Boom Noodle - University Village
Boom Noodle - University Village

Boom Noodle - University Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boomnoodle.com/
  • Phone: 2065252675
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:00AM - 4:00PM.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM.
    Happy Hour: Monday - Tuesday, Wednesday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the University Village. There is a main parking garage as well as ample lot parking.
A word from Boom Noodle - University Village
Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in the 2011 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington competition. From hot soup and noodles & delicious wok dishes, to chilled noodle dishes,a variety of innovative small plates and cocktails, Boom has a Japanese and Asian inspired offering that is sure to delight.
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Boom Noodle - University Village reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (3)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Don't go to Boom
    CheznousVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very bad experience, this place is not gonna last. We're last Saturday around 8:00. The place was almost empty and they took forever to her our food. It was what we ordered, food was cold and soggy, server was rude. We'd love this place but I think we're not coming back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time Diner
    anonymous
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I came to Boom Noodle to celebrate birthdays of some colleagues on a recommendation. My lunch was fabulous as were my fellow diners. The service was fast and friendly. All the dishes came out at the same time with a line of wait personnel. That was a treat! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great food and a nice atmosphere. Noted on my reservation that we had a birthday celebration that night. We even had gifts and cards on the table, but no staff members seemed to notice. It would have been nice for them to say, "Happy Birthday" or at least acknowledge the occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Boom Noodle - University Village reviews archive.
  • Love the variety
    Kunit
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food has an multi-cultural Asian influence. The spacious décor is modern with high ceilings so it was not noisy which was conducive to a relaxed visit. The service was friendly and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The wait was worth it!
    waytogo
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were seated immediately and a server came to us in short order. It took longer than I expected for the food to arrive once we ordered but it was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boom Delivers!
    FunDinersVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    It's just the right spot for our family - before/after church or when we want to shop U-Village. Fresh, delicious food...something for everyone - kids like it a lot, gluten-free & vegetarian options. And yummy crepes...if we ever had enough room for those! Super quick service, hot food, and pleasant, attractive environment.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun lunch in UVillage. Food
    YumiVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Fun lunch in UVillage. Food was great, service good, boot good for family conversation. Good looking sports bar also. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for kids
    seattlewine
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Boom Noodle used to be amazing. This is just an expensive kid place for suburban moms. Meh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappoints, even for a chain
    Montanagut
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Boom, we had high hopes. Been visiting about 2 yrs. Loud? Try "cacophonous." You must shout to have dinner conversation. I usually opt for beef yakisoba. It's ok, not great and a smallish portion. This time I had sweet/sour chicken. Never again. It was so loaded w sugar it was pretty gross. I ate it because that's how I was raised: eat what's put in front of you. But skip this dish. My two kids got the boom box as usual. Thank goodness for the broccoli because the crispy chicken is -no exaggeration at all- always off. Three visits ago it was so salty it was inedible. The last two visits it was as tough as leather. Staff are usually fine but seem rushed. Boom, you're relegated to last-resort status. Not that much better than fast food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boom Noodle Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    First time dining here and loved it. I had chicken curry soup, glass of wine, edamame side dish. Everything was delicious. The ambiance is casual and friendly. It was a Sunday night so the restaurant was quiet. Service was good. I like the decore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no coffee?
    girving
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I had a wonderful lunch at Boom Noodle but dissappointed not to be able to get a cup of coffee. I was told that there was some contract with Starbucks that you wouldn't serve it. But at any other restaurant around u village i can get a coffee with my meal. hard to believe that i really had to go somewhere else to finish my meal. so inconvenient.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, lousy service
    WedgwoodDiner
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I went with a party of five on a busy Saturday night. I like the food here, interesting and flavorful without being either too spicy or too bland. Decent selection should have something for everyone. Bu the service that night was terrible. I think they rely on too many inexperiences waiters to handle their big weekend crowds. On another occasion with a big lunch party the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • three of us had lunch here
    kmartVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    three of us had lunch here recently and none of us thought it was worth coming back to, It is a very comfortable place with extremely friendly and helpful staff. The problem is the food. It is less than average. The appetizers were the only thing edible. I will not be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great choice
    anon
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    great menu, lots of choices. fresh food, interesting, delicious tastes. great ambiance & décor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much improved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Our server was great. She was attentive & kept us updated when the kitchen got slammed. This may not seem like a big deal, but is a huge improvement over past experiences here. Food was really good and the updated menu is a welcome change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    BrandyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Not the restaurants fault but the 3 ladies next to us had 6 toddlers between them and they were out of control. Throwing food crawling on the neighbors table. The food was great though!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fading Fast
    JazzC
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    I think the concept is great; they chose a good location but even nearly empty it is a very noisy place - conducive to drinking but not communicating. Waitress rolls her eyes and takes her own sweet time to wait the table. Becks NA beer? Really? Haven't you heard of Clausthaler regular or better yet amber? Found the food significantly over-salted and quality has not been consistent through 4 visits. I think I'm done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just so-so
    danfanVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We eat at Boom Noodle a lot. We've had a number of pretty good experiences, and some that were less than great. The food is inconsistent. The menu changes frequently and items you love may no longer be available. That's true of a lot of places - but then the kitchen is frequently "overwhelmed" and it takes forever to get orders to the table. The service is also inconsistent. And the water sometimes smells horribly of bleach. All in all, we keep trying to love Boom Noodle but so far we're just friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Foodie2heart
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    I went for lunch on the early side at 11:30 am. The restaurant was very quiet and the service efficient. The food was really delicious. I had Pad Thai and it was very flavorful. I'll be back again next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum! Met two great friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Yum! Met two great friends here for dinner on a Friday night. We had lots to talk about so had appetizers, entrees and dessert. We never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service, bad food
    cath
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    In a city filled with good Asian restaurants of all kinds, Boom Noodle serves pho and ramen in broths with little flavor, greasy tempura and mediocre food.at best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Good food; great location (of course). But this place is incredibly loud. No, really. I mean it. I practically had to put my head on the shoulder of the person sitting next to me to hear what they were saying. Talking to the person across the table required shouting. It was actually annoying enough that I'd strongly consider making a different choice next time around. Too bad. Because the good is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great service, not cheap
    MomWiz
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We went with a group of 10 after a kids' sports game and we had a great dinner. Our server was efficient and helpful, the food was tasty, and the big table near the windows was nice. The prices were a bit more than we'd pay elsewhere, but the overall experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your dishes are too salty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Your dishes are too salty! They are not healthy. We ordered Thai, Pho and soup noodle, and every one of them was too salty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super short wait on table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Super short wait on table and food, then great customer service and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    RobbertVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    This is my go-to spot for lunch. Pretty consistent quality and taste, although the food portions seem to fluctuate. I still love them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    This was our second visit to Boom Noodle. Our first visit was for lunch in September. We were not impressed. We decided to try it one more time before giving up. We tried it for dinner on a Wednesday night and it was great! Food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful and attentive. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance, awful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    The food was terrible. I had Pad Thai with chicken that had a tiny amount of chicken, and lots of inedible pieces of fried tofu that were like rubber. EEEW I won't eat here again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 3 adults and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    There were 3 adults and I made a reservation ahead of time and we were seated on time and everyone was very friendly. It is a bit noisy but as the night progressed it subsided. The food was excellent and the waitress was excellent. We would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Booked table for six. Arrived
    dave
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Booked table for six. Arrived a little early and table was ready within a few minutes good food and good service. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • With a group of 8 we received
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    With a group of 8 we received our food in a timely manner and were allowed to pay separately. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was disappointed in the
    Dancintoes
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I was disappointed in the food. It was bland and saved by the addition of garlic to most everything. I expected something else entirely The noise level is high and there are a lot of families present at all times. It is inexpensive and a good way for kids to get a nutritious meal rather than the typical burger fare so it would appeal to young families on a budget. It's not a place I would frequent in a quest for a nice evening with friends. I'd choose Piatti or Elemental instead
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic