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“Good, serviceable”
Review of Tuk Tuk Thai

Tuk Tuk Thai
Ranked #2,831 of 9,981 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Westside
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Westside
Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good, serviceable”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

New owners, not quite as good as the old ones. Clean food, a few very good dishes but not that inventive. Bangkok west in Santa Monica is better. But Tuk Tuk is WAY better than Natalie Thai. Tuk Tuk has a very good pad thai & spicy shrimp soup and spicy chicken larb

Visited May 2012
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Katy N, owner at Tuk Tuk Thai, responded to this review, November 24, 2014
Melinda, we're glad you enjoyed our food even though you didn't see it as all that unique. We want to serve authentic Thai with our own little twist. As long as it's tasty and fresh to you, that's what matters to us! Hope to see you again soon; I'm confident you'll find a dish that impresses you.

All the best,
Katy, Owner
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The sad decline of Tuk Tuk”
Reviewed August 18, 2010

We loved this place when we first discovered it. Good food, nice ambiance, etc. We live fairly close and Tuk Tuk became one of our regular take out places for over a year. And we were happy. Especially with the Siamese spiced crispy chicken wings.

Then strange things started happening in the last 2 months. We would call in an order and what received was different. Sometimes the wrong item, or our Siamese spiced crispy chicken wings, well, had no sesame anymore. OK, the occasional error on take out happens. But the time before last things were missing, yet we were still charged for it. Bummer factor was increased substantially.

And then came the last order that has compelled me to write this review.

We ordered two Siamese spiced crispy chicken wings and asked that this time they please include the seasame, and were told "They don't come with sesame" Er, what? "But they are called Siamese spiced crispy chicken wings!" "No, we don't put sesame on wings." Now we've ordered it at least two dozen times in the last year and, yes, they had sesame until a month ago.

Fine. Whatever.

We pick up the order and get home to discover...
1. Sure enough there is no sesame on the chicken.
2. Each box (we ordered two orders) has 4 small pieces lost and alone at the bottom of the take-out box, yet we paid for two full orders.
3. The Charcoal Sirloin we ordered, and paid for is not in the bag.
4. No chopsticks, no napkins, etc.

Bummer factor through the roof.

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“awesome green curry! nice ambience too...”
Reviewed February 24, 2009

awesome green curry! nice ambience too...

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Upland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Thai food in LA!”
Reviewed December 22, 2008

This is a great little Thai Cafe in L.A. They give you the option to order all white meat chicken and the quality is excellent. They have some good wines on the list and the food is great for really reasonable, if not cheap prices! Well worth it. Cafe atmosphere is very L.A., but of course is a little cramped being in a big city. Great experience, check it out.

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“Delicious Thai food for...”
Reviewed October 7, 2008

Delicious Thai food for very reasonable prices. We especially liked the Duck Curry.

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