Teri Cafe has been serving their freshly made ramen, udon ,and soba noodles in a casual environment to Oceanside residents for over 30 years. Their operation has grown so much they have an offsite noodle factory here in Oceanside to produce noodles for their two restaurants as well as professional and consumer clients.
I had not been to a Teri Cafe location in quite a while, not since they were in the old, now demolished mall near JoAnne’s Fabrics off of South El Camino Real. Since I now live near their Plaza Dr. location and love Udon I decided to pay them a visit, or two.
Teri Cafe at 3809 Plaza Dr., Oceanside. They also have a location at 2216 South El Camino Real in Oceanside.
Teri Cafe serves their noodle dishes, as well as teriyaki bowls and plates, daily specials, and sushi in a fast casual atmosphere with the average price being around $10 to $12 depending on what you order.
Teriyaki Chicken Plate ~ Teriyaki chicken, rice, salad, potato salad, and miso soup.
The teriaki plate comes with quite a bit of food. The chicken is moist and tender with a sweet teryaki glaze and perfectly cooked rice. The meal is rounded out with miso soup, a side salad and a scoop of potato salad. The accompaniments are fine but nothing overly exciting.
On my second visit I decided to order two of my favorites, gyoza and udon soup. The gyoza were really nice with a crispy outer shell and flavorful filling.
Chicken Udon Soup.
People say the star of udon soup is the broth. Teri’s broth is nice, it has depth and is not overly salty. In my opinion it is all about the noodles and these were perfect, soft thick udon with just a little tooth to them. You could tell they were fresh.
I am glad I paid them a few visits and now that one of their locations is within walking distance to me I will have it as a lunch or dinner option when I’m craving udon.
3809 Plaza Dr., Oceanside
2216 South El Camino Real, Oceanside
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