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“Authentic Spicy Thai Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hoy-Ka Thai Noodle House

Hoy-Ka Thai Noodle House
5908 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
323-463-1339
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Ranked #172 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
North Miami
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Authentic Spicy Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My 3rd day in LA and found this from an online review site. It's practically across from The Dixie Hotel. The positive reviews of this place was consistent....amazing food and family owned with excellent service. The famous Hoy Ka Noodle is now #18 on the menu and I ordered mine spicy and OMG....my whole entire mouth was still burning for 20 minutes after I finished the meal....so be careful what you asked for..lol! I'm not complaining cause this is what I was looking for...authentic spice! Place was small and very busy. But tables turn-around pretty quickly so don't be discouraged cause the food is worth it :) Almost all entrees are less than 10 bucks too. Love small buzzing places like this and I will make sure that I come for a 2nd visit when I'm back in Los Angeles.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

After reading the reviews and top ratings, I expected more. While the Pad Thai is very good all the other dishes were mediocre. The meatballs were awful, as if boiled from a frozen supply. The broth was bland. Only the dipping sauces were redeeming. Not recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Newman, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Only three dishes tasted but all three were great you cannot ask for something better just look around and see that locals are Also Thai descendants and they all seem to enjoy their food

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“Just excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have been twice already in this place and both times have been great. Everything is so tasty, the broth (the one with duck), the eggrolls and the Pad Thai is what we ordered. The service is great and the owners are very nice and kind. The Neighborhood is attractive and safe. It's NOT a romantic place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Find! Cheap and Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Almost passed this place up since the website didn't look so appealing and reading some Yelp reviews that the neighborhood can be sketchy. However, with such strong reviews and comments by others, sooo glad to have tried it! The food was definitely delicious. Had lunch on a weekend and luckily, we got a table without a wait. If you like Thai food and like spicy, then this IS a place you want to try!

Had the large Hoy Ka Noodle with pork noodle soup. Comes out in large bowl, but bowl is actually half-filled (I'm used to the Vietnamese noodle soup where they fill the large bowl to the rim). Though, after finish eating it, surprisingly I was full (and not overly stuffed that I couldn't move). Got the mild spicy (since I read that the medium can be real spicy). The mild spicy definitely still had a kick to it - got to the throat a couple of times, but well worth it cause the soup was good!

It's great food that is inexpensive with friendly service and clean atmosphere. The wait for the food can be just take a bit (you would think noodle soup would take no time to come out). They are a small/narrow restaurant with lots of patrons, so be patient. It is worth the wait. If you are in the Hollywood area, it's easy to get to by Metro - one block down from the Hollywood / Western metro station. Otherwise, you will have to find parking.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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