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“Good but not as good”
Review of Star Noodle

Star Noodle
Ranked #16 of 263 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Serving Fresh House Made Noodles & Asian Specialties.
Yuba City, California USA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good but not as good”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Third time to this restaurant and have noted a bit of a decline in quality. The garlic noodle dish used to be their "Star" dish, now it is rather mediocre. Service was excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Kenai, Alaska
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Everyone loved it!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our family--including 3 kids aged 4-9 went here for lunch based on the recommendations of locals. I was skeptical because it didn't seem like a great place for kids, but it turned out wonderfully! We went too close to lunch time- around 1:30 and had to wait about 30 minutes- we actually went to the shopping center down the hill and came back. I later heard going between 2:30-4:30 is better. The food was incredibly fresh-and there is a lot of variety- spicy to mild, really interesting flavors. My older kids tried a bunch of things they'd never eaten and the waitress was very kind. She offered to bring my youngest a bowl of "plain noodles"- ramen in broth- without me even asking (they were great, by the way- best "plain noodles" I have had). My kids were begging to go back again, and had we found it earlier in the trip, I am sure we would have.

  • Visited March 2013
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Iowa
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food,fun place”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stopped in here for lunch on a Thursday at noon and did not have to wait. Food was pretty good and moderately priced. The pad Thia was our favorite. We also tried the siamin noodles and steamed pork buns.I liked those but they werent my wife's favorite.We had one that was a little under-done. The service was good and the food came quickly the day we were there.

  • Visited March 2013
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Mesquite, Nevada
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best Meal we had on Maui”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stopped in for lunch on a weekday on recommendations of family that had been there just days before and are happy we drove up to Lahaina to find it. It is located away from the touristy area of main Lahaina town, on top of a hill behind an industrial complex. Don't let its location deter you. It is new and beautifully decorated restaurant (nice modern feel to it). Service is fast and all the staff are friendly and very helpful with suggestions on what to try. Since we were on our way to a whale watching trip on a smaller raft, we opted to keep it light and shared their steamed pork bun appetizer (unlike the Chinese Char So Ba, these are a generous slice of a very nice roast pork in a folded over piece of steamed bun, with cucumber slices and hoisin sauce - three in each order) and the Singapore noodles (rice noodles with chicken, shrimp and veggies with a curry flavor - not spicy hot unless you ask for it that way). Both were excellent and just the right amount of food for the two of us. With tax and tip it was right around $30 which for Maui is excellent.
Too bad we were not staying in that area of Maui as we would have liked to have gone back for more - it was really, really good. Since we were the first ones in the door when they opened up, we got window seats and had a nice view of the ocean.
This was definitely the best meal we had on this 13 day trip. Highly recommend it!

  • Visited March 2013
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North, South Carolina
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564 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Try something different”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Don't be thrown off by the "noodle" name. This is a great spot with a varied menu of delicious food. They get very busy so try to arrive right when they open for lunch at 11. Service may depend on who takes care of you (some reviews are critical, but we found Noreen to be great - helpful re the menu, and did a very good job) Food prices were reasonable for Maui and we'll be back for sure

  • Visited March 2013
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