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“lot of flesh and pretty good food too”

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Chan Dara Larchmont
Ranked #1,866 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $22
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Neighborhood: Central L.A
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We used to go to the original Chan Dara 25 years ago when it was one of the first Thai restaurants in LA and recently staying with a friend in Larchmont we thought we should see how the Larchmont version was holding up. It did not bother me but my female companions, one of whom was my wife, were rather shocked at the skimpy attire of some of the waitresses and reacted as if I had dragged them into a bar on Soi Nana. Fortunately our serveuse was demurely clothed, and very efficient. We ordered the larb and the Thai toast followed by roast duck and a vegetable dish, which was more Chinese than Thai. But everything was daintily arranged on the plates and very tasty and with a couple of bottles of Pinot Grigio,{ luckily we were walking home }, it was a pleasant dinner.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Very large portions very inexpensive and reasonably authentic, try the larb it is a meal itself

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Have been going here for years, and still enjoy the wonderful fresh Thai food, especially the fish dishes. Waiters and waitresses are all young and attractive and its a relaxing evening out with cuisine you can rely on time after time.

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Reviewed August 25, 2010

I use to frequent Chan Dara on Larchmont for the food and great service. Well I must say the food quality and selection is still above par but the service has deteriorated significantly. Attractive waitresses but have little knowledge of the dishes or any class. Spend more time in front of the mirror or socializing than do servicing the patrons. Management does little to acknowledge the patron and has become a hang out for attractive waitresses with little substance. The Pico location is far better with more attentive service

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Reviewed December 6, 2008

the original cool Thai spot.

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