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Chan Dara Restaurant

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1511 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7312
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at Chan Dara forever - no, really, forever. It was always excellent -- great service, delicious food, just fantastic. Went there last weekend -... What happened? New management? The service was terrible and the food came out cold and not great. It's always been a favorite spot of mine. I could tell it wasn't just an off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The Panang was some of the best tofu we ever had. Was going to give a glowing review until I realized that we ordered before the end if lunch special and was charged dinner prices. I recommend it, but pay attention to your bill.

Thank Whozyamama
Los Angeles, California, United States
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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 

Thank Lanny Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.

1 Thank SagaBoi
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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!

Thank Robert L
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 

Thank KarynWynne
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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.

Thank imcolombo
Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 14, 2008

awesome awesome awesome indian food.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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