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Chan Dara Restaurant

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1511 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7312
323-464-8585
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So dissappointing

Chan Dara was once the best and hippest Thai restaurant in LA. Those days are long past. The decor is tired but the place is clean. The music they play is awful--fit for an elevator. The food is a mixed bag. Tasteless satay and gyoza that was served at room temperature. The main course we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2013
Lanny Z
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Chan Dara was once the best and hippest Thai restaurant in LA. Those days are long past. The decor is tired but the place is clean. The music they play is awful--fit for an elevator. The food is a mixed bag. Tasteless satay and gyoza that was served at room temperature. The main course we had, sea bass, was good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely delicious thai food. The tofu satay and green curry are particular highlights. The service was also great. I will recommend and revisit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

The flavors here are subtle and delicate. Try the brown rice - nutty and delicious. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Will return and recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Had a very nice Valentine's Day dinner at Chan Dara on Pico. It was crowded and the service was slow but the food was delicious. Really good spicy soups, veggie and tofu was light and tasty. Nice evening!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Another of my dad's favorites. He left a file of cards of restaurants, and I am determined to get to all of them. We had the calamari- a bit too greasy for me, the sauce was awesome! We wanted 2 other things, and our waitress actually had the kitchen combine the 2, and the result was fabulous! Glass noodles, mushrooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

After 30+ years, this is still a good place, but I miss the original Cahuenga location. My wife says that it wasn't as good and was twice as expensive as where we normally go in OC. But that's all she knows. Chan Dara was the pioneer of Thai food in LA and worth a visit.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

I am a regular customer here but never write a review for Chan Dara. I usually go to Pico brunch and sometimes at Larchmont. My favorite food is Mee krob, Thai crab cake and Satay. Mostly is appetizer i order. And they have a very very delicious crem buree too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

awesome awesome awesome indian food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

good food n great drinks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

Nothing amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1511 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-464-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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