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Oct 10, 2007 03:14 PM

Best garlic noodles in SF?

Craving garlic noodles and will travel anywhere in SF to get the best. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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  1. The garlic noodles at Thanh Long in the outer sunset (4101 Judah St.) have a cult following. I've never had garlic noodles anywhere else, but i thought they tasted good (albeit quite greasy).

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    1. re: gbsf

      The same people own Crustacean near Polk/California if that is closer for you.

      1. re: dinnerout

        Last time I was at Crustacean, the garlic noodles were $9! For about twenty cents worth of ingredients. Talk about mark-up!

        I haven't been to the other restaurants in the Ahn family empire, but I really hate Crustacean: over-priced, mediocre food, and snobby attitude (the bad restaurant trifecta!).

    2. pretty good at PPQ on Clement

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      1. re: kc72

        With the roasted crab this is one of my favorite "down & dirty" meals in SF

      2. Three Seasons in the Marina has pretty good garlic noodles

        1. Thanks for your suggestions. We went to PPQ, where along with our satisfying garlic noodles, we enjoyed soft shell crab, lemongrass prawns, and vietnamese carpaccio.

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          1. re: jgb

            Than Long, PPQ and Crustacean are all pretty great.

            Personally, I prefer PPQ because it's cheaper and fairly easy to get a table.

            I have, however, been wondering how to make these "secret kitchen" style noodles at home. They can't be completely secret since they appear at restaurants all over town (in and out of the crustacean/than long restaurant group.)