It’s the place to go if you’re in the mood for noodles. A good variety of authentic Asian noodle dishes, as well as a decent spread of non-noodle offerings. You can’t argue with the price, and if you’re out of reach of the city, they’re also in Dickson, Woden and Tuggeranong.
The food’s always good, rarely disappointing a hankering. Everyone bangs on about the laksas, with good reason, and the $14.50 lunch special with two spring rolls and a soft drink is fantastic value. Just don’t wear a white shirt like I always seem to do. The Singapore noodles are also a regular for me, going down a treat. And the Mussaman curry, while a bit runny, was a delight.
The only mediocre dish I’ve had there was a few years ago when I tried a crispy noodle thing with a heavy, dark sauce and I think beef. Far from inedible, but I do keep a wide berth of the crispy noodles.
As I said, it’s great value, falling squarely in the cheap and cheerful category. Although it kind of needs to, as the atmosphere is nothing special. They pack you in pretty tight, and as it’s nearly always crowded, it makes for a very noisy meal.
The service is fine, without being particularly remarkable. Even on busy nights, I’ve never had any concern about how long it takes.
All in all, the place to go for noodles.