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Andy Ricker to open Pok Pok LA and Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown
Andy Ricker to open Pok Pok LA and Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown

Andy Ricker, the chef who has built a growing collection of innovative Thai restaurants in Portland, Ore., and New York, is bringing a Pok Pok location to Los Angeles. And not just one, but two restaurants: Pok Pok LA and a new branch of Pok Pok Phat Thai.  Both will be in Chinatown. Pok Pok LA, the Los Angeles outpost of the Portland original that Ricker opened in 2005, will be located in the former Fu Ling space in the Mandarin Plaza at 970 Broadway. And Pok Pok Phat Thai, the pad Thai noodle shop that debuted in New York, will open at Far East Plaza at 727 Broadway.  "Pok Pok is indeed coming to L.A.," Ricker said. "I have been spending a lot of time in...

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