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Noodles Bar

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Italian, Noodle, Thai, Vietnamese
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1944 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3103
831-392-0210
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not for tourists; crowded, excellent for type of food, inexpensive. Locals love it!

In spite of a plethora of overadvertised, overhyped and overpriced so-so restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, here's one that's sweet & to the point: if you like typical Asian "fast-food"- meaning a noodle bar sort of establishment- and if you don't mind a crowded counter-only setting (11 persons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
RichinMonterey
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Monterey, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seaside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very old, worn place that is clean and serves up fast tasty dishes. The prices are fast food cheap. The food is healthier than American fast food joints and easier on the waist line. Enjoy!

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Monterey, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In spite of a plethora of overadvertised, overhyped and overpriced so-so restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, here's one that's sweet & to the point: if you like typical Asian "fast-food"- meaning a noodle bar sort of establishment- and if you don't mind a crowded counter-only setting (11 persons max!) with no-nonsense (but polite) service AND you like decent Asian-type soup... More 

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Carmel, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is consistently good. Service is quick and accurate. It's all counter service, so be prepared to eat with others...and be prepared to wait if you aren't the first in line! Prices are excellent. Try the spicy wings and the pho.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great noodles, very funky atmosphere. This was the most satisfying vegetarian meal I had on our whole weekend trip. It wasn't the cleanest looking place, and the stools were crowded, but there were Vietnamese customers and plenty of folks coming on for take out-always a good sign.

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a great lunch at the Noodle Bar. Food was great, service was just ok (must have been a bad day), love the bar concept. The negative is the place looked filthy. Bathroom was dirty, and overal the place looks like its time for a top down cleaning. I will go back and hope to find it a bit cleaner... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As the other reviews say, it's small, so perhaps better for take out, but we ate at the counter and were not disappointed. Friendly owner, quick service, large portions, low prices, and good Vietnamese food. What's not to like? Didn't try the pho, but the 2 noodle dishes we had were great, as was the veggie/tofu stir fry. We'll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This place is a small hole in the wall, and can get crowded around dinner time, but it doesn't stop us. Very 'quick and dirty' service and is very inexpensive, but large portions. It is cash-only though so don't forget money - they have an ATM but who likes to pay fees? =) Don't let the outside intimidate you from... More 

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california
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Noodle Bar is an experience! Truly it is a little 'hole in the wall' restaurant but it's big on tasty food. We always order a big bowl of Pho (chicken or beef, depending on our mood). Noodle Bar doesn't use MSG so their soup broth is not overly salty like at some Pho restaurants. I usually order a chicken dish... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I will admit, I'm a pho snob. I went there for the pho, and because of the positive reviews was expecting something decent. But I was hugely disappointed. First off, you have Chinese, not Vietnamese making the pho. It lacked the depth and herbal flavors I'm accustomed to eating. The pho was barely edible. Perhaps some of their other options... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Having generally been disappointed with poor quality overpriced food whilst on our travels, we thought we'd give Noodles Bar a go based on these reviews. We weren't disappointed. It's more of a takeaway than a restaurant though we did sit at the bar to eat and enjoyed our time. The food was great and reasonably priced (about $12 for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1944 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 831-392-0210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Noodle, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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