Okay. I have been taking my family to Noodles Plus for the last couple of years. The ambiance was never stellar, but the food was always, different, interesting and delicious. The service has always been spotty, at best, and sometimes poor. My expectations have always been centered on the food. I’m not sure whether the couple who own the restaurant have sold, but things have changed. Not for the better. The two women serving were not just indifferent, but openly surly. Worst of all the menu has changed. The interesting entrees are gone. Several patrons inquired about the menu changes. I ordered the bbq pork rice with roast duck. A large portion of white rice, one steamed bok choy, five slices of pork (clearly a couple of days old) and my roast duck. The skin was rubbery and yellow. The duck was hacked through into pieces, still containing bone and cartilage. Even the breast. Worst duck I’ve ever had. Ever.
I am a CIA graduate and chef in several restaurants culminating in 15 years additionally in catering. I love funky places to eat. The one main barometer I have in evaluating a restaurant is if the chef cares and the love is reflected in his/her food. There is no love any longer in the food at Noodles Plus.
Delicious food, good friendly service. Street parking if you can find a spot or park in City Center and short walk across main street to restaurant. Worth trying - we will be back soon!