My review from last year mysteriously disappeared, so I'm reposting it. Pagoda's signature fare is a fantastic value at around $6 for a filling bowl of steaming broth, brimming with noodles, meat, and vegatables. Add this to a $6.75 movie ticket at the Ritz (don't forget your student/senior ID!) and you've got a cheap evening out for two people for around $30, including garage parking! I do feel that service at the Pagoda is somewhat flakey, depending on who waits on you, and special non-menu requests such as shrimp noodle soup (not shrimp dumpling soup), are not always consistanly priced or simple to explain to the non-native english speaking staff. But these are small complaints. The food is consistantly excellent, appetizers such as breaded shrimp, spring rolls, juicy dumplings are always great. Additionally, the staff is always willing to rush simple orders if you have a film to get to.
Pros: great value, gracious service, location
Cons: can be slow, special orders are..., ...sometimes awkward