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Jul 11, 2006 06:26 PM

Late Night Thai: HELP!

I have been informed that my old late night Thai standby Ruen Pair is closed for a month. Now I need a Thai restaurant that is open late, late like 12am+.

I called Yai and they close at 10 pm tonight.

Does anyone have any thai-town quality thai places that are open late. I do not want watered down American flavors but the real deal. Also include recommended dishes. Thanks!

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  1. Sanamluang is a late-nite staple if you are looking for Thai Town itself. In NoHo Krua Thai is another after-the-bars meeting spot. Both places are noodle specialists, so that is a great place to start.

    At Krua Thai, try the Pad Thai Krua Thai (not the regular pad thai).

    Although it is known as a noodle place, I have seen people eating a tasty looking rice dish at Sanamluang - it looks like kao pat talay (seafood fried rice).

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    1. re: igj

      Sanamluang is great for late-night Thai. I love their spicy Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles).

      1. re: igj

        What are sanamluang's prices like? Do they do a good papaya salad? thanks!

      2. I like Hollywood Thai which is across from Sanamulauang. Love their duck with rice and the (I believe) chinese vegetables.

        1. Sanamluang is my favorite after Ruen Pair too.

          1. if you want real thai dishes and not just noodles, i'd suggest the restaurant on the second floor of the thailand plaza mall just west of the ruen pair strip mall. its a big place with its own stage where they have singers on weekends.

            i think theyre open till midnight or 1am. but i'd call ahead. they have a large menu with many dishes you wont see at other restaurants. the food is very authentic. pricing is a tad higher than what you may be used to. but only by a dollar or two per dish i think.

            its also a great place for big groups...

            taste of thai is good too on sunset and bronson. you can park in the arbys afterhours. this is where the thai kids party afterhours... this place is open till people leave...

            hollywdood thai is similar... but less clubby feeling.

            heaviest party action is on friday nights.

            1. Probably not authentic enough for the foodies on here, but Toi on Sunset is a lot of fun late nights. Always crowded, rock music blasting, great vibe. Thai is good enough to satiate the craving. Open til 4am, I believe...