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DC Noodles (fka Simply Home)
Posted by Tim and Steve on 12/13/2011
We were excited to try out this neighborhood eatery, but were sorely disappointed. The dumplings from DC Noodles were extremely dry and served with an oddly sweet, unidentified green sauce. The soft veggie rolls were adequate/forgettable. The spicy soup base was fine, but Vietnamese sausages were like processed Hormel meat. I myself had to make a few unanticipated trips to the bathroom a bit later in the evening. There was a cute waiter or busboy at the bar when we picked up the food, which was a nice plus, and the prices seemed moderate, but we really were hoping for something more tasty when we got home. The good reviews the place has already received are somewhat of a mystery to us. Sadly, based on this experience, we won't be heading back to DC Noodles without some drastic changes.
Posted by Zeba on 07/16/2009
I live in the neighborhood and have been to this restaurant numerous times, both when it was Simply Home and now as DC Noodles. My first few times there, I thought the food was fabulous. My favorite was the pad see ew with tofu. However, I recently went back and found that the tofu was much less flavorful than before. I also noticed a huge mural on the wall depicting an Asian man eating noodles, which I find borderline offensive. When the restuarant was Simply Home, that same wall had a beautiful tree sculpture on it. I liked the former decor much better! I would reccomend this restaurant, but I hope the owners think twice about their decorations.
Posted by Emily on 05/21/2009
I got takeout with a friend, but found the restaurant to be on the noisy side.... even so the food was REALLY good and I will definitely eat here again. Plus, while we waited for our food (we ordered & waited) there is a cute store connected to it to look around in.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/13/2008
I always passed by this place thinking it was a furniture store. When I finally realized it was contemporary thai food, definitely wanted to try it. The vibe is cool, with ottoman chairs and romantic lighting. There is a store attached, but I don't remember what they sold there. We ordered some appetizers that looked interesting but really didn't taste all that great. Stick to the entrees. It is a bit pricy, but the food was tasty. It's worth a try.