California Noodle House - The California Hotel
Waitress told us she be back to take our order. Never came back we waited about 15 minutes then another waitress ended up taking our order. (Manager) we ordered bbq ribs: ribs and sauce were cold and too tangy. When we told waitress she asked if we wanted to them to warm up. We said no because we never return food. (Who knows what they’ll do). We also ordered spicy calamari (very tasty), shrimp cashew ( again not tempture hot only like warm cashews were extremely cold like they just took it out of refrigerator, and the special ahi,scallops, and shrimp over garlic rice. ( overall dish was ok). Need to improve menu and flavors of food.
So awesome we will be back
This place has its ups and downs. Every time we go here, we make a note of the dishes we liked and didn't like. Unfortunately, there is no consistency on the food. But one thing that we can agree on is the friendly faces of the staff and especially of our server Beatrix. She is always happy and smiling.
We were disappointed in a few of the dishes we tried this past time though-the pad Thai noodles were only so so. Kind of tasteless and overcooked. The kung pao chicken was more like teriyaki chicken (we knew that it is hard to make a true kung pao chicken) but we tried it anyway. Strike it off our list. The walnut shrimp and kalbi are pretty consistent tasting. The California fried rice was kind of dry this time around (we had it a few days ago and it was better then). The bibimbap was not bad--it did have the scorched rice on the bottom which i like. The gochujang pepper paste could have been a touch spicier. All in all, the food is good enough for a large group to share or for a quick bite inbetween gambling.
Great place! Loved the food and environment! Would return for sure!
Meh. This place has so much potential, but the overall food flavor was a bit off considering that it should appeal to the Hawaii palate. We had dishes that are pretty standard fare in Honolulu (Kalbi, Bibimbap, Chow Mein), but the taste was too sweet when it should have been savory, or not very robust, or just one-off in some way--like the cook missed an ingredient or added something not quite right. The Bibimbap especially wasn't great--had to add shoyu, and there wasn't much pork in it.
Excellent Customer Service and will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Ate here again. Read my other reviews for my review history of this place. Service is still good and I like the ambiance. But this past weekend my meal was not very good. My deep fried, spicy calamari was burnt and so were the green onion and chili accompaniments. The calamari is battered and deep fried. Green onions and chopped Thai chilis are wok fried in oil and added to the calamari as a spicy accompaniment. But this time they dumped the calamari into the wok with the green onions and Thai chilis and burnt all of it a little bit. And they really screwed up my flat iron steak -- flat iron steak should be grilled and sliced, preferably rare or medium rate -- this is how I have had it multiple times before. But this past weekend, my flat iron was pre-sliced and fried in a wok or something. It looked dark brown and was overcooked. I know for a fact that the steak was not grilled. I saw the head chef there too - I wonder why he isn't overseeing the work of his underlings.
The food was really awesome and the service was outstanding I would come here Again and recommend to all my friends family and coworkers 👍🏽🤙🏽
The service as well as the food was great. We always have a wonderful experience when we go there.
The oxtail stew was very delicious😀
The quality of the food has gone down a bit.
Shrimp chips a little greasy and the wait person wasn’t too friendly. They also didn’t have our favorite dish that evening, Bibimbop. Disappointed for sure.
We had a great time and the food was very good. We especially enjoyed the noodle salad. As always Beatrice was great. We would asked for her on our next visit.
Food and friendly servers, we’ be been there at least four times and not yet disappointed.
We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. The service was good but the food was not. The Mongolian special was cold, congealed and too sweet. The Kalbi was ok but also cold. Not sure why everyone likes it here. We were disappointed.
Met up with friends for dinner. It was a first time experience at this restaurant for all of us. The food was good but the service slowed down as soon as larger groups arrived. We had to flag down someone for the dessert menu, to take our dessert order and again for the tab. Overall, we had a great time with friends and enjoyed the food but we were not impressed with the service.
Our reservations allowed us to be seated right away. The staff was extremely nice and helpful and the food was great. The Chow Fun was perfectly delicious. My Vietnamese iced coffee was wonderful. I would return to eat here anytime.
This is a wonderful restaurant in the California Hotel. Food and Service are absolutely amazing, with great prices too! You have to try it to satisfy your curiousity.
Every time we go there it’s always consistently good!
We had dined here when it first opened up a few years ago and we not impressed with the food especially with many fine dining of asian cuisine in China Town. I made a reservation only because the mrs was having difficulty eating solid food and we agreed that the only option with be ramen/udon noodles here. Much to our suprise the menu listed misoyaki butterfish and braised oxtail, both were delicious. I was a little disappointed with the short list of sake, and it wasn't of good quality. With the popularity of sake world wide, I hope they improve on the quality offerings of sake. Kumpai
Good portions were smaller considering the price. Several of our dishes had little color/did not appeal to the eye
It was phonemonal . Food great. Waiter very tentative. Staff on top of everything. Tempura shrimp to die for.
The potstickers were very good while the lettuce wraps were just ok. They start you with shrimp chips accompanied by a sweet and very slight spicy dipping sauce which is quite good. I like their Hong Kong chow main and would definitely offer that again. Overall a reasonably priced restaurant with some very nice menu choices. The service was excellent.
Great food, drinks, and service at affordable prices
Always enjoy ourselves whenever we go there to dine!
great food and pretty quiet for an in-casino restaurant. we had a wonderful waitress and it's very easy to have your individual wishes for the menues.
Was amazing quick service, food tasted amazing service was excellent.
Great service, clean restaurant, fresh, delicious food. The only drawback is having to walk through a smoky casino to get there. But, it isn’t too far from parking and once you’re inside the restaurant the air quality is much better. They have floor to ceiling glass doors that keep out the casino air and noise.
We have eaten there before but each time the food and service just keep getting better! The staff is amazing, the food comes out quickly and has always been exactly what we asked for. Topping it all off the food is so so so good! Gotta try the Ox Tail Fried Rice, it will change your life!
The food entrees were delicious especially the Hamachi collar. In fact all the food selections were tasty and plentiful!
Our waitress was great - very friendly and professional!
Service was awful. Food was good.
In recent years, I have always thought that the Noodle House was pretty good. I have had a few complaints, but most of them have been remedied. I have recently criticized their spicy deep fried calamari since a couple of time they forgot to add the chopped Thai chilis, but this time, there were enough chopped chilis to satisfy me. I also order the kalbi as an entrée -- two things about this entrée (not the kalbi entrée itself): The rice was undercooked and a little hard and "crunchy", and the won bok kim chee was too fermented. I know that most people of Korean ancestry like fermented kim chee, but for me, I prefer reasonably fresh and crunchy kim chee. When I asked about this, I was told that the kim chee is bottled kim chee; the Noodle House does not make its own kim chee. So, assuming this is true, they should have their supplier provided kim chee that is less fermented. The kim chee the last 2-3 times was really fermented -- sour and really squishy.
Famous for oxtail soup... didn’t disappoint! Enjoyable food and service. Would recommend.
Read my other reviews of this place for my opinions. This is just an update. The spicy, deep-fried calamari still needs to have the chopped Thai red chilis added. Maybe they should serve some on the side if they are afraid that some people would complain that the dish is too spicy. The banchan with the kalbi is fine, but I like my kim chee "fresher" (more crunchy and less fermented). I know that old-fashion authentic kim chee is supposed to be squishy and fermented, but that is not my style. And the rice they served me this time was only half-cooked.
Still needs improvement. It is a good place to go if you're stuck at the California Hotel but otherwise, one can find a place that serves Asian/Noodles that is a lot tastier and cheaper.
The food did improve from previous times I've been there. Not everything is over salted although some of the dishes still are quite salty. They added more selection to the menu so there is food other than just Asian noodles. The walnut shrimp wasn't bad. But the walnuts were burned and when I asked for a replacement, I was told that they were precooked so they were all like that. What's up with that? I asked for a substitute for them and was given cashews. They were a bit better-at least not burned. The lettuce wraps and leek dumplings were tasty. But for the price, 3 dumplings for the price was a bit high. The beef and broccoli was the saltiest out of the dishes and the broccoli was overcooked.
Hate to say this but the service was not that great either. Perhaps it wasn't the waitress's fault as she seemed like the only one there taking orders. So we had to ask about our one Pepsi that didn't come before the food. And then our bill was messed up and it took forever to correct it. The waitress did apologize about the delay and offered us some ice cream while we waited. But then she never came back to hear our answer which would have been YES we wanted it.
If not for the fact that we could use our Bconnected points, I don't think I would go and pay full price to eat there. Sorry.
The oxtail was terrible, kalbi was a little tough, kim Chee, bean sprouts & watercress was terrible.
This place was great! Calamari,oaxtail fried rice and the walnut shrimp OMG soooooo good
This is a must if you are there we will be going back the next time we are in vegas that for sure
The staff was very accommodating and joked around with my parents and their friends. We celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday and we all enjoyed our food.
Music was not appropriate but the food and service were great.
We had a lovely meal here and our waitress was amazing!!