Chopstix has been on regular rotation thru my tummy since I was a college student almost 8 years ago…maybe even earlier than that. I seriously think this place has some of the best gyoza in town. Nicely crispy browned bottom, moist filling, and the wrapper is of always perfect thickness and never doughy. And it’s only $3.95 for an order of 6. Not bad.
As for the rest of the menu, this place is serves up some good ramen, soba and udon. I’m a fan of the deluxe nabeyaki udon. The awesome thing is that they don’t serve the shrimp tempura in the bowl; it comes on the side so it doesn’t get all soggy by the time it gets to you. Usually, I end up with the oyako-don, a huge bowl of rice covered with egg, chicken n’ onion. Put on some Sriracha sauce, mix it up and you’re all good to go. It comes with a bowl of miso soup and a salad. There’s also katsu, katsu curry, yakisoba, and seasonally, hiyashi. They also serve up several different rolls if you want something sushi wise but I don’t think there’s nigiri.
The prices here are fair for the amount of food you get. $10 should cover you (sans alcohol) and you may even walk out with leftovers.
Service is good as well though sometimes it varies.
Parking sucks. Asian strip mall…not enough spaces, tiny spaces at that and then you get the people who can’t/won’t park properly. There is a lot in the back that may offer up an easier situation but good luck navigating to it.
I give Chopstix 4 NOMs. Fast service, great simple cheap eats, consistent quality…can’t go wrong with a place like that.
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