Fat Mao Noodles Opens in Downtown Vancouver

Chef Angus An opened Fat Mao‘s second location on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 located at 983 Helmcken Street. This will mark the sixth Thai-focused eatery by renowned chef and restaurateur Angus An.

The new downtown location will stay true to the original family-owned street-stall inspiration and choose-your-own-noodle tradition behind the original Chinatown location, with a menu focused on many fan favourites from the original location. However, the downtown menu will also feature a handful of dishes exclusive to the new location, like ceviche and shaved ice in rotating flavours.


“Fat Mao is an ode to the small storefronts handed down through several family generations that specialize in making one single dish over and over,” explains An. “I want our guests to pull up a stool and enjoy a bowl of their favourite noodle soup with a good novel for years to come.”

The interior of the new restaurant features 25 seats for casual dining situated amongst an open kitchen fitted solely with induction cooktops and eye-catching elements like a pearlescent ‘noodle’ light and charming trinkets depicting the eatery’s lucky cat mascot.

Fat Mao is open weekdays from 11:30am to 9:00pm, ready to satisfy your lunch or dinner time noodle cravings.