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1563 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
+1 707-826-2594
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great soup anyway you want it with noodles of your choice. You add meat or tofu, veges or seaweed. Great if your getting over a cold

Thank Nineteen59
Arcata. CA.
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I been eating there since they opened years ago. They have many noodle dishes that I am not really into as I am sort of low carb oriented. They have a good selection of soups that they make fresh every day. Their Thai Chicken Curry is a great standby. They make different versions of it on different days. They have... More 

Thank Johnoftheredwoods
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The staffs are friendly and food is good, some times are too busy and wait for a while to get food which it happens quite a bit, especially during rush hour, if the food has more portions, that would be great.

Thank Tony R
Extreme Northern California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

While traveling we found this place through yelp. It didn't seem Japanese to me - more on the Thai spectrum. One had a soup the other a curry. The portion sizes were huge, wait was not long, and the food was delicious, it was so good we went back the next night!

Thank ThisNThat
Eureka, California
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192 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Vegan has NEVER tasted this good! Order at counter and they bring it out. It is near college - wildly popular, I recommend you go before noon if you can.

Thank mysteryb
Arcata, California
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Closes for the college holidays. If you want to-go, bring your own dishes. Great soups, salad and cold noodle dishes. Peanut sauce is great. Cup of soup with large bread is a full meal. Cafeteria style, and a bit noisy and public, but so goes a college town.

Thank bonmom707
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

I love this place great fresh local good eats great staff quick healthy meals hooray for this wonderful place

Thank acashewmomi
McKinleyville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Easily one of my favorite restaurants. Good food, rotating menu. The owners both work in the kitchen and put a lot of care into the restraunt. That being said they aren't super fast, don't expect a quick in and out. Cash only and they will often close for a month at a time when HSU is in season. Try any... More 

Thank Stewart S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

this place is always very busy at lunch you can get a decent Asian style soup. But beware, the older staff people are very pretentious and rude. All Caucasian and very unfriendly. This is typical of Arcata. So be prepared. If you are from out of town, you will not be treated kindly. And they also do not take credit... More 

Thank ARC191
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199 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

You line up, order your soup, then sit down until they call your name. Options can be new each day but there are always some favorite standards. Love the choice of french bread or fresh baked cornbread to go with the bowls - perfect on a cold day in Humboldt County.

Thank Mary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Soups, Japanese, International, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1563 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?