Strip mall Thai restaurants may be the norm in Hollywood, but don’t be fooled by the one with the cutesy name outside of Thai Town. Luv2Eat may be close to Highland Avenue, but it takes its dishes to a whole new level of flavor as well as authenticity. Order what you normally would at your favorite Thai spot, and you’ll get a version that’s to the nth degree. Or go big with dishes that employ purple blood clams, funky shrimp paste, or salted mussels.
Strip-mall Thai restaurants may be plentiful in Hollywood, but Luv2Eat stands apart. They have all the classics done exceedingly well, but there are also some relatively niche bangers on this menu, with all of the fermented funk that you may not see at standard Thai spots. The Phuket-style Kanomjean Curry is a fiery favorite, the Hat Yai Fried Chicken is pure pleasure, and the Papaya Salad with salted crab is pungent in the best possible way.
How to book: Order takeout or delivery ($3 charge within a two-mile radius for orders above $15) online.