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Chai's Noodle Bar & Bistro

2816-207 Erwin Road, Durham;

309-4864.

www.chai-noodles.com

Cuisine: Asian.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Prices: entrees average less than $10.

Atmosphere: contemporary Asian on a shoestring.

Service: fast and friendly (counter service).

Recommended: lettuce wraps, Chinese beef stew, pad thai.

Open: lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: not accepted (but will try to accommodate large parties).

Other: Visa, MasterCard; beer and wine (limited selection); smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars Extraordinary.

3 stars Excellent.

2 stars Good.

1 star Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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