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1563 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
+1 707-826-2594
11:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great soup anyway you want it with noodles of your choice. You add meat or tofu, veges or seaweed. Great if your getting over a cold

Thank Nineteen59
Arcata. CA.
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I been eating there since they opened years ago. They have many noodle dishes that I am not really into as I am sort of low carb oriented. They have a good selection of soups that they make fresh every day. Their Thai Chicken Curry is a great standby. They make different versions of it on different days. They have... More 

Thank Johnoftheredwoods
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The staffs are friendly and food is good, some times are too busy and wait for a while to get food which it happens quite a bit, especially during rush hour, if the food has more portions, that would be great.

Thank Tony R
Extreme Northern California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

While traveling we found this place through yelp. It didn't seem Japanese to me - more on the Thai spectrum. One had a soup the other a curry. The portion sizes were huge, wait was not long, and the food was delicious, it was so good we went back the next night!

Thank ThisNThat
Eureka, California
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192 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Vegan has NEVER tasted this good! Order at counter and they bring it out. It is near college - wildly popular, I recommend you go before noon if you can.

Thank mysteryb
Arcata, California
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Closes for the college holidays. If you want to-go, bring your own dishes. Great soups, salad and cold noodle dishes. Peanut sauce is great. Cup of soup with large bread is a full meal. Cafeteria style, and a bit noisy and public, but so goes a college town.

Thank bonmom707
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I love this place great fresh local good eats great staff quick healthy meals hooray for this wonderful place

Thank acashewmomi
McKinleyville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Easily one of my favorite restaurants. Good food, rotating menu. The owners both work in the kitchen and put a lot of care into the restraunt. That being said they aren't super fast, don't expect a quick in and out. Cash only and they will often close for a month at a time when HSU is in season. Try any... More 

Thank Stewart S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

this place is always very busy at lunch you can get a decent Asian style soup. But beware, the older staff people are very pretentious and rude. All Caucasian and very unfriendly. This is typical of Arcata. So be prepared. If you are from out of town, you will not be treated kindly. And they also do not take credit... More 

Thank ARC191
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255 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

You line up, order your soup, then sit down until they call your name. Options can be new each day but there are always some favorite standards. Love the choice of french bread or fresh baked cornbread to go with the bowls - perfect on a cold day in Humboldt County.

Thank Mary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Soups, Japanese, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1563 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?