I just started a new job in West Berkeley very close to Berkeley Bowl West. So for the last month I got lunch almost everyday there and have gotten (gasp!) kind of tired of the food there. I know there is Emeryville Public Market that isn't too far... But I am wondering if there are places nearby (that isn't near campus - too hard to park) that would approximate my old lunchtime regular spots in San Mateo like Shanghai East, Little Shanghai, Noodle Shop (Mao's Home Cooking), Silver House, Sun's Chinese, and Yummy World. Specifically, I want a Chinese spot with good lunch specials that isn't of the "orange chicken" variety and noodle soups. Pho or ramen or a soondubu place would be good too. Please help! Thanks.
Berkeley Bowl West
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA