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Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Price Range: $
For the most delicious noodles in Santa Barbara, head to Empty Bowl Noodle Bar inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. This casual noodle bar makes everything fresh. You can grab at seat at the long... Read More
For the most delicious noodles in Santa Barbara, head to Empty Bowl Noodle Bar inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. This casual noodle bar makes everything fresh. You can grab at seat at the long counter or order your food to go and take it home or eat it at any of the open seats in the marketplace. They craft a variety of Thai-inspired noodle dishes to order. Appetizers are equally delicious; the green papaya salad with heirloom carrots is almost too pretty to eat. To drink, there are craft beers on tap, wine and sweet and spicy Thai iced tea. Empty Bowl Noodle Bar is right in the center of Public Market, with other shops and food vendors in the same building. There is a free subterranean parking lot.
- Best for Lunch Because: For a lunch that's soupy, noodly and just plain delicious, head to Empty Bowl. Be sure to get some of their Thai iced tea!
- Best for Vegetarian Because: Traveling with meat eaters? Find dishes you'll all love at this noodle shop in the middle of a market. It's delicious!
- Best for Downtown Santa Barbara's Best Restaurants Because: Insanely delicious noodles of the most flavorful variety. There is nothing else like it in town.