A group of us lunched at Republic Noodle last week choosing a wide variety of dishes. It's a modern Viet-Thai-Korean place on Light Street that treats its food seriously, and most (but not all) dishes were successful.
The calimari salad was delicious, with tender squid covered with a spicy Asian pesto. Grilled tofu salad, udon noodles with salmon in broth, ramen with a nicely charred taste. Good teas. There were a couple of mistakes, but the place is new and the owner and server dealt with them very well. The only failure was the wings: we got three kinds, and all were uninspired and over-salty from the soy auce. BUt I'll be back to taste some of their appetisers and entrees, and maybe for another lightly gingered pear with whipped cream and lime peel