A few months ago we learned that Absolute Noodle would open on 5th Street NW in between Judiciary Square and Gallery Place-Chinatown. The owners (same as Absolute Thai) were shooting for a November opening and although they didn't quite make that, they look very close. Tables and chairs are in the building and art installations have been fixed to the walls. They even posted a menu, a portion of which you can see below. Very cool to see the progress!