Thai One On: Ord Noodle
Although I usually write about art, here on LAist, I jumped at the chance to join in on a group project of reviewing restaurants in Thai Town.
All these cool, different types of people writing about L.A. because they love it, gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
And speaking of warm fuzzy feelings, I sure lucked out with the restaurant I was assigned. Ord Noodle, is a very homey, neighborhood kinda place. Decked out in soothing canary yellow walls complete with cool Eames chairs, this is my new Thai restaurant of choice.
Taking my boyfriend with me, we were greeted at the door immediately by a friendly smiling young man, who sat us right near the window.
Although they are known for their noodle soups, I wasn’t in a soup mood that day so I ordered the rice with ground pork and sweet basil (spicy, of course). My boy played it safe with the veggie Pad Thai with no egg, and we both ordered some yummy Thai iced tea.
Join us after the jump for a peek at some of the delicious food...
The food arrived at our table within a few minutes, and boy was it good! My pork rice got spicier with every bite, but was easily quenched by the Thai iced tea; and the Pad Thai was excellent as well, better than any I’ve had in quite awhile.
Looking around the restaurant, it was clear that a lot of people there were regulars, and seemed to know the staff and other patrons well, giving it an almost “Cheers” like quality. I also saw a few people happily dining alone, making me feel comfortable about doing the same in the future.
The bill came to about $17.00 & we were out in 1/2 an hour.
Ord Noodle is a gem; nice people, good food and most importantly it’s friggin’ cheap ( the highest price on the menu is $6)! I highly recommend this little Thai Town spot. In fact, I think I’ll be picking up some take-out tonight, because writing this up has made me hungry for more!
5401 Hollywood Blvd. (at the corner of Serrano Ave.)
Open everyday from 9am-10pm
photos by Zach Behrens for LAist