Noodle Pot is a Taiwanese restaurant in Chinatown district of Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s authentic as it gets when it comes to Taiwanese beef noodles and cheap eats.
Las Vegas isn’t a cheap city to visit. The alcohol is expensive, the clubs are pricey, the hotels are overpriced, the buffet cost an arm and a leg, and gambling could cost a fortune. It’s a city to make money and lose money. There is Chinatown to help with the cost of food. The district is filled with cheap eats for anyone looking for some comfort food outside the hotel. Thankfully.
Noodle Pot is one of those restaurants. They serve authentic Taiwanese food with loud Chinese and Taiwanese patrons. The cramp seating feels a little too much especially when the couple next to me was arguing over gambling losses. The service was on par with every Asian restaurant I’ve eaten at serving $7-8 bowls of goodness.
In other words, it was pretty crappy, but people shouldn’t expect Michelin service for those prices. It’s ridiculous to complain about the service at Asian restaurants when the food prices are the same as a Big Mac Combo at McDonald’s. However, people will still rate a restaurant lower if the service isn’t Michelin level. Go figure.
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I did a solo road trip through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. I wanted to see the Grand Canyon as an adult. I’ve seen it when I was 10 years old; however, I wanted to see if my perspective of it would change as an adult. It did. I definitely appreciate it more as an adult. Anyway, I decided to stop by Noodle Pot on my way back to Los Angeles. It was perfect after a few days on the road. Now, the food.
- Beef Noodles – The comforting beef noodles had a tangy flavor. The beef chunks and tendons had a tender texture; the comforting beef broth had a little spice to it. The spice wasn’t overbearing and it was used for extra flavor. The thick noodles and cabbage was soaked in the broth. It provided depth to both.
- Beef Rolls – The beef rolls were wrapped in scallion-like pancake. The fresh cucumbers were stuff with cilantro and celery. It had a vibrant and crisp taste to it. The thinly slice beef was a little uninspiring but the crisp vegetables saved the dish. The portion could easily be shared between two people.
Overall, Noodle Pot is a good option for some solid Taiwanese beef noodles. It’s definitely not as good as the beef noodles I had in Taipei — Ling Dong Fang — but it definitely satisfied my beef noodles cravings. In addition, the relatively cheap price cannot be ignored in a town where everything is about luxury and excess.
- Service - 6/106/10
- Presentation - 6.5/106.5/10
- Flavors - 8/108/10
- Decor - 5/105/10
- Ambiance - 5/105/10
Noodle Pot is a good option for some solid Taiwanese beef noodles. It’s definitely not as good as the beef noodles I had in Taipei — Ling Dong Fang — but it definitely satisfied my beef noodles cravings. In addition, the relatively cheap price can not be ignored in a town where everything is about luxury and excess.