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Where is Sapp?

Bjartmarr Dec 12, 2008 01:32 AM

I was over in Hollywood today looking for Sapp coffee shop -- I figured that boat noodles were something that I had to try. Well, there's a yellow sign attached to a seedy beige motel that says, "Sapp Thai BBQ". There's a door under the sign, but it looks very un-restaurantlike. Am I in the right place? If so, how do I get in? If not, where is it? (It's not in the mini mall with Ruen Pair, etc. is it? I thought I checked all the storefronts there.)

I ended up going to Ord instead, and left happy, so I guess the trip accomplished its purpose. But the noodles, while good, seemed like they were lacking...something.

  1. Servorg Dec 12, 2008 03:01 AM

    Isn't it in the little mini mall on the NE corner of Kingsley and Hollywood Blvd. (in with the Thai photo shop and a few other places)? I recall it being along the back of the mall that runs parallel to Hollywood Blvd.

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    1. re: Servorg
      Servorg Dec 12, 2008 03:26 AM

      Found an online photo of the entrance (see below)

      1. re: Servorg
        Bjartmarr Mar 19, 2009 07:12 PM

        Hmm. Yes, that's exactly where I found it today.

        I don't know why I missed it before, though I suspect the "Sapp" sign about two blocks to the west of the actual restaurant might have had something to do with it.

        The noodles were pretty good. Could have been spicier, though. The story of my culinary life...

        1. re: Bjartmarr
          burntwater Mar 19, 2009 11:16 PM

          I use to go to Sapp for the boat noodles but my favorite now is jade noodles dry you should give those a try as well some time.

          You can request more spice when you order.

          I've always been curious about the Sapp BBQ sign down the street.
          It looks like the same sign they use.

          1. re: burntwater
            noahbites Mar 20, 2009 09:08 AM

            Yeah, the jade noodles there are great too. So is their crab fried rice. I have also found a surprising amount of enjoyment in eating their spicy pad thai.

            1. re: burntwater
              silverlakebodhisattva Mar 20, 2009 12:20 PM

              That sign is at their old location; apparently nobody ever bothered to take it down.

        2. DiveFan Dec 12, 2008 02:33 PM

          Here's the CH Place mark.
          Google Maps street view should give you a (slightly blurry) eye level view :-):

          Sapp Coffee Shop
          5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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