|Address:||44 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA|
|Working:||Closed 11AM–3PM 11AM–3PM 11AM–3PM 11AM–3PM 11AM–10PM Closed|
I had their Vegetable Tofu Ramen. Now Im not a connoisseur of ramen but I dont think the noodles should be a blob of pasta adhering to itself, needing to be cut into pieces (chucks) before eating. If that is typical ramen then Im at a loss as to how this dish has risen to such popularity. The broth was pretty good, tofu was as usual takeout tofu goes. The vegetables were sadly scant in number which is strange because the first word in the title of the meal is vegetable. And amongst those veggies was something Im guessing was mushrooms but that had the texture of shellfish and the taste of less appealing forms of fungi, needless to say I removed them from the bowl out of disgust and fear I might actually be eating a clam or mussel like creature. For the price ($10 and some change) I would rather go to King Noodle on Duke street. I wont be returning again. It might be worth adding that I had called my order in but there was some mistake and the preparation didnt begin till I got there. This didnt bother me, I was in no rush, but Ive known that to set some people off. So beware of unsuccessful ordering as well.
Ever since I discovered Issei Lancaster this past July, Ive been a regular. Im always a fan of their noodle dishes, especially their Ramen. Tonkatsu, Shoyu, Sio, Miso - you name it, their broth delivers all the time. Prices are decent given the amount/quality of food you get. They also offer on occasion certain appetizers not on the menu, which have been very tasty, indeed (takoyaki, pork sausage in steamed bun). These are always fun to look out for. The service is always warm and friendly and the owners (Andre and Donna) have been more than gracious! My initial review wasnt as positive as Id like it to be due to certain menu items which have been revised. With the changes, I gladly change my rating to 5 stars. The staff is always open to suggestions, which I think helps in making their establishment grow and be more consistent with their product. Currently, I think their menu line up is solid without compromise on variety. You definitely should come. Try the ramen. Doesnt matter which one. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face and a satisfied feeling in your belly.
Not sure why it took me so long to visit this place. Its delicious. They have a really wide selection of Ramen, pho, and other fried noodle dishes. Even if someone is kind of scared of this type of food, this place is good because you have so much variety. The wait staff is also really pleasant and helpful. So if you arent sure what to get, they are really eager to help you. Even on our way out some of the kitchen staff popped their heads out and asked how everything was. Its located in a little mall area just off queen st, so I could see it being kind of difficult to get to if you arent familiar with Lancaster city. Walk into the outside doors into a hallway, then into another door on the left. Hover there and theyll seat you promptly. Prices were good here too! We got tea, an appetizer, and two meals and paid a tiny bit over $30. Seemed fine to me. My husband even had leftovers, which they packaged up really nicely. So, Ill definitely be going back.
Hungry after long drive. Found parking right across the sidewalk from this restaurants sign promoting their specials. Walked away. Checked out the market. Went to visitors center and to our surprise, the staff recommend the local Asian food. Looked up reviews. 4 1/2 stars. Well, we were curious what kind of Ramen out here. The staff was wonderful. Extensive menu of many Asian offerings; Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese food. Tried ramen, yakisoba, cold noodle, Dan Dan noodle. Well, it was decent food but we were expecting 4 1/2 stars...and spoiled by Asian Bay Area food. I would have to say its closer to 3 and extra half for the nice service.
Not baby friendly. No highchair available. Other places usually will just do an automatic 18% gratuity for bigger parties. But here, they charge you 10% extra if you come in bigger parties (thats not including the gratuity), so for an average bowl of ramen it will cost you $10 + 10% + tax + gratuity.. thats too much for an overall poor service non-luxury restaurant. The ramen for me is just "not-bad", not a good one. For the ramen that comes with egg, it doesnt come in a standard soft-boiled egg for ramen, they give you regular hard boiled egg.
What a terrific noodle restaurant! The owners are very attentive to both the restaurant and its customers. They have a very reasonably priced menu with a wide variety of tastes for your pallet. They have items on the menu for everybody from omnivores, to vegetarians, and even vegans. This restaurant is BYOB, so you have to supply the cocktails. But if you like Asian inspired noodle bowls, then do yourself a favour and check this place out. You will not disappointed.
This is such a likable place. The food is fantastic, the service is super friendly and the prices very reasonable. My wife and I have been 10+ times over the past year and each experience has been as positive as the last. My favorite dish is the spicy tan tan ramen but the Berkshire pork sausage bao buns that they offer on special sometimes come a close second.
We went for lunch and had wonderful, attentive service. Everything on the menu looks fantastic and we had a hard time narrowing down our choices. I settled on a rice bowl, which was delicious. I cant wait to go back and try something else. The location is a little strange, tucked away in a sad little "mall", but it definitely worth the effort to find it.
I have come here three times already, on separate occasions too, and their food was fantastic every time. Their signature ramen (#1) was so simple but tasted great. Customer service was wonderful, had a blast. Definitely a good place for ramen. Pho, not so much. But your visit will be great, definitely recommend.
Their dishes are imaginative and unique - truly more than just a bowl of noodles. For anyone stuck in the rut of boring food, this place is a breath of fresh air. Cozy atmosphere, nice background music. The only thing thats a bit annoying is the usual wait - but its still worth it. Also, they have bubble tea!
Issei Noodle never lets us down! Ramen, Pho, Spring Rolls, Pad Thai best in town! Not only is the food selection top notch the service is great as well. Always friendly and welcoming. If you have not been here yet, I suggest the next time you decide to eat out give them a try. You wont be disappointed.
Our first time getting authentic ramen. We were sat and our order taken quickly by the friendly staff. Our appetizer and ramen followed shortly after. It was so beautiful and absolutely delicious!! Gracious servings for the price and we left full and happy! Will return asap!
Phil Oswald Christano
The food isnt bad, but I wouldnt necessarily be dying to go back either. They have a large menu, so its possible that I didnt order the right ones. Options are quite generous. Unfortunately its not as kids friendly as some other places, e.g. no high chair was offered.
Best ramen in Lancaster, but not that great. Other dishes are tasty from what my co workers told me, but I always get let down by the ramen every time i try it. They do have a N64 for the kids to play at the end of the restaurant. The background music is great however.