I've been here twice - got the Singapore noodles and the char siu noodle soup, both 5.95 and for take-away. It's bustling and loud at lunchtime so I'm kind of glad I get things to take away and call ahead since there's not really a convenient place to stand.
It's pretty fast and the food was solid both times - the Singapore noodles were nicely spiced. I got it with chicken and unlike the weird pieces of what is allegedly chicken that you sometimes get with inexpensive Chinese takeout, this place had nice tender strips of chicken. The noodle soup had a clear broth that was very flavorful and was full of char siu and veggies, in addition to the noodles. Watch out for the chili sauce - it's no joke!
The only weird thing was when I ordered the Singapore noodles (which comes with prawn, fish cake, and pork as the proteins) and tried to switch the prawn and pork for chicken since I don't eat either, they wanted to charge me extra. However, they said if I got rid of the fish cake too and went with all chicken, then it was no extra charge. Not sure why they were funny about it, and it was fine, but I always find it a bit annoying when restaurants are inflexible over easy substitutions. I also hear they charge you for ordering tap water if you eat in, but since I haven't done that I can't say for sure.
Cheap and cheerful noodles. I chose a Thai chicken noodle soup. It had noodles and chicken in but I couldn't taste anything other than the overpowering lemon juice from the 2 massive halves of lemon. Also spent most of the time picking out one of the thousands of bits of lemongrass hiding amongst the noodles. £9.55 with a coke.
The food is OK. The noodle is really just fast noodle. But we had a bad experience with the waiter. When the bill came, the charge included an item "SC". When I asked if this is "Service Charge", he said no and indicated I should give tips, which I did. However later on I did some more research and realized "SC" *is* indeed service charge. I don't mind to give a few more pounds for good service. But the dishonesty puts me off.
Without a doubt the worst noodle soup I've eaten anywhere in the UK. The broth was utterly tasteless no hint of heat, spicing or seasoning. I regularly get though several massive bowls of Pho but I struggled to eat even half of this despite being utterly starving.
My girlfriend went for what was marketed as pad thai but was a completely unrecognisable lump of overcooked crap. We were very relieved we didn't order starters.
Service was okay and prices average (but obviously not worth it) but then they had the cheek to ask for another tip after including a service charge without informing us. And tap water was an additional 40p. I'd never usually recommend a chain but go anywhere but here.
Yay for a noodle place in london! I was pretty excited when I saw this after a buttload of Italian restaurants. Good thing I let them pass for this asian goodness.
I got the noodle soup with duck (idk exact name). It was better than I thought it'd be. Ample amount of duck meat, solid soup base, veggies, and noodles (probably from instant ramen noodles lol). There are multiple noodles to choose from though.
My friend got the duck rice (idk exact name). Literally duck meat with rice. Ample amount of meat again, not sure about the rice and everything else. He said it was pretty good for the price.
HOT DAMN. is how I felt after putting in a couple spoonfuls of hot sauce at this place. Apparently, this shiz is flippin hot. Some kind of a chili extract perhaps? But spicier than sriracha fosho. Beware.
All in all, good priced meal for 8 pounds (tip & water included). Next time I'll try a rice dish. Kinda sucks we have to pay for tap water & service charge though.
Sometimes when you need a ramen fix you'll try anything, even Noodle Noodle. I've read some pretty terrible reviews of this place here and there, so I was pretty surprised at how solidly decent it was. They serve all types of...noodles, duh. Mostly of the Chinese variety but they also have some Thai and Japanese-styled dishes. Portions were huge, ramen was okay and service was fast fast fast. Solid 3.5 stars but I'm rounding up because that's the kind of gal I am.
Solidly good, fresh noodles cooked for you at lunchtime. Unless you go for the Big Noodle Chain (which is fine, you know, but only ever fine) It's surprisingly difficult to find tasty reasonably-priced chinese noodles (not Thai or Japanese). Noodle Noodle comes up with the goods pretty much every time. Fast, cheapish, good.
The only weird thing is the fire in the back room. Without it, it'd be a nice little bolthole with a pretty little waterfall thing out of the big window away from the draft from the front door. With it it's airless and you get burnt on one side of your face, and none of the waiting staff seem to know how to turn it off. Don't let this put you off and drive you towards the nearby Victoria Station for your lunch, just get a seat in the front.
I'm definitely a fan of this place: generous servings of freshly cooked noodles for a fiver, pleasant decor and efficient, friendly staff. I've yet to be disappointed.
If you're after a simple Oriental lunch or dinner in Victoria, then Noodle Noodle fits the bill. The restaurant's sterile decoration doesn't encourage you to linger overlong and the food is not outstanding - it serves the usual range of soup noodles and rice dishes. But it's quick, simple, comparatively cheap for the area and the gyoza are definitely better than Wagamama's!
Avoid the nasi goreng - not the real thing. What arrived was a fried rice of sort, poor in execution and ingredients not fresh. The prawns tasted off.
I think it's now shut. Choose something you know. Don't expect many smiles.
You always know whatv you're going to get at Noodle Noodle - most people find a favourite and stick with it. The food is tasty and reasonably priced. A good thing too as the staff are never particularly helpful. And God help you if you decide not to leave a tip!
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