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Chan Dara Restaurant

1511 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7312 (Central L.A)
323-464-8585
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Ranked #1,198 of 8,569 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
West Hollywood, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and since moving had not been there for a while. We were greeted with excellent service and our entire meal from start to finish was just as delicious as ever. I spoke to 2 of the chefs who have been there for at least 25 years and it was a... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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North Hills
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213 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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anaheim
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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