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authentic thai food in burbank

jrnlmkr Mar 15, 2009 12:32 AM

i was just in thailand and met a really great guy who will be spending some time in burbank next month. since we've eaten the real thing together, i want something pretty authentic,hole in the wall fine as we mostly ate street food in bangkok.

  1. bgazindad Mar 15, 2009 10:34 AM

    I live in the Burbank area and I concur that the best advice is to skip Burbank and head to North Hollywood. Sherman Way is known for its Thai restaurants. Cruise it from the 170 Fwy going west. I am pretty sure Krua Thai is that way.

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    1. re: bgazindad
      Das Ubergeek Mar 15, 2009 02:04 PM

      Absolutely skip Burbank. All the Thai food that will tickle the Bangkok itch is in Hollywood and North Hollywood -- and the latter is just five minutes' drive from Bob Hope Airport.

      Can you or your friend read Thai? Many of the places in Thai Gulch (the area on Sherman Way from the 170 to Woodman) have $2.50 specials menus written only in Thai.

      Bua Siam has the best curries; Sanamluang has the best noodles, except that the house special pad thai (pad Thai Krua Thai, not regular pad thai) at Krua Thai is excellent. Krua has the best som tum. Sri Siam, which is half a mile south on the corner of Vanowen and Coldwater Canyon, has excellent khao soi.

      It's a shame that the weekly Thai food court at the wat on Coldwater Canyon has had to stop -- that would have tickled the itch bigtime. Some of the vendors set up inside New King Seafood market, though.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        jrnlmkr Mar 16, 2009 11:21 PM

        wow. thanks. if the date isn't fun, it certainly won't be the fault of the food.

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      a213b Mar 15, 2009 10:33 AM

      Co-sign what the others are saying.

      NoHo is like a mini Thai-town, with a stretch of amazing, truly authentic Thai spots. My fave is Sri Siam, but I don't think you can miss with any of them.

      1. Local Mar 15, 2009 08:21 AM

        yep, head up the 170 freeway to Krua Thai on Sherman Way...they serve two versions of Pad Thai, go for their own version of Pad Thai - it is excellent, also their shrimp with green curry. Second choice, tho not far behind - Swan Thai ....equally good....i think their hot sour shrimp soup is better.

        Krua Thai Restaurant
        13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

        Swan Restaurant
        12728 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

        1. Normal Garciaparra Mar 15, 2009 02:43 AM

          Skip Burbank and go to nearby North Hollywood. A lot of great Thai eateries there.

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          1. re: Normal Garciaparra
            Servorg Mar 15, 2009 05:20 AM

            Listen to Mr. G, he knows of what he speaks: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602703

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