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Pimai Restaurant

Central L.A
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5833 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5609
+1 323-461-7841
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Great value and very tasty fare at this small family run restaurant near the Griffith Observatory. Excellent value and choices. We loved the Thai curries. Not spicy but delicious. Comfortable environment and friendly service

Thank N M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a taste for Thai food, while driving to the griffith observatory passed this restaurant as it was getting late and we we're hungry decided to try. It was clean, local and small with an "A" rating. But for my taste it was average at best. Several in the party had curry and it was good but commented glad they... More 

Thank franco6872
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We went here after reading some YELP reviews, and it was excellent. Didn't give it 5* because the ambiance was just plain, and my food took a little longer than expected, but as far as the food is concerned, 5*

Thank Carmen050
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

OMG! what a delish food experience. We found this place by chance, so glad we did. Everything from the drinks to desert were outstanding. My fiance ordered the Duck and by far the best we've ever tasted. It was juicy and flavorful. I had the drunken noodles with beef, so good. To finish we had the coconut ice cream which... More 

Thank Shisell99
London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

Had a take out from this place. Nothing terrible about it, but nothing great either. It's worth a try.

Thank jimbledon
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364 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our usual LA Thai restaurant was closed due to a fire. :( So while wondering around we discovered this likely-looking place located next to Gelsons on Franklin. We orderwed enough to eat and take home: Chicken Pad Thai, BBQ Chicken, Beef Mussaman Curry, Cashew Nut Chicken and a sort of frozen coconut yogurt (they were out of coconut ice creqam,... More 

Thank T S
Pegram, TN
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374 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We walked in and there were two other tables eating inside and one outside...but there was no one to be found. A couple of minutes later a man rushed out of the back and sat us down. After that short wait...no problem. The restaurant is quaint and nicely decorated. Our server was timely with drinks and putting in our order... More 

Thank rockstar89
Boone, North Carolina
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

I like spicy Thai food. It's supposed to be that way. But my MEDIUM-hot yellow curry chicken was too spicy for my taste. It was good, but I couldn't eat it all due to the flames in my throat. The other 3 in our group enjoyed their choices. We chose this place due to convenience. I'd go again, but wouldn't... More 

Thank tqmbill
Sarasota, Florida
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307 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

It was a nice restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. The vegetable dumplings were delicious but the pad see-ew was just ok. There are many better Thai restaurants that I've been to.

Thank lizardtiff
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302 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Excellent food in a nice, peaceful setting. Best spicy eggplant I've ever had. Friends had vegetable soup, orange duck, and one of the red curries. Everyone loved their dishes. Service was great.

Thank travelingyogi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5833 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-461-7841

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