Los Angeles has quite a few noteworthy Thai restaurants. Here are three Thai places that you should definitely make time to visit if you are in the area.
Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant is a great place to eat healthy West Coast inspired traditional Thai dishes. The healthy crowd has definitely influenced the restaurant scene in Los Angeles. In response to the huge popular trend of eating healthy Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant offers a menu full of delectable dishes that won’t clog your arteries or add unnecessary inches to your waste. The menu is full of vegetable based dishes perfect for the non meat-eating crowd. Tofu is a regular in many of the dishes. The papaya salad is one of their best vegetarian dishes. For something a little different be sure to try their green-curry dumplings. Noodles have never been better! Don’t worry though; if you aren’t vegetarian there are still some meat-based dishes. They serve up the traditional chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce as well as some great healthy fish dishes. Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant is located at 8875 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90035. Their store hours are Monday through Friday 11:30am to 10:30pm, Saturdays they open half an hour later, and on Sundays they are open noon to 10:30pm.
Green Papaya Thai Restaurant is one of my favorite local Thai restaurants in the Los Angeles area. One word of advice before you decide to dine here though, the service can be really slow. Personally I think the wait is worth it though. Green Papaya Thai Restaurant has an extremely small staff, which accounts for the slower service. It’s not that they don’t care; it’s just that they have more customers than they know what to do with. My favorite dish is their crisp catfish. It is flaky and fresh. Pineapple fried rice makes a great side dish with the crispy catfish. The menu also includes an array of traditional Thai dishes that most Americans expect to be on the menu. Green Papaya Thai Restaurant is located at 1800 West Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, California, 91803. You can call ahead for take out at (626) 282-1291, but I definitely suggest calling to check on your order before you leave to pick it up. The disorganization is definitely worth it though.
Natalee Thai Cuisine is an authentic family run Thai restaurant in the heart of busy Beverly Hills. They serve of steaming hot noodles that will have you dreaming about them at night. They have a great selection of vegetarian dishes and are perfect for a mixed group of friends with different eating habits. They also offer guests an exceptional sushi bar with high quality ingredients. You should definitely come hungry to this cute and homey restaurant. Natalee Thai Cuisine is not somewhere to take a first date that you want to impress, but if you are out for a casual night of good food they will definitely fit the bill. Try taking the time to visit them for lunch, there is less of a crowd and they offer a few different lunch specials that can keep you from breaking the bank. Natalee Thai Cuisine is located at 998 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90035. You can call ahead for take out at (310) 855-9380.