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Sanamluang Cafe

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5176 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6131
(323) 660-8006
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted Thai so I looked up best Thai in Hollywood. This place came up. I am so glad it did. I ordered the calamari salad and it was wonderful. I also ordered fried rice and ribs. Everything was good. The ribs were more like chicharones, but still good. The service was quick and friendly. Water glasses kept full. I... More 

Thank Ninachka1
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nobody seated us. We moved the tables ourselves. Waited 20 minutes to start ordering. They brought the food to our table and put it in the corner..... Wth. Nobody smiled. They're all rude. Cashier guy with glasses especially and the older lady with glasses. Didnt refill our water. Didnt take our empty plates. We had to walk inside to get... More 

Thank d0ba
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to explore Thai town for the first time and ended up at Sanamluang cafe for a noodle soup, as they claim to have the best in town ! Located in a typical mini-mall, this simple restaurant with basic decor has an outdoor sitting as well. The service is friendly, but the two noodle soups recommended were well below... More 

Thank RedSkirrel
Manhattan Beach, California
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

we have been comonly available ing here for more than 20 years, and it has only gotten better. This is the only Thai Restaurant I know that serves "kwayteo rua" or River Soup. that traditionally was only available from a canal boat vendor. This dish might be too much for the average westerner, as its main ingredients are beef, beef... More 

Thank sander s
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I've been coming to this place more than a decade, and the place looks the same, and that's how I like it. Nothing change in this restaurant, they still make a mean Pad Thai. Their selections are still the best. The Neon lights are still there and the art deco too. Staff are still accommodating and they're attentive and fast.... More 

Thank jrponciano
London, England, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Sanamluang Café has a great reputation and bustling and busy but I didn't find the food here in any way exceptional other than the size of the portions which were quite gargantuan! There didn't really seem to be many vegetarian starters so I went for the Tom Kai Kai spicy coconut soup which was delicious albeit perhaps a bit on... More 

Thank Chilli_Fingers
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

I live in a different state, by this is still on my speed-dial. Amazingly authentic Thai food, very generous servings and open till very late, so you can satisfy any late-night Pad See Yu with duck, as I do. Efficient servers, such yummy food. Can't wait to get back there

Thank Evienia
Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in LA! Everything is so good, doesn't matter what you order. It's always busy and open late. The only downside is they only accept cash, no cards. And the Thai iced tea with boba is a great addition to any meal.

Thank SeanMasse
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

In the heart of Thai Town, Sanamluang is authentic! They only accept cash, but there is an ATM in the parking area. Next to a Thai grocery and a Thai sundry store. Food was good, but not excellent.

Thank Lee-Tarbet
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

very nice authentic thai food here.... pease dont miss it... pad thai, tom yam soup, papaya salad... all so delicious.....

Thank Christine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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