Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle Weekly's Description
Boom Noodle's location in University Village, fittingly, looks like your college cafeteria as styled by Benetton, with viper-green walls, bare lights, and long brown tables. As its decor suggests, the Japanese restaurant, which is owned by the same people who run Blue C Sushi, takes a deliberately fickle approach to authenticity. Whether floated in a beet broth, stir-fried with beef and chiles, or served as an ultra-traditional ramen, the noodles are often pleasant but not compelling. What's great are the small plates, which reference Western creativity even as they pay homage to Eastern tradition: prawns coated in fine layers of philo dough, panko-coated potato croquettes doused heavily with curry; meltingly tender salmon tataki with a tart ponzu sauce, and Ã¼ber-classic thin-skinned pork gyoza. The bar area is spacious and airy, and the happy hour here goes from a generous 3-7pm everyday. The appetizer items go nicely with your standard sake, Sapporo, or one of Boom's specialty cocktails. Most of the offerings are refreshing and pretty basic; the classics with an "Asian" twistâthe cranberry-kazi is just a cosmo with ginger vodka, the shiso mojito is just thatâa mojito with some shiso leaf crushed in.
Tips from foursquare
Tokyo-stylish yet genuinely open-armed to scruffies and families. Affordable yet culinarily stimulating. A drop-in dining room, filled with long tables, alongside a bar full of exotic cocktails.
Try the okonomiyaki. Japanese style pancakes with lots of flavor. Watch out for the Serrano peppers I you are not a fan of spicy elements.
No amount of Sriracha sauce can save their miso ramen..don't order it! :(
I swear! If you come in here, untold terror and plight will consume you if you take my food and its major glory! All crepes and spicy beef udon belong to me and mine!
Get the coconut curry soup.. d'lish!