"The best word to describe Betty's is 'fusion' – from the 50's dining atmosphere to a menu of Asian and Cuban tastes, Betty's is all about mixing it up...all the combos are a great deal... Betty's also shakes up some of the best cocktails in town- with killer drinks and tasty fusion food, any night at Betty's is a rocking good time! "
Rachael Ray, Tasty Travels, Food Network, 2007
Betty’s Sake Mojito is one of the best in town
The Morning Show, UPN38TV
Coconut Custard Quesillo – Just like Mom Used to Make….
The Boston Globe
This Sake Mojito is better than the ‘real’ Mojito!
Billy Costa, TV Diner
Soba-style buckwheat noodles were especially satisfying in chicken broth, and a Cuban chipotle-citrus sauce added a unique flavor, brightly tart, sweet and smoky-hot.....Betty’s serves up innovative noodle dishes with sauces that combine Latin spice with vibrant Asian flavors…The atmosphere alone makes Betty’s worth a visit. The décor is thoroughly retro, without going for cheap camp…
The Boston Globe
On the run from one sight to the next? Betty’s Wok & Noodle offers a selection of pressed Cuban Sandwiches like roasted chicken with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, peppers and onions. Paired with soda or iced tea for just $9.00 and guaranteed to arrive at your table in under 10 minutes, this won’t put a dent in your budget or schedule!
Betty’s Wok & Noodle is ideal for grabbing a quick bite with a group before the show. It’s fresh and fast and the Cuban Asian offerings – as well as the pick-your-fixing stir fries – mean that event the most finicky diners can find satisfaction.
Carlos “Junior Portal of Betty’s Wok and Noodle has invented an entire cocktail list around rice wine…every night Portal serves up Sake Mojitos, Bettypolitans, and Sakeritas…
Betty’s Wok and Noodle is a HIDDEN JEWEL.
The Phantom Gourmet
The chocolate rocket (the non-alcoholic version) at Betty's Wok & Noodle in Boston will transport you right back to chocolate-milk-childhood. The Betty's version, devised by general manager Junior Portal, is the perfect mix of milk, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla, bleneded with ice. If you want a more adult version, ask for it with sake. While at Betty's, go for the coconut custard quesillo, a creamy cross between a creme brulee and a coconut custard.
The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine
A rice and noodle house where you choose what goes into the dish, and then sit back and wait for a very big bowl of beautifully cooked Asian-Latino food….Betty’s pulls it off. Foloow the directions on ‘how to dine at Betty’s’ and tailor-make your own dinner. The food, which comes very fast, is imaginative, with clear tastes and strong flavors…The dish arrives. First I was just surprised at the size of the bowl, then delighted with all the crunchy goods and noodles, then I had to moan a little over the broth. It was very soothing and the chili-orange flavors with a hint of smoke from the chipotle was invigorating. I took off my suit jacket and rolled up my sleeves…
The Boston Globe
Fusion dining is all the rage, but Betty’s Wok and Noodle on Huntington Ave. carries the concept to a new level, offering Asian–Latin cuisine in an American diner atmosphere…
The Improper Bostonian
There’s something elusively different about Betty’s Wok and Noodle. It’s not the room, whose red leather banquettes evoke an old-fashioned diner and whose walls are shades of slate, English pea and coconut-flesh white, with a section of exposed Flintstone-esque sandstone. And it’s not the food, though that’s different, all right: with Asian-Latino stylings and a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ approach to noodles and veggies, the menu includes enthusiastic renditions of stapes such as kung pao, but also screws flirtatiously with the sacred – offering, for example, wontons stuffed with Cuban-styled beef and served with a sauce of chipotle peppers, orange juice and chilies. Whew!
Betty’s is different, and good, not because of any one particular thing, but because it is a place of mismatched combinations and collisions of ideas, elements, & concepts that somehow just work.
“Best New Restaurant” Award
Karen Albrektsen’s hot spot near Symphony Hall is a concept restaurant if ever there was one. The menu is equal part Latin American and Asian (it’s not that odd: think of New York’s Chinese – Cuban restaurants) and this fresh and clever food is dished up in retro-chic surroundings inspired by diner culture.
Next time you’re in Boston, try Betty’s Wok and Noodle. Across the street from Symphony Hall, the restaurant has the chutzpa to mingle Asian, Indian and Latin flavors in an informal setting that feels more California than Beantown….
Ordinary joe would feel out of place at Betty’s Wok and Noodle, a retro-American diner in Boston with an Asian-Latino menu. Steamy specialties like the Mounds Mochaccino, Black Forest Cappuccino, Café Cubano and Cool Cubes Espress-O Asian Iced Coffee are more like it…Café Cubano reflects the Latin side of Betty’s. “The people who order it know what it is” says Albrektsen, who explains that Latino cuisine is becoming better known in Beantown. In the classic Cuban style, it’s a double espresso sweetened with four packs of sugar.