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The 10 best Thai restaurants in LA, according to Jet Tila

Published On 02/28/2014 Published On 02/28/2014
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1. Spicy BBQ Restaurant 5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

This Thai resto is literally a hotspot with their spicy food. But in case that doesn't suit your palate, they also have plenty of non-spicy options too. Their specialties include Northern Thai fare, pork curry, pork salad, and jackfruit.

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2. Ruen Pair 5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood)

This Hollywood spot does Thai how it's supposed to be done, featuring a large menu with all of your favorite dishes at affordable prices.

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3. Jitlada Thai Restaurant 5233 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

If this East Hollywood spot didn't have a cult following for its over-the-top spicy Thai food, it would easily go under-the-radar thanks to its nondescript strip mall exterior. Everything on Jitlada's super-long menu will take you out of your comfort zone, like the spicy catfish salad and green mussels curry. Speaking of curry, there are plenty of varieties, all of which are pretty darn spicy. The best thing about Jitlada, aside from the occasional celebrity sighting, is the affordable price.

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4. Yai Restaurant 5757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

This Hollywood Blvd Thai spot has a menu absolutely loaded with all your favorite Thai grub from noodles to rice dishes to soups and spicy salads.

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5. Pa-Ord Noodle 5301 Sunset Blvd Ste 8, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Here you'll find some of LA's spiciest Thai dishes (seriously, even the "mild" dishes are on the fiery side). So if you're into that, check out their authentic menu that features noodles, rice plates, soups, and more.

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6. Sapp Coffee Shop 5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood)

If you're a fan of boat noodles and happen to be in Hollywood, you'll wanna check out this Thai-style coffee shop. Don't know what boat noodles are? No, problem. Still pop in for some Thai tea or coffee and some food that's anything but the norm.

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7. Isaan Station 125 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

This Thai spot has its bases covered with a large menu featuring just about anything and everything Thai, from rice dishes to salads to grilled and deep-fried selections.

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8. Rodded Restaurant 5623 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

This cash-only Thai joint brings the flavor with a diverse menu loaded with tasty dishes including duck noodle soup, crispy pork with mint leaves, and chicken & rice.

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9. Bhan Kanom 5271 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)

From appetizer to main course and dessert Bhan Kanom brings you authentic Thai cuisine right on Hollywood Blvd.

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10. Siam Sunset 5265 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Come in as early as 6am for Thai breakfast or wait until the lunch and dinner hours to scarf down items like chicken over rice and porridge with pork and egg.