Noodle Express

The chicken Osaka is why you stop by Noodle Express for lunch; the excellent service, fun staff, and clean atmosphere is why you come back. Although Noodle Express is a chain Asian eatery, the food is far from lacking if you’re looking for a fast lunch. Try a dinner-sized portion with a beer to fill up, or their smaller lunch special (with soda) that runs around $5. The egg rolls and potstickers are excellent, but you can also find old favorites like mac-and-cheese if you’re feeling less adventurous. (January 2013)