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Capital Noodle – The best part of Chinese food with an even better ambiance.

Capital Seafood has been around for a while, and to be honest it continues to get worse and worse.  So when I heard they were opening up a Capital Noodle Bar, I had low expectations.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I finally tried it out.

thai style chow fun

Capital Noodle is just that, noodles.  However, shockingly it also has meat dishes, rice dishes and dumplings.  Confusing, I know.  But I don’t mind.  I suggest getting a few noodle dishes, but also starting with an order of dumplings, because when are dumplings a bad idea.  The menu isn’t small so be prepared to come with several friends so you can taste test a bit of everything.

green beans

When you first walk in to Capital Noodle Bar you are greeted by long tables that are almost communal style but actually are separated by dividers to make your party feel more isolated.  It’s something I have never seen before and adds a nice touch. The lay out makes you feel like it’s a “hip” place even though you are at a Chinese restaurant.  And its not an uppity Asian fusion place either, which can get old.

singapore noodle

Capital Noodle also has some traditional dishes such as green beans, fried rice, chow mein and my favorite Singapore noodles.  They have noodle soup and one of their specialties Huanan chicken.  When I came here the first time, I ordered the Thai Style Chow Fun, which was good (and greasy), but extremely spicy.

fried rice

As for the food, it isn’t anything extremely authentic or absolutely amazing, but it does hit the soak up the beer that you are drinking on the side.  I would rate this a 3/5 for greasy Chinese food on the same level as Panda Express, but it does its job on a heavy drinking night or maybe even better for the day after the bars.

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