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Green Bowl

131 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801-4816
+1 814-238-0600
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (20 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
“all you can eat” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Mongolian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
131 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801-4816
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

I had not been to the Green Bowl for quite some time. I was not disappointed. You can choose what you want stir-fired together and there were plenty of choices. You can have white or brown rice as well as choose from three different types...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EVGR
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I love this place! Once you are seated in the ample dining area, you go up to the fixin’s Bar (like a salad bar) and fill up your bowl with noodles, veggies, and other things. After that, you choose the sauce (or concoct your own)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan012361
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My daughter and I went here for lunch (it was my turn to cook). The grill has a nice selection of items to choose from. My first bowl didn't quite have the flavor I wanted to I stuck with just soy sauce the second time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Tried to grab a quick dinner before a show on campus. Choice was either here or Panera. Decided to walk by Green Bowl and see how busy it was. Not many people inside so we decided to try eating here. We know the place is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James N
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is low-frills Mongolian barbeque. The vegetables and sauces are of decent quality and there is a moderate selection. I only tasted the chicken, which was ok but neither plentiful nor flavorful. The presentation on the buffet where you select the noodles and sauces leaves...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank James F
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

You will find lots of vegetarian (and meat) stir fry options that you select yourself, including the sauces. Careful if you have gluten sensitivity or food allergies- there are options available, but the grill/stir fry areas are ripe for cross contamination. This is a great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank greenvegeez
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I have always enjoyed my visited to the Green Bowl. Good service and the choices of salads and sauces are excellent

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PhilM5660
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time returning to Green Bowl in about two years. Each time I dine here, it seems to get slightly worse. Cleanliness is questionable as the noodles are left sitting on the buffet in tubs of water. Knowing which ingredient is which...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 3EEE3
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

The Green Bowl, located on Beaver Avenue in downtown State College, is the quintessential healthy option of Happy Valley. It’s walkable for anybody who is on the Penn State campus and is reasonably priced for lunch and dinner. For vegetarians, vegans, and those who are...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BrentF23
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Apparently this was sold some time back, and I didn't get the message. The list of things that made this a terrible experience is long, but here are a few: My meal was shoved to the side while the kitchen cooked off ten pounds of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 295HaroldM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801-4816
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-0600
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