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Oct 29, 2006 08:29 PM

Thai Food Around Sherman Oaks Tonight?

I'm meeting a friend in Sherman Oaks for dinner tonight. Does anyone have any recommendations for Thai restaurants in the area, preferably on Ventura Blvd.?


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  1. Your best bet would be to go to North Hollywood.

    The only Thai places in Sherman Oaks to which I would go to in a pinch are Siam Cabin on Ventura by Ventura Canyon and Lannathai on Ven Nuys.

    1. Sherman Oaks is my neighborhood. It's worth the seven-minute drive to NoHo for good Thai. My preference is Sri Siam at the corner of Coldwater Canyon and Vanowen. We love the crispy rice salad w/sour thai sausage and the tom kha kai soup.

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      1. re: BearCity

        Sri Siam has been one of my favorite restaurants for 4 or 5 years. The food is top notch. There are so many good things on their menu, many of which are not available at most other Thai places. Catfish Larb ordered very spicy (mild is really bland), Catfish Curry, Duck Curry, Grilled Beef Salad, Curry Cup, Angel Wings, Seafood with Thai Basil and Chilis, Thai Spaghetti (may not be on the English menu)..., I could go on and on!

        1. re: sel

          Ooh, what's in the Thai Spaghetti?

          1. re: BearCity

            The one at Bua Siam (also on Sherman, at Coldwater) is rice noodles, pork, basil and mint. It's excellent and also $2.50.

            I've never had it at Sri Siam.

            1. re: BearCity

              I really don't remember, the previous owner shared some with me over a year ago. All I remember is thinish spaghetti sized noodles with a fairly homogenious sauce that was a little spicy (not hot) but so good.

              Note: Previous owner sold the business to her cook, food is just as good as always!

        2. Yes, drive the few extra miles to Sherman Way in NoHo and try one of my Top 3:

          1. Sunshine Thai-everything is amazing
          2. Kruai Thai-go for their version of Pad Thai
          3. Swan Thai-they have the best $2.00 tasting menu around, get the Tom Yom Noodle soup, so good! Plus they make a great Beef Pad See Yew and Green Curry too



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          1. re: Hypnotic23

            Tried Sunshine Thai on Friday, and we somehow managed to find three dishes that were very far from amazing--the shrimp paste fried rice, pad kee mow, and hurricane soup. All were mediocre. Didn't even eat the leftovers.

          2. I know it's probably too late to be of service to the original poster, but I can't resist an opportunity to post about Swan Restaurant, my favorite neighborhood hole-in-the-mini-mall thai food. They use super-fresh ingredients, the tasting menu is great, the pineapple fried rice is the best in town, and they have this great fried mussel appetizer that comes with bean sprouts and a tangy/spicy dipping sauce. The crying tiger is also a star, as are the fermented pork ribs. The service is perfect; they'll recommend the best dishes for you if you have trouble sorting through the menu. Also just tried their delivery for the first time, and it's just as tasty!!

            1. I knew there was great Thai food somewhere in NH!! Thanks for all the recs. We went to Sri Siam on Friday night and were wowed by the food. We are not experts in Thai cuisine by any means but it's just delicious food by any standard. Next time I have to try the crispy rice and Thai spaghetti. We never have to suffer a mediocre meal in one of the 'boulevard' Thai places again. Now on to Bua and Kruai...Thanks!