Submitted Monday, September 29, 2008 - 9:34pm [Dine in]
It looks small from the outside but when you walk in you will be pleased to find out how large it is. Very comfortable surroundings. Music was varied and not too loud. Free newspapers to read. WiFi available: I saw others laptop users, I cannot personally comment on the speed of the Wifi, but others seemed to be working away.
Food was not bad. Good crossiant. Tasty mochas.
Lot's of cool people to watch.
Owner/Operator/or long-term employee passionate about recycling and composting as per the signage seen.
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2008 - 9:27pm [Dine in]
Service was less than desirable. When arriving in person to eat-in you pretty much can forget "please wait to be seated"...you have to go and stand next to a server to get their attention.
Portion size is ridiculous. As a restaurant that prides itself on serving vegetarian/vegan alternatives you would think that you could get REALLY full for a decent price. Wrong. If you order the Yam fries as a side (with an entree) they cost $3.95 and you get a half portion. The website says $4.95 for yam fries. When you go to get your fries, you will be charged $6.50. If you call ahead to pick up some fries you will get about a full yam and a full potato worth of fries...if you were to purchase a potato and a yam and cook them yourself you could probably do it for $1.50. Don't tell me that it costs $5.00 for the garlic dip & whiskey sauce they provide.
Also, don't bother using the website to get prices. When I called in the female who answered made the mistake of saying:
(1) ya, I'm not sure when we will be updating the website.
(2) Really? I see the portions as they leave the kitchen and they are pretty generous. Also, it really depends on who is in the kitchen that day.
whoa! forget consistency!
I will not be eating at Rebar again.
Just by the recipe book.
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Submitted Monday, September 29, 2008 - 9:14pm [Dine in]
I've been to this Noodle Box location many times so I feel I can be rather objective with this review.
Location itself is fine; cool place to sit and watch a busy kitchen and other patrons.
Food quality is ok: it seems that lately I keep getting boxes filled with 25% sauce/juice, therefore it is necessary to order an extra rice if I want noodles. It is absurd to have people play extra for meat: the quantity of meat that is included in a normal box is a joke (for example, 2 or 3 prawns at most, or 1/4 chicken breast, or 3 or 4 small strips of beer + 95% of the remaining box is noodles, bean sprouts and other ingredients).
Price: over priced.
Spice Level: there are multiple levels but they just seem to be all very similar.
I will not be eating Noodle Box any more.
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