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Jitlada: Downhill alert?

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so I'm scanning yelp right, and actually turned off yelp sort and instead listed ratings by date.

First page is about 40 reviews, and amazingly only 12 were 4/5* reviews.

My first visit there was less than stellar, and I've seen many reviews sharing the same story: overpriced, overrated.

My group had scheduled a lunch trip to Jitlada tomorrow, but I can't help but feel they would be better served by Ruen Pair or Hoyka down the street...

what say you, hounds?

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  1. i say you should still go if you are targeting seafood dishes.

    but if not, i guess you can go to the others.

    i still liked it though. though i wasn't blown away, and the prices did put a damper on things.

    1. After a few visits, I found the southern Thai dishes interesting and unique but found myself heading over to Ruen Pair and Sapp at least 3-4:1 vs Jitlada. My Thai needs are pretty simple like that.

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      1. re: Porthos

        same here.. except that for me it's Ruen Pair & Pa Ord. service was so slow on our last visit to Jitlada that we pretty much took them out of our rotation. and whatever we ate on that visit was pretty bad so the whole experience turned us off.

        1. re: Porthos

          What do you get at Ruen Pair out of curiosity?

          As terrible as it is, I seem to order the salty turnip, pang curry, and pork jerky more often than not. Also, the fried egg salad.

          But I know I should be branching out more.

        2. Jitlada had been a favorite but I took it out of rotation after two unsuccessful dining experiences...food was less than mediocre and service was poor. Have not found a replacement yet but plan to visit Ruen Pair when the opportunity presents.

          1. NEW CHALLENGE FOR YOU HOUNDS:

            Best restaurant in Thai Town that takes credit cards?!

            I'm thinking RCA? Bringing 7 coworkers.

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            1. re: ns1

              I don't think many of them do. The ones who do come to mind are Ocha and Thai Palms.

              1. re: ns1

                My rec goes to Krua Siri. Their menu is like a minefield, but the back page is mostly gold

                1. re: ns1

                  Prael - might be the most underrated resto in Thai Town

                  1. re: Eater15

                    I've heard literally zero about this place. What do you recommend?

                    Anything to avoid?

                2. fuck it, I didn't pick the place and these pictures look amazing, so Jitlada it is. I'll report back.

                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mylastbi...

                  Maybe 2nd time is the charm.

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