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909 Texas Ave. (Main St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Liberty Noodles Restaurant Review

: Though we bitterly resent the fact that Dallas had the first Liberty, we are happy to patronize Houston's outlet. We go for a quick bowl of noodles at the noodle bar, designed for singles with a friendly view of the kitchen, group seating, and a well-stocked magazine rack. We go for leisurely dinners with friends. We go for lively lunches in the outside dining area and take advantage of people-watching in this busy corner of downtown. Most often, though, we go for ludicrously large, steaming bowls of rich soup. Liberty has nearly a dozen broth-based, noodle centric specialties. A favorite is spicy Saigon soup, an exotic dish that's as satisfying as chicken noodle. The green curry and coconut milk base holds a generous measure of roast duck, tomatoes, pineapple and broccoli. The crisp broccoli is obviously tossed in at the last minute, just as it should be. Other don't-miss dishes include curried potato dumplings with fruit chutney, Southwest won ton tacos and Japanese beef soup with mushrooms. If you simply can't decide what you want, then have the chef's dinner. Owner-chef Anne Wong's choices, as well as those of executive chef Shelly Drought, are deserving of respect. Follow dinner with a palate-cleansing Japanese beer and then treat yourself to dessert. Interestingly, the dessert tray is entirely American with an orange-raspberry cake as the signature dish.


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