Chow Boom Revisited
posted by July 22 at 13:05 PMon
Many have opined about Boom Noodle’s noodles, and at this juncture, the general sense is that they’re not that good and too damn expensive. People like the small plates better, both for quality and value.
The Tokyo ramen is just all right: good noodles; salty, unrich chicken-pork broth that is not unlike the broth of “Oriental” Top Ramen; braised pork that varies from delicious to dry from bowl to bowl. (It remains true: Samurai kicks Boom’s ass in the department of ramen.) But what if the Tokyo ramen cost $6.95 instead of $10? It does, at happy hour: much more gratifying. Happy hour’s in the absurdly sleek lounge every day 4–6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday, with specials on small plates (like the creamy, elegant chilled sesame tofu) and drinks, too.
Also, on Friday night during happy hour, there is ping pong.
If every hour were happy hour at Boom Noodle, everyone would be happier to eat and drink there (and they’d still be making money hand over fist due to high volume and, you know, the economy). Boom!