Houston >Food & Dining > Jenni's Noodle House
3111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.738010 -95.410691
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
great noodles, great employees – I heard that this place was cool and tasty so after a few months of thinking of eating there I was finally able to for a hurried lunch. The man that took my order (he doubles as a cashier and waiter, and probably everything else in this small restaurant) was funny and charming. When my lunch arrived I was happy to find that the bowl was burning hot and fresh. The ingredients were obviously fresh and not prepared before and just waiting to be reheated (hooray). There was art from local artists on the wall and family style seating. The floors were clean. I bet this would be a great place to eat before or after a show. As a matter of fact, the only thing I would improve would be their hours. Please stay open later Jenni's. Some of us are just getting started when you guys are closing. I'd be able to eat there a lot more often.
Not as good as it sounds – After reading the reviews here, we decided to try Jenni's. The staff was friendly, though maybe overly so for a first meeting. It was obvious they knew the regulars and treated them all like old friends. The menu had some tasty items, but it seems the prices have gone up recently, as most dishes were $10 and the price for 5 tiny eggrolls is $6. The food was ok, but certainly not great. We probably won't be going back, the mediocre food's not really worth the price.
Yummy! – We eat at Jenni's every Sunday, it's become our new tradition! The food is amazing and the people working there are so nice. I first took my boyfriend since he had never been and he ate there 3 days in a row the same week with some of his friends. I am convinced we are addicted because even hungover it tastes amazing! My favorite dish is the noodle bowls especially the Chilli Oil Beef Ramen. We keep meaning to try new things on the menu but it is so good it's hard to branch out. Other favorites are the dumpings (we get extra ginger soy and dump it into our noodle bowls) and cake for dessert! They microwave the yellow cake with chocolate frosting until it is a little melty and it is amazing! It is so good, we took some home and ate it for breakfast one morning! The limeade is a really good refreshing combination with the spicy noodles! I tried it for the first time this weekend and love it! The place constantly has people in there at any time of the day and with their new location you will become a regular too!
Serious--and seriously cheap--Vietnamese in a cool setting that's a hot spot for hipsters. – The Scene
Hard to say which is more alluring: the jaw-droppingly cheap prices or the winking, witty atmosphere. In either case, this unassuming Vietnamese-American establishment on the edge of Chinatown is a darling with the bohemian set from Montrose, Midtown and the universities. Plastic flamingoes decorate the entrance of the frugal dining room, which is dolled-up with a few Asian artifacts and a sign that reads "Dude, Where's My Noodle?" Friday is Boa Night--feathery accessorizing encouraged.
None of that campy attitude would go over if it weren't for the expertly prepared Vietnamese food at remarkably reasonable rates. The menu's three categories--Deals, Steals and $8 Meals--sums it up. At $6, a bracing order of lemongrass chicken is a deal. Five Disco Dumplings, bathed in ginger-jalapeno soy sauce, are a steal at $5. The vegan-friendly Art Car Curry, with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms in a coconut-based bisque, is a great $8 value.
FORGET THE TACOS!!!!!!! – Even though I may come in looking dusty and greasy (i'm a mechanic) I still get treated with great respect. Jenni and Scott are really great people and we love every single item in the menu. The spring rolls, soups, and can't forget desserts are the best in town.
Solid food, nice atmosphere. – There's nothing more exciting than sitting across from your roommate, watching him fight back convulsions from food he ordered a LITTLE too hot for even himself. Jenni's is a great place for some spicy, delicious Asian food. I'm a fan of the soba... and, well, heck, it's all good. You pretty much can't go wrong here with anything you order. The deals are solid, the spicyness is wonderful, plus there are feather boas involved. How can you possibly go wrong?
As some have mentioned, this place has gotten pricier. Lately when we go, I stick to the Super Fried Rice. It's still like 8 dollars, which is a little insane to me, too. We don't go nearly as much as we used to, and MY reason for that is the price. The food's good...maybe not THAT good, though. And the to-go charge, as another viewer commented, is ridiculous. When I eat there, I regularly pack the last bits of mine up to go, but no one's running after me demanding a dollar. I guess it's the extra effort that the to-go charge goes to. In closing--the food is still good, the prices have gone up, the parking lot is terrible, they still have the hook-up to make my ex-roommate convulse, but the prices, man, the prices!
yummy & fun – Jenni & Scott are wonderful people! Fun place with yummy dishes! No pretense--totally comfortable place!
Best Dumplings in Houston – I love the dumplings at Jenni's with the spicy ginger jalepeno soy sauce. Also, the Thai Spicy Shrimp Soup is addicting. Easy spot for take out. See you there.
Great desserts – For me, it's a hit and miss at Jenni's. I love the spring rolls (the mint is a great touch), I love the steamed chicken dumplings, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the desserts. Whoever makes the desserts are amazing. I've had other things which I was okay with but found better at other places, like the wonton noodle soup and another dish I forgot. But I could totally make a meal out of the spring rolls, dumplings, and cake. Great stuff. The location is a little inconvenient for me but I still rather have a couple of things that a really great than a bunch of mediocre things. That's probably why I only go for those three when I go there.
Are you kdding? This place was TERRIBLE... – My co-workers and I happened upon Jenni's via citysearch and decided to try it out. Citysearch had it ranked so high, and I must say I am very disappointed with our experience. People...can you see it's in a run-down shopping center, there is no ambiance!!!So what if they supply boas? The food is still terrible. It was soy-sauce soaked, super greasy and had very little topping. Not only that..but Jenni is very rude. I know people have bad days...but geez...you're in a service-oriented business. Keep that frowny face & attitude at home or get out of the business.
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