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Sanamluang Cafe

Noodle, Asian, Thai
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5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131
(323) 660-8006
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Very good

Pad Thai was a little on the sweet side. Good flavor and worth trying. Thai iced tea is very good. Staff very nice. Price is low, which is great! Cash only. My wife and I would come back. Great for a quick bite. Not a fancy place. 😀

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pad Thai was a little on the sweet side. Good flavor and worth trying. Thai iced tea is very good. Staff very nice. Price is low, which is great! Cash only. My wife and I would come back. Great for a quick bite. Not a fancy place. 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Almost everything here is good. Pad thai is good the crispy pork is very good.. The noodle soup.. Toom yam are all excellent. I love their pad see yuw beef as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was only staying in LA for 5 days but ate here twice since I thoroughly enjoyed their dishes! I've stayed/lived in Thailand for a total of 7 weeks and by far this restaurant suprisingly offers very authentic thai dishes. Just their thai basil fried rice is enough for me! Out of all the asian american asian restuarants I've visited... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is open late! service good. dishes were of average size, but cost was reasonable. The soup only comes as a big bowl. No cups of soup here. Parking can be an issue. What i took to my hotel, and had late for left overs, actually tasted better! would definitely go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Amaazingg thai food! As Indonesian that frequently visits the US (especially the east coast), whenever we visit LA we would always come here! My favorite has to be their Tom Yum Goong! This restaurant will make you full - literally! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all who craves for thai/asian food

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Boy what a treat eating in this restaurant was!! There are so many dishes to choose from. I love noodles so immediately checked out the noodle dishes and decided on Roll Noodles - special steamed flat noodles with chicken,shrimp, squid and black mushrooms on a bed of steamed bean sprouts in a special gravy sauce. It was absolutely delicious!! It's... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (323) 660-8006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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