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Buca di Beppo Review

@ SOMA, San Francisco
855 Howard St
(between 5th St & Holland Ct)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Buca di Beppo is a family chain restaurant that serves HUGE portions of Italian food. In all honesty, it’s probably the most mediocre Italian food I have ever tasted. The menu consists of your typical Italian dishes such …

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Cafe Mario Review

@ San Bruno
354 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 737-9899 

I have been coming to Cafe Mario for more than 10 years now. Cafe Mario is a western-style Hong Kong Cafe located in San Bruno. This place is another one of your no frills kinda restaurant that serves good Hong Kong cafe type food. …

Shanghai Thick Noodle with Pork and Cabbage

Capital Restaraunt Review

@ Chinatown
839 Clay St
(between Waverly Pl & Hang Ah St)
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.397.6269

Capital Restaurant is known for their fried chicken wings but their other stuff is pretty good too. I mean they’re not just known for their chicken wings, they are world famous! If you are ever around Chinatown, you …

Chicken Pho Ga

Chicken Pho You Review

@ Millbrae
292 Broadway Ave.
Millbrae, CA 94030
650.692.8865

I LOVE THIS PLACE! When I use to live in Burlingame, I use to visit this place three times a week. This is pretty much similar to the popular restaurant, Turtle Tower in the city. Though many would say nothing is better than Turtle Tower, I …

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Dalat Restaurant Review

@ San Jose
408 E William St
San Jose, CA 95112
408.294.6989
Dalat Restaurant is one of the more popular restaurants in San Jose that specializes in Hu Tieu Dry noodles. Hu Tieu dry noodles is a dry rice noodle dish topped with a lot of seafood, fish cake, pork and vegetables. It’s served with …

spicy sliced beef noodle soup

Dumpling Empire

216 Cypress Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.742.0838

Dumpling Empire is definitely one of those hidden gems on Grand Ave in Downtown South San Francisco. From their name, you know they specialize in dumplings but they also serve many types of fresh noodle dishes and other Chinese appetizers. I first came here when it …

Shanghainese Thick Noodle Chow Mein

Five A’s Cafe Review

@ Burlingame
1851 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010
650.697.4588

Five A’s Café is a restaurant located near El Camino inside a small plaza in Burlingame. From their signage, it’s called Five A’s because they serve and cook dishes from various regions in Asia. From what I can tell, it’s Schezuan, Taiwanese, Cantonese and the …

Hon's Wun Tun House - Won Ton Noodle Soup

Hon’s Wun Tun House Review

@San Francisco
648 Kearny Street
(between Clay St & Commercial St)
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.433.3966

Hon’s Wun Tun House is one of those places that reminds you of Asia or more specifically, Hong Kong. If you have ever been to Hong Kong, this place will totally bring back memories of their noodle houses. Right …

Instant Noodle Udon with Ham

Hot & Spicy Udon Review

On a lazy Sunday night, while the Sunday Night Football game was on, I decided to make a quick easy dinner so I could watch the game. I was taking a look inside my fridge and found some instant noodle udon that I bought a few weeks back. Udon is a Japanese noodle soup that …

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Izanami Restaurant Review

@ South San Francisco
257 Grand Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.636.2267
Izanami is one of the newest restaurants that opened on Grand Ave in downtown South San Francisco. It’s something that’s different on Grand Ave since most of the restaurants and stores on this street look old and outdated. Izanami looks very modern …

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Kagura Ramen Izakaya Review

@ San Mateo Downtown
279 Baldwin Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
650.685.8800
Wow! It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this site. I apologize for the long break but I will try to continue to update this site as much as I can. And now onto the newest review…
Kagura Ramen …

Katana-Ya Ramen Salt Rich Butter Corn

Katana-Ya Ramen Review

@ Union Square, San Francisco
430 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.771.1280

Katana-Ya has been opened for about 5-6 years and is a staple for ramen in San Francisco. Almost everyone I talked to says you have to try this place at least once if you come to San Francisco. Located in the heart …

King of Thai Roasted Duck Noodle Soup

King of Thai Noodle Review

@ San Francisco
1541 Taraval St
(between 25th Ave & 26th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94116
King of Thai Noodle Menu – Taraval

If you live in the San Francisco area then most likely you will know about King of Thai restaurant.  King of Thai Noodle is a chain of restaurants in San Francisco that …

Kirimachi Tonkotsu Ramen

Kirimachi Ramen Review

450 Broadway St
(between Kearny St & Rowland St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.335.5865

I found out about this ramen place through a Japanese restaurant that had fliers advertising this place. So I went on Yelp to see if it was legit and from the reviews and pictures, it looked pretty good. So being the …

Fettuccine with Beef Bolognese Sauce

Mangia Tutti Review

@ San Francisco
635 Clay St
(between Montgomery St & Kearny St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.788.2088
Mangia Tutti’s Website and Menu

Mangia Tutti is a nice Italian restaurant near my work that I go to whenever I crave Italian. It’s a nice place as it provides very friendly service and good authentic Italian food. …

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Menkui Tei Review

@ New York
60 W 56th Street
New York, New York
212.757.1642
So during my recent trip to New York, my friends recommended this ramen place that was close to their apartment. They already admitted that it’s not the best but it will get my noodle soup fix. And since it was 30 degrees and …

Shanghainese Thick Noodle Chow Mein

New Mandarin Garden Review

@South San Francisco
744 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.225.0683

This one weekend, I had a sudden urge to eat some Mandarin/Taiwanese breakfast, something I haven’t had since I was a kid. Mandarin/Taiwanese breakfast consists of many dishes but what I was specifically craving for was Chinese donuts and sweet soybean milk. …

Tonkatsu Ox Tail Ramen

Nombe Review

@ San Francisco
2491 Mission St
(between 20th St & 21st St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.681.7150

Came here on a limb as my coworker wanted to try a new ramen place. We took BART from the financial district to the mission. Was a bit surprised to find this ramen place in the middle of …

Park Chow Linguine with Clams

Park Chow Review

@ Inner Sunset
1240 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
415.665.9912
Park Chow has been a very popular restaurant in the Sunset district of San Francisco for a long time. I’ve actually been here quite a few times. It’s a great place for a gathering with friends or special occasions such as birthdays. A lot …

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PHO 2000 Review

@ San Francisco
637 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
415.474.1188
Came to Pho 2000 on a Friday afternoon during lunch and it was packed. We even had to wait for a table. I’m not sure if they are really always this busy or maybe it was because the original Turtle Tower, which is right …

Pho Ha Nam Pho Tai Nam

Pho Ha Nam Ninh Review

@ Tenderloin
337 Jones St
(between Eddy St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 346-3100

Pho Ha Nam Ninh is located in the always sketchy Tenderloin in San Francisco. Tenderloin actually has some really good restaurants if you don’t mind the precarious neighborhood.
I went here during lunch to try a new pho …

Pho Saigon #1

Pho Saigon #1

1942 N Texas St
Fairfield, CA 94533
707.422.4383

This is another pho restaurant that has “Saigon” or “#1” in their name. I came here during my trip to Reno over the weekend for New Years. Decided to get my pho fix before I go gamble and eat buffet all weekend long.
I was excited to …

Pho Tai Nam at Pho Tan Hoa

Pho Tan Hoa Review

@ Tenderloin
431 Jones St
(between Antonio St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.673.3163

Pho Tan Hoa is another Vietnamese restaurant located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The Tenderloin has a lot of good Vietnamese restaurants and this one is probably one of the best. This restaurant is located right next …

Pho Filet Mignon Beef Noodle Soup

Pho Thang Long Review

@ Los Angeles, Westminster
15579 Brookhurst St
Westminster, CA 92684
714.839.4955

Came here a few months back with a friend who recommended that I  give this place a try. I asked why and he replied, “their steak in their melts in your mouth!”.  And he was not kidding! This place is the first pho restaurant …

Pho Tai Bo Vien

Pho The Gioi Review

@ South San Francisco
2239 Gellert Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.754.1888

Came here one night for dinner since this was one of the very few pho restaurants I have not tried in the area. This restaurant was actually one of the first places I had pho. Back then, it was a different restaurant …

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Pho’s Saigon Review

@ South San Francisco
2280 Westborough Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.952.5898

This review is long overdue. It should have been the first review I did because this is my go-to pho restaurant. I eat at this place AT LEAST once a week and usually twice a week because I just crave for it, …

Quan Ngon Pho Ga

Quan Ngon Review

@ Outer Sunset, San Francisco
2511 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94116
415.566.3275
This past weekend, I went to a wedding and drank a little too much. The whole day after, I didn’t feel too well. So what better way to cure a hangover than to have some good ol’ pho! I wanted to try …

Pork Flavor Ramen Dojo Ramen

Ramen Dojo Review

@ San Mateo
805 S B St
San Mateo, CA 94401
650.401.6568

It’s about time I do a review on Ramen Dojo. Ramen Dojo, in my opinion, is the best ramen I have ever had. I’ve had a lot of ramen in my lifetime and this one still stands out to be the best I’ve …

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Ramen Underground Review

@ San Francisco
355 Kearny Street (Between Bush St. & Pine St.)
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.765-9909

I’ve tried this many times before, was even once a Mayor of this place on Foursquare. Only blocks away from my work, I come here pretty often. Probably once a week. Not just because it’s close by but …

Saigon Cafe

Saigon Cafe Review

@ Livermore
2011 2nd St
Livermore, CA 94550
925.371.8235

I go camping at least once a year and after those camping trips, I am usually dying for some noodle soup. So after camping at Yosemite last month for 4 days, I was craving for some good pho. Once I got reception on my phone while …

Saiwaii Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen

Saiwaii Ramen Review

@ Outer Sunset
2240 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
415.665.7888
I’ve been wanting to try Saiwaii for awhile now. I first heard about it during my visit to Food Buzz Blogger Festival back in October of 2012. A fellow noodle lover I met there had told me her favorite ramen spot was Saiwaii. I …

Santa Ramen

Santa Ramen Review

Santa Ramen
1944 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
650.344.5918

Santa Ramen has been around for a long time. They have a long history in San Mateo and it is probably the most well known ramen restaurant around this area, if not, the whole entire Bay Area. Santa Ramen has been around for …

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Santouka Review

@ San Jose
Mitsuwa Marketplace
675 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
Menu

I have been wanting to try this place for a long time since I heard so many good things about this place. I made my drive from the peninsula to San Jose to give this ramen place a try on a Saturday …

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Siam Spoon Thai Cuisine Review

@ South San Francisco
427 Linden Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.989.8220

I came to Siam Spoon because my fiance tried it once with a friend and said it was good. She also mentioned they have my favorite Thai dish, roasted duck noodle soup! So we decided to come during dinner time one night. …

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen with Mayu

Sobo Ramen

@ Oakland, Chinatown
988 Franklin St, Ste 186
(between 11th St & 10th St)
Oakland, CA 94607
A friend has been raving about this place to me for weeks. So when I was in the area over the weekend, I decided to give this place a try. Sobo Ramen is located in the heart of …

Soup Junkie Pho

Soup Junkie Review

 @ San Francisco
388 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.291.0686

Soup Junkie is a new restaurant that opened near SOMA on Market. This used to be a pop-up place meaning, they would usually open up at random locations (ex. restaurants, bars, etc.) on any given day and set up shop there to sell food …

Totto Spicy Ramen

Totto Ramen Review

@ New York
366 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
212.582.0052
Finally the long awaited Totto Ramen! I finally got to try this famous ramen joint this past week during my visit to New York. I’ve heard so much about this place from friends and articles online that this became my #1 ramen place …

Sage Infused Pappardelle

Tra Vigne Restaurant Review

@ Napa Valley
1050 Charter Oak Ave.
St. Helena, CA 94574
707.963.4444
A few weeks ago, I went to Napa Valley for wine tasting. After a few hours of “tasting”, I got hungry real fast and as a group, we decided to to to Tra Vigne in Helena, CA. Tra Vigne is a restaurant that …

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Turtle Tower #3 Review

@ San Francisco, SOMA
501 6th St
(between Brannan St & I-280)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.904.9888

This has been a long overdue review. Turtle Tower is one of the most popular Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) in the city of San Francisco. Known for the Pho Ga, they also have regular beef pho and most …

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

TW Village Bistro Review

2946 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, CA 94403
650.341.1899

I have been wanting to try TW Village Bistro for a very long time. Ever since it opened in March. I always love a good bowl of Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup. You can see my homemade Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup here. I had very high expectations …

Vh Noodle

VH Noodle House Review

3288 Pierce St
Richmond, CA 94804
510.527.3788

VH Noodle House is a noodle restaurant that specializes in Teo Chew cuisine. Teo Chew cuisine originated from the city of Chaozhou (alternatively spelled Chiuchow or Teochew). Choazhou is a city located in the eastern province of China.
Teochew cuisine’s style and technique are heavily influenced by Cantonese …

Vietnam Restaurant Pho Tai Bo Vien

Vietnam Restaurant Review

@ San Francisco (North Beach)
620 Broadway
(at Grant Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.788.7034

Yes, this restaurant is called Vietnam Restaurant. What a original name right? I stumbled upon this place on my never-ending search of a good Pho restaurant in or near the financial district. I always pass by this restaurant along the …

Yin Du Wonton Noodle

Yin Du Wonton Noodle Review

@ Chinatown, San Francisco
648 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.834.9388
Yin Du Wonton Noodle is a restaurant that specializes in Wonton noodles and Wonton noodle soups. Their menu is very basic with a section for Wonton noodle soups, Lo Mein (dry egg noodle with a side of broth) and some appetizers and drinks. …

Za Zang Myung

Yuyu Za Zang Review

@ Oakland
3919 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
510.653.2288

Yuyu Za Zang is a Chinese/Korean restaurant in Oakland. It specializes in a Korean noodle dish called Za Zang Myung. It also has other kinds of food other than noodle but the noodles is what they’re known for. There is a recipe for Za Zang Myung …