690 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.781875 -122.420428
Terrible service for decent hot soup – I went for lunch when I was the only customer. It seemed like forever before they even noticed that I was waiting and then were exceptionally slow at seating me. It was nice that they had little appetizers and salads to start with. I ordered soup noodles which somewhat tasty...different recipes than "authentic" noodlehouses, but tasty. Expensive for what it is.
Eat your way around the world at this spacious Civic Center noodle shop. – The Scene
A generous space with stark, raftered ceilings attracts primarily the office lunch crowd. An unfortunate Miami-esque color scheme, with pastel-green vinyl booths flanked by peach-colored walls, conjures up memories of an upscale cafeteria. A massive bar remains strangely deserted. Service is courteous but can be slow.
Although noodles are the inspiration for this informal eatery's name, stir-fried and grilled dishes easily outshine them. Noodles are consistently overcooked and oily in dishes such as pad see ew and vegetable chow mein. Even soups lack depth, like a mushy tempura udon with a flat broth. Spicy, herbaceous Thai basil noodles are the most successful, yet the noodles still lack bounce. Stick to familiar fare, especially a tender, piquant chicken Penang, pleasingly rich with coconut milk and bright with crisp green beans; or smoky-sweet grilled tamarind prawns paired with a fiery portobello-green bean stir-fry.
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