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“Gone downhill from a good lunch place to a RIP OFF place”

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Tsuruya Noodle Shop
Ranked #127 of 167 Restaurants in Aiea
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I've been getting lunch from this place over 5 years, but hadn't been here for a couple months. It's always had better than average soba entrees and a good value special lunch combo. But something has gone SERIOUSLY wrong with the food and stuff missing from the order.

I had the oyako combo (as I've had many times before). Firstly, the price went up around 50 cents since the last time around 2 months ago. The soba was soggy and the sauce was not soba sauce; it tasted more like saimin soup base. There was no shrimp tempura and tempura veggies served with the soba. And the oyako don was a much smaller serving than what I had here 2 months ago.

This place has gone from a 3.5 star lunch place, to a 1 star lunch place in under two months. I think the new staff doesn't know how soba is supposed to taste like and have change a good value $8-9 lunch special into a RIP OFF!! Soba had no shrimp and veggie tempura !! Nine dollars for a small bowl of oyako don and soba sauce that was not made for soba . . . I don't think so. My advice, avoid this place like the plague.

I will not be going to this place for a VERY LONG TIME (perhaps when they change out the staff or ownership).

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

"Irashai mase," as you enter this tiny restaurant in Downtown Pearlridge Center in Aiea. Hey, all the workers including the kitchen staff are Filipino. What gives? Isn't this a Japanese restaurant. No FEAR! The food is very good, especially the udon, and the prices are hard to beat. My all time fav is the Nabeyaki Udon for $9.29...oh da broth is sooo good, with firm chewy udon noodles, chicken, various veggies, and one raw egg. The Super Combo is really a bargain at $8.29: zaru soba, ebi & veggie tempura and your choice of teri chix don, Oyako don or curry don w/miso shiru/soup, mac salad & tsukemono. YOu have a choice of either soba or udon with the various combo as well as variious teishoku. I highly recommend any combo or teishoku with the ebi/shrimp tempura, the best on this side of the island.

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Thank bonefish2
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

The udon is pretty good for a fast food restaurant. Convenient place to eat for a quick meal before going to the movies at Pearlridge.

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Thank Yodiebodie
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