This week Haute Living found Los Angeles’ top five Thai restaurants, from the Pad Thai to fiery “Crying Tiger Sauce,” these restaurants have been go to destinations for LA authentic Thai cuisine.
1 The Palms Thai Restaurant
The Palms Thai Restaurant likes to spice things up for the customer’s dining experience. Aside from serving up exotic Thai dishes-such as Chow Mein or for the really adventurous eaters, Frog with Pepper and Garlic-The Palms boasts its own Elvis impersonator jiving for dazzled guests. This Hollywood hot spot is ideal for diners looking for a little excitement when going out for dinner.
2 Jitlada Restaurant
Named after the royal palace in Bangkok, Jitlada serves up authentic Thai food, not shying away from “the more spice the better” mantra. With a super spicy sauce called “Crying Tiger,” you know your getting the real deal with Jitlada. The restaurant has also gained national acclaim for its Thai cuisine, recently, the Food Network featured Jitlada on its show “The Best Food I Ever Ate.”
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Talesai stays true to its family roots but with a new renovation and new management from Kris Yenbamroong, the Thai restaurant has modernized with new décor and a trimmed menu. The 25-year-old, Sunset Strip restaurant’s Thom Kar Soup, Coconut Sticky Rice and Thai Boxing Chicken are can’t miss dishes.
4 The Rustic Spoon
The Rustic Spoon is an Asian Fusion that focuses mainly on Thai food. Staying true to its rustic atmosphere, traditional Thai plates such as Drunken Noodles, Yellow Curry and Crab Meat Rolls are always good picks. Don’t forget to cap off dinner with Sweet Mango and Coconut Rice for dessert.
5 Cholada Thai Cuisine
Don't let the shabby outdoor appearance fool you. Perched right next to the beach, Malibu’s Cholada Thai Cuisine is a hot spot for surfers and Thai aficionados alike. All the ingredients are fresh and healthy, the Pad Thai is a local favorite and Cholada has been a neighborhood gem for years. Come here after riding the waves or with the family for a night out.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362