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Red Box Noodle Bar

51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
+44 131 662 0828
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“noodles” (105 reviews)
“noodle boxes” (7 reviews)
“ramen” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Fast food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a foreigner it’s been a nice option to eat something different. Tasty noodles with different options

Thank Natxo A
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Very tasty, very simple idea and great value for money. Quick and friendly service. Not sure it did much for my digestion though as I spent a good chunk of the remaining evening sat on the lavatory sounding like Lionel Blair tap dancing on bubble...More

1  Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

A simple idea, choose your noodles, meat, veg and sauce. The nice man gets it together and cooks it there and then. So your food's freshly prepared before your eyes. It's also tasty and filling. Beware the noodle boxes look small, they're not. Two starters,...More

Thank Firu T
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

quality was very poor.everything was pre cooked and there is a lack of fresh ingredients every part was pre fabricated.sauce was disgusting and food was so hot i was sure it was in the microwave for 10 min.vegetables was cold and looked like it was...More

1  Thank S34me
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My wife and I went all the way across from new town just to check out this place. It did not disappoint. We're still talking about our food there even though we're back in the US. The noodles are really delicious and the sauce they...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My daughter (just back from studying in China) took me here ..I paid! She was correct that it is the nearest I'd find to the soupy, noodle dishes I loved when in China.....good food, great value and I couldn't finish what I ordered (unusual!) Not...More

Thank Andrew2152
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Went a few years ago and had a great lunch so decided to order again. I ordered the noodle box with singapore powder as it used to be my favourite but when I tasted it, it was bland and tasteless and it didn't end there....More

1  Thank rachelking914
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Fearing Festival crowds, we arrived before one o'clock to find it busy (with locals) but not impossibly so; an efficient ordering and cooking system meant we ordered at the counter and were seated in five minutes; food arrived after another five, and I must say...More

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Red Box is ideal for a quick (healthier) bite to eat out and about in the city centre. Prices are on the rise but it's still cheap considering two of you can get starters, main and a drink for £20 (might be £17 again after...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had a takeaway crispy noodle, vegetarian with szechuan sauce and all toppings ....very sorry to say it was awful! The vegetables were few, the sauce indistinguishable, just salt. Could have been a knorr cube if you ask me. VERY disappointing. Noodles far too salty...More

1  Thank fiercefleming
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Amy F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are soup options as well as the usual noodle boxes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 0828
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