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“Amazing fried rice and pho!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of OB Noodle House

OB Noodle House
2218 Cable St, San Diego, CA 92107-1317 (Ocean Beach)
619-450-6868
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Ranked #134 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing fried rice and pho!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is amazing. I really only go to Ocean Beach for this place. The wait can get long, but it's worth it. You can call in ahead and have them put your name down too. The pho is delicious and the fried rice is the best I have had west of Asia. Also, the beer selection is fantastic! They have really good sour beers :) The happy hour is great too - half off everything and $1 beers. Go in the daytime or if you're going for dinner on a weekday, early (like 5pm). After 6 or 7 the line will get really long. If you're visiting San Diego, check this place out! I wouldn't say it's a particularly great family place or a date place, as it's not fancy, not big, and quite loud. But if you want delicious food and good drinks, then it's a must!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food if you don't mind waiting an hour...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

...and watching the hostess seat her friends before you. Waited over an hour with friends who had a young child. Wouldn't recommend this for families. Caters to the 20 something neck tattoo crowd and has more of a bar feel than a restaurant to be honest.
Which is fine if that's what you're looking for.... I just wanted to have dinner with friends.
We showed up early for dinner(4:30 pm) and were told 30 minute wait. At 5:30 pm I approached the blonde hostess and asked about the empty table I was staring at through the window. "It's reserved." She then ignores me to talk to her friends who just showed up and were told to sit at the bar and she'd be right with 'em. When I inquired again she huffed and said "I'll seat you where I seat you." Goodbye!
Have been there before as a couple and managed to eat before my legs cramped, but the sardine like seating(bumping elbows with the table next to us) never impressed me.
Hate to harp on the staff, but the hostess' really had no concept of seating/organizing a crowded restaurant. The place was literally a three ring circus.

Either be a restaurant or be a bar, for now I'd call it a crowded bar that serves food. With so many great options in OB(with none of the attitude) and Pho places within minutes, I don't see myself going back anytime soon...hope the outta town crowd keeps coming 'cause you're slowly losing the locals(except for friends of the staff of course)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Can't go wrong with this restaurant. The food is good and the place has a nice atmosphere. It is a bit small though, so chances are you'll have to wait for a bit before being seated. Not much of a problem as they serve fine beers at the bar!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best pho”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

If you want great Asian/Vietnamese food, this is the spot. Start with a craft brew,many on tap, a teriyaki skewer and order a steaming bowl of pho. You will be happy! Prices reasonable. Go early as the place is somewhat small. Good happy hour!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love Noodle House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Great food and service is always right on. It can get kind of busy in the evening but give them your number, go next door for Lucys for a beer and they will call you when a table is ready! Also a plus that I can walk from my house :)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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