Without noodles, college students would subsist on flavored packets of dried hair, spaghetti westerns would be westerns, and the most iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp would involve copious amounts of alcohol. Today's Groupon to Bobo Noodle House gives your stomach 40 whacks with the wonderful foodstuff: for $9, you get $20 worth of Southeast Asian cuisine from the 2009 A-List restaurant that St. Louis Magazine calls "a daily affirmation of carbohydrates." Your Groupon is good for dine-in or carryout.
The menu at Bobo Noodle House appropriately features noodles and noodle soups in ample portions. After opening with some crispy spring rolls (pork or vegetable, $6) or seared salt shrimp with mango-yogurt sauce ($7), take your taste buds backpacking across Asia with one of Bobo's variations on pho (Vietnamese soup), such as the beef, butternut squash, and red curry with rice noodles and peanuts ($9), or the vegetable dumpling with shiitake mushrooms ($8). Bobo makes noodle dishes for vegetarians and all flavors of animal-protein eaters, including spicy salmon (with vermicelli noodles, herbs, and nori; $11), honey-ginger duck (with soba noodles and spicy hoisin sauce, $12), vegetarian pad Thai ($9), and lemongrass beef with spicy cucumbers and chilled sesame noodles ($9). Recommended for endurance events lasting longer than 90 minutes, Bobo-loading can help you prepare for a marathon, gladiator match, or competitive Sunday grocery shopping.
Bobo Noodle House's decor juxtaposes soothing and industrial shapes and textures to create an intimate dining experience that feels at once hip and traditional, like an Abraham Lincoln impersonator wearing an ironic T-shirt. Funky asymmetric chandeliers hang beneath exposed ductwork from the high, industrial ceiling, while the clean lines and handsome cherry wood below exude refined romance in low, flattering light. Bobo offers a full menu of beer, wine, and sake to set the mood for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends before you're all dispatched to separate Arctic submarines.
- “Yum Now” would be the perfect phrase to describe the vegetarian pad Thai, the base a bed of seared egg noodles that possessed a smokier flavor than normal, a lip-smackingly good chili peanut sauce, and a verdant bounty of red onions, green onions, red peppers, shredded lettuce, tofu, and—why not?—shredded mint leaves. Like pretty much everything I tried at Bobo, this dish’s spiciness was calibrated just right. – Rose Martelli, St. Louis
- Asian barbecued spareribs…had a remarkable depth of flavor both in their meat and in an exotic mix of spices that caramelized on their surface. – Joe Bonwich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- I think the [honey ginger] duck is the best duck I have had in St Louis. It is always crispy on the outside and flavorful on the inside. – Mac B., Yelp
278 N Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63130Get Directions