Chef's Choice Noodle Bar

1534 19th St A, Bakersfield
(661) 325-1234

Recent Reviews

Lana Wright

Excellent service, great food. The pad thai noodles and tom kha soup are delicious.

Sam K.

Just ordered from here tonight. I got the orange chicken. Omg. It was so unbelievably dry. It was barely even edible. My husband got the Thai Salty Pork. It was fine. Nothing great. Just average. The only reason I'm even giving them 2 stars is because of the crispy green beans. They were great and I honestly wish I had just ordered them. We definitely will not order from here again.

Shelby W.

Called in for a take out order, didn't get what I asked for. Didn't realize it until I went to go eat it. Very frustrated!

Crystal W.

During this Covid-19 mess, we decided to order Noodle Bar through Uber Eats, but we would pick it up ourselves. I placed the order earlier in the day, for pickup between 5:30-6pm. We arrived at Noodle Bar around 5:20pm, clearly understanding that we were early. As we checked in and watched others come in to pick up orders, we were literally astonished at the lack of respect these people had as customers -- MOSTLY GRUBHUB/UBEREATS/DOORDASH workers picking up other orders. The Noodle Bar employees were RUNNING around getting orders together, taking orders out to customers in their vehicles, asking customers that were standing inside if they would like something to drink, taking phone calls, running to the back checking with the kitchen on orders. They were so respectful and still were trying to put on a happy face to the customers that were complete TURDS to them! We even witnessed a couple of times, the owners literally RUNNING trying to get orders together. We were so impressed! We had already been committed customers to Noddle Bar, but we praise the workers and owners and we will ALWAYS recommend this restaurant to everyone! THANK YOU!

Becca N.

We ordered through grub hub. Food came to our door piping hot! Noodles were really good. We ordered 3 different soups. All were pretty good... would definitely try again. My only down fall with it was the chuncks of beef were a little gross visually... had large arteries very visible through the meat....so just looked unappetizing.... other than that it was good. Flavor was good too....

Art T.

I had read in the local newspaper that Chef's Choice Noodle Bar had an Easter special for 4-6 people. 8 pot stickers, mongolian beef, cashew chicken, asparagus shrimp, chow mein, fried rice and some brownies w/ caramel sauce. I had never eaten here although I had been told that it was excellent. I called in on Friday and paid for it on the phone. I picked it up at 6pm as we agreed to and it was all ready for us in a nice Chef's Choice reusable bag. Everything was SO delicious. I mean, anyone can mix some veggies and protein, but the sauces it what makes or breaks this food. The sauces were gold. Yum. Thank you for being open today. We will be using the $5 gift card that we received for pre-paying on Friday, I can only imagine how it would be hot from the kitchen. Kudos to all!!!!!

Shawna D Pinney

I've been to Chef's Choice Noodle Bar for dinner and lunch several occasions and it never disappoints! My"visit" is your pad Thai and pineapple fried rice (good to discuss both of these things, or so the left-overs go home for a subsequent supper ). My husband dictates the surf & turf on a regular basis, with tight noodles. In addition, I suggest the hot garlic edamame. Be forewarned - it's hot!

Dana Wagner

I've been to Chef's Choice Noodle Bar for dinner and lunch several occasions and it never disappoints! My"visit" is your pad Thai and pineapple fried rice (good to discuss both of these things, or so the left-overs go home for a subsequent supper ). My husband dictates the surf & turf on a regular basis, with tight noodles. In addition, I suggest the hot garlic edamame. Be forewarned - it's hot!

Margaret P.

This is my favorite Thai restaurant! Everything is fresh and so full of flavor. They're able to accommodate 2 customers or an entire roomful of people without blinking an eye. Quality food, quality servers who know the menu inside and out and the nicest owners and general manager. It's a can't miss!!

Salvador G.

Delicious food. Never disappoints. This is definitely one of my families favorite dinner spots. The Pad See-Ew is my favorite. My wife and daughter love the Spicy Drunken Noodles. A must try.

Nicole M.

When I moved here, I was looking for a new Thai restaurant. Been here a couple times and I love it every time! I have only gotten the Pad See Ew. It tastes amazing, and the portions are great. I really appreciate them staying open during quarantine and allowing delivery. I need to expand my tastes and check out other items on the menu!

Kevin Sitter

Great variety. Ate with a large party so saw a variety of menu options served and every dish was delicious. Great service despite or being a large group, and separate checks was not a problem!

Linda W.

Best place downtown. I take all my friends here. I order to my home here. Literally can't get enough!

Garrett Memering

I liked everything about this place. Excellent food, good service, drink menu was decent, and prices were moderate. What i enjoyed most, was that it was something different. Good change up from burgers, and tacos... Will i go back again? Definitely.

Diane Lewis

We ordered what was suppose to be sweet sour rice w shrimp and it came separated and we had to mix the dish Would be better if already fried and combined and the waitress said it cost more for fried rice?? Nobody came and asked if we were doing ok and needed anything else disappointing we were looking forward to it.

Sweetcmc Jeannot

The food was delicious!!! Our top choice was the sea bass and the Ribeye!!

Xiaoting X.

What a disappointment from all the great yelp reviews and local frieNds recommendations. The noodles were just ok and definitely not authentic or great tasting. We tried Thai boat, it was like 3.5/5. Flavorful but missing a ton of different species that's in the traditional version. The tomyum noodle is 2/5. It was like spice and vinegar added to bad miso ramen. The egg noodle itself was also disappointing. We would not come back. If you are looking for fusion food, this may be ok. It's got a good drinks list

Eric Guzman

The food was very good and the portions were generous.

Beatriz M.

I have to say this is one of my go to spots for lunch and dinner. Let me say this places does get extremely packed during lunch, but whenever I've been here during lunch my food is made quickly. The food is always delicious! The Thai basil is my favorite thing to eat here along with the drunken noodles. The food is always hot, and taste amazing. The fired green beans are very tasty as an appetizer, and they are served with a spicy mayo dipping sauce that I love!

Chad Span

Yesterday was our first time we visited this excellent restaurant. But It is obviously not the last. We had a good time with the efficient service, with the magnificent cuisine and booze and with the honest cost. We will definitely come back again.

Mark M.

Place is awesome, food is great, nice environment, and our waitress Haley was so nice. Definitely coming back and recommending this joint.

Joseph Wychico

Decided to give this place a try since I was having a craving for noodles.

Kim l.

Americanized Thai food. After driving over 10 hours, we were stuck in Bakersfield for the night. I wanted some bbq but that place ran out of meat so we ended up here. We arrived around 8:30pm and were seated right away. This was was pretty packed. The waitress gave my kids some crayon and paper. We ordered: Wonton bbq pork noodle soup: 3/5 broth was decent, wontons were big but didn't taste good. Noodles were way over cooked Green curry: 4/5 good taste but toooo watery Pas see ew: 4/5 this was the best dish that we ordered Friendly service, ok Americanized Thai food.

Josh M.

I had gotten the seafood soup but the calamari and shrimp had been overcooked to the point of being rubbery. I had also ordered the pork shumai which was delicious though they couldve gone with less vegetables on top of it. Had also ordered the crepe, which delicous as well, and the servers were nice and helpful. so the only detraction from the experience was the texture of the calamari and shrimp in the soup

Ruth Sandoval

Good service, great food! Place for a spacious for big groups. Bathrooms very clean. Somewhat pricey but it’s worth the price.

Michael M.

Delicious food! Honestly the best noodles I've ever had. Great place for lunch, date night and to meet up with friends. Definitely a top 5 favorite Bakersfield.

Jared M.

Such a great experience and would highly recommend this to everyone. Server Anthony was tentative, knowledgeable and very professional. Food was too notch for the price. I can't say enough good things about this place as a first timer. Definitely will be going back the next time we are in town

Veronica Kenison-Munoz

My food was ordered online and delivered through grub hub. The food was delicious and well packaged. The reason for the low rating is due to the large piece of plastic wrap being found inside of my food.

Diana Byrns

I ordered fresh shrimp rolls but appeared no shrimp inside. Portion is good.

Joy A.

This place still has the best Thai food I have ever had. Their curries are amazing, the veggie ramen is delicious, love every noodle dish I have ever tried there! I don't have anything bad to say and have eaten there I'm sure over 100 times.

todd dyer

Great place for thai food. Service is always timely even when they have a full house. Nothing but pleasant experiences here. Prices are reasonable I would say.

Gerald Bauer

My top place for delicious Thai food. Dropped in on Tues. Staff treated us so kindly. The bill was decent for the quality.

Kristie Sloan

My favorite place for tasty thai food. got there near five, it wasn't very busy. service is consistently good. this place has a cool feel to it.

W W Tanner

My favorite place for thai food. Entered near ten, it was not crowded. The staff was very sociable and kind. This place has a cool design.

Veronica Kenison

My food was ordered online and delivered through grub hub. The food was delicious and well packaged. The reason for the low rating is due to the large piece of plastic wrap being found inside of my food.

Brendan G

Good place for quality Thai food. The service here is above par. It has a great feel to it. This place has positive reviews for a reason.

Nathan B

Hands down our favorite place to eat in Bakersfield. When people come to town to visit, we take them here. Favorite dish: drunken noodles. Their periodic cooking class is also a lot of fun. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Lerah J.

Always good food and great service. They take reservations and can make a good portion of their menu vegan on request.

Irma N.

I've been here numerous times for lunch and with a big birthday party. The staff has been a hit and missed. They do have a large eclectic menu Thai, Chinese , Japanese. I've tried numerous items here shrimp Yum woon sen, pad Thai and other forget-able dishes , but not the best as Thai food is one of my fav foods. I don't really care much for this noodle place and I've given it a few chances, so for me is a no thank you! I must give them credit for trying the big city vibe.

Audrey Y.

Went to lunch here and boy let me tell you . Service was awesome ! I ordered the Pork Shumai (beef dumplings) as an appetizer, first time ever trying dumplings in general and they were so tasty ! If your open to trying different foods ; this is the place to go! I also ordered the Yakisoba noodles with beef as protein and OMG , the noodles were outstanding ! I had a side of orange chicken , and the orange chicken was the best I've EVER had ! I had definitely been sleeping on this place and recommend it highly!