, as a two-for-one special, we’ve also rounded up some of our other favorite noodle shops in the area to try. Read on to get the inside scoop on Lemongrass and where to get some delicious noodles in Hoboken.


The Details

Prior to Lemongrass, 732 Washington Street was occupied by BK Lobster — also known as City Lobster for a short stint — a Brooklyn-based franchise that opened its doors in 2021. The lobster joint switched gears almost as quickly as it came in, rebranding to City Lobster after sharing a post in March 2022 stating:

“Without Commitment You Wo’t Start..! Without Consistency You Won’t Finish… There’s A Blessing In Every Lesson.”


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And when even City Lobster closed its doors early this spring, we knew that it was only a matter of time before something new would replace this empty eatery. Lemongrass, a Vietnamese sub and noodle restaurant, posted signage at the outpost stating, ‘COMING SOON.’

Read More: Saigon Cafe: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Jersey City 

Now, as of August 10th, Lemomgrass is officially open for business, with a few tables + chairs for sit-down dining. Orders on Seamless and GrubHub are also now available.

Although Lemongrass still does not have any social media or a website, we gleaned some menu details from GrubHub, and there’s much to be excited about. This spot is serving up a variety of summer rolls, Bahn Mi sandwiches, rice plates, Vermicelli plates, and Bubble Tea. The most expensive dishes land at about $15, which are the Pho options — there are shrimp, beef, chicken, vegetable, and seafood Pho bowls to choose from. Check out the full menu here.

Another Vietnamese restaurant opened in Hoboken in 2022, Bon Banh. Bon Banh is located at 506 Washington Street and specializes in traditional Banh Mi sandwiches, bowls, and rolls. The Kim family who runs Bon Banh had wanted to open a shop in Hoboken for years and jumped at the opportunity when the space that held the former Stacks Pancake House became available.

If this has made you hungry, good. Let’s look at some of Hoboken’s other noodle spots to try because you can never have too many noodle options.


Muteki Ramen | 533 Washington Street, Hoboken + 100 York Street, Jersey City


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This restaurant features Japanese-style tapas, comfort food, and authentic Japanese ramen. Besides the unique noodle choices, it also serves a full menu with different donburi, appetizers, salads, desserts, and buns. HG Pro Tip: try the pork buns — you won’t regret it.

Shokudo | 61 14th Street, Hoboken


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This specialized Japanese ramen, udon, and yakitori bar + restaurant make an in-house broth from scratch, which is simmered for over 24 hours in order to give it its authentic flavor. With a variety of options, a fully stocked Japanese bar, and a plethora of food options, there’s something for everyone. The yakitori, a type of Japanese shish kabobs, are out of this world.

South StrEAT Ghost Kitchen | 36 Newark Street, Hoboken


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Formerly South Street Fish + Ramen Co. rebranded as South StrEAT Ghost Kitchen. When their original location was damaged due to a fire, they were forced to relocate. This ghost kitchen serves up some of the most savory bowls of ramen for pick-up and delivery. For a unique experience try the Hot + Spicy Ramen or a spicy pork bao.

Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street, Hoboken

Okay, so we are stretching the whole ramen thing here but we’d be hard-pressed to say you’ve seen a ramen pizza before. Tony Boloney’s pizza is made from an actual ramen noodle crust, Shoyu broth, pickled eggs, Japanese mozzarella, and hot sauce. This unique yet delicious ‘ramen’ is anything but ordinary. This item is available for pre-order.

Vivi Bubble Tea Cafe | 117 Washington Street, Hoboken


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This downtown spot is not only known for its bubble tea but also for its ramen. Each variety is made with a triple broth made up of chicken bone, pork bone, and a kombu vegetable broth and ranges in flavors from mild to spicy. It has vegan ramen dishes as well.

See More: Ani Ramen: The OG Sip, Slurp, Repeat Ramen Spot in Montclair

Yeung II | 1120 Washington Street

The menu at this local eatery is vast and varied, carrying everything from sushi to udon. With different Chinese and Japanese dishes, there’s something for everyone, including wonton, jumbo shrimp, and roast duck ramen dishes.

Stay updated with more details about Lemon Grass Sub + Noodle coming to the Mile Square by following @thehobokengirl on Instagram and TikTok.

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