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Sanamluang Cafe

5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131 (Central L.A)
(323) 660-8006
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Ranked #1,298 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai, Noodle Shop
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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38 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good food but I think their branch in the valley is better. Don't know if it's the cramped atmosphere. It seemed like a good idea to try it. Perhaps we did not order the right stuff. Shrimp cakes was good but very expensive. Parking is tough but we managed to get street parking a block away. Will probably go to... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

College years offer a lot of memories which sets the course of our life. Being an alumni to a college is forever attach our spirit to the almameter, Sanamluang Cafe is not only great for its great tasting dishes but it offers an experience worths loyality to it. Uncountable numbers of loyalists have come back to this humble but very... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The restaurant is little and is not fancy at all. But the food here is really good! We were so lucky to find this place to have late dinner about 2am. I enjoyed my SPICY Pud-See-Ewe, Tom-Yum-Goong, and Thai-iced tea. The portions are BIG! The Tom-Yum-Goong has lots of shrimps and mushrooms and it is big enough for 2 ppl.... More

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Rocky River, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had dinner here on the recommendation of Trip Advisor reviews, and as usual, we were not disappointed. My companion and I each had an appetizer and an entree and everything was delicious. The restaurant, in a small strip plaza, isn't much to look at, but it is clean and the service was friendly and fast. FYI - portions are... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

O.K. at first glance this little place is nothing to write home about...in a shabby strip-mall... tight parking... etc! But wait until you get inside and taste the food... OMG!!! There is no other place to eat Thai in Hollywood for our family. We use to live in Los Angeles, and eat here everytime we visit (twice a year), and... More

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Bali, Indonesia
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We ate in Samanluang cafe for lunch. We found the foods are goods and the price are ok. The service is decent coz I considered the cafe as canteen than cafe so no much complaint about the service as long as the foods are good and the price is inexpensive especially for tourist on budget. Still recommended

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Authentic and actually better than the noodles dishes sold in Thailand as all the beef used are US beef! If you are a Thai you will hear the waitress yell to the cook "Kon Thai" or "the customer is Thai" and you're sure to get the more spicy, authentic, version. The Thai ice coffee and ice tea are nice too.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We went back to this restaurant 2 years ago. This review is a little outdated, but just want to share here that the food is still delicious but definitely not as good as the '90s. Service is so so ... but would recommend for those who only cares about the food.

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Fullerton, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The one thing about Thai food I have always enjoyed was the spice and freshness of it. This was very bland and did not seem fresh at all. I went here since one of the reviews said that Pad Thai was great. It was far from great. No tang, no spice, and a bad texture. Not good. I brought my... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

this is a great restaurant for casual eating... will come back again... I send my regards to the boys back in the kitchen....

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