Jitlada Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 5233 Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  • 323-667-9809

About Jitlada Restaurant

Hours
Sun 11am-10:30pm Mon 5pm-10:30pm Tue-Thu 11am-10:30pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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One of the long lasting Thai restaurants in this area and is still a great place to get authentic thai food. Try the crying tiger if youike spicy food.

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★★★★★

One of the long lasting Thai restaurants in this area and is still a great place to get authentic thai food. Try the crying tiger if youike spicy food.

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WORST restaurant customer service experience EVER. Went with a group of 5. We were seated after a few minutes and our order was taken pretty promptly, but it took over 2 hours for all of our dishes to come out of the kitchen! Not only

3
★★★★★

WORST restaurant customer service experience EVER. Went with a group of 5. We were seated after a few minutes and our order was taken pretty promptly, but it took over 2 hours for all of our dishes to come out of the kitchen! Not only

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Horrible Restaurant and even worse service \r
We went to this place with the best of intentions, hoping to have a really good Thai meal, we read all the reviews. our meal was anything but. First of all the ambiance and decor was horrible

3
★★★★★

Horrible Restaurant and even worse service \r
We went to this place with the best of intentions, hoping to have a really good Thai meal, we read all the reviews. our meal was anything but. First of all the ambiance and decor was horrible

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Last evening we ate at one of the worst and most expensive Thai restaurants. If you want to spend half your night waiting for your meal, go there. We arrived at 6:30, waited approx. 1-1/2 hours for food which arrived in separate

3
★★★★★

Last evening we ate at one of the worst and most expensive Thai restaurants. If you want to spend half your night waiting for your meal, go there. We arrived at 6:30, waited approx. 1-1/2 hours for food which arrived in separate

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I just spent ONE HOUR waiting to get take out food from JITLADA! I was told 20 minutes and took an hour, and that too at 5 PM! After a soft complaint, the owners were TOTALLY unaplogetic and rude! Consider yourself forewarned if you decide

3
★★★★★

I just spent ONE HOUR waiting to get take out food from JITLADA! I was told 20 minutes and took an hour, and that too at 5 PM! After a soft complaint, the owners were TOTALLY unaplogetic and rude! Consider yourself forewarned if you decide

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Thai food is without a doubt my favorite and I have had every thai dish that most places make. Rarely is there a place that has a menu filled with things I have never hear of. But this is one of those places. I went ahead and let the owner

3
★★★★★

Thai food is without a doubt my favorite and I have had every thai dish that most places make. Rarely is there a place that has a menu filled with things I have never hear of. But this is one of those places. I went ahead and let the owner

Pros: Incredible Food, Awesome Staff

Cons: wait for table and parking can be a problem

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So I ordered a Level 4 which you think would be just fine in normal thai restaurants but Jitlada's 4 = a 10 at another restaurant!\r
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If you like to sweat and be spice challenged this is your place!\r
Portion was a little small and it

3
★★★★★

So I ordered a Level 4 which you think would be just fine in normal thai restaurants but Jitlada's 4 = a 10 at another restaurant!\r
\r
If you like to sweat and be spice challenged this is your place!\r
Portion was a little small and it

Pros: Large menu

Cons: Long Wait, Parking is a battle

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This place is the best tai food in town. All the dishes are amazing and I've tried many of them, I am a regular and Jazz, the owner, treats you like family. I highly recommend for a variety of reasons. It is not for the light hearted when

3
★★★★★

This place is the best tai food in town. All the dishes are amazing and I've tried many of them, I am a regular and Jazz, the owner, treats you like family. I highly recommend for a variety of reasons. It is not for the light hearted when

Pros: The food and Jazz

Cons: sometimes the wait

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We went to Jitlada on Friday, February 20, 2009. The service was very bad. In that way that LA restaurants become well known and the service starts acting like you're intruding on them. Not good. Orders were getting confused. Arrogant main waitress, etc.

1
★★★☆☆

We went to Jitlada on Friday, February 20, 2009. The service was very bad. In that way that LA restaurants become well known and the service starts acting like you're intruding on them. Not good. Orders were getting confused. Arrogant main waitress, etc.

Pros: best Thai food

Cons: Service

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Wow. What a friendly fantastic restaurant! Definitely the most authentic Thai food in all of Los Angeles. Stick to the specialties - you will find a translated menu of the specialty Southern dishes on the last page. The southern curry is incredible - truly the right kind of heat, very hot, very flavorful - it's the real deal. We also tried the deep fried fish with sweet chili sauce, a perfect pairing! Reminded us of our trip to Phuket and all the fantastic seafood we enjoyed there. So tuck in with an ice cold Chang beer and enjoy!

2
★★★★★

Wow. What a friendly fantastic restaurant! Definitely the most authentic Thai food in all of Los Angeles. Stick to the specialties - you will find a translated menu of the specialty Southern dishes on the last page. The southern curry is incredible - truly the right kind of heat, very hot, very flavorful - it's the real deal. We also tried the deep fried fish with sweet chili sauce, a perfect pairing! Reminded us of our trip to Phuket and all the fantastic seafood we enjoyed there. So tuck in with an ice cold Chang beer and enjoy!

Pros: Incredible food!

Cons: It's popular so make a reservation!

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Is one of my favourite foods when properly made and I think Jitlada does a good job here.

Although I sticked to a small menu (had a craving for Tom Yam and green mango salad) it was well prepared. My friends enjoyed a variety of curries and vegetable dishes.

The place is packed, the prices are reasonable so they must be doing something really well :)
Good service, very friendly and trying to make you feel at home.

A place to remember and return to.

4
★★★★☆

Is one of my favourite foods when properly made and I think Jitlada does a good job here.

Although I sticked to a small menu (had a craving for Tom Yam and green mango salad) it was well prepared. My friends enjoyed a variety of curries and vegetable dishes.

The place is packed, the prices are reasonable so they must be doing something really well :)
Good service, very friendly and trying to make you feel at home.

A place to remember and return to.

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Proprietor Jazz is one of the sweetest people I've met! Be sure to ask for her. I was there last night to find some crazy authentic southern Thai food-- I found it. The mango, shrimp and cashew salad was excellent. If you seek spicy food, this is the place to go. If you seek authentic ethnic food, this is the place to go. Don't be put off by the strip mall location.

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★★★★★

Proprietor Jazz is one of the sweetest people I've met! Be sure to ask for her. I was there last night to find some crazy authentic southern Thai food-- I found it. The mango, shrimp and cashew salad was excellent. If you seek spicy food, this is the place to go. If you seek authentic ethnic food, this is the place to go. Don't be put off by the strip mall location.

Pros: Seafood dishes, spicy factor, AMAZING service

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I lived in the South of Thailand for a year and have been seeking some real traditional southern Thai for a long time. This place completely hits the spot. It is so full of authentic flavor. The owner is so generous and outgoing, she took me right back to Ton Sai. It is rarely crowded and well paced. A gem in Hollywood.

2
★★★★★

I lived in the South of Thailand for a year and have been seeking some real traditional southern Thai for a long time. This place completely hits the spot. It is so full of authentic flavor. The owner is so generous and outgoing, she took me right back to Ton Sai. It is rarely crowded and well paced. A gem in Hollywood.

Pros: food, service, friendliness, pace

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If you like spicy food... and I mean REALLY like spicy food like you have a strange masochistic attraction to it, then Jitlada is the place for you. I always seek the best, most authentic thai food in Los Angeles and this place definitely sets the standard.

We ordered the mango salad, the kau kling with beef, and the green curry with fish b*lls.

The mango salad is similar to the green papaya salad. We opted for cooked shrimp over the dried shrimp. This dish was a precursor to what was in store. The salad had the heat I expected. Hot but not incapacitating. I would guess this dish was around 200,000 SU.

The Kua Kling with beef is a dark brownish-greenish curry that's seasoned with tumeric, a pinch of lemongrass, and a dash of hate. Be warned. If you order this dish (and get it Thai hot), it will send your senses into critical mass. This is definitely the event horizon of spice. Once a bite of this curry touches your mouth, you will be cursing the guy who convinced you to try it. That being said, if you love heat, I DARE YOU to eat this dish. I laughed, I cried, I agonized, I craved more. The endorphin rush from this dish is like getting punched in the stomach during org*sm. This is the hottest thing that I've ever tried in my life. It's a violent heat and definitely not for the novice spicy foodist. It comes served with raw vegetables on ice in attempt to cool the pallet, but they only mask the sheer brutality of the fire and the relief is brief at best. This dish is easily 400-500,000 SU. I'm warning you a second time... this dish will F*CK YOU UP.

The Green Curry with Fish B*lls is Matt Groening's favorite dish. It's easy to see why. This curry comes in the large bowl variety. It's hot. It's a green curry... but to be quite honest, I couldn't really taste it because I was busy battling for my life against the Kua Kling. Still, the fish b*lls are bomb dot com and definitely worth trying.

enjoy.

2
★★★★★

If you like spicy food... and I mean REALLY like spicy food like you have a strange masochistic attraction to it, then Jitlada is the place for you. I always seek the best, most authentic thai food in Los Angeles and this place definitely sets the standard.

We ordered the mango salad, the kau kling with beef, and the green curry with fish b*lls.

The mango salad is similar to the green papaya salad. We opted for cooked shrimp over the dried shrimp. This dish was a precursor to what was in store. The salad had the heat I expected. Hot but not incapacitating. I would guess this dish was around 200,000 SU.

The Kua Kling with beef is a dark brownish-greenish curry that's seasoned with tumeric, a pinch of lemongrass, and a dash of hate. Be warned. If you order this dish (and get it Thai hot), it will send your senses into critical mass. This is definitely the event horizon of spice. Once a bite of this curry touches your mouth, you will be cursing the guy who convinced you to try it. That being said, if you love heat, I DARE YOU to eat this dish. I laughed, I cried, I agonized, I craved more. The endorphin rush from this dish is like getting punched in the stomach during org*sm. This is the hottest thing that I've ever tried in my life. It's a violent heat and definitely not for the novice spicy foodist. It comes served with raw vegetables on ice in attempt to cool the pallet, but they only mask the sheer brutality of the fire and the relief is brief at best. This dish is easily 400-500,000 SU. I'm warning you a second time... this dish will F*CK YOU UP.

The Green Curry with Fish B*lls is Matt Groening's favorite dish. It's easy to see why. This curry comes in the large bowl variety. It's hot. It's a green curry... but to be quite honest, I couldn't really taste it because I was busy battling for my life against the Kua Kling. Still, the fish b*lls are bomb dot com and definitely worth trying.

enjoy.

Pros: Heat level, authentic thai cuisine, variety, friendliness

Cons: parking

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I go to all of the Thai Resturants in Hollywood and know most of the best. But Jitlada is so special and tasty that not to try it would be a shame. The food we had for lunch included one of my favorite Thai fooods I have every time I am in Thailand. That is Steam Mussels with Lemon Grass and other herbs. The quality of the mussels were the best I have had in LA for a long time. They melted in my mouth and the flavor of each bite was almost like a seafood dessert!!!. But the soup that comes with the mussels was so delicious that what we did not finish we took home to eat later to be served over rice. The main dish was a rice dish called Kao Mok Kai which means chicken with flavored yellow rice. Wow!!! the chicken seasoned with an exoctic Middle Eastern Flavor that is typical for Southern Thai food which is one of the reasons why you must definitely go to Jitlada. My two thai friends ordered some of the spiciest thai food I have ever had. Better stay away from the Southern Thai dishes unless you can stand it and have a vegetables on ice with a fire extinguisher near your mouth. I will always go back to the palace at Jitlada either with Thai friends who know what to order for you or just with my good friend A who also helps me so much with customer service. Come any day for lunch and take your time. Enjoy some of the most fantastic Thai food in LA

2
★★★★★

I go to all of the Thai Resturants in Hollywood and know most of the best. But Jitlada is so special and tasty that not to try it would be a shame. The food we had for lunch included one of my favorite Thai fooods I have every time I am in Thailand. That is Steam Mussels with Lemon Grass and other herbs. The quality of the mussels were the best I have had in LA for a long time. They melted in my mouth and the flavor of each bite was almost like a seafood dessert!!!. But the soup that comes with the mussels was so delicious that what we did not finish we took home to eat later to be served over rice. The main dish was a rice dish called Kao Mok Kai which means chicken with flavored yellow rice. Wow!!! the chicken seasoned with an exoctic Middle Eastern Flavor that is typical for Southern Thai food which is one of the reasons why you must definitely go to Jitlada. My two thai friends ordered some of the spiciest thai food I have ever had. Better stay away from the Southern Thai dishes unless you can stand it and have a vegetables on ice with a fire extinguisher near your mouth. I will always go back to the palace at Jitlada either with Thai friends who know what to order for you or just with my good friend A who also helps me so much with customer service. Come any day for lunch and take your time. Enjoy some of the most fantastic Thai food in LA

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I visited Jitlada after reading the review in the LA Weekly (as were most of the diners the day we went) and was blown away. The food was extremely flavorful and the service was very friendly. As with most people who read the review, I ordered the mussels and the kua kling with beef. As a person who LOVES spicy food, the kua kling was heavenly, though you have to make sure you tell them you want it traditionally spicy, lest they "turn it down". It was spicy, but also flavorful, which I've noticed isn't the easiest thing to do in other restaurants. We also had the sweet and sour ribs which was a perfect complement for the spiciness of the kua kling. I've found our 'go to' Thai joint in Jitlada!

2
★★★★★

I visited Jitlada after reading the review in the LA Weekly (as were most of the diners the day we went) and was blown away. The food was extremely flavorful and the service was very friendly. As with most people who read the review, I ordered the mussels and the kua kling with beef. As a person who LOVES spicy food, the kua kling was heavenly, though you have to make sure you tell them you want it traditionally spicy, lest they "turn it down". It was spicy, but also flavorful, which I've noticed isn't the easiest thing to do in other restaurants. We also had the sweet and sour ribs which was a perfect complement for the spiciness of the kua kling. I've found our 'go to' Thai joint in Jitlada!

Pros: Great food, great service

Cons: None really...

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Jitlada is the best Thai food in Los Angeles-- with a superior menu that is authentic and refined, Jitlada offers AMAZING seafood specialties such as secret menu item, whole fried seabass covered in cumon, chili, and lime. Every dish I have tried is spectacular--and the service is exceptional. A GEM!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Jitlada is the best Thai food in Los Angeles-- with a superior menu that is authentic and refined, Jitlada offers AMAZING seafood specialties such as secret menu item, whole fried seabass covered in cumon, chili, and lime. Every dish I have tried is spectacular--and the service is exceptional. A GEM!!!!!

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Food made with love and pride, delicious, generous portions, smooth attentive service, owners dedicated to an excellent dining experience which they deliver.

2
★★★★★

Food made with love and pride, delicious, generous portions, smooth attentive service, owners dedicated to an excellent dining experience which they deliver.

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As soon as you walk in, you are treated like family. Jas is the mom of the house and you are treated to her wonderful family specialties. Do not forget to order their amazing papaya salad, salted prawns, and spicy noodle soup.

OH! THEY DELIVER TOO!

You can also get a great Thai massage next door for 45 buck.

2
★★★★★

As soon as you walk in, you are treated like family. Jas is the mom of the house and you are treated to her wonderful family specialties. Do not forget to order their amazing papaya salad, salted prawns, and spicy noodle soup.

OH! THEY DELIVER TOO!

You can also get a great Thai massage next door for 45 buck.

Pros: food

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I have been at this restaurant since the day they opened and the food is magnificent. The seafood is to die for and the distinct taste of Thai spices is unforgettable. They have truly mastered the art of Southern Thai cuisine. This place is a personal favorite and a real find.

2
★★★★★

I have been at this restaurant since the day they opened and the food is magnificent. The seafood is to die for and the distinct taste of Thai spices is unforgettable. They have truly mastered the art of Southern Thai cuisine. This place is a personal favorite and a real find.

Pros: Definitely the FOOD, Service is great too!

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I find the hostess very warm and friendly; she always hugs me. I love the Thai salad with sausages, the prawns, and the bangkok duck on a bed of wilted spinach. I'm stil trying out the menu, but so far so yummy.

2
★★★★☆

I find the hostess very warm and friendly; she always hugs me. I love the Thai salad with sausages, the prawns, and the bangkok duck on a bed of wilted spinach. I'm stil trying out the menu, but so far so yummy.

Pros: good value

Cons: parking is a pain

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The southern beef dish, I forget the name but it's like Larb (ground meat, spices) and it was awesome... as was the deep-fried whole fish. Authentic and delicious and very reasonable, set in an unsuspecting mini-mall, next to a russian nightclub.

2
★★★★★

The southern beef dish, I forget the name but it's like Larb (ground meat, spices) and it was awesome... as was the deep-fried whole fish. Authentic and delicious and very reasonable, set in an unsuspecting mini-mall, next to a russian nightclub.

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The only drawback to this virtual unknown is its location in the middle of a tiny strip mall on Sunset Blvd. Once you find this place, you'll never want to leave. The ambiance isn't for the refined and classy, but the food will make you feel like a million bucks. It's hard to find a Thai restaurant that gets outside of just bland curries, but this place will impress. Try the mango sald--just the right mix of sweet and spicy. Also order the spicy scallops and the crab fried rice. They also deliver---something they've just started and not many people know about. They need more advertisement!!!

2
★★★★★

The only drawback to this virtual unknown is its location in the middle of a tiny strip mall on Sunset Blvd. Once you find this place, you'll never want to leave. The ambiance isn't for the refined and classy, but the food will make you feel like a million bucks. It's hard to find a Thai restaurant that gets outside of just bland curries, but this place will impress. Try the mango sald--just the right mix of sweet and spicy. Also order the spicy scallops and the crab fried rice. They also deliver---something they've just started and not many people know about. They need more advertisement!!!

Pros: Food, Food, Food

Cons: Location

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It's been almost 4 years since we ate at this restaurant.We went hear for Sunday lunch. The food is still very good. But, the waitress took our order wrong and brought the wrong food. We ordered very clearly. She just said sorry. And there was a 10% discount on the lunch menu, so we asked about it. She said, "That is just for delivery orders. But the coupon didn't say that. We told her, "It doesn't say 'delivery only.' " She said, "No, it's delivery only." After I got home, I found that the coupon said, "Must present this flyer when ordering." Well, what does that mean? How can you show the coupon when you're ordering by phone? She was not a good waitress. The food is very good, but the service is not. At least it wasn't good today.

1
★★★☆☆

It's been almost 4 years since we ate at this restaurant.We went hear for Sunday lunch. The food is still very good. But, the waitress took our order wrong and brought the wrong food. We ordered very clearly. She just said sorry. And there was a 10% discount on the lunch menu, so we asked about it. She said, "That is just for delivery orders. But the coupon didn't say that. We told her, "It doesn't say 'delivery only.' " She said, "No, it's delivery only." After I got home, I found that the coupon said, "Must present this flyer when ordering." Well, what does that mean? How can you show the coupon when you're ordering by phone? She was not a good waitress. The food is very good, but the service is not. At least it wasn't good today.

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My discerning Thai friend loved this place, saying that it is one of the 5 best, authentic Thai restaurants in the US. Many wonderful dishes on the menu; try the vegetable sauteed in garlic and soybean sauce with chiles or "Morning Glory," or the Jitlada Rad-Na noodle dish (a seafood chow-fun with sauce) which is mild, or nasal-clearing Tom Yum soup, catfish/papaya salad (caution, it's spicy), various tasty curries. You just can't go wrong here...it's definitely raised the bar on what qualifies as good Thai food!
*Caution: Food does tend to be spicy here, but can always be asked to be mild.

2
★★★★★

My discerning Thai friend loved this place, saying that it is one of the 5 best, authentic Thai restaurants in the US. Many wonderful dishes on the menu; try the vegetable sauteed in garlic and soybean sauce with chiles or "Morning Glory," or the Jitlada Rad-Na noodle dish (a seafood chow-fun with sauce) which is mild, or nasal-clearing Tom Yum soup, catfish/papaya salad (caution, it's spicy), various tasty curries. You just can't go wrong here...it's definitely raised the bar on what qualifies as good Thai food!
*Caution: Food does tend to be spicy here, but can always be asked to be mild.

Pros: very tasty, inexpensive, quiet

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If you are looking for a romantic and stylish restaurant with good people watching-this ISN'T your place. But-the food is incredible, the service is excellent, and the prices are great. Best pad thai I've ever had. I would definitely recommend.

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a romantic and stylish restaurant with good people watching-this ISN'T your place. But-the food is incredible, the service is excellent, and the prices are great. Best pad thai I've ever had. I would definitely recommend.

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Try the famous curry prawns.
Tom Yam Kung is one of the best served - you can make it as spicy as you want.
Thai toast is a good choice for appetizer

2
★★★★★

Try the famous curry prawns.
Tom Yam Kung is one of the best served - you can make it as spicy as you want.
Thai toast is a good choice for appetizer

Pros: Food, Service

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Have always had a good experience here. Only bad thing I would add is the parking is a bear.

2
★★★★☆

Have always had a good experience here. Only bad thing I would add is the parking is a bear.

 

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