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Pa Ord Noodle
Pa Ord Noodle

Pa Ord Noodle

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5301 Sunset Blvd #8, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 461-3945
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The Tom Yum soup is one of the best dishes I've ever had in LA. Reasonably priced and friendly people. This place is the best!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This place has fast and efficient service! The food is quite tasty! We had a rice dish and Pad Thai! I would definitely visit this restaurant again!!

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Local from Los Angeles

Best Tom Yum Noodles in all of LA! Highly authentic, so when you ask for medium spice, assume it's super spicy! Great price and portions!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Tom Yum soup is one of the best dishes I've ever had in LA. Reasonably priced and friendly people. This place is the best!

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

Drunken Noodles (mild) has a nice kick to it but not overwhelmingly spicy. Lots of Vegetables on the dish doesn't take away from the noodle or the chicken taste. It definitely does the job of waking you up. The restaurant side seats need to be repaired

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San Francisco, California, USA

THAI BOAT NOODLES. 'NUFF SAID. For all those who think thai food is just pad thai, curry, and coconuts--GO HERE AND ORDER ALL THE SOUP NOODLES. For lovers of spicy food, I must say that everything on their menu hits the spot.

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Burns, Kansas

The best Thai noodles in town. Parking can sometimes be tough, but this place is well worth it. The small bowls are decent, so I def recommend getting at least 2 of them.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Just left this place with my taste buds on fire. We had the boat with thick rice noodle and duck with egg noodle, the boat noodle being what their known for was spot on. The duck noodle was a surprise, the duck was juicy and the egg noodle was thin and had just the right amount of chewiness to blend with the soup for the perfect combination. Their concept of mild varies from bowl to bowl and mine was way outta my comfort zone, so if ur a wuss to spicy like me, the waitress suggested to get the base non-spicy and add ur own chili from the table since it's the exact same chili as the kitchen.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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A couple friends and I walked here for a quick dinner.
It was around 9ish and there were no tables available. We waited for about 10 minutes or so.

I had the small order of boat noodles. It was good though VERY spicy. Spicy lovers beware, if you order really spicy like me, your stomach will be burning afterwards.
Service was relatively quick.

My small bowl of boat noodles was $4.50. Such a good deal!

CASH ONLY

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Someone introduced me to this place because they make an amazing dry noodle dish. I had the seafood one with the white fat noodles and was told to add sugar to the dish and some spice. OMG, it was amazing. I have definitely came back and tried it again whenever i crave Thai food without it drowning in sauce. It is a little different from normal thai dishes but it does satisfy you and it comes with a bowl of soup since the dish is usually a type of soup dish but I got it without soup. Def try to eat here because they are known for some of their noodles. Make sure to bring cash since they only accept cash and parking is available in the plaza but it's a tight fit sometimes.

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Anaheim, California

My boyfriend's brother LOVES this place and was raving about how he would dine there for lunch every single week ! So when after Watching The Amazing Spider man 2, we decided to check it out in Thai Town !

The place is at a corner in a pretty ghetto neighborhood, its a bit of a whole in wall. Pa Ord apparently means Boat- which means the lady that opened the restaurant use to serve her noodles from a boat in Thaliand!

I love pad thai and sadly to say I wasn't so thrill that my Pad Thai was overly sweetened and seasoned. A bit too sour for my taste but Ive had a lot worse before!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

In a nutshell: Great Thai for cheap prices.

Parking: They have a free parking lot. It was pretty full when we came in the evening.

Food:
Small #1 with pho type noodles - not spicy. My guest said it tasted good.
They ran out of the crispy pork. So sad.
I ordered their pad thai. Yummy. This was one of the best Pad Thai that I have ever eaten. That is typically my go-to dish whenever I eat Thai. So, therefore, my tummy has eaten a few Pad Thai.
My guest ordered their fried rice. Combination with both chicken and pork.
It was decent. Not sure what was off maybe asking for both types of meat.

My guests were a bit disappointed when they both couldn't get Thai iced tea. They said that they ran out of condensed milk. Their response - run across the street to 99 cent store and get some. Oh wells. Since this was not the first time our server came back stating either missing an ingredient or no more of a specific food item, we had a good laugh.

Overall: Great thai food. Must come back to try their specialty crispy pork.

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Belmont, California, USA

Yummy, authentic and cheap Thai food. Service is super friendly. Loved their Boat Noodles, which is what they're known for. Wonderful flavors and spices.

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Local from Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Apparently there are a lot of Pa Ord fans and there is a huge debate between Pa Ord and Ord Hoyka fans about which one is better. I'm probably going to get a lot of crap for this but I have to say that I definitely like Hoyka better than Pa Ord even though they supposedly use the same recipe from the original Ord restaurant in Thailand. Hoyka's flavor just appeals to me more, although both are pretty good.

Pa Ord is known for their boat noodle, tom yum noodle, and crispy pork dishes. I like the crispy pork and basil stir fry. It comes with a chili mixture, basil leaves, string beans and crispy pork.

Be careful with the spiciness level. Even the medium spicy level is pretty darn spicy. I'm Thai and comparing to other Thai restaurants, they really go heavy on the chili.

They take cash only and they close pretty early compared to Hoyka. Pa Ord isn't that busy most of the time so there isn't much of a wait. You do get more quantity of food here though.

I honestly would say skip this place and go 2 blocks down to Ord Hoyka. They are always packed and their dishes are amazing.

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Local from Pasadena, California, USA
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My friends are regulars here, and you definitely know why once you try this place. Their style of cooking is more "home" style and NOT AMERICANIZED. It's a small restaurant on Sunset Blvd, pretty close to the block of hospitals like Children's Hospital LA or Kaiser Permanente.

Be forewarned that "mild" is incredibly spicy. If you can stomach spicy, you'll love this place even more. If you can't take spicy, ask for NOT spicy and add your own spices that they have on the table. You wouldn't believe how many people I've seen not even eat half of their order because it was WAY TOO SPICY!

Their dishes are incredibly affordable; small bowl of noodles being $3.50 and rice dishes about $6. The last time I came, we ordered two small bowls or soup noodles and a rice dish with crispy pork and Chinese broccoli and the bill was $14.50.

Dishes that I've liked:
-Tom yum
-Boat noodles
-Rice with crispy pork and Chinese broccoli

Things you should know:
-It's cash only, and there's an ATM inside this shop
-Don't be surprised either if solicitors come in to sell you things like handmade flower pieces or Thai desserts.
-The parking lot is tiny and can get crowded, so you might need to look for street parking
-MILD = SPICY ;)

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San Francisco, California, USA

Best noodles I've tried in LA

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