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Noodle Theory

Noodle House$$$$
North Oakland, Oakland
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  • Erin M.
    "Grilled Niman Ranch Beef Udon in Coconut Lime Curry Broth"(3 Tips)
    Clay R.
    "Try the Duck Breast With Thai Red Curry Noodles - So fantastic!!"(3 Tips)
    Tina D.
    "coconut lime curry udon"(2 Tips)
    Cat S.
    "goat cheese wontons and miso truffle soup"(2 Tips)
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  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieDecember 7, 2014
    Extremely tender and flavorful Niman Ranch beef over al dente udon noodles covered with an aromatic coconut curry broth. Delicious! Seating is cramped, be prepared to wait.
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte ChanAugust 5, 2016
    Ordered the miso mushroom and tofu ramen, a vegetarian alternative for the miso salmon ramen. Portion was generous and broth was flavorful, slightly saltier than it should be, but still very good!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The noodles are excellent. Haven't had a bad dish. Love that they keep the best of the menu and rotate in new items and specials. The shrimp and veg is my fav. Also get strong dumplings.
  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudAugust 13, 2014
    Really impressive menu mix of great vegetables and of course Ramen. Go for the pork ramen (NimanRanch) with it's curry peanut flavor. Great broth!
  • Jay A.
    Jay AugustinSeptember 8, 2014
    The service was impressive and the good was superb. I run a successful hotel in Oakland and I will certainly recommend this little hidden gem!
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsFebruary 7, 2016
    Shrimp dumplings are a great way to start. Try the spicy ground pork over noodles. Just saucy enough with the right amount of heat.
  • Tina D.
    Tina DAugust 9, 2015
    Everything is good. Pork ribs with plum glaze, coconut lime curry udon, beef noodle salad, sweet potato fries with green curry aioli!!
  • Brett F.
    Brett FisherMay 27, 2014
    i don't eat wheat so got the beef vermicelli salad on this warm Eve. Quite good just a tad over dressed - the miso truffle soup next to me smells awesome
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 8, 2016
    The goat cheese wontons are everything you want them to be. Udon with lime/coconut has a great broth and lots of noodles!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MerchantJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Grilled Niman Ranch Beef Udon in Coconut Lime Curry Broth is by far the best soup. Om nom nom nom!
  • Aura B.
    Aura BarreraJanuary 22, 2016
    Lovely food and unique sodas! I love the mint julep soda.
  • Rahul B.
    Rahul BijorJanuary 28, 2011
    I found the coconut lime soup and duck red curry noodle to be a bit too sweet, with not enough 'bite'. Sweet potato fries were hearty and delicious!
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WangOctober 26, 2014
    The salmon appetizers were tender and delicious!
  • Ally M.
    Ally MJuly 22, 2015
    Love this place. Be prepared to wait in line. Try the coconut noodles
  • Yameng
    YamengSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Black cod garlic noodles- its sublime. The fish was cooked perfectly.
  • Lauriane L.
    Lauriane LabruneApril 2, 2013
    Try the Niman beef soup! Or the duck breast with red curry!
  • Tina D.
    Tina DOctober 23, 2015
    Awesome that they have special items for kids. It's not on the menu but they offer it.
  • Jono S.
    Jono SimrinAugust 26, 2013
    The pork loin ramen with peanut cilantro broth. Soooooo good
  • Justin D.
    Justin Dela CruzNovember 4, 2013
    The line was so long on a Sunday night. I would think twice before coming back with more than 2 people.
  • Cat S.
    Cat SFebruary 5, 2012
    Sweet potato fries, goat cheese wontons and miso truffle soup: YES TO ALL
  • Hiten V.
    Hiten VasaJuly 15, 2012
    Their Edamame is fantastic and the sprinkling of sesame seeds.
  • Ian M.
    Ian MyersOctober 6, 2012
    Get the wontons to start. Do it now and thank me later.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HamburgerOctober 31, 2013
    You must try the sweet potato fries appetizer. Divine.
  • Mikko J.
    Mikko JärvilehtoOctober 28, 2012
    Niman ranch soup is fantastic! Probably the best soup in the world?
  • Anhang Z.
    Anhang ZhuMarch 17, 2012
    Ask for extra edamame. They are amazing and it's free!
  • Clay R.
    Clay RobesonDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Duck Breast With Thai Red Curry Noodles - So fantastic!!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MichaelsJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great, but if you're thinking of grabbing a late lunch, don't come here because they don't take customers after 2:30 PM.
  • Brett F.
    Brett FisherJuly 3, 2014
    Good gluten free rice beer!
  • Erik
    ErikAugust 7, 2014
    The pork loin ramen is amazing.
  • Lan
    LanMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork belly ramen is delicious. Really great broth.
  • Claire C.
    Claire Chen-CarterJanuary 11, 2015
    If you think they forgot to add the herbs to your salad, they probably did. But they won't admit it.
  • Christian W.
    Christian WilliamsSeptember 13, 2013
    This place is cozy, so be prepared to wait. It's totally worth it.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganSeptember 18, 2015
    Ramen was pretty good but the sweet potato fries were my fave
  • Adrianna F.
    Adrianna FaveroNovember 22, 2010
    Try the La Fin Du Monde beer, it's amazing
  • John P.
    John PearsonAugust 31, 2013
    Basil beef and Hawaiian butterfish!
  • John W.
    John WertheimerFebruary 2, 2014
    great noodles; red cuury oodles of noodles
  • Carolyn F.
    Carolyn FJune 29, 2016
    Ramen with salmon and miso broth
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottOctober 1, 2014
    Soba noodles or curry noodles. Yum yum!
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganSeptember 18, 2015
    Ramen Shop isn't open for lunch, so come here instead
  • Bill W.
    Bill WarnerFebruary 9, 2013
    If there's a wait list leave your # and they'll call you.
  • Ludi C.
    Ludi ChowFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy dry fried green beans mostly just taste like burnt
  • Brady T.
    Brady TitusAugust 19, 2010
    The hot sauce with the pork dumplings is great.
  • Onyx G.
    Onyx GoosbyApril 15, 2016
    It's honestly glorified top ramen
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeeMarch 3, 2013
    Wow surprisingly good beef noodle soup!
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DalzellMarch 26, 2016
    Salmon Ramen! Yummmmm
  • Toby L.
    Toby LeeApril 6, 2013
    Niman ranch ramen. Awesome
  • Yameng
    YamengOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crispy salmon roll!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.August 13, 2012
    holy shit goat cheese won tons
  • Geoffrey L.
    Geoffrey LeeNovember 21, 2011
    Great selection of beer!
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoApril 8, 2016
    Juts ok. I expected more. Expensive for what it is, $30 per person and normal noodles. I expected something creative, better flavors. Nothin
  • Marko J.
    Marko JurcicFebruary 3, 2015
    just perfect
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoOctober 30, 2012
    Chipotle of Ramen.
  • Grecia P.
    Grecia PFebruary 21, 2013
    Salty. There was only one truly vegetarian option :(
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 31, 2010
    Try the Spicy Miso Ramen
  • Paul H.
    Paul HamadehDecember 17, 2011
    Have outgrown space on weekends:-(
  • Sara H.
    Sara HolderfieldDecember 12, 2010
    Niman ranch beef soup. Omg
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