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I have a guest coming next week and I'm looking for the best place to take her for Haw Mok Plaa and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks in advance!

L8ydrgn

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  1. Jitlada is a favorite. I've been wanting to go, but haven't found the time, so I can't say for myself. However I see it mentioned all the time and reviews tend to be glowing.

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    Jitlada
    5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    1. I've been to Jitlada several times and endorse it heartily. The place is nothing to look at and the service is sketchy at best but the Southern Thai part of the menu is terrific.

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      Jitlada
      5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

      1. Jitlada has both of these items on the menu, however I've never ordered them. Frankly I think Jitlada has been slipping in quality recently. A couple of years ago, it was a real find, with a limited number of customers so they really took care to prepare the food and serve you so you'd be happy and come back.

        Now, it's crowded every time I go. Service has suffered significantly, and they don't seem to put the same care into the preparation of the food. Having said that, the morning glory dish is still awesome.

        Another place to consider, although Northern Thai, not Southern like Jitlada, is Spicy BBQ on Santa Monica and Normandie. Like Jitlada, they have a regular menu, and another menu with more authentic tastes. We've had some very good meals there. We particularly like the ground pork patties and the egg noodles with chicken curry sauce. These two dishes go well together.

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        Jitlada
        5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        Spicy BBQ
        5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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        1. re: lil mikey

          I've been going to Jitlada for about three years and haven't noticed any slip in the quality of the food. To the contrary, I've seen a tremendous expansion of the dishes available on the southern Thai menu and the creation of some new dishes, and I've been amazed at their ability to keep up the quality while doing that. I have, however, also noticed a slip in the service, but I don't really mind. The food is so good it is plenty worth waiting for.

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          Jitlada
          5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          1. re: lil mikey

            I'm a regular at both Jitlada and Spicy BBQ. While Jitlada has exploded in popularity, I haven't noticed any detriment to the food. Was just there last weekend and it was as good as ever.

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            Jitlada
            5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Spicy BBQ
            5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

          2. Jazz at Jitlada will do you up right.

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            Jitlada
            5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027