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“The Fab Pho” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mecha Noodle Bar

Mecha Noodle Bar
Ranked #6 of 215 Restaurants in Fairfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Asian cuisine, including soul food and ramen. Does lunch, dinner, and drinks, as well as take-out. Open from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Fab Pho”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

The food, the atmosphere and the staff are all wonderful. My favorite dish is the Pho Tai. The "snacks" are so different and offer ingenious combinations. Caesar rolls with white anchovies and pear? Huh? Well, who would have thought it would be so delicious! Great selection of beers to try. Nothing beats a good beer with good pho. Try it out and support a delightful little family business.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ugottagothere
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English first
Fairfield, Connecticut
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
“Food Great, Service Oppressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went with a group and sampled nearly every appetizer; especially liked the corn dumplings, chicken lollipop (the accompanying watermelon salad added zing and freshness) and Saigon egg rolls. Sadly, they were out of Himachi but the scallops from the raw bar were succulent. The Pho Thai was excellent - the broth is everything you could hope for. The mazemen ramen were also very good, with a creamy, flavorful sauce. Try the drooling bao for desert; not nearly as heavy as it sounds.

The only fault, if you can call it that is the overly attentive service. The hostess came to our table no less than four times, and the wait staff came over at least twice every time a dish was delivered; considering they all arrive as soon as they are ready, that's a lot of check ups to see how everything was. While I appreciate the attention, having conversations interrupted every 10 minutes or so quickly became a nuisance. If they would calm down and let their diners actually enjoy each others company as well as the delicious food, it would have been a much nicer experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JFsB
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“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

New and exciting! Great taste combinations. Recommended: kale salad, mazemen ramem and drooling bao.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Riceats
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westchester ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Finally an authentic ramen spot!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Thank you mecha for bringing a trendy authentic restaurant to fairfield county! It's a breath of fresh air that this is not just some typical Asian fusion place that is everywhere you look these days! I know "foodies" will really appreciate the quality and authenticity of the food at mecha . The ambience is out of this world different then anywhere I have seen .. 2 by 4's hanging from the ceiling and walls, community tables, and a trendy bar area to sit and eat.
The menu seems to continue to grow since I've been going over the last month.... My favorites are the cod, vegetarian ramen, Vietnamese rolls, Kim chi fried rice, and the pho sizzle soup is so comforting!
The last time I went the drink menu had also changed! New sake was added and the beer and cocktail list is so awesome! They make a stiff drink and have created such a different cocktail list.
Here's some tips :
there is this sake in a can that is so strong. I was buzzed off one!
Gluten free friendly .. For my gf people. :)
Grab a group of people and sit at a community table

Enjoy, I know I will be looking forward to visiting again soon to see more changes !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jenna d
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