Urban Belly is located next to a Laundromat. My friend and I were on our way there for the first time with our bottle of wine (it's BYOB), and I was telling her about all of the rave reviews I'd been reading, and what an amazing chef Bill Kim is........and then we pulled into the parking lot and kinda looked at each other. Really? My friend was starting to question my choice for dinner. We stood at the counter and ordered dumplings and Soba noodle bowls and sat down to wait for our food. The restaurant has communal tables and the seats are not the most comfortable things in the world, so why on earth was this place so crowded?
As they say, you obviously cannot judge a book by it's cover. The dumplings were outstanding and the Soba noodle bowl had us drooling and SO happy that we came. This is a no fuss restaurant that is all about the substance and not all about what kind of centerpiece is on the table. The food truly speaks for itself. The flavors are distinct and not overwhelming. The noodle bowls are delicious, and perfect on a rainy night. Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and try it out! And you can always do takeout.