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Old 20-10-2003, 11:37 AM
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Default [Sydney, Australia]: Review of Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Haymarket - Budget: Backpacker Affordable

You get what you paid for! While this place is known for having the best Northern Chinese noodle dishes
around in the Chinatown end of the Sydney CBD, and cheapest food around, you still get what you paid
for! Be prepared for the lack of service and the rudeness of the non-English
speaking waitresses when you pay for a noodle dish at AUD7.50 (incredible price)

While I had been a frequent eater at the Noodle House, I can say, never more
after today! With its daily queues and lack of space, waitresses hint at you (not
speak to you) to leave by gesturing wildly at
their watches, pass by across you hitting you across the head, making sure your
empty teapot stays empty (it's a custom to open the lid of your teapot when the
tea has finished and most of these places brings you more tea) and bringing the
bill to you even though you have not finished your meal nor requested the bill!

While I'm sure this review will not deter the hordes that go to this place, if
you really want to be treated like a paying customer and not a mere number of
their turnover policy, then do seriously consider if you want to eat at this
place. The rudeness and our treatment was not worth the food experience at all.
It detracted any culinary enjoyment of my friend "The food was nice but..." and
they have lost, though probably not missed, at least these two customers .
I felt the old adage of the food industry: I was merely renting a table.

Go to the Chinese Noodle Restaurant if you must (there are other alternatives
within the vicinity including a $2/dish Taiwanese place next door) but remember you must eat your food
within 30 minutes, or less. Or you'll start receiving dirty looks, wildly gesticulating waitresses, stupefying
Basil Fawlty "we hate the customer" and Seinfeld "soup nazi" attitudes.



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Old 20-10-2003, 04:00 PM
Moses Lim
 
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Default [Sydney, Australia]: Review of Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Haymarket

Sydney South Foodie wrote:
You get what you paid for! While this place is known for having the best Northern Chinese noodle dishes


yupe .. u get what u pay for anywhere

their watches, pass by across you hitting you across the head, making sure your
empty teapot stays empty (it's a custom to open the lid of your teapot when the
tea has finished and most of these places brings you more tea) and bringing the
bill to you even though you have not finished your meal nor requested the bill!


the empty teapot is a bit rude of them... but handing out the bill is
not cos it is usually due to having a lot of ppl waiting to get in ...
or sometimes .. just for the hell of it ..

While I'm sure this review will not deter the hordes that go to this place, if


probably not

within the vicinity including a $2/dish Taiwanese place next door) but remember you must eat your food


that taiwanese place is pretty good value ... been there quite a few
times ... hhhmmm ... never really noticed the noodle place u mentioned
... but then i get pretty focussed when i m hungry .. so tend to miss
things



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