In one word: disgusting! There are so many things wrong with this place. For a restaurant which claims to be a noodle cafe, the noodles are really vile! I ordered the ‘chow fun’ with beef and it was absolutely and positively some of the worst I’ve ever tasted. The noodles, though freshly cooked to order was swimming with grease that the entire plate was glistening. There were 4 pieces of beef in total and one was completely grisly and fatty that I had to spit it out. I have never tasted chow fun so miserably mangled in all of my life. The other thing which is mind-boggling is that for an eatery on UC-Irvine’s campus (which incidentally has a high percentage of Asian students) how do they think they can get enough business if they whip up stuff that tastes like this? And it’s not cheap either!! My advice? Skip this place! It’s not cheap, it tastes like crap and at the end of the day you will be disappointed, you won’t be able to eat your meal and you would’ve wasted money because now, you have to go somewhere else to be fed, and fed well!
Asia Noodle Cafe, 4187 Campus Drive, Ste M171, Irvine, CA 92612. Tel: 949-854-8826