Noodle World Jr. has opened up in in Hollywood in Gower Gulch on the corner of Gower and Sunset. It’s Jr. because of a shortened menu of about three dozen items, though the dining area is not small. This seems to be Noodle World’s attempt to break into the fast casual, order at the counter dining market. According to their website they have two other locations, in Upland and Downey, so they’re clearly not aiming at primarily Asian markets. We had wonton soup, Chinese noodle soup and ramen dishes. Food was comparable to what you’d get at their Alhambra location. Not much business at lunchtime during the weekend. Hopefully they do better on weekdays or when the club crowd gets hungry at night.