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Sapp's Coffee Shoppe, on sunset.

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kevin Jan 26, 2012 04:01 PM

I've never been but I remember years ago, people raving about the boat noodle soup... Is it still any good?

Or long past it's prime in that stretch of thai town.

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    Bradbury Jan 26, 2012 04:21 PM

    It's actually on Hollywood, between Normandie and Western. The boat noodles are still great, though do try some other specials there too - lately I've really enjoyed the catfish, the green mussels, and the spicy crab noodles (with real crab, not that rubbery 'krab' stuff). The only thing I've had at Sapp that I didn't care for was the som tam (green papaya salad), mostly because I've had it much better elsewhere.

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    1. re: Bradbury
      Servorg Jan 26, 2012 04:39 PM

      I love their boat noodles but I don't get it with the liver option.

    2. TonyC Jan 26, 2012 05:15 PM

      Still good. All the "cool" kids are at Pa-Ord, but Sapp's been there forever, and produces a solid bowl without the wait.

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        Dommy Jan 26, 2012 10:40 PM

        I love Pa-Ord, but Sapp is still the king for boat noodles. Pa-Ord has the spicing right... missing some of the funk...

        --Dommy!

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          Peripatetic Jan 27, 2012 12:02 AM

          I love Pa-Ord. Their Tom Yum noodles are excellent.

          Seems we were just recently rhapsodizing about this place!

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8117...

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          yoyo Jan 26, 2012 10:51 PM

          Pa ord has the best papaya salad! I mean the " best" papaya salad.The noodle is alright but you must get the papaya salad .

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          tigercrane Jan 26, 2012 05:19 PM

          Love, love, LOVE Sapp. I live in Thai Town, and so far, its my favorite restaurant!

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            noahbites Jan 26, 2012 11:52 PM

            I've definitely enjoyed my fair share of jade noodles and crab fried rice there as well (though the crab fried rice tends to meander somewhere between fine and great, depending on your luck).

            1. cant talk...eating Jan 27, 2012 06:04 PM

              Love it. I either get a noodle soup or they also have this spicy duck stir-fry which is pretty excellent. Really nice people too. It should win some award for longevity in goodness and price.

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