This past week I traveled over to Red Rock Casino to try out their latest restaurant opening. 8 Noodle Bar, created by Chef Andy Vu, features several types of Asian fare.
The menu is a collection of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. 8 Noodle specializes in noodle and rice bowls.
On my visit we started with some appetizers, first ordering Gyoza, which was a pork and shrimp dumpling served with a Chinkiang dipping sauce. This is always a light and tasty start to any meal and I was quite pleased with my choice.
Next up we went with a recommendation from our server, which was the Pork Belly Bao Bun. This was extremely tasty but I would suggest splitting the order. One was just right but eating both would fill you up and there are so many more items to try here. All the appetizers and small plates are reasonably priced with most items in the $6-$9 range making it very affordable and fun for sharing.
For me, I love going to a restaurant like 8 Noodle Bar and order several things so I can sample many different food items.
Next up it was time to order my main course and I decided to go with the Pad Thai with Chicken. The server will ask what level of spice you want and, being the wimp I am, I always go with a very mild spice. The flavor of my dish was excellent but if I had any knock at all it would be that my noodles were done a hair more than I like. I prefer my noodles on the al dente side but my wife likes them done more so this would be perfect for her.
I believe Red Rock has another hit with 8 Noodle Bar and fits right in with their massive restaurant renovation project. Being from the other side of town I’m eagerly awaiting the openings that are scheduled at their sister property Green Valley Ranch.
8 Noodle Bar was reasonably priced and our server was very helpful and attentive to our table. I like playing poker at Red Rock and taking a break for a small plate will hit the spot nicely. I will go back to 8 Noodle Bar, which I give 3.5 Forks.
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