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5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131 (Central L.A)
(323) 660-8006
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Ranked #788 of 8,701 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Thai, Noodle Shop
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As a longtime expatriate living in and out of Thailand for the last 25 years, my recent trip to Sanamluang Cafe in Hollywood during a holiday visit to the States was a very pleasant surprise. A cash only establishment, the Cafe boosts an impressive menu and can make just about any Thai dish you can think of. During my last... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Authentic Thi restaurant with great food and very reasonable prices. I come here once a year and my friends here turned me on to this place. We order about 7 items and then gorge ourselves - it's very good. Pad thi is excellent and also their curry chicken (non spicy) has a great flavor. There isn't alot of room in... More 

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When I lived in LA during the 90s, this was one of the standard go to spots for me (especially late night). It's cheap, quality and rarely dissapointed. QWHen I recently visited LA (3 day stop- not enouguh time to hit all my old haunts) I stopped in for a quick bite a few houes before a planned dinner. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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Additional Information about Sanamluang Cafe

Address: 5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131
Phone Number: (323) 660-8006
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Thai, Noodle Shop

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