Grandpa Noodle Gallery was opened by Iowa State graduates Lu Li and Shuyu Wang. They were born and raised in China and came to Ames for college. While here they fell in love with each other and with the town, which led them to settle here and open their restaurant which features a variety of dishes that they have grown up on. China is known for their homemade fresh noodle dishes, which is what they have sought to provide, while pairing them with fresh vegetables and locally sourced meats.