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Betty's Noodle House

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920 Pacific Ave Ste 12, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4449
+1 831-426-2328
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Los Altos, California
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 2PM and sat outside to enjoy the sunshine. The green beans over noodles with shrimp were well-seasoned and spicy. The sweet hoisin over rice with beef was very flavorful with tender beef. Thai iced teas were the perfect thirst quenchers for a warm day! The indoor and outdoor seating created a comfortable and casual ambiance.

Thank Monkeyed
Orinda, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I had the spicy chicken curry soup and it was superb! Cool feel about the place too. Excellent for Vegans too.

Thank Intrisk
Santa Cruz, California
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Bowls and many noodle dishes large enough to share. Pho and a great number of soups are the draw here to this popular spot, limited outdoor seating

Thank ChristineC813
Portland, Maine
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to Betty's for a quick dinner, and boy were we pleasantly surprised. We got there right when they opened at 5pm, and I'm glad we did because by 5:30 the place was packed, and the phone was ringing off the hook for take-out orders. This is a very simple, order-at-the-counter noodle shop, and the decor is basic. But,... More 

Thank JodyPWM
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to Big Basin state park today. After the hiking, we just wanted some hot noodle soup. We ordered vegetable dumpling and noodle soup, my hudsband loved it. I had vegetable pho, the pho cooked perfect! The broth were vegetarian and delicious. They made their vegetable dumpling in house, which taste great. We also ordered the tofu egg roll.... More 

Thank Diann L
Check, Virginia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I like the place. Ordering is quick, easy, and the food is usually out fast. The staff are always very nice, and I never have a problem getting a table. I live next door to the place, and have yet to try anything I wouldn't eat again.

Thank Jason K
Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped here for lunch with a group of six (including two young kids) on our way to the Boardwalk and we will be back. All of us loved our meals (including a couple of picky kids). There is nothing fancy about the place. It is next to the bus station and there are no frills. Just excellent asian cuisine... More 

Thank psreak
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234 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

had a long drive back to SF so wanted something delicious but fast. Found rave reviews and was not disappointed. You place your order and then they hand you a number and you sit down and they bring the bowls. Spartan, slightly divey but just what you would expect in a college town as students are always tight on money... More 

Thank Sharon D
Santa Cruz, Ca
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is my second review of Betty's Noodle House because they made something so good even better! Location is still in the bus depot, which might drive some away. But those who crave authenticity know you sometimes have to look in unusual places. Betty's is the real deal. And with new tables, a fresh layout and a condensed menu it... More 

Thank MonarchX
Austin, TX
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place has wonderful Vietnamese Pho. I had beef pho with Thai iced tea. After a day in the sun at the boardwalk it was good to fully replenish the fluids in my system and this did the trick. I highly recommend this place, the food is yummy, and this is authentic.

Thank crazyAustin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Asian, Soups, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Pacific Ave Ste 12, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-2328

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