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“Hearty, rustic, family-style ramen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Issei Noodle

Issei Noodle
Ranked #11 of 159 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Japanese
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hearty, rustic, family-style ramen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Issei Noodle is a classic family-run, family-style restaurant serving food like mom made for you! We started with a hearty miso soup--probably the best I've ever had in a restaurant--and had two ramen noodle dishes: chashu and spicy tan-tan. Both soups were individually distinct in broth, contents, and flavors: everything was fresh, and obviously prepared on order. This is not elegant food: for that, go to a chef's three-star restaurant. This is hearty, flavorful, stick-to-your ribs noodle soup, with authentic tastes and textures. Service was family-style as well: friendly, attentive, and hoping you'd like what they served.
This place is absolutely worth a detour off I-76 or I-81.

Visited January 2014
Thank George G
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

One of my favorite places to eat! The Chicken and Egg Don-Buri and Thai Bubble Tea are amazing! I have also tried the Pad See Ew and Egg Noodle Delight, both are tasty as well.

Visited May 2014
Thank MnW123
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“#16 ... Still the best dish on the Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Of course I have tried just about everything, but it is hard to beat the Okinawa Yakisota. Paired with Asian Calamari Salad and left-overs will carry you through lunch the next day. One of my favorite restaurants in downtown Carlisle. The only drawback is NO BYOB. I'd love a glass of wine with this meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Edward S
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Sumter, South Carolina
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic Food At A Good Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

I literally tried going to this restaurant twice today but it was still closed each time. Luckily, the third time's the charm. The place was absolutely packed tonight but seeing as it was just me I got seated quickly and placed my order. I ordered the Vietnamese rolls, Miso Soup, and the Japanese Yakiosoba. The rolls were alright, nothing really special but the Miso soup was definitely unique. The soup seemed to be thicker than what I was used to, had noodles in it, had no tofu (typically standard), and had a slight ginger taste to it. I thought the soup was really good. Now, the Yakisoba was fairly greasy and had a slight sweet cinnamon taste to it which struck me as rather odd. It was alright and definitely different from what I was used to. Although the restaurant was packed and had only one waitress it seemed to run extremely efficient with minimal wait time but this, of course, cut into the personal dining experience. Overall very good though.

Visited April 2014
Thank recon626
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“An Experience to say the least”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Having lived in Asia while in the Service, I came to enjoy asian food immensely. I took a date to Isssei Noodle once and despite my desire for ramen, yudong, etc I can't bring myself to return. The chef used much too much oil. Suffice it to say that it cleansed the both of us within a matter of an hour or so. Be careful is the best advice I can give anyone who dares enter this establishment.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Chuck t
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