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“Simple menu, great food”

East Village Asian Diner
Ranked #29 of 330 Restaurants in Encinitas
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I met up with some friends at this restaurant. If you get there early, you can beat the waiting list (since this place is know to get packed).

Their menu is very easy to understand. They offer bowls with rice or noodles. They also serve soup. I recommend their stone bowl entree’s. You can choose what meat(s) or other vegan choices to put in this bowl. It’s unique because it is served in a hot stone bowl, which keeps the food hot the entire time.

The prices are a bit pricey but it’s a meal like no other. The staff is also very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DJTOBY
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had the monk's stone pot and it was excellent. It's served in a hot stone bowl so beware of the dish but it tasted great. Restaurant was quiet when I was there so I can't comment on the atmosphere much but it was clear the servers got on with each other. I would recommend eating here if you're in Encinitas.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

I ordered the what my waitress suggested the Monk Bowl, wow a lot of food and also very good I would recommend this restaurant but remember it gets full very fast in the evening very popular now that the word is spreading.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious noodles and hot pots that can be customized. Side salad was just so-so. Could use more dressing. Peanut noodles could use more peanuts and sauce. Nice atmosphere—kind of retro diner in feel.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mariaLeoOls
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Do not allow the modest looks of this small cafe deceive you. We literally stumbled upon this Asian Fusion hole-in-the-wall and were enticed by our neighboring table's steaming Monk Bowls. It was absolutely delicious and stayed piping hot to the last spoonful, thanks to the heat of the stone bowl!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank JO92373
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