Green star Szechuan Noodle Bowl (International District)

420 Eighth Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-4198

A brightly lit, no-nonsense source of fabulous Sino-starch, the Bowl specializes in all things doughy, from bowls of ropy noodles to hand-pleated gyoza to scallion pancakes. Nearly everything served here possesses a deeply satisfying chew, and everything’s real cheap, too.
Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30 am-9 pm
Categories: Restaurant

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Won Ton Soup To Die For

First the meh, and then the great. I really do love this place, however I don't see what the fuss is over the scallion pancakes. I've always thought they were kind of dry and tasteless.

Also, which isn't a big deal to me, I'm pretty sure the noodles aren't made in-house. I was having lunch there a few months ago when the noodle delivery guy showed up with giant bags of fresh noodles in a grocery shopping cart. Granted, he could've been 'their' noodle guy, but then why did he leave without an empty cart?? Whatevs, not a big deal to me...

I have watched them make their fantastic dumplings at the table in the corner during the day, though. It's fascinating.

Now for the great. Their Won Ton soup is dynamite! I've searched the Puget Sound area for 15 years and theirs is the best, hands-down. Their beef noodle soup is equally fantastic and I also love the bamboo shoot appetizers.
Posted by CPN on June 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM · Report this

These are dumplings like yo mama used to make.

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Posted by Sichuan Hua won on January 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM · Report this

Dumplings Rock

The scallion pancakes make me so happy. The meat or veggie filled dumplings make me swoon. This place is dirt cheap and out of this world.
Posted by Brecky Brown on August 2, 2007 at 1:21 AM · Report this

I only order 3 things here...

Despite the small menu veggie options-- Szechuan Noodle Bowl should not be overlooked. Fresh handmade noodles and dumplings are made onsite and for many years I have been more than happy to order the same two veggie dishes (Cold Sesame Noodles w/ Vegetables and Veggie Dumplings in Spicy Sauce) over and over again. Super cheap (a bowl of 10 dumplings is $5) and made with l-u-v, love-- people who think Chinese food is "Sweet N' Sour _____" should open their palates and hearts to the wonders of the Szechuan Noodle Bowl's homemade-goodness.
Posted by christopher h on July 15, 2007 at 6:48 PM · Report this

Best dumplings in town

The scallion pancakes are a nice starter, all the dumplings are good (especially the steamed spinach tofu) and the spicy sauce they come submerged in is addictive. Very filling and cheap, charming, fast's a fun hole-in-the-wall alternative to the bigger ID spots.
Posted by jezebel on July 6, 2007 at 11:22 AM · Report this

One of my faves

I go there nearly once a week, and I always get the same things. Pork & chive dumplings or the pork and napa dumplings, the spinach dumplings (hear that vegetarian?) and scallion pancakes. I always leave stuffed and happy. Nice folks. Watch them make the dumplings as you're eating them.
Posted by Chompy on May 15, 2007 at 10:22 AM · Report this

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