What you'll get: Noodles a-plenty, of course! With lots of sauce (likely to be salty, it's true, but salt is yummy), and super-fast service.
What you won't get: Fancy-pants Asian authenticity.
If you're looking for ultra-authentic Chinese, this isn't the place for it, but if you like noodles and deliciousness, then I say give it a try. Noodle Bowl is also great for anyone who is a little squeamish about so-called "ethnic" food. It's wimp friendly and there are lots of non-spicy options - very useful if you're looking to initiate a friend or reticent partner into the world of Asian cuisine.
My faves are the vermicelli options (with black bean sauce in particular). You pick your protein.
The bottom line? Don't think of it as Chinese. Think of it as noodle-y fun. And remember, nobody likes a snob. When you're paying $6.95 for a full plate and fuller belly, you've gotta make some allowances. This is a diner or cafeteria style place, but it brings the yum.
348 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M4W 1A7
(416) 963-9595*Photo by Daniel West from Stock Xchng.