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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 good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“noodles” (99 reviews)
“noodle box” (17 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 13 April 2018 via mobile

We used to be regulars here (even though the staff never acknowledged this) but after a few bad experiences with tough, fatty meat we went off it. However, tonight we thought we’d give it one last chance... Beef - disgusting. Inedible. Sauce - salty but...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My partner is coeliac and always has plenty of options with sauces and veg. Two noodle options and most of the meat etc are available for him to eat, though only the chips as a side are gluten free. Service is always quick and helpful...More

1  Thank jasonbeggs
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

There is a fairly varied selection for people who are restricted to a gluten free diet. Not only that but you don't feel you are missing out as there aren't any special requirements or having to leave items out. My partners desired dish even turned...More

Thank CoeliacCraig
Reviewed 25 February 2018 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 27 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 30 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 25 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
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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