Dojo Noodle Bar
- 01223 363 471
- 1-2 Millers Yard, Mill Lane (map of this place)
- CB2 1RQ
- noon-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm Mon-Thu; noon-4pm, 5:30pm-11pm Fri; noon-11pm Sat-Sun
Wagamama-style noodle bar near the river. Cheap prices, large portions. The restaurant is quite tiny, but also has some heated space outdoors in Millers Yard.
Like Wagamama, your food won't arrive in any particular order; because of this, they don't have a starters section on the menu, though the "side dishes" section contains many things that you might normally have as starters. As of November 2007, side dishes cost between £3.10 (edamame) and £4.25 (tempura prawns). Grilled things on skewers are between £1.45 (chicken) and £1.60 (king prawns) per skewer. Noodle soup is between £6.40 (tofu and vegetable ramen) and £7 (e.g. beef pho, teriyaki salmon ramen). Other main courses are between £5.70 (e.g. vegetable yaki-soba) and £7 (fragrant red curry duck).
The main difference I find from Wagamama is that the food comes from a slightly wider range of East Asian cuisines than I remember seeing there: I particularly like the Vietnamese spring rolls. The menu is full of very bad puns.
They have a policy of not using MSG, and they have gluten-free Kikkoman soy sauce for those on gluten-free diets. They also have a "vegan wok" used for the cooking of vegan dishes only.
Takeaway is available at a 10% discount from the restaurant prices.