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Boom Noodle

Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in the 2011 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington competition. From hot soups, 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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40 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
(40 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 40 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(18)
3 stars
(9)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • kid-friendly(20)
  • good for groups(16)
  • great for lunch(16)
  • fit for foodies(8)
  • hot spot(5)
  • neighborhood gem(5)
Boom Noodle Reviews List
Review 1 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 8 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 11/23/2015
 2011
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Review 9 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 10 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 11 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Fun atmosphere; decent food; some service issues

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were excited to return to Boom Noodle after their re-opening at the Capitol Hill location. Parking was difficult, as expected. We ended up paying for a nearby lot. Noise level was high, which required a lot of repeating our orders/requests to our server. We were dining with our kids; lots of families were there on a Friday evening. Appropriate/enjoyable family atmosphere except for one loud group doing shots in the bar... One person in our party was served the wrong meal. Took a long time to have the correct meal brought out. Took a long time to get a requested fork (only chopsticks were on the table). Best foods we had: lettuce wrap appetizer, tempura vegetables, yakisoba. Not very interesting: chicken pho. We have had many good meals and great service at the old location in University Village. We were a bit disappointed about the service and food on this visit."
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Probably one of my favorite spots in Capitol Hill. The food is great. Service can get awkward but outside of that its a good unique spot."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2006
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Review 15 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2011
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 17 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 7/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 18 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Best pad thai I've ever had."
Dined on 4/22/2015
 2009
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Review 20 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Gone and forgot to mention

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Imagine my surprise when my two friends and I arrived at Boom, U Village, for our reservation last Tuesday, to find the restaurant gutted, construction workers galore, and a sign on the former entrance announcing they were opening in another location in another week. This was a birthday celebration and had been planned for some time. Fortunately there were many other restaurants in the area and we enjoyed our lunch elsewhere. Shouldn't Open Table be made of restaurant closures and notify those who use their venue for reservations?"
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2005
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Review 21 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 23 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/06/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 24 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/03/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Food - But Noisy!!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was good, however, for four people to have a conversation across a booth, it was nearly impossible!
I would recommend the food, everyone had a different dish and we shared two appetizers and all were great!
However, the noise level was unacceptable!
Service was so-so."
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2013
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 26 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service is always fair but food consistent"
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2010
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Review 27 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food, bar is slow.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good food, great happy hour but the service in the bar is very slow after dining here twice. It takes a long time to get a drink and order food."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Boom Noodle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Really great NYE dinner!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We have been to Boom Noodle a few times and always enjoyed the food. I've tried the Kimchi Ramen, the Curry noodle dish (can't remember the name - also a soup) and a couple others I'd have to look at the menu to remember. I've always really enjoyed my meal. This time I had the Udon with spicy beef. I wished the beef were a little hotter, but it was tasty and the meal was delicious. I'm dreaming about Udon noodles now so will be back soon. We had a great time and the service was friendly and responsive. Oh, and we also had the ahi tacos. They were delicious. More tuna than you'd expect and very tasty."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Boom Noodle
Based on the average of (12) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
9 out of 10 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate