I don’t think there are many noodle places around the Berkeley area, let alone fusion noodle restaurants. But things change the farther you go down College Avenue, where the Rockridge area stands on its own as a place of all kinds of good and unique food.
Noodle Theory is located on the corner of College and Claremont, in a quaint little building that looks pretty high-end but fits only 4-5 parties inside.
The kitchen area can be seen over the counter, and the chefs were hard at work when Raymond, Jay, and I entered and were seated at the table.
Well, this place was a fusion noodle restaurant, so I ordered their Grilled Niman Ranch Beef Udon in a Coconut Lime Curry Broth, from Austin’s recommendation.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The udon noodles were nicely cooked and chewy, the beef was tender and fresh, and the broth, easily the best part, was tangy, savory, and very flavorful. The dish wasn’t too salty, and the price ($12) was reasonable given the ingredients and quality.
Overall, I left feeling very satisfied, and my good experience means that I wouldn’t mind visiting again sometime on a special occasion.
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