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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy, cramped eating area, lackluster service. Food was one note and sauce tasted like it was watered down.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

We were the only out-of-towners in the room. Good sign. The noodles are the star of the show. Doesn’t matter what you pair with them. The dumpling soup is also outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 2, 2021 via mobile

Service was good. I had chicken noodle soup. The noodles were great. Reminded me of egg flower noodles my grandma used to make. If your unsure of spice level go with mild.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2021

Great place to get a wide selection of noodle dishes and they do have vegan and gluten free options available.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Lots of noodle options. Nothing really struck us as outstanding. The noodles were very thick and a bit doughy. Overall the food was a bit stodgy and heavy. Service was prompt and while crowded, we were seated fairly quickly.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

Unfortunately, we didn't love the service or the noodles at Frank's. We were really looking forward to our meal here but it was not what we had hoped. The noodles didn't have good flavor, our dishes were a bit bland. I'm glad so many other...people enjoy it but for us this was just okay and we wouldn't return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Like many places in Portland, the atmosphere is of a neighborhood rerstaurant while the food is top-notch. If like me you enjoy the texture of a handmade noodle, this is your place. everything I've tried on the menu has been very good, but I always...gravitate back to the noodle dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Sauce thick & salty. Beans undercooked. Noodles would be best in a broth, too doughy as a side. Timing on ingredients just seemed off. Service was excellent though. And the flavors hinted at getting it right. Maybe I was there and had a new cook?

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

Must the food 5 star? probably not, the value was so I will give it 5 stars because it was a satisfying lunch that tasted great and did not cost that much. Get the noodle bowls. Small place without atmosphere but you are here for...the noodle dishes. I would think these meals work OK for take out.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Frank's Noodle House was awesome. The noodles are made daily and the broth and other ingredients used made this noodle bowl one of the best. If you're in Portland go say hi to Frank and try his noodle soup!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

What a great find, the food and service ar great. Nice portions, delicious seasoning, semi healthy choices and nice staff. The noodle dishes are delicious and the soups are good.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

After watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, we picked up food to go from Frank's. Our choices were a noodle dish with chicken and Cashew Chicken. Both were fantastic.We will be going to the Beaverton location to eat at the restaurant soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

So - we moved to this neighborhood about 8 months ago and finally stopped for lunch. Seemingly a perennial fav we were excited to get our slurp on. Sadly we were quite disappointed. Service was fine - it fact perhaps a bit too rushed. Lunch...comes with a cup of either Hot & Sour or Egg Drop soup. We were barely seated when the soup arrived - we both opted for the H&S. Meh. Seemed like they went a bit heavy on the cornstarch as it had that weird almost gelatinous feel tho spice level was nice. On to the hand pulled noodles (beef for me, shrimp for the hubster). The noodles themselves were absolutely traditional hand pulled - chewy with good texture. But there was absolutely no taste to them. I ordered spice level 3, hubby 4 (highest level). Hardly felt any heat so all you really ended up with was heat-hot noodles and an oily slightly spiced one note dish. They provide a complimentary small side of daikon and kimchi - the kimchi was oddly sweet, almost like catsup. So bottom line, Frank tanked for us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

I visited this place for the first time for a business lunch meeting and I was shocked at the taste of the food as well as the large portions of the plates. I work around the corner from Frank's Noodle House and probably drive by...the place every other day but never visited the place. I had the beef and broccoli with the hand made noodles and it was amazing! I definitely recommend this place and looking forward to bringing my Wife.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

This place I found by chance. I Googled a near by place to eat from the Double Tree Hotel and this place was amazing. The restaurant is in a actual house and I absolutely loved that. I sat outside for lunch because it was a...nice day out. The service was quick and friendly. I ordered the pork belly stir fried noodles with level 4 spicy. That is their hottest level of spicy but it wasn’t burning where you can’t enjoy your food. It’s a huge portion so I did take the rest to-go. Also came with hot and sour soup as a lunch special. The soup was one of the best I’ve had. Overall the great place to eat for authentic Chinese hand pulled noodles made right in front of you. The owner was extremely nice as well.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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the menu is on their website, franksnoodlehouseportland. I didn't see anything marked GF, but there are many Chinese dishes that come with rice, like Kung Pao Chicken, and many fried rice dishes. Some vegetarian dishes and... More
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Frank's Noodle House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5