Mi La Cay is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 186 reviews!
One of the best Vietnamese noodle places besides the pho places
Amazing! We served MI La Cay to a group of 50 at a hospital during the pandemic and they loved it. The owner Trinh is a wonderful person and her food is delicious. I highly recommend Mi La Cay!
I would say there noodle soup is one of the best in Seattle. Love it, I hope they will continue making the best noodle soup. ??
We work for a Hospital and start time is 5:30 am and it is very difficult to find a place that is open early enough for us to get lunch (we typically go to lunch from 9:30-10:30). We were so happy that we found a place that opened at 9 am and even happier that they delivered!
Trinh was amazing on the food taking our massive order (21 entree and 8 coffee orders). She was very kind we we kept calling and adding on top of our order too! Everything was super delicious and it arrived rather quick with a everything that we had ordered.
Strong coffee and great Vietnamese comfort food.
Good noodles. Good broth.
Good food. Cozy place. One of my favorite places to eat in Seattle.
The best Asian food that I have had since Wings restaurant in Stockton, CA. I was very delighted and the service was great and friendly. Very good.
Always fresh and delicious! Excellent service, clean, beautiful, comfortable, and open later than most restaurants. Yummm
So great. The service was fantastic! Chicken wings were as advertised, so crunchy and moist! Noodle Soup (N1) was fantastic.
I was craving pho and ordered something similar, a seafood noodle soup, for pickup through this app! Can't say what I got was exactly pho, but it was an interesting variation bursting with natural savory flavors. That's real food for you. Instead of a barrage of Thai basil, the soup came with super fresh, finely sliced chives and green onions, plus a yummy sambal-esque sauce and crispy jalapenos for spice. I've ordered takeaway pho at other places in Seattle before, and never has it been as hot, filling, and delicious as this random item I picked off the menu here. When I went to pick up, the hostess greeted me with pleasant smiles all around and a complimentary rambutan. Cuz why not, when you have box of rambutans lying around the restaurant? :D The interiors looked relaxing as well, so I'm definitely dining in next time.
Oh childhood memories I use to come here as a kid back when the location was on Dearborn Street. That was nearly a decade ago. I caught a craving at lunch today and decided to give it a go for old times sake.
The new location is in a small plaza, parking is tight and if your coming around lunch time good luck finding parking. The restaurant itself is a little small but the decor is nicely arranged definitely gives off that Vietnamese vibe.
I ordered a papaya salad with tofu to start and that was amazing. The salad was perfectly portioned not too much sauce, decent amount of tofu, and just the right amount of veggies. Definitely up there on my list of good papaya salads.
For my main course I had the BBQ Duck noodle soup and let me tell you it gave me flashbacks of when I ate it as a kid, the rice noodles got a little clumped up and we're hard to separate but no biggie, the broth was great no added sauces needed, and the duck was well cooked very tender and had a nice BBQ brown char.
The service was okay, coming at lunch time it's gets extremely busy and can be a bit hectic. There was only one woman who was serving the whole restaurant so she was very busy. She did a great job serving everyone but it's understandable not getting the best service because she was by herself.
Overall a great place to stop by if your ever in the area and want a real authentic Vietnamese food besides Pho. I recommend to try at least one time. Who knows? Maybe this will become your go to spot.
Lovely staff served tender sauteed beef over a choice of egg (great) or rice noodles. Came with a soup I forgot to grab the name of, and I changed an Irish Cream Italian Soda that was delightful in our summer heat.
Great food & excellent service too
Good one dish meal kind of place. Clean, affordable and relatively quick service. Try their duckling noodles.
Love this place! We were visiting family and was staying in Portland so decided to drive 3 hrs to Seattle and our first stop was Mi La Cay. It was sooooo good. You need to try their specialty noodle. Flavoring was amazing. And fast service too. Will definitely come back here next time we visit.
Order the Duck Noodle Soup.
I grew up going to this noodle house, even going back to when it was at it's old location on Rainier. The service is impeccable and the managers are very understanding and a accommodating. I've tried almost everything on the menu and love it but I have to say some highlights are the chicken wings, Mi Vit Quay, salted fish fried rice, and the beef chow fun. Definitely a must try in the International district!
Great rice noddle
Awesime crispy chicken
Hi mi la cay good morning service customer very good and cooking food excellent congratulations thanks you so much have a nice day
Good food ????
Vietnamese food at this location - super tasty. The food was tasty. The staff was friendly and sociable.
This is the place to go if you like egg noodle soup. The house special comes with chicken, shrimp and pork. I would have given them 5 stars if not for the parking situation. At there old location they had a tiny parking lot just like this location but they had it all to themselves. The service and food is good.
Great food excellent service
Great food and service at a affordable price!
Great service, great food!
This place is incredible! I've been looking for a solid Vietnamese spot since I moved here last November, and I think I've found it.
I've ordered takeout from here a couple of times, and each time, I've ordered the House Noodle Soup, with the soup separate. So essentially, it's a dry noodle dish that they LOAD with chicken, pork, and a fried shrimp thing (look at the pics of the dish, you'll see it), and then you get the actual soup broth in a separate container. The dish is absolutely delicious, and for around $10, I personally think that it's extremely worth it. Along with the noodle soup, I also get one order of the Chinese Donut, which is very well done here. I find that it is crispier than what I've gotten from other places, yet still fluffy on the inside. It also doesn't feel like it's completely drenched in the frying oil. I want to try other items on the menu, but this order just has me hooked!
My little interaction with the staff has been positive. I've also seen them interact with other dine-in customers in a very friendly way.
The aesthetic is very nice on the inside - definitely nicer than the interior at typical Vietnamese restaurants. Everything looks polished and feels clean.
I've never seen this place very packed to the point where you'd have to wait, but I've also never gone during peak dinner hours. Be aware that even though this place has a private lot, it's very small, and to be honest, I don't know where else you would park.
Go try this place, get what I get, and you won't be disappointed!
OH MY GOSHHH this restaurant is sooo good!!!! Some of the best noodle soup I've ever had! Definitely recommend this to newcomers the service is great and I'm so glad I came here
Amazing service, food, etc I love this place. Been coming here since the old location and the quality is still amazing. The waitress is super friendly, always smiling and the seafood chow fun is my go to order.
I love this spot!! Every time I come out happy and satisfied! Their noodle soups are so good and so authentic. I feel like I'm eating a home cooked meal. The customer service is always good and the food comes out super fast! Definitely one of my favorite noodles spots! :3
Food is great and workers are extremely kind but they definitely need more servers. We waited super long for our food because only one person was cooking the food and two people were going back and forth from serving and cashing people out.
My uncle came to Washington about 14 years ago. The only thing he misses the most is this restaurant. But be aware they are understaff all the time and phone order may not be processed until you are there
Grate taste, i come here every time go that way and will keep coming again. Server is nice, restaurant is clean and price is reasonable.
Wow! This is great Vietnamese food from a long time Seattle establishment in a new location.
The space is inviting, bright, and clean. Service is outstanding, with the owner herself on the floor ensuring her customers are happy. Her recommendations were spot on.
The noodle soup is great. Don't come here looking for ph because this isn't that style of soup. What you will find is a clearer broth that flavorfully accompanies the other items in the bowl. The shrimp bit was amazing. And the owner's recommendation to try the savory Chinese donuts to dip in the soup was perfect.
Not sure how I have missed this place all these years, but I will be back,
Service = amazing. The waitress was incredibly friendly.
Food = great. I ordered a custom dish of seafood and veggies and they made it no problem.
10/10 would come back again
Good food chill atmosphere
I love to eat mi dac biet at this restaurant.
Nothing compares to their N1 House Noodle Soup - the soup with the noodles (you can get the soup on the side). The soup is light yet so flavorful and perfect when dipping the fried shrimp and roasted chicken. I love adding their pickled jalapeos, sriracha and their chili oil is amazing. I cannot seem to find another place that makes soup like this.
Definitely recommend, a Seattle MUST!
Mi La Cay has always been my go-to noodle house since CHILDHOOD. I've loved them since they were at their old location and am just as satisfied when they relocated. The staff are always hard at work to make sure you're pleased. Noodles and soup are always on point!
I went in wanting a bowl of noodles and soup, no expectations. Despite the fact my brother constantly went on about how clear and flavorful the soup was weeks prior when we passed by. It's a spot him and his friend used to frequent for House Noodles and this deep fried savory dough-- and he told me to just take a sip of the broth before eating anything. I've never seen such clear, refreshing, and flavorful soup before. It was just so good! The noodles were chewy and each protein in the House Noodles were so tender and juicy. And having placed the fried shrimp in batter on the side to keep it from getting soggy perfection. And honestly, I think it's because him and his friend are foodies or possibly male, or the fact they tend to have bottomless stomachs. But if you're HUNGRY or you wanna be STUFFED. A small bowl of the House Noodles and the savory fried dough is more than enough.
This place is adorable too! We went on a Sunday after 3 or 4(?) it was nice and quaint. I think this might kick the pho out of the near by areas and just straight up go for House Noodles when I want noodles and soup.
A had the Mi dac biet kho , the meat was really dry and there wasn't a lot of sauce. The food wasn't what I remembered it from a few years ago when it was at the old location.
On the other side, service was excellent! Our waitress was extremely prompt and very friendly. Smiles the whole time! It was the best service that I have ever had at a Vietnamese restaurant. It is the only reason that I gave it a four star.
Top notch Vietnamese food place. Very good customer service and foods are very delicious.
Good food. Fast service. Wide variety. Nice staff
Loved the noodles, fried chickens, and fried wontons. The service was fast even though the waiters or owners didn't speak English that well.
Love it, their house noodle is on point! Recommend this place to everyone and they go here all the time now as well.
Mi La Cay was a very pleasent lunch spot with good food. I even found a space in the parking lot! The food was good- I was pleased by prices and portion size. The staff was very helpful with my questions. I'll be back for lunch very soon!
Been there more than 5 times , always good , service is ok.
Food is incredible , been here 10 times now
Best customer service ever. The lady running the front felt like my aunt treating me to a meal. Though the meal itself was decent the customer service was phenomenal.
The best Mi ever. I love this place. Excellent customer service. I've been to other restaurants and no other place compares to their Mi. Since they moved to a new location it's even better. The place is quant and the bathroom is clean. If you want good Mi come here. You wont be disappointed.
It has been one emotional journey for me coming back to Seattle. I used to live in Federal Way, just around 30 minutes from Chinatown. It was ritual for my parents to take me down here to shop every weekend. One of the places we always dined at was Mi La Cay, back when it was still located on Rainer.
The restaurant moved and has been redecorated. It looked a lot more modern now. When I was younger, I couldn't appreciate this place enough, in glad to be back here. Based on nostalgia alone, I would've given it a five but having eaten at Mi Hue Gia Ky recently, I am a bit torn.
I got the house special dry noodles with pork, chicken and fried shrimp fritter. The noodles themselves were great. They were al dente and had a crunch to them. The sauce was a bit light, lacking both sweetness and saltiness. The pork was also kind of dry. The chicken leg was amazing however, the chicken skin was super crispy and the meat, juicy. The fried shrimp fritter was the best, it was easily the star of the show. The order came with a side of soup. This soup was out-of-this-world good. I did miss the pork skin crackling on top of the noodles though, they were the key component to this dish. I also ordered fried wontons. There was nothing to complain about the wontons, they were simply delicious.
Overall, it was a great meal. Both Hue Gia and Mi La Cay had great noodles. I like the sauce and meat from Hue Gia more but La Cay had much better broth and they have the fried shrimp fritter. I also like Hue Gia for their pork crackling toppings but the wontons at La Cay was out of this world. I guess it comes down to what you feel like eating that day as I recommend both restaurants. Mi La Cay will always be a bit more special to me though because of nostalgia :).
Another mi another mi, never fails so far , fot differwnt wait people, always good. Great place for lunch delicacy and run.
I lives in auburn, i always came here if i could.
Its chinese , vietnamese kind of resto. Quite, chill, wish people talk less in here lol ... yeah u too noisy ...
Tastey soup (N1) different from traditional pho. Good rice and noodle dishes too.
Great customer service and the music is so so relaxing! The Chinese donut comes with a wonderful broth for dipping which happens to complement it perfectly. The decor is great, and the parking lot looks small but there are spots!
N7 is where its at!! I have been here 4 times in 6 days and it gets better every time! Order the duck noodle soup with egg noodles, you will thank me later!
The service is pretty quick, friendly staff. I love the dry version of special house noodle, especially the deep fried shrimp beignet
Wonderful food was very good. I would send a friend every time
(let me do this review in front of their sign)
a true Seattlelite I am 4 not coming 2 this place until now.. but is this a massage place I mean I love the calm music, that if I work here would b a stress reliever
service was cool.. I mean u get ur food n they leave u alone
excellent noodle soup.. perfectly done 4 the following ingredients: Fried Shrimp, Fried Chicken, n Pork.. u have the choice of going w/ small or large as well n egg or rice noodle.. so I went large w/ egg noodles
Egg Rolls fried perfectly, good texture but need flavor n can go w/out
strong Chinese influence as staff spoke Cantonese.. some Mandarin n Vietnamese + English; so they go all ways not just both ways.. outside of appetizers, noodle soups r pretty much Chinese dishes
clean n nice looking restroom 2 use, no code
I'll b back like T-800
This place moved location after their land got ceased to develop new apartments. New place is within minutes in Little Saigon, smaller private lot, but there's plenty of street parking. This place just brings so much childhood memories because my family and I used to take the #7 hoodlum bus whenever we had extra money to eat out and order 1 bowl at Mi La Cay to share between 3 kids. We would passed by the giant billboard on Rainier Ave with the lottery prize getting here and I would dream of winning that prize so I can have my own bowl someday. I never won the lottery, but I can afford to get a whole bowl of noodle to myself now!
The new place is cleaner with more modern looking menus, but still the same great thing on the menu. I used to order the Mi La Cay special, I got the Chinese sausage egg noodle this time and the Chinese sausage was nice & crispy. The broth is so good and it's perfect for Seattle weather. You can get it wet or dry meaning mixed with the broth or broth on the side, both are yummy in it's different way.
Tell me about your experience if you've been here or is going to after reading this review:)
Been there more than 5 times , always good , service is ok
Always welcoming fast and wonderful service
Great food, Great Price!
Excellent Vietnamese noodles house. Highly recommended.
Great food, also sells very good beef jerky.
Food is really good. Many Vietnamese places serve food a bit on the sweet side (not my preference), but this place doesn't do that. The owner is really friendly. The soup base is fantastic. Highly recommend this place
One of the only not disappointing restaurants I encountered on my visit to Seattle. The hostess is the sweetest person ever! You can't go wrong with the Mi La Cay.
Omg! No other place compares to their noodle soups. Is it cuz of the msg? I don't care I love their duck noodle soup soooo good. Nobody makes it any tastier then them. Now that their relocated their place is quant and cozy. I give it a five star cuz it's the best noodle house in the city and their place is better looking now.
This is my favorite place to go get delicious egg noodle soup, seafood chow fun or fried rice! The pickled jalapenos accompany each dish so well!! Great customer service paired with delicious food always leaves me satisfied!!
Im not a big fan of dry egg noodle, but the waitress recommended me to try one. I picked the Trieu Chau dry noodle and fell in love with the dry noodle itself the sauce made the noodle very tasty. I dont really like the toppings come with the soup (chicken, shrimp, etc) since they were a little smelly. Next time I will try the dry noodle w/ BBQ pork.
Well worth the visit. Been a couple of times- very delicious soup and other entrees. Very friendly service! Great Vietnamese food!
Nothing compares to their N1 House Noodle Soup - the soup with the noodles (you can get the soup on the side). The soup is light yet so flavorful and perfect when dipping the fried shrimp and roasted chicken. I love adding their pickled jalapeos, sriracha and their chili oil is amazing. I cannot seem to find another place that makes soup like this. Definitely recommend!
For the greater half of the last decade, Mi La Cay has lived only in my childhood memories. I remember the tangy pickled jalapenos, learning to use chopsticks for the first time there, and how many slow motion rear ends collisions I witnessed in the weird triangle parking lot of their previous location. My family and I frequented Mi La Cay after shopping for groceries and salon supplies in Seattle but I hadn't been back since I moved out from my parents'.
Last night, I was feeling a little under the weather and wanted something with broth but was tired of pho. On a whim, I decided to come here to see if my childhood favorite would live up to the hype that surrounded it back then. It also helps that I recently moved and only live 15 minutes away. The new location is SIGNIFICANTLY nicer. There's an actual parking lot and the inside is clean and bright.
I ordered the Mi La Cay dac biet (N1) with soup on the side like my parents used to order and hoped for the best. It arrived within 10 minutes and looked just how I remembered it. I had to ask for the pickled jalapenos since they store them in fridge now as opposed to leaving them out on the tables. Upon the first couple bites, I was relieved. Everything tasted the same! Crunchy noodles, savory yet slightly sweet broth, crispy batter around the shrimp, crispy chicken skin with juicy meat inside, and a good amount of pork. I love it eating the bowl dry while sipping broth in between so nothing gets soggy. My boyfriend ordered the same thing and for his first time eating it, enjoyed it as much as I did. Our total was $19 and we were both full. Service was quick and to the point. You don't come here for a 5-star meal, you come here for a hot, fulfilling bowl of noodles you can count on. I have never tried anything other than their noodle soups so can't speak on that.
I'll definitely be back now that my craving has been awoken. :)
New location is def nicer! Parking was a breeze. Same great food and that home feel. We ordered the house special noodle, one with soup, one with soup on the side. Both tasted excellent. Something about their fried food man, I can eat that all day. Servicer were extremely attentive, but we were there at a weird hour (4p on a Saturday) so your mileage may vary.
I've been coming here my whole life and expectations are always high because it's always been extremely good. They have a welcoming service, and are quick to respond when you need them. There customer service is 4/5. I ordered the Duck noodle soup, the duck was tender and flavorful. The broth is always good and I love to add chili oil into it because it makes the broth spicy without changing the flavor of it. I always love the vegetables that are added to the noodles because it gives the broth and the bite much more flavorful. The only issue I had this time is that the duck they gave me were extremely small pieces. Most of it were bones and I obviously pointed that out to them and surprisingly instead of just giving more a little bit more pieces they gave me a whole plate of duck. I would highly recommend this place if you want to grab a bite for lunch or dinner. It's extremely filling and there che ba mau is really good as well if you want dessert at the end.
MI lay cay is life I can't have anything else!!!! Always get the N1 I could eat here every day
Wonton noddle soup and tofu , always nevet wrong. Great place for clean healthy and affordable lunch.
Childhood memories of when I ate here with my family way back when in the San Jose location. The noodle soup is the way to go here. I love the savory poultry/pork broth garnished with chives, onion,cilantro,and Chinese celery. The moist pork slices mixed with the juicy roasted chicken so freeking fabulous! I love their egg noodles. But I'm such a sucker for their chewy clear noodles. The Seattle location doesn't disappoint. The owners are old school...so is the service. It irritates me when I read a review from someone giving a one star rating bc they didn't get their water within 4 minutes of being seated. This place is OLD SCHOOL. I'll be back.
Great spot for noodle soup. I especially like the wonton noodle soup, N10 and the crispy duck soup. They'll let you get soup separated from the noodles and meat so I would definitely recommend that. You can also select any type of noodle you want with each soup. They have thin and wide egg and rice noodles.
Overall good and attentive service and consistent quality.
Located in Little Saigon, mostly known for their wet or dry noodles. So today I got me some dry noodles with a side of soup. Yum!
Service: was not that busy but had to wave down the server to take my order. But the food did come out fast. If you're looking to pay, don't wait at the table, walk up to the counter and pay. It's quicker.
Food: very good noodles, add a little sriracha and it's perfect. They give you a side of broth which was a perfect combo! Only for $10 a small or $11 a large, it's so worth it...
Atmosphere: very clean and new since this is their newly renovated location.
I definitely recommend coming to try their M bac biet :)
We just got catered food for about 45-50 people from Mi La Cay this past Friday, May 19th. I have ordered from here in the past and was never disappointed! Trinh is incredibly sweet and was willing to work with my non-profit's budget. She delivered at the time she said she was coming and she and her husband were so helpful in getting the food into the venue. Everyone at our event loved the food! We ordered trays of the tofu papaya salad, vegetarian chowmein, BBQ duck, and broccoli beef. There were only a couple quart sized ziploc bags of leftovers - everything went! We are absolutely going to be ordering from Mi La Cay in the future for events or staff meetings. Thank you Trinh and Mi La Cay family for always being accommodating, helpful, and reliable!
I always come here for m, this is best place in Seattle area for mi so far.
Staffs are very nice
Restaurant is clean
So 5 stars +
Thanks for being here
I always get the N1! I don't know what they put in there to make the broth so tasty and clear. I always get it with the broth in and with the egg noodles!
Love the shrimp toast and the pork is tender. The roasted chicken falls off the bone but I would've preferred it more crispy.
Oh how I've missed eating mi! I decided to venture here after driving by it and recognizing the name is the same as a restaurant in So Cal (where I'm from) that was my grandma's favorite noodle house. The mi was excellent, but I don't recommend getting the cafe sua da (iced coffee with condensed milk). I love cafe sua da and look forward to it when I go to vietnamese places but it was over priced and came in a small glass. I got their mi la cay dac biet (the combo bowl) and it was very tasty and perfect on a rainy day.
I was pleasantly surprised by the noodles here. This was the gf's favorite place to eat when she studied in UofW and to be honest, since we had different taste buds, my expectations were kinda low.
The noodle itself was just above average, but the great things are the stuff that it came with. The fried prawn pie (I think Hokkian people would call it "he pia") and the fried chicken were wonderful, especially the former.
The highlight of the meal was the roast duck, it was crispy on the outside while still maintaining some fat underneath those skin. The fried wonton was good as well.
I'd definitely come back if I were to visit Seattle again.
My bf and my brother swears by this place. This is one of the only restaurants in the International District with the best brown noodle ever. Sure parking sucks, bathroom's small and it kinda looks like a hole in the wall and you might get mugged when walking at night but those are the best places aren't they?
Crispy or soft noodles...get it with wontons, duck, pork or shrimp...or add them all! It's so flavorful and tasty that you can't go wrong. I love the Chinese donuts they serve with them so don't pass them up. Dinner for two and on a budget? Your bill will be under $20 and you'll be stuffed.
Oi this place is good. Their special noodle soup with the Chicken is great! Very clean tasting soup and delicious egg noodles. I haven't had the donuts in a looong time either, so it's a nice touch. The servers are surprisingly friendly.
New to Seattle, I went to this place two weeks in a row (I had to bring my girlfriend here).
Only problem for me is that it's in a tight corner and doesn't have much for parking, but DELICIOUS food! Well wurf it!
OK...If you like MSG then this is THE place for you. I really don't mind MSG cause this is where I come for my bowl of My " Egg noodles soup".
Mi La Cay Dac Biet is the best and you can ordered without the broth too.
Parking - You are lucky if you can find one
Service - Friendly
Decor - Blah
Restroom - Wait till you get home
Fried tofu and Donuts are great with your bowl of soup.
This place had a super good won ton soup, my fav that ive had... i usually order it w/ the fried shrimp cakes and VN donuts to dip. Broth is really rich and flavorful. Authentic. Love it!
i usually don't enjoy egg noodles of any sort, unless it's the instant one from the bag- or maybe it's because i've yet to find a place that prepares it to my liking. i have a lot of family from seattle and they're always insisting we come here when in town. my aunt especially, made it a point to stop by here for dinner during our summer visit.
the place is rather small and cozy. the parking lot however, it practically non existent. the tiny little aisle with a couple slots seemed more as a one entrance rest stop for take out. i would imagine this could cause up a traffic stir considering all the bad asian drivers that i'm sure will use the lesser of common sense judgment when entering the premises.
it's been here for awhile, i remember coming here when i was younger but do not remember ever having the food. possibly i was too young to enjoy it. everyone in our party of eight ordered the same dry egg noodle bowl so i went along with it as well. it came our rather quickly along with the chinese donuts that complimented the broth well. i was quite surprised that i enjoyed it considering every time i've had this dish before, it was never appealing to me. it was delicious!
i believe there is a restaurant by the same owners closer to me in san jose, so that i'll consider checking out since seattle is too far at the moment.
I love their noodle soup dish forgot what it's called. It has a crispy shrimp in it. My mom makes it at home too. The dish is so good! It's not the cleanest place but most Vietnamese restaurants aren't that clean so you don't expect it. I wouldn't eat pho here though it's not their specialty. The Vietnamese rice plates are pretty good too.
If you love ramen or any instant noodle, you'll SURELY love this place. While not exactly Japanese style, it's actually far better! This place has a cult following and have also been open throughout the years. I've been there with my parents as a kid and now I'm in my mid twenties... Their noodles are the mainstays, and they always get it right. The broth is authentic and you can tell they put a lot of heart and flavor into it without compromising anything or cheating with MSG. And the prices are dirt cheap, you can't complain. Service is fast and easy too! You're pretty much in & out. I absolutely recommend the Duck noodle soup or the House special combo noodle soup. You can pay an extra dollar for extra noodles or other add ons. I think what makes the noodles so great is that they MAKE their own fresh noodles and chop up some romaine lettuce to top the soup which gives it that hint of sweetness. Who would of ever thought to add romaine lettuce to a bowl of asian noodle soup! LOVE IT! =)
Best Noodles in Chinatown! Try the BBQ duck and deep fried shrimp noodle.
Years ago, my aunty usually came here once a week, in fact she still knows the owner (a nice lady too).
I ordered the Seafood Egg Noodles Soup...good stuff! Love the noodles! So soft and chewy. Lots of shrimp, fishballs...love love the broth! Portion wise, it's a very big bowl, so you have to be super hungry if you come in here.
They have their own parking lot so no need to lug your quarters down here.
My dad took me to this place 12 years ago and I'm still coming back today. The best noodle, deep fried noodle, and Chau Fun (not sure if I spell that right) around. Highly recommend.
So I was in the neighborhood and had a craving for some noodle soup and it's been almost 5 year since I've been back to the place.
Glad to report, nothing much as change. Not even the 80's decor. Service is prompt and food comes out really fast. There isn't much socializing with the waiter/waitress though. It's more of a fast food noodle restaurant. You're in, you're seated, given a menu, order and a few mins later, your food comes, you eat and off you go.
That being said, the food is every bit as good now as I remembered it. The Roasted Peking Duck and the Fried Chicken Noodle soup is recommended. The Che Ba Mau (literal translation - 3 colored Dessert) is also worth trying. It's one of the best in town. Make sure you order this last because if you order it with your meal at the beginning, this is usually the first item that comes to you table. Which is not a bad thing but for those who want to have a "proper" meal (entree followed by dessert), order it after you've finished your noodle soup.
Prices here are on par with other Pho Noodle Restaurants. $7 gets you a large bowl, $3.50 for the dessert.
Great fast service. I had the mi dac biet. It has Fried shrimp, chicken, and pork. The broth is flavorful and you get a generous portion. I like that it is a family owned business. There is also parking which is great for the international district. It also looks like it got remodeled and looks a lot cleaner. This place has a lot of seating so you don't feel cramped
Great food, great service. I am from Seattle, and when I return for a visit, I always go there!
I've been going here since I was a child and it still tastes the same! I have only eaten the soup items and there always hit right on the spot. The rest of the menu looks good too, but I love the Wonton soup.
Busy times are usually lunch on the weekends and dinner. Parking lot is tiny and spots are awkward. I recommend parking on the street unless you like door-dings or watching your car while you eat.
Staff is friendly but usually not fluent in english so be patient and speak slow and clear ;)
If you want to try something different, there is Vietnamese style beef jerky at the register for sale. Really tasty and spicy!
I absolutely love the authenticity of this place. My family and I have been coming here for years and the food has always been very consistent. If you know Seattle pretty well, there is no place comparable to Mi La Cay in terms of yellow egg noodle soup. They are the original and most delicious noodle restaurant in the area. This is not a Japanese Ramen joint so don't compare them to the overpriced, salty, ramen establishments nearby. This style of noodle soup is far better!
I always order the "Mi Kho Dac Biet" which is the dry noodles with a bowl of flavorful broth on the side. You can't go wrong with the tender slices of pork and crispy deep fried shrimp cake. In addition, my favorite drink there is the salty lemon prune soda. I love the sweet and salty combination with the refreshing taste of soda. To top it off I order to go, "Che Ba Mau" which is the 3 color bean dessert.
If you click on the other "haters'" profiles, you will notice that they give negative feedback to 90% of the places they visit or eat at. I usually do not comment on other people's ratings but you have to question some people's motives and/or opinion based on their track record.
With that being said, I highly recommend this place to everyone. I've met people from Switzerland who make a special trip to Mi La Cay every year before heading to Canada while dining here. I think that should speak to the quality of this established restaurant.
Go eat here!
First, I have to comment on the environment. Compared to a lot of other asian restaurants, I would rate the overall cleanliness and whatnot a 5!! It's nice, clean, and presents itself pretty well (at least for a casual restaurant). The music can be loud, but the radio station is pretty good (oldies favorites).
As for the food: it's pretty good. As a chinese person, it could use less oils and less flavoring sauces. But the spirit of the food is there. I've seen better but this isn't bad either. And the dessert is REALLY good! Not sure what it was called but it had ice shavings, coconut cream, mung beans, red beans, and some jelly! Man it was a good dessert!
Tips: parking is limited and the spots are small. Either get there ahead of time or look for on-street parking.
2 peas met up here for lunch amidst this bee-you-tiff-full day:
1 ordered a seafood noodle dish.
1 ordered veggie & tofu noodle dish + thai iced tea.
I enjoyed my meal, the 80's decor and the lovely lady in green who was rather friendly and vocal for a server (a pleasant surprise). It was good.
If you're like me, trying to discover places in the area, don't forget Mikado's across the street!
I've been here about a dozen times and still have only ordered 3 things on the menu.. one of the two house special noodle soups and deep fried chinese donuts. I love viet food, but this is my hangover spot for sat or sun mornings... great soup!! not so good service.. but know where u are.
It has been a while since I ate at the restaurant itself, but lately my work has been ordering delievery to us and it reminded me how much i enjoy their food. I only order their House Special Noodle Soup which i believe is #15 on the menu? Because that's all that i've ordered (beside fresh squeezed oj, which is good too!) i will only base my review on that dish and maybe the decor.
Like many other had written, this place may need a little make-over. The inside is still the same as i remember as a kid. It's fairly clean in my opinion, although there's this distinct smell to the restaurant and i'm not quite sure if it's the food or the cleaning solution? maybe it's the combination , none-the-less i think they need to remodel and maybe "freshen" up the area.
#15, it's such a yum yum dish. I like their egg noodle, it's different. There's this crunch to it, not the usual egg noodle you get at wonton joints. Within the soup theres, lettuce, chives, sometimes deep fried pork fat (AWESOME in the soup) couple different of meats which includes, sliced pork deep fried chicken and a shrimp embedded in this batter type thing (another fried object). The soup is always served hot and the combination is just yums! plus add a bit of the chili oil and pickled jalapeno into the mixture, it's a winner!
I consider myself somewhat of a food connoisseur and this place is one of my favorite places to eat in Seattle. This place seems like a little hole in the wall restaurant with it's decor, but that's how authentic Asian restaurants are. I've eaten here most of my life and have yet to order anything but the Mi La Cay Kho Dac Biet and the Chinese Donut. If you want some good noodles come here, but if you look for a wine and dine experience go to a less authentic restaurant that caterers to non-Viets in Jackson
Love love this plc...come here every chance I get when im in seattle..after a nite of partying,this is the plc for the cure.so far all the mi la cay I've had is good..seafood combo that consist of squid,shrimp,and meatball..combination of pork,chicken and fried shrimp mi la cay are all soo good...serve with soup on the side,just add jalapeno and its perfection!!
Been awhile since I last came here. Looks like they updated their decor a little bit(new tables and fresh paint around). I came here hungry and had the Mi La Cay Dac Biet large. My order came out and it was HUGE! I didn't even finish my meal. Best value for the price. Looking forward to coming back to try out other things on the menu.
Whenever I am sick or feeling under the weather, ooooh man, gotta love their vegetable tofu egg noodle soup! This place is owned by very kind people and they make some seriously delicious comfort food. The inside of the restaurant is nothing fancy, it kinda takes you back to late 80's or early 90's with its black furniture and mauve accents against white walls with stencils. I usually don't stay to eat there, not because its a bad environment, it's just the cooks are super speedy with take out orders. Also to try: the green papaya salad! Very refreshing. I really like this place.
5 words, Mi La Cay Dac Biet. This is not your plain wonton noodle soup, we're talking fried chicken, braised pork, tempura shrimp, veggies, all in soup and egg noodles. My friend would take me here annually for my birthday, and now i come all the time as i've moved closer to the I.D.
Great Vietnamese noodles here at great prices. Sometimes I'll get tired of pho (imagine that hehe) and go here for noodle souple. I like their egg noodle soup with pork, duck and shrimp. Yummo!
The prices here are very reasonable. There's some parking available and this place is a good option if you want to go to Chinatown but don't realy want to go to Chinatown (or the International District).
Been coming here for a decade I think, even back when it was called 'Blue Lagoon'.
House noodle soup; soup together, half-n-half (half egg, half rice noodle), and chinese doughnut! Big whole fried head-on shrimp on top, one piece of fried chicken, pork slices, and wonderful broth. Pile on the jalapenos, and some table condiments, i love it.
Situated on Ranier near Goodwill. This is one of the few restaurants that houses its own parking lot. The food is terrific for a comfort homestyle feel.
I will always get their signature egg noodles, fried chicken and soup on the side. Always order the fried donut and side of chinese sausage.
Service is decent and pricing is very affordable and fullfilling!
I've been a customer here since I was a little girl. Let me tell you, they have some of the best mi noodle soup around town. The house special fried rice is also delicious. Customer service is always good and this place has definitely improved in the last years.
I seem to always get the same thing. Roasted duck noodle soup, but I'm sure there are a lot of delightful items on the menu. I love the pickled jalapeo!! They can be a bit spicy, so be careful. =P
I've been a couple of times now and have tried their different noodle soups. The last one I had was the fish ball and fish cake egg noodle soup. I definitely devoured all of it. This was one of the few restaurants open past 8 p.m. with a parking lot, so we came here after the Sounders game. It was freezing and raining that night so hot soup was much needed.
We also ordered the fried tofu appetizer which was a HUGE portion! The tofu was good when it was hot, but after a few minutes of cooling, it becomes pretty tasteless.
My noodle soup was delish... there's something about their egg noodles that I really enjoyed - I think it was saltier than other noodles that I've had, and I liked that. The fish cake and fish balls were exactly what I was craving so those hit the spot too.
Service was quick and friendly. The only complaint I have is the parking lot and how it's an odd turn getting to the restaurant coming from Rainier Ave S.... I always have trouble finding the right entrance to the lot, and have to loop around the neighborhood to get in... maybe it's just me.
Love this little family owned restaurant. My family and I have been coming here for years. I only order one thing here, Duck noodle soup, dry with soup on the side with thick egg noodles.. It is AMAZING. The service is great and friendly. I love seeing the grandma come of the of the kitchen to give us our plates. Low key, and they have their own parking lot if you don't want to fuss with Chinatown!
Egg rolls are good. Soup is great. They deliver. Delivery guy was friendly.
I really like this place. They serve a special with broth, noodles, shrimp and chicken. Everyone should try this dish. It is very good and the price is reasonable. I am now a fan.
Very reasonable prices. Really good food.
- parking is easy (with lot in back)
- spicy means spicy
- avocado shakes are bizarre, but oddly delicious
Not many places have duck on their menu with noodles.
For some reason most people in the USA don't like the flavor of duck. They are missing out on a great flavored poultry.
I had the pho with duck. Heavenly!
Service is fast and prices are great.
Building looks like a utility bunke from the outside, but the food is excellent.
This is the greatest noodle place for men
fried chicken in the noodle soup? enough said.!
i love their house noodle soup but just about the everything on their menu is great
choice of egg or rice noodle or half/half
noodle soup or soup on the side
they really know their noodles
and you can't forget chinese donuts omg..
and i never forget to pick up few of their homemade beef jerkey!
they look a bit sticky but grill em up slightly and it's the most beautifully marinated jerky
I don't have time to cook so I order to go from this restaurant always every week. I love their egg noodle soup which they are well known for. My second favorite dish is the beef chow fun. If you are reading reviews on yelp, take my advice, go eat here now!
Craving a bowl right now as we speak. Honestly, have been coming here for years until I moved in 2008. But whenever I am in town, I must stop by and dine here. Mi La Cay warms you up from a brisky day outside, especially when it's sprinkling.
Their dishes are satisfying, notably the egg noodle soups. The broth is so delicious, the meat is juicy. You have your House Noodle Soup, BBQ Pork Noodle Soup or BBQ Duck Noodle Soup all with a whole fried shrimp. It's not a sleazy fried pancake with a 1.5 inch baby shrimp. Always order a side of the Chinese Domu/ Doughnuts/ Breadstick to go with your noodle soup. And why not grab an italian soda or che ba mau while you're at it.
The service is welcoming and friendly. Good for groups, great for to-go orders. Who cares about the decor? You are at a restaurant for god sakes, it's all about the food. And Mi La Cay triumphs all restaurants that serve egg noodle dishes in California, especially in Little Saigon.
3.75 stars, but what the heck, I'll round it up. I haven't been here in a longgggg time, but I'm sure there's been improvements throughout time. My family used to bus here just to eat when we didn't have much access to a car. When we finally did have a car, we sometimes got here late & the restaurant would stay open later so we could finish up our food dining in because we all know soup isn't good if it's taken home to be heated up again. Glad to see this place is still in business as it brings so many childhood memories!
We picked up a wonton egg noodle soup to go with a side of the duck leg. I called to order and my husband picked up without any problems.
The wontons weren't very good. The egg noodle and broth is okay. Not the best but not bad.
But the duck leg here is THE BEST! The skin is so crispy even as a take-out order. And there is NO fat to pick out from under the skin. I wonder if you can just order a roast duck here :)
my first time here, i ordered house noodle soup. I give 4 stars just because I thought it was a bit overpriced. I liked their broth, tho my friend said it was a bit too watery, and yes, i loved the noodle. Oh, also a waitperson asked if we wanted Chinese donuts but she completely forgot about it...
My favorite place for noodles! I always order the bbq pork with egg noodles or the duck soup & I always get the chinese doughnut on the side. Their fresh squeezed orange juice is bomb too!
Best egg noodle in town!!!!!! However, I don't like their rice dishes or rice noodle dishes. We stick to the egg noodles now. YUMM! Place is not very clean and service is pretty slow if you don't come in early enough. But the noodle taste keeps us coming back for more!
One of my favorite Vietnamese noodle house to eat at! I am in love with their special Mi La Cay house noodle soup and fried wonton.... Highly recommend this restaurant and it's been around for quite some time!
Can you say Fried Chicken soup?
With house pickled peppers on the side... Does not get much better than this folks.
Mi is a refreshing alternative to pho.
I recommend the green papaya salad with beef jerky too.
The House Noodle Soup was superb! You have a choice of soup on the side, which I ordered and was perfect for dipping the crispy fried shrimp and chicken. The light chicken broth was perfectly flavorful. The very friendly server recommended egg noodles over rice noodles, which I agreed. The small bowl was the perfect amount just before an afternoon walk. :)
Pop in here as my go to standard for the last several years, they always satisfy.
I noticed they got new menus made up, and yup, prices have changed, but it all good. Great duck soup with egg noodles, yum! Portions are good, not overly stuffed, just about right.
Limited parking but we seem to always find a place without to much hassle. Service is decent, not like I'm going to be their BFF, or "friend" them on Facebook, so meh....
Go for the food, YUM-O!!
I absolutely love this place. The prices are relatively cheap and the food is great. My favorite happens to be their fried chicken and BBQ pork. It's a must have. In addition, they have parking which restaurants in international district you have to pay and it's typically hard to find parking. Their hours are great as well. I was hungry during the week and places typically close 830 or 9 they close at 10 during the week. You also have the option to order your food online if you don't want to call. The down side about this place is the location and the look of the place. It needs to be updated. That's not really what matters though. Especially since the food is cheaper comparable to other places in the location. Great for lunch dinner and group events. All most come to this place.
Awesome roast duck and noodle soups. So flavorful! And the roasted chili pepper oil on the tables is the best I've had yet in Seattle. Will definitely come back.
I used to come here after church with grandparents all the time when I was younger. Their special bowl of wonton noodle soup. It's filling and hearty. I have tried ordering other things here and don't really like anything as much as I do this one dish. It's the only thing I come here for anymore.
An old family favorite. This place brings up many warm memories, get the Mi La Cay Dac Biet (Dry) - this is their special and what they're known for. typical Vietnamese place, as the service isn't the best, the decor isn't grand, but the food is delicious.
This was one of our regular spots we go to when I was living in Seattle.
The parking is really small.
I always order the Mi Kho Dac Biet (house noodle with oyster sauce, fried shrimp, pork, and chicken) with Chinese donut.
This is a must try if you're in Seattle.
I love the Mongolian Chicken! It was the first thing I tried and I love it! I've tried the fried chicken egg noodle soup and honestly I wasn't a big fan. The curry beef is also pretty tasty. I like to order to go. The lady that usually waits on me when I do eat in isn't the friendliest so I tend to bring my food home with me. The strawberry smoothie is very yummy and fresh.
This is def one of my favorite place to eat at. Parking is very limited (small tight area)
Service is okay. They never fill your water unless you ask, but there is a lady there and she's awesome!! She always offers to box up my unfinished food and super sweet about it.
I always order the bbq duck with soup on the side. The duck is usually always fresh and the broth is amazing, and I love the pickled jalapenos!! I sometimes order the garlic wings, those are good too. Always served fresh and steaming hot! Very crunchy batter and moist in the middle. (too much might make you sick because of how much oil, so limit yourself) the prices are reasonable it's a little then $10 an entree. I would def recommend this place to anyone!!
Loved the food! Our first time ordering here and it was great! delivered exactly when they said and still hot. Separated the won tons from the soup, which was a great idea to keep from getting soft! Really nice delivery person! Will order again!
I've been going here since I was a kid and they finally have different size options for their food which blew me away today. I usually get the noodles with a fried shrimp on top so I ordered that in a large and It came with 2 shrimps!!! I didn't know so I ordered a shrimp on the side and ended up with 3 which I ate happily. Needless to say another enjoyable meal for me. If you are looking for Vietnamese food that is less common or mainstream and are a little more adventurous I would definitely recommend this place. If they don't close I'll probably come here to eat for the rest of my life.
While in Seattle I made sure to visit and have my favourite, BBQ duck soup with egg noodles. The portions of duck are generous and the broth has amazing flavour! With plentiful greens the dish is a full meal.
Best to get there a little early as their small parking lot fills up quickly.
We come here at least 3-4x a month and it is always satisfying and consistent. Get the house special noodle that comes with sliced pork, a piece of fried chicken, a fried shrimp toast, romaine, perfectly chewy egg noodles (wide or thin, or choose rice noodles) and a flavorful and clean broth. You can ask for more pork for 2bux extra. Make sure you find some jars of pickled jalapenos as well! You'll thank me later!
The chicken wings and other noodle dishes (e.g. fish ball) are pretty good as well. The waitress in her 30s is always super nice; think quick and efficient service. Oh yeah, they have super clean bathrooms!
The noodle soup here is the best! I've been coming here for years. I usually switch between the house special and seafood noodle soup with egg noodles. The noodles are nice and chewy and the broth is light and flavorful. If you like spicy, try their pickled jalepenos, they're super addicting! The service here is quick and efficient and the staff/owner are always friendly.
Absolutely love this place. A whole in the wall. Seems like they're always open. Never disappointed in their food. My favorite is the mi la cay special
I rate this place a 5 star based only on the sole fact that the Mi La Cay is wonderful. It's not a popular dish and so I eat it where it's available. The place may not be the cleanest, the neighborhood isn't the greatest, but the MI LA CAY is delicious!
PS: I haven't tried anything else here besides the Mi La Cay so my 5 star rating is based only on that dish. :)
Just order the #1 egg noodle. Noodles, fried shrimp, chicken, all delicious and flavorful in their own way. Chicken is moist and tender. Everything was easy to eat.
These egg noodles is one of my favorite in the Seattle area. They don't have an ammonia smelling aroma, and no toxic after taste. (Some of the hk-er's might understand what i'm talking about)
Broth is flavorful, but i prefer the noodles and broth served separately. Because when you have it this way.. the noodle comes in a light sauce toss. And you still have the broth on the side. win win.
I'm salivating just thinking about eating this again :)
Atmosphere: typical hole in the wall in the chinatown vicinity.
Service: they are friendly, but on the slower side, and when deep in discussion with other servers - wouldn't mind letting the customers wait... =/
This place has really good and authentic Vietnamese noodle soup! Frankly I don't know why it doesn't get more recognition than the Hue ky mi Gia restaurant.
Yes this place is quick ok service, that means they seat you expect you to order and then deliver your food and not much else but as long as you ask for all your things you will get it.
The egg noodle here is probably the best I can think of anywhere. It has this great consistency not too chewy not too soft just right and it goes very well when you pick the dry noodle option (with soup on the side). I usually go there and get the noodle with roasted duck and add wonton (apparently cheaper than to get the wonton noodle and add duck). My friends would get their house special. My friend also told me this is her favorite place for Che ba mau (don't ask me why one would think it is better at a deli).
The only thing I have to say is this place is not very clean, so don't come in expecting too much. Parking can be tight too even if they have their own Parking lot but I can always find street parking.
I visited here more than four times past few months. They are really good in their speciallity which is Mi La Cay Dac Biet, and i recommend this dish when you are new to this place.
Been here a few times during my lunch breaks. Very typical Vietnamese restaurant specializing in Chinese style noodle dishes. Don't expect your Pho or Bun Bo Hue here, nah...most of their dishes involve egg noodles. Think of your standard wonton yellow egg noodles but with thicker and crunchier consistency.
I generally go with the fish ball/fish cake egg noodles or the fried chicken noodles. You can have the broth and noodles together or broth on the side. The broth is very mild and not overpowering at all. You can tell that lots of chicken carcasses is used as the main broth ingredient. I'm a big eater and their regular sized bowls are too small for my appetite so definitely go with large if you're a hearty eater like me.
Service is generally pretty quick but once I had to wait 20 minutes before I received my order. I guess the waiter forgot to put in my order.
Overall, if you need a quick soup fix while not craving for pho or wonton noodles then this is a good option. Amble parking is a plus too.
This is my second time here and I love the noodle dish and the flavor of the broth is on point. I definitely recommend coming to this place if you want to eat noodle. The noodle here is like pho but with a different twist.
Seattle weather: 'High Wind Warning' in effect until 6 pm: The weather alert that started as a "Wind Advisory"...
So, we decided not to go out & order for delivery. This place opened 8:00am. The food is great but pricey. Total: $82.97 + not including tip.
What we ordered:
BBQ Duck $15
Seafood Fried Rice $12
Shrimp & Pork Egg Roll $4.50 (2 piece)
Butter Glaze Chicken Wings $9.25
Beef Chow Mein $12.50
House Special Fried Rice $11
Strawberry Lemonade $4.25
1 soda $1.95 (1 can Pepsi)
My family has been eating here since I was 8 and I've always liked it here. I used to order like a normal bowl of soup but a couple years ago I would get dry noodles with the soup on the side. I prefer it that way because the lettuce doesn't get soggy in my bowl. Also if I order the special that comes with the fried shrimp, I don't like that getting soggy either. Their fried chicken (appetizer) isnt that great, they're a little dry. I just wish the place could be a little cleaner and/or more updated. The only thing that has changed since 2001 was their menu lol.
I love mi la cay!! I used to frequent this place a lot as a kid so it makes me happy knowing that they are still open in business till this day with the same familiar faces. They are well known for their egg noodles so I never stray away from ordering them. A favorite of mine would be the mi xa xiu kho which is the egg noodles dry style with bbq pork. To be honest their bbq pork isn't really your traditional bbq pork like char siu but rather roasted pork. Their noodles are always cooked perfectly and are always chewy in a good way and when you get it dry style it is lightly tossed in oyster sauce. The accompanying soup is very light and fulfilling and always full of green onions, my fav! Prices are definitely higher than most Asian places considering it's not so stellar service and not so stellar decor. However I am always happy to support local businesses especially ones that bring back good childhood memories (I'm corny, I know).
Best egg noodles in town! We order the vegetarian egg noodle soup and fish ball soup with the Chinese doughnuts! So delicious and filling!
Love the egg noodles here, Mi La Cay is a Seattle Vietnamese/Chinese staple that has been around forever! I mean I remember this place when I was 10 and now in my 30's its still going strong. With my most recent visit here, I am even more please that they have taken a more health conscious steps in their broth, my 75 year old mother always ask for broth without the fat aka "nuoc beo" and the owner had informed us that she no longer keeps the fat from the broth and dispose of it since its not healthy to serve to her customers! WOW, I was blown away when I heard that! Food is still tasty as ever even without the fatty broth, I recommend the Mi La Cay special with broth, side of steamed sprouts and chives, chinese doughnut and fried won tons.
This store has been open since I can remember and is a staple. Though service can be a little slow, prices are very reasonable for amount of food you get and the food has a very unique delicious flavor. Their mi is great! Add in pickled jalapenos or chilis for an extra kick.
Childhood memories of when I ate here with my family way back when in the San Jose location. The noodle soup is the way to go here. I love the savory poultry/pork broth garnished with chives, onion,cilantro,and Chinese celery. The moist pork slices mixed with the juicy roasted chicken so freeking fabulous! I love their egg noodles. But I'm such a sucker for their chewy clear noodles. The Seattle location doesn't disappoint. The owners are old school...so is the service. It irritates me when I read a review from someone giving a one star rating bc they didn't get their water within 4 minutes of being seated. This place is OLD SCHOOL. 4 stars for the food plus additional star for the hospitality. I'll be back.
I had a craving for noodles and Hue Ky Mi Gia is closed on Tuesdays. Yelp directed us to Mi La Cay for similar offerings. Going over the reviews, I saw that another Yelper had mentioned that this is the same Mi La Cay as the one in San Jose. That was what I had wondered about the first time I drove past it almost 5 years ago but never looked into it. I had eaten at the SJ location once, and was not too impressed.
We ordered the calamari. I had the seafood noodle soup with clear noodles and with soup on the side. My BF got the house special with fried shrimp, fried chicken, and pork. He got his with soup and wide rice noodles.
The tea was lukewarm. Who likes lukewarm tea? All of the food came out at the same time, which was strange since the calamari was an appetizer. The food was great, though. I loved my noodles. The sauce that came with the noodles was perfect. The soup on the side (with shrimp, squid, etc) was nice and light. The shrimp was especially fresh. I didn't have any, but my BF loved his noodles and liked it better than Hue Ky Mi Gia. I haven't had the clear noodles before anywhere in Seattle, so I'll definitely be back when I'm in the mood for that.
This place brings back so many memories!!! I use to come here since I was a little girl with my family all the time! This was one of my favorite places to eat back then.The place had a make-over regarding the interior, I haven't been here for a good few years. Everything looked much brighter and nice.
The food tasted just as how I remembered! The broth was perfect! I got my usual, the Mi Xa Xiu (BBQ Pork Noodles) and we also got a plate of Chinese donuts. If you haven't ever dipped your chinese donuts into your broth then you MUST!
Overall, it was very nostalgic and tasted just how I remembered! It definitely did not disappoint, especially on this rainy day :]
I've only had the mi here and I think it's delicious! The special one is the best one. Prices are extremely good for the amount of food you get. To my unofficial opinion, I feel like their food is very authentic.
Someone who lives by the neighbourhood took me to this restaurant and the noodle dish ordered for me was damn delicious. The noodle with egg noodle and some bbq meat and fried shrimp cake. A+++. The avocado shake is yummy too.
Tried this new Location yesterday, I was 10 times better than their old one. Highly recommend for anyone need a best bowl of noodle.
Fried tofu and the sauce like worcheries style insanelai good la.
And suprise they have wonton noddle soup, consider they viet. o my , amazing, noddle egg not your average noddle, been there twice. very less oily place restaurant. I give a try , since i am a fan of asian deli , across the street and just give a try to this la cay. gem place.
Really great service! Our host was so nice and helpful in choosing our meals and provide humble service while we waited for our Togo meals. The food is tasty and hot and pretty fast. Only thing is the parking can be tricky cause your competing with about 4-5 other business in that little corner. I highly recommend this place as a nice eat in for Vietnamese style food.
Excellent House Noodle soup!
As a single white girl in the international district dining solo I was a bit intimidated. But i pulled up my big girl pants and said, "What the hell, let's do this!" I logged onto Yelp and found that this place had good reviews so i went in.
I was in the mood for Pho but didn't see it on the menu so i asked. No Pho here but they do offer an awesome noodle soup instead. I wanted to know what the best seller noodle soup was so i asked for that... The nice man pointed to the first one on the list which was, "House noodle soup mixed with fried shrimp, pork and fried chicken!" I had the choice of egg or rice noodles. I picked rice.
It came out 2 minutes later extremely hot! It looked great. It had one full fried shrimp (head, eyes, antennas included) in a large crunchy tempura batter! The textures and taste were spot on! I loved it. The pork seemed a little tough but the flavor was decent. The piece of chicken was tender with bone-in and had great flavor.
I loved the broth as it was full of flavor. I'd go back again in a heart beat. I loved the mix of the three meats with the rice noodles. I didn't miss the Pho after my first bite.
The employees were friendly, and the restaurant was clean. I'm glad i ventured in solo or not. Ill be back!
This place brings me found memories of when I was a kid and came here after church with my family.
Hu tieu - dry or with soup or shrimp chow mein is what I always got. With a side order of Chinese donuts. My fave. The new spot is not only an improvement, it is much cozier.
I love going back to places that remind me of when I was a kid. Great memories here and it is delicious too.
A must go if you like authentic Chinese Vietnamese food :)
The food here is so good. Like very other Vietnamese kid that grew up in the area. I remember as a kid I use to come to mi la cay after church with my family just about every other Sunday. I was so sad when the old location started to get run down but they moved and it's better than ever!
They give away free freshly made mini-banh nam here. Which is my fat kid kryptonite. Chinese donuts with any of the soups is a MUST! Don't rob yourself!
I also get the hu tiu quite frequently with broth on the side and it's hits you right in the soul. There's so many other authentic dishes here you can't get at any pho restaurant. I love the che here too.
Also, the service here is so friendly. The lady who owns the place makes you feel at home. Only reason why it's not 5 stars is because every time I've been there we've just had to them remind a few too many times about things like forgotten orders or drinks.
Great food. Great service. And since everything is made to order, they could feed me despite my complex food issues.
The lady that was working the cashier was so sweet and gave the best, friendly service. Got the BBQ duck noodle soup regular ($11) and large ($13). Their egg noodles here doesn't have as much of a chewy bite (al dente) compared to other locations but it still hits the spot after a long, cold day in Seattle
Ordered online. Pick up was smooth and easy! Food was delicious.
Been coming here ever since I was a little kid. I always get their house noodle special (noodles, chicken leg, fried shrimp, and pork which I substitute out for an extra fried shrimp) with the soup on the side (kho) the oyster sauce or whatever it is they use for their kho noodles is very good and that's why I always prefer the soup on the side compared to most other noodle places where I always eat noodles in the soup. I like to take some of the soup on the side and just pour like a quarter of it in the noodles and mix it up which adds more flavor along with a lot of chili sauce and some jalapeos up in there. This place is definitely a bang for your buck and it's reasonably cheaper than other places.
They switch to a new location but food is still great. I had the mi dac biet kho and it was delicious. I love the jalapeos peppers!!! They are friendly and great On a cold rainy day. They are not meant to have big groups here though because it's small. Great food and good service
I get nostalgic when I think of M La Cay. Back in the day, this place was poppin' and we'd come here every weekend for lunch when Mom & Dad go grocery shopping in Seattle. Years later, I would frequent this place at nights before or after going out with my friends. Through the years, they kinda died down and people went to newer places. I didn't know they opened a new location recently! It's much newer and nicer, and the food is still the same as how I last remembered. Even the lady that works there is the same! lol I think she's been there for like over 20 years now.
They are known for their M Kh and noodle soup. I usually get the M Kh Vit Quay (Dried egg noodles with Peking Duck). I like to add a little bit of soy sauce, 2 spoons of broth, their spicy sat sauce, and vinegared jalapeos to my noodles. What a great concoction of yumminess! It really hit the spot tonight!
I always order their fried tofu as appetizer too. Aww it's been so long and was really nice to eat here again tonight. I'm glad they revamped the restaurant into a new location and fresh look, but kept the same quality food! I'll definitely be back here again on my next trip to Seattle. I just love their dried noodles!
Honestly one of the best foods in lil Saigon. I can come here and get the N1 and be happy!!
This place gets 5 stars! For excellent, prompt service and noodle soups that have the right ingredients that meld together. Today I had their house noodle soup and I got to choose the type of noodle. I've eaten at many noodle houses in the area of Seattle, Renton, Redmond, etc. This restaurant surpasses all of them. I plan to return regularly so I can try all of their different dishes!
Why are the noodles yelling spicy?!?! Lol I use to always question my parents about the name when I was younger. I've been coming here way before I even really understood where I was, no joke. Mi La Cay moved to a new location a little under a year ago which was a bit inconvenient and much older and although the new location is much nicer, parking is ridiculously inconvenient now. Location still doesn't stop my family and I coming here though!
I always ordered the Mi Dac Biet (house special) with the egg noodles and soup on the side and a size of avocado bubble tea. With soup on the side, you can get a chance to taste the flavors of the noodles and drink up the soup afterwards to help wash it all down or what I like to do is eat it half dry then the other half pour the soup in so it's kinda like a 2-in-1!!
Good Noodle House
Egg noodles in soup with your choice of toppings are the highlight of this small, ramily run place at the corner of Dearborn and Rainier. Service is extremely rushed. You will be asked what your order is before you have even opened up your menu. Take your time and tell the waitress to come back.
Egg Noodles at its finest!
Right here, is one of the best place to eat egg noodles. Their #1 item is Mi La Cay Dac Biet. In the soup, it contains broth with green onions, pork, drumstick, and of course, egg noodles. It is so darn good! I would eat it all the time if I could drive down there. It costs about the same as Pho (vietnamese noodle soup), which is about $4.25 ish. The soup goes really well with the Chinese Donuts (in appetizers), although not meant for it. But really... if you are into vietnamese cuisine, visit here!
Great Chinese noodle soup
I started going to Mi La Cay many years ago. This is one of my favorite restaurants to have noodle soup. I especially love a deep fried shrimp in the special noodle soup. You can choose rice noodle, egg-noodle, or half and half. Mi La Cay offers other menu items as well. I had a delicious papaya salad and tasty Chinese donuts.
GOOD FOOD BEST SERVICE
Recommended!!!! The food tastes good, it's was delicious. I went there with my husband. We both very enjoy the food and the services from the staffs. The restroom stocks a lot of items, but still good food best service ever! :)
Great Place for Food!!!
I love #15 The house special. I wonder if they train their staffs very often? They are very patience and helpful during my visit. I would bring my family with me next time.
Good Noodle House Egg noodles in soup with your choice of toppings are the highlight of this small, ramily run place at the corner of Dearborn and Rainier. Service is extremely rushed. You will be asked what your order is before you have even opened up your menu. Take your time and tell the waitress to come back.
Noodles also come in other varieties such as lo mein, chow mein, and chow fun. But stick to the noodle soups as this is the restaurant's clear strength.
Great Chinese noodle soup I started going to Mi La Cay many years ago. This is one of my favorite restaurants to have noodle soup. I especially love a deep fried shrimp in the special noodle soup. You can choose rice noodle, egg-noodle, or half and half. Mi La Cay offers other menu items as well. I had a delicious papaya salad and tasty Chinese donuts.
Good Noodle House
Egg noodles in soup with your choice of toppings are the highlight of this small, ramily run place at the corner of Dearborn and Rainier. Service is extremely rushed. You will be asked what your order is before you have even opened up your menu. Take your time and tell the waitress to come back. Noodles also come in other varieties such as lo mein, chow mein, and chow fun. But stick to the noodle soups as this is the restaurant's clear strength. Pros: noodle soups, good value
Great Chinese noodle soup
I started going to Mi La Cay many years ago. This is one of my favorite restaurants to have noodle soup. I especially love a deep fried shrimp in the special noodle soup. You can choose rice noodle, egg-noodle, or half and half. Mi La Cay offers other menu items as well. I had a delicious papaya salad and tasty Chinese donuts. Pros: Price Cons: Parking, Dark
Editorial review from GrubHub
My new favorite place. The food was amazing and I love the fact that I can get fresh squeezed orange juice. And they delivered way before the estimated delivery time.
Editorial review from eat24hours.com
Delivery in under an hour. Delicious vegetarian options! Really impressed & will definitely order again! Yummy.
Editorial review from GrubHub
I've ordered from these guys several times, and it has been consistently great. The wonton soup has an incredible broth that is both subtle and full of flavor. I'm not a huge fan of their Mongolian beef, but I'm very particular about how it's made and what the sauce tastes like. Spring rolls are great, Chinese sausage fried rice is awesome, and the calamari is a reg. reorder for me. Skip the veggie tempura until they decide to up the mix of veggies used. I like my tempura crispy and with a large selection of different veggies. The house Chow Mein tastes incredible! I've never had pork liver, but I'm adventurous with food, and it works so well in that dish! Trust me! Try'em out.
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