Ever since Do closed, I have been looking for a place to get my all-time favorite cold weather staple, pho - the traditional Vietnamese soup. I've tried it at several other places around town, but I've been less than impressed. Until I found Noodle Star (in the space that formerly housed Jimmy's Hot Dogs).
Noodle Star features Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. It's like one-stop shopping for all of your Asian cuisine needs. There's s a wide variety of sushi, as well as noodles, stir-fry, fried rice and traditional Vietnamese soups.
We started off with the egg rolls (my standard adequacy gauge at any Asian restaurant.) These were crispy, light and not at all greasy. I really liked that the dipping sauce had a bit of a kick to it.
The pho at Noodle Star is first rate. It has that unique mix of savory with a hint of sweetness that I look for in my soups. While they don't have the more standard chicken pho, the sliced steak is super tender and makes a great substitute. The paper thin pieces of beef really soak up the flavor of the broth. It comes with the usual accoutrements: mint, bean sprouts, lime and jalapenos.
The sushi is pretty standard. They have regular rolls like the California and crunchy shrimp, but also offer a good selection specialty rolls like the namesake Noodle Star roll and the dragon roll.
The atmosphere is pretty casual, but prices are more than reasonable.
6773 Stage Boulevard
Bartlett, TN 38134