After numerous disappointments on visiting Ivy Noodle on Elm St., the situation finally came to a head when we were actually served rancid noodles -- couldn't take more than a bite, and the server professed not to understand what the problem was.
Happily, we discovered a foolproof procedure to follow when at Ivy Noodle, that guarantees delicious food every single time. It goes as follows:
1) Turn around, exit Ivy Noodle, and turn right on Elm Street.
2) Take Elm Street for about five blocks, past the Green, and left on Whitney.
3) Take Whitney up to Trumbull until you see Pot-Au-Pho on your right. (Pot-Au-Pho is about six weeks old).
4) Enter Pot-Au-Pho and be served (in a friendly manner) delicious bowls of noodles in steaming broth with all fresh ingredients that stand up to anything in Little Saigon in Westminster, CA. Really cheap at about six or seven dollars, too. Great atmosphere too. And friendly service.