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Pok Pok Phat Thai Frying Up Noodles Right This Second in Chinatown

Andy Ricker's fast-casual gem in Far East Plaza is finally open.

Pok Pok Phat Thai
Pok Pok Phat Thai
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

The wait is over for Pok Pok fans. Andy Ricker's Phat Thaiwhich was close to opening as of yesterday, is officially open for lunch inside Far East Plaza, just a stone's throw from Roy Choi's Chego. It's just another feather in the cap for a neighborhood that's quickly becoming one of the hottest in Los Angeles.

While Ricker might be in Chiang Mai, Pok Pok Phat Thai opened today serving a range of fried noodles, from the namesake dish to pad see ew and more. Check out the New York menu here until the L.A. version goes up. While Chinatown's outlet might not have the same dishes, this should at least give one an idea of what Ricker's offering at this diminutive spot in Downtown northern stretch.

No word yet on the final hours, but early pad thai adopters can finally get a taste starting this afternoon. Ricker's two-story Pok Pok, which will sport a full bar and restaurant across 7,000 square feet in the Mandarin Plaza just a few blocks, is still months away from opening.