This place is tucked away near Huntington Ave opposite to the symphony. The food is wonderful. It's a fusion of south east asian and south american food. The place was packed with people. The inside decor is nice as well. Good customer service and good food. There is a veggie bar that you could use to customize your dish.
Pros: Good food and Good customer service
Cons: Could be packed for dinner
I recently just visited Bettys on Huntington Avenue with my family. When we just got there the restaurant seemed very busy due to the Red Sox game. However, we did get a table quick and sat down.
Since we all have different taste in wine, our server, Marcelo was extremely nice and explained to us the differences in their wine selection.
At the beggining of dinner we got a little overwhelmed with the menu. Marcelo helped us thru the process and was kind enough to help all of us with our menu.
The ambience was super nice. They were playing spanish music which was very well appreciated by my mother and aunt.
All the staff seemed very happy and helpful. From the moment that we walked in to the moment that we left, we received innumerous smiles from the staff.
The food quality was excellent. They have a salad bar which you notice the fresness of the food and the cleaniness of the kitchen. We all loved our food. I personaly had my own dish that we created with the Hoisin sauce and fried rice. That was extraordinary!!!
I highly recommend Bettys as a family restaurant. If you like good food and good customer service, you have to visit.
Pros: Good food, good customer service and good location
My client call me to tell me that they had so much fun at Betty's this past saturday , they were visiting Boston with their friends and decided to take me up on my suggestion .
They love the food specially the ribs and some new additions to the menu that i will be sure to try when I get back , they also mentioned a dessert called "Slice of Heaven" ( my personal favorite!)and the Tinis made with Sake , to add to their great experience they did not stop talking about the music and the friendly staff .
Pros: great tasting experience , amazing flavors !!
Cons: you can't see the restaurant sign !
I called ahead 2 hours to reserve a table for 5 people for my wife's birthday, but was told that they are too busy and cannot take reservations at this time. It turns out the owner was trying to make money from the symphony traffic before the show starts and seat the regular customers after he makes his quick money. We got seated at 7:45 pm, 45 minutes later than what we intended.
I think the food was ok, but not good. If you are doing the custom noodle thing, you would go up to the veggie bar and fill up a bowl. They run out of veggies at the bar, and they do not refill quickly. Once you fill up your bowl with the veggies you like, you leave your bowl with the label that was provided to you. In my case, I scraped the bottom of bamboo shoots, and somebody took them our of my bowl since it was left at the bar too long.
At the end of the dinner, we asked for plates since I had a birthday cake made for my wife. We were told they have to charge $20 service charge to serve us the cake. That service charge amounts to everyone on our table (5 people) ordering a desert. We were also told that they serve desert and there is no point in them letting us eat the birthday cake without charging for it, in an extremely rude manner. This is after we had ordered $140 worth of food.
Overall, the food was average; wait staff was rude; and all the manager cares is to make a windfall gain out of customers instead of making them happy. I will never go to this restaurant again, and I strongly suggest you do so as well.
Pros: interesting concept. nice interior
Cons: average food, rude staff, moneyminded management
My brother was in town visiting and I had to take him to Betty's. We had a group of 6 and our waitress Jeannette was dancing, singing, and making us laugh the entire night. Even though we had a leisurely dinner they never pressured us and the service was excellent. In fact, the owner even came over to our table and made us feel welcome. The food was phenominal for the price (about $11-18 for huge entree portions) and the mixed drinks were served in pint glasses. The sake mojitos were awesome! We had so much fun that we stayed for hours and it totally made our night. I give Betty's my highest recommendation if you're looking for a fun, unique, and reasonably priced dining experience!
Pros: Reasonably priced, fun atmosphere, great service/staff, delicious food
Cons: None - Betty's is the best!
My wife and I went to this place on a Friday night because we had just finished work nearby and were starving. We were promptly seated at 6:15pm and ignored for about 10 minutes even though there were at least 6 servers in the place and upwards of 15 empty tables; no water, drink order - nothing. When the server came over ("have you been helped yet?"), he took our complete order. The drinks came out fast and tasted good: the wine list was short but felt complete and the cocktails were fun and tasty. After that we waited 30 minutes during which time no one came over to check on us. We noticed people who had been seated after us had already finished their entrees. We flagged down our server and asked him what was going on, he said sorry and 5 more minutes. We ordered another round. 10 minutes later the guy comes back and tells my wife she has to pick her vegetables again because of a mistake in the kitchen, but the would comp us a dessert. The food was not great, especially for the prices. I would rather any place in Chinatown over this overcooked mess of vegetables and dry as a bone chicken. My wife's dish was cooked in a hurry so all the onions were practically raw. Since we couldn't get out of there fast enough we asked them to comp us a round rather than wait around another 30 minutes for dessert. I have been to this place once before for cocktails and it was fine- the bar staff seem to have it down, but don't bother ordering from the kitchen. Serious disappointment. I'm telling you take an extra 10 minutes to walk down to Arirang House or take the train to Chinatown. Anything is better than Betty's.
Pros: Drinks are good
Cons: poor service, bad food, booming Aretha Franklin music
I go to Betty's at least once a week with my friends. I absolutely recommend Betty's for anyone who wants awesome food and great service. Junior the owner is there all the time and makes sure you are having a good meal and a good time. The music is great and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. There has never been a time where I have had a bad meal. Just make sure to make a reservation if there is a symphony going on because it will get packed.
Nothing but good things to say about this place. Service, Food, and Atmosphere are excellent. Highly Recommended.
Amazing service, fun atmosphere and staff, good music, and great food.
We had a group of 10 for a late evening birthday celebration. The staff was fun. The food was great. Good overall value.
Pros: Fun staff and atmosphere
Cons: Difficulty understanding the menu
Service at Betty's Wok is a disaster. I would not recommend this place if it was the last restaurant open. We showed up Saturday night around 6:45 pm. Place was busy, but certainly not crazy - there were tables open. Host (who turned out to be the manager) said there would be a little wait, and when we decided to leave, the manager persuaded us to stay saying the wait would only be 20 minutes. So, we decided to stay. Manager then left and never came back for 20 minutes. Waiters checked in on occassion, but that was it, and evenatually asked us (and 10 other parties who had been waiting just as long) to leave becasue of back-up. But, we counted 7 tables open. Finally, one waitress came up to us after 45 minutes and sat us at a table, but said we could only order from 2 items on the menu - salad or sandwich - but that was it, no noodles, nothing. We asked to speak with the manager, but waitress came back and said the manager was not coming out to talk to us. Pretty classy place.
Cons: customer service and service itself is terrible.
this place is fantastic. coming from out of town, we had a lot of fun with a large group of people. the staff was incredibly knowledgeable and down to earth, which helped with the otherwise intimidating menu. portions were large, tasty and moderately priced considering the atmosphere. a lot of energy from the staff made for a great time, highly recommended.
I would highly recommend Betty's to anyone wanting good asian fusion or a good dining experience. All portions (appetizers, entrees, etc) are large--huge--but not overbearing. One could easily have leftovers, but one entree is not quite enough to split between two hungry people.
My partner and I both had curry dishes, but neither were too spicy. Check out their menu: They had mild to spicy dishes available, plus the option of choosing your own veggies (incl. tofu) from their vegetable bar. The dessert menu, like the appetizer and entree menu before it, is long. All dessert items read quite appetizing, yet I had the double espresso. A "large" double. Besides the excellent and energetic waitstaff and the diner--yet dimly-lit bistro-atmosphere, the size of the meals and coffee top the list of pros for Betty's. The prices are not bad for this experience: definitely well worth what you get.
A con to be found is the short beer list. They have a long selection of sake, sake-based cocktails and wines, but their offering of the brew is lacking.
Overall: very recommended and extremely worth the taste.
As soon as my group of 20 over-worked college prep program resident counselors entered, we all felt ready to unwind and have a great, lively evening. The staff were all more than humorous, attentive, and ready to dance with all the diners. Alcohol was served before the water, and this was no good on a humid day and no sense of a/c inside the establishment. As soon as my lemonade arrived, however, the mood of my group matched the great dance/80's hits they played. As soon as we had enough food in us from our appetizers, we got up and danced (I was blocked in by too many people so I danced on the booth-style seat). The staff didn't really know which apps they had as they served them, however the chef came by when I told him I was allergic to peppers and needed to know which ones had them. The dishes were good, the dumplings were just a bit too soft for my preference, but the entrees were right on. Some were spicy, some mild, so there is something for everyone. Since I was allergic to what most of the group chose, the staff were kind enough to make sure I have enough rice to match their yummy chicken and broccoli dish. As it is just a few blocks south of Northeastern Univ., all students having b-day parties would have a great time here. Let it all hang loose and enjoy a few fun hours within walking distance. I didn't pay, so I do not know anything about prices, but nothing is as expensive as NY, so I would've said it was cheap anyway. Only go if you are willing to have a wild time with a large enough group. A dinner date, it isn't, a large family event could be great as the kids can be as obnoxiously loud as they want and no one around you would notice. I was satisfied. If you want traditional, go to Chinatown, this modern twist was right for me.
Pros: Attentive and energetic staff
Cons: Loud speakers in bathroom!
We come back again and again - lots of great menu options for both food and drinks. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful and really knows the menu. For an upscale-feel restaurant, the cost is reasonable. Gets crowded pre-symphony (reservations are a good idea), but we've found you can walk right in after the show starts at 8pm.
Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Service - great for an 8pm dinner since the symphony crowd is gone
Cons: Parking can be tough...try the nearby Whole Foods lot
I ate at betties the other night , it was the worst, the foods overpriced and so thrown together, the seat we sat in was ripped and ductaped together there was grime in the seat and on the ceiling, the cocktails where anything but ,we figured out there saki scam when we saw the bartender filling the "saki" bottles with some box o wine that was on the floor when we got there.
the server we had was really condisending towards us with a really bad fake laugh, we didnt bother to complain we just got out of there beware of the noodle factory
Pros: good place to dump someone
Cons: better place to leave
Betty's is soooooo yummy!!! They have all these wonderful fruity fusion drinks with saki that go down so smooth! The noodle bowls are amazing! If you are not a regular like me, it can be a little intimidating so ask your waitress and they will help you make a good choice for you!! Once you get the hang of it though, you will be coming back craving your favorites. Its a great place for a date...hint hint boys...the lighting is very romantic!!! Its also awesome for a group, however make a reservation! I love coming here right before the club. Its right near two T's so its a piece of cake to get to. Also if you want to drive, there is a lot of parking usually around unless Northeastern or the Symphony is having an event. The atmosphere is so low key and its just a great place to come and eat some wicked good food, resonably priced, and to have a good time. Also dont be surprised to see the staff having mini dance parties! The music is oldies and retro (but not annoying) so you might end up dancing with them!!!
Pros: yummy interesting food and drinks that no one else has, resonable price, friendly staff
Cons: if its a date, make a reservation so you are garaunteed to get in!!!
My friend and I were wandering around Boston one rainy night and found this place. It was above and beyond what we expected for a noodle shop. The employees were dancing and singing and having fun and that made us feel great! We had some food and a bottle of wine, and then the manager joked with us and we ended up getting complimentary sangrias-- and they were awesome! This place is a great place because the people working there make you feel welcome and they make it a one of a kind noodle shop experience. Though we're visiting from Buffalo, we won't soon forget Betty's in Boston. Plus, the blonde waitress was real enjoyable.
Pros: Music, servers, wild manager (in a good way)
Cons: None that we can think of
One of my favorite places to eat out in Boston! Great atmosphere?retro, 50's architecture, classic tunes and laid-back (in the best way possible). It is a classy, chic place to grab a bite with friends or to have a romantic dinner by candlelight. The staff is always dancing around with big smiles, but on top of their game at the same time. I can't say enough good things. I always have a top notch experience.
Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Food
We laughed... we cried... but mostly we danced! My group of friends and I had an incredible time. Great food, good drinks. The waitresses and cooks were dancing with us!!! Go here if you want to have a good time!!
What a shame. Betty's Wok & Noodle has a great location, just by Symphony hall. The atmosphere is comforting and relaxed, and the menu concept is wonderful. However. the wait staff are indifferent, and, unfortunately the food is poor. This place just does not live up to its potential. Too bad!
This is by far my most favorite place to eat in boston. My friends and I have made this "our place" not only because the food is superb, but the atmosphere is even better. We go to Betty's when we need a "pick me up" .... we go when we are sad because of the fun music, great staff and awesome food (and drinks!) makes us happy, always. I am a very picky eater (one of those who lives on chicken nuggets, fries and burgers) and I love the food at bettys. It is easy to tell that there is a lot of love put into the place, and everyone there is happy to be there. You can go into betty feeling a certain way and leave dancing. It is worth every penny.
Try it one time and you will be hooked.
The sangria is out of this world, the desserts are to die for, and the entrees are even better.
Pros: Food, drinks, service
Cons: needs to be advertised more!
I have been to many restuarnts all over Boston and Betty's is the only place where I go to on a regular basis. The food is great, but it is the environment and staff that make the trip worth while. The Boss, Junior, is one of the most sincere and genuine restaurant owners that I have ever met. You can tell that he really takes pride in what he serves you. If you are having a bad day or even a good day and want to make it even better, Betty's is the place to go! You will want to dance while you eat and not many places in Boston can make you feel that confortable to make you feel like you can... except Betty's!
this is my first time in boston and the highlight of my dining experiences here, is betty's. the food is fantastic! i've had the specialty salads, the latino fried rice and a few of the noodle dishes, but my favorite is the ribs. the staff is helpful, knowledgeable, courteous and fun! the decor is fitting for a business meeting by day, or a late night romantic rendevous. located near the symphony hall, and the huntington theatre, if you don't stop in you'll miss one of boston's true gems. come see august wilson's "radio golf" @ the huntington next door.
Pros: ambience, staff, location and menu variety
Dining doesn't get better than Betty's. Beyond the delicious creative rice and noodle dishes I had some ribs there that changed my life! Beautiful people working there are like a wonderfully tasty new spice that make the cuisine taste even better. An effervescent ambience and style along with a soundtrack that complement your dining experience perfectly. Betty's is located next door to the Huntington Theatre so grab some friends and bring your appetite for great food and rich compelling theatre to where you can relax and enjoy a fine gourmet meal and if you don't catch me there then catch me in August Wilson's play, "Radio Golf" currently running at the Huntington until October 15. They're both "Best Bets for Boston" in my opinion.
While celebrating a fabulous day shopping with my ladies, we finished the evening with an even more fabulous dinner at Betty's. The staff was amazing and music selection incredible. By far our favorite wait staff to-date. You will find it hard to resist singing along with the wild and crazy crew and the old school motown jams. A real winner! A side-note... free sangria's and chocolate cake because we sang along with them? Gad sign me up for more!
P.S. We are eating the leftovers right now. Less than 2 hours after leaving.
Pros: Super fun atmosphere and premium eats!
Cons: Music a wee bit too loud for convo. But when your singing, who cares!
This restaurtant is gem. Furnishings are funky and retro. GREAT ambiance. The food is devine (try the shrimp rangoon and the pad thai). The staff is super friendly and I got the feeling they actually enjoyed being there. Cake and sangria on the house, I'm going back asap!!!
Pros: Food, decor, friendly/fun staff.
Cons: Loud music, not great for a quiet night out.
I had such a fun experience at Betty's. I am definitely going again. I went with a bunch of my friends and it was a very youthful, casual, and positive enviornment. I will definitely go with my boyfriend for a romantic date as well. Very vesitile- good eats and the best customer service i have ever gotten in a restauraunt! Bravo!
Pros: such great service, quick seating, fun!!
Cons: two cups of tea for $5.00 - a little pricey.
Bettys is by far my favorite restaurant in Boston. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and attentive. I go there for dinner at least once or twice a week. Their menu is incredible, they have managed to take different dishes and put their own unique twist on them. My favorite is the Ancho Chili Caesar Salad, the ancho chili caesar dressing adds a subtle kick in contrast to the sometimes boring classic dressing, topped with wontons and shredded cheese this salad is by far the best Caesar ever. Their entire menu is filled with unique dishes like this making everyone I bring to Bettys become a regular. The best part about the food at Bettys is that you can customize your own dish, choose from different types of noodles or rice, pick one of many amazing sauces (I suggest the Madras Curry or Asian Pesto) then you can go up to a vegetable bar complete with tofu and nuts and select what you want. But, the best part about this restaurant is the drinks. Their sake cocktails are amazing, even people who I have brought that do not enjoy sake loves these drinks. They also serve some incredible sangria; my boss who once lived in the neighborhood now travels into town just for the sangria. Bettys is reasonably priced, the food is amazing, the drinks are yummy, the staff is fun and the music is great.
Pros: The food, drinks and atmosphere
Cons: Absolutely Nothing
While visiting Boston this past weekend I took my 3 college kids to dinner at this wonderful restaurant. WOW! This place has MOJO! The facade doesn't match the inside, so don't be fooled....The ambiance is chic, the music fabulous, the food? A fun fusion of Cuban and Oriental tastes that's very very delicious. The kids chose from a great assortment of veggies at a veggie bar for stir fry with their choice of noodle ( chow fun, regular, and soba) at its best..I had a tofu dish that was better than great. We didn't have drinks...too bad, as they looked yummy, and a few people were having a very good time on their second rounds. I'll go back next time I visit Boston..it was reasonably priced, especailly for central city, and extra good! We had a great time together there.
You won't be able to resist dancing in your seat and sipping your drink to the beat. The waitstaff take care of you and are fun. The food is fun, filling and reasonably priced. Go to Betty's when you need a pick-me-up.
Pros: Once you're seated, with a Bettypolitan in hand, the day's cares fade away.
Cons: Get there at the wrong time and you will wait a long time to be seated.
My favorite restaurant. Fantastic ambiance, excellent soundtrack, good service, affordable prices, and amazing food. Great for picky eaters and vegetarians because you can pick your own vegetables and customize your noodle and sauce combos. The banana bomba dessert is to die for.
Cons: Avoid during symphony crowd rush.
Great lighting & decor do not make up for bland food, way overpriced for what it was: lackluster, uninspiring noodle stir-frys you could easily throw together yourself. There's a salad bar in the back where you could choose the veggies to go in your stir fry, but it didn't offer anything different from any old salad bar, save a bunch of sad-looking bok choy stems - no leaves! Just naked bok choy stems! The only redeeming thing on my plate was the shrimp, which were big and pretty fresh. The appetizers were disappointing - standard fried rolls and crab rangoon accompanied by sticky sweet sauce from a bottle. I might consider coming here again just for drinks - the sake mojito combo was pretty good. For the food, you'll do better if you go to your corner takeout for some lomein then go home and light some candles.
Pros: Nice interior, Good lighting, Creative cocktails
Cons: Fusion Confusion, Way overpriced, Seriously bland food
I, too, was expecting something fun and different, but this dining experience was mediocre. This is basically the same concept as Fire and Ice, except you can only fill your bowl once. The prices are a bit high, but not exorbitant. Portions are good sized, but the sauce and noodle combinations just don't work. I've been here twice, hoping the second time would be better. It's main appeal is the convenient location next to Symphony Hall, if you happen to be seeing a show. Otherwise, I would skip this restaurant - there are plenty of better options in the area.
Pros: Near Symphony Hall, moderate prices
Cons: mediocre food, cramped seating
Love the energy, the ambience, and the flavorful and funky food. The curried onion rings with chipotle ketchup was fantastic. Awesome sake martinis too..!
I was expecting much better food. The menu was completely confusing and the food itself was not worth eating. The appetizer sampler was a fried mess and the entrees looked like they were shuttled over from Fire & Ice. The staff, however, was very attentive and the best part of the experience. However, a restaurant cannot survive by service alone. Don't waste your money.
Pros: service, cool decor
Cons: food, food, food
love all the noodle dishes
you have to try the house special: cheesecake with sake sauce - I didn't think I would like it - but I did, and have returned just because of it!
Also try the Sake Mojito - I think it's the best in the city.
This is highly recommended for tasty noodle varieties. It's very affordable as well.
I have been there three times good seating awesome service and great food. It's a hidden jewel. The price is reasonable.
Pros: food , price, service
Cons: nothing , nothing , nothing
Great service. Great food. Maybe a little overpriced, but for my money, better than eating at a lot of other places in Boston.
Pros: Excellent service, great food
Cons: moderate cost