2765 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 107, Scottsdale, AZ | Directions 8525733.478795 -111.925910
Neighborhoods: South Scottsdale
Can't wait to try some more – I love Vietnamese restaurants and I am so happy to see another one open, especially since this restaurant is so close to ASU. I wasn't impressed with the neon sign either, but was pleasantly surprised by the clean and welcoming decor of Noodles Ranch. I was glad our young server was so polite and patient. He pleasantly obliged to our request for more time with the menu. The pho ($6.50) was delicious and was reasonably priced, although I might get a bigger bowl next time. The Banh Tom Co Ngu ($7.50) the deep fried shrimp and sweet potato tempura was fantastic and is very similar to how my mom makes it at home. It came out piping hot and was very crispy. If you like french fries, this is a great appetizer to try. Overall, I was really impressed with the service, decor, and of course the food. This was just my first time here, but I would highly recommend it to anyone craving Vietnamese food. I used to love another Viet restaurant in Chandler, but Noodles Ranch is soon becoming a favorite.
Delicious, inexpensive, and convienent, worth checking out if you love good Asian food – I was pleasantly surprised by this place. It doesn't look like much from the outside, with a kind of generic neon sign advertising "Vietnamese Cuisine", the kind you see at every generic Chinese buffet in town. In fact, it's in the middle of your basic, easy to miss Albertson's strip mall, in between a Great Clips, tanning salon, and a Kyoto Bowl, other such factors which might deter one from even noticing or thinking about trying what would seem to be just another hole in the wall Asian restaurant.
But once I stepped inside Noodles Ranch, and took one look at the menu, any preconceived notions were immediately erased. The decor and atmosphere definitely has flair, but in a way that that is unique and expresses pride in Vietnamese culture, not just that they're trying to be hip. The menu selections and prices got me excited, with nothing over $10 and a twist to the traditional offerings, such as chicken pho with broccoli and bok choy, combination seafood curry, and Viet Pad Thai. The traditional pho, bun, fried catfish with lemongrass, and several vegetarian dishes are also available, and they offer brown rice for the health conscious. The Jasmine Iced Tea was a refreshing change from regular old fountain iced tea, and they had several other interesting beverages, teas, and even a dessert menu.
The owner waited on us, and he was nothing but personable and very nice, asking us if we'd ever been there before (it was our first time), and making sure everything was to our liking. For a night when I just didn't feel like cooking and wanted a quick, cheap meal, but something different, this experience exceeded all expectations, and we will probably be back, many times!
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