King of Thai Noodle 184 O’Farrell St./Powell St., (415) 677-9991. Daily 11-1am; $. A purple hole in the wall right next door to Macy’s, this cheery spot hits the spot with well-priced Thai dishes that are served quickly. Noodles come as soups or stir-fried, and rice plates and salads are also options. Personal favorites include spicy eggplant over rice and stir-fried flat rice noodles with egg, Chinese broccoli, and sweet black soy sauce.
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