Noodle House is one of those restaurants that you have probably come across, be it at the Emirates Towers or the Madinat. With 5 different locations in the city, Noodle House's oriental fusion offering's aren't overly complicated or inspiring but their constantly updating menu does mean there are always new dishes on offer.
There is one particular location of theirs however that I find myself returning to time and time again, not because of the food - which is pretty much the same at any of their branches, like with any chain. There is just something peaceful about the food area on the top floor of the new extension at Burjuman. It might be all the water or the glass and wood roof or it might have something to do with the chilled out vibe of the area. It's a nice and welcome change from then the masses of crowds you get at MOE & Dubai Mall. If you haven't seen it, you really should check it out - there are plenty of restaurants there to choose from if you aren't in the mood for oriental food.
The idea is a simple one, you take one of their order pads with the funky squighly pens, go thru the menu and tick what you want from the various options, tear off the sheet and hand it to your server.
The menu is well laid out and indicates the dishes that are spicy, the ones which contain nuts and the vegetarian options. On a side note, while they do offer home delivery, their delivery times are ridiculously slow and not an option I would recommend. Besides, how often do you get a view like the one pictured above? Even if it is in a mall?
Onto the food, pictured above is their Wasabi Prawn's.. not quite up to the standards of the other high offerings from Okku's for example, but not bad at all for the money. Following that we have the Wok-fried Tofu with basil and chili - which was slightly to sweet for me due to the oyster sauce. They also have a small selection of dumplings and despite their name, their noodle offerings are limited to about 5 dishes. They do keep changing their menu with new dishes being added all the time so I am sure you will find something you like. I should mention that their chili prawns were rather disappointing - it was essentially stir friend prawns in redd'ish 'chili' sauce with a few onions thrown in and that's it, basic to say the least.
The Bora Bora (watermelon with coconut milk with grenadine) is my favourite, also make sure to ask for the condiments tray if it isn't already on the table.. if you are a true condiment freak like me who likes to add every possible one you wont be disappointed with their home brewed chili, garlic & ginger sauces.
The prices are just every so slightly high to make it true value for money, after all you are siting on park benches - but the food's not bad.
The Noodle House can be found at the top floor restaruant area of the Burjuman extention or alternatively; http://www.thenoodlehouse.com (Very informative and useful website - nice change from the norm)