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Arcata, CA
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Ranked #18 of 90 Restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Eclectic, Noodle, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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21 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just across the freeway from HSU campus, I recently ate lunch here four days in a row, it was so good. The Thai coconut curry chicken (had 3 times) was to die for. Great food, great prices, very pleasant staff, quick service, and quiet!! No horrible music!! People of all ages gather here, mostly locals. A relaxing, nourishing place to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Id go there more often if they accepted cards. Their white curry is delicious but I dont feel like its worth going out if my way to get. I dont usually plan when I go out to eat and dont want to waste the gas to get cash if im already near japhys. Id go somewhere else at that point.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Japhy's has the unique ambiance of a student hangout/soup kitchen but the food is absolutely incredible. They offer soups and noodle bowls among other interesting dishes. Their red curry chicken soup is by far the more popular and is heaven every time we have it! They serve it with the most amazing sour dough bread or corn bread, your choice.... More

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Arcata, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good wholesome soups, salads, and noodle dishes at a great price. Great deal for lunch or dinner - good quality food that always leaves me satisfied. I love this place. Only drawback is their hours pretty much follows the University schedule, so frequently closed, especially around holidays/vacations when they typically are closed for an extended period of time. I also... More

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Arcata, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is by no means a fancy place. Very laid back, un-matching tables and chairs, counter service only. What you do get is great food, an ever changing menu of delectable treats, and a low price point. I can live without the fancy when the food is amazing. The soups, stews, noodles, salads, there is nothing that is not amazing!!!

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Oregon City
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were so eager to eat at this place but they don't take debit or credit cards so we couldn't. When people are traveling they don't usually carry cash so they are likely to lose more business in the future from card carrying folks.

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McKinleyville, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Makes me happy everytime. Not fancy, but the food is good and reasonable. Is that enough characters?

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Bothell, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Touring Humboldt State U. with my son, we wanted to check out local food that he'll be eating when he gets tired of the meal plan at school. This was right up his alley. Great prices and very tasty. The menu looks small, but there are so many different combinations you can create there's almost endless variety. The place was... More

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Arcata, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have been eating here about once a week (when open) for more than a year. It is by far our favorite place to eat out in the area. I love the Curry Chicken Soup (red, green or yellow curry varies day to day) and my wife loves the spring rolls. Add home made cookies and a... More

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Arcata, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The green curry soup is totally delicious, funky atmosphere, but who cares. Very reasonably priced. Some nice paintings on the walls. A great deal for the money. The taste still lingers years later and a craving arises.

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