Torung Restaurant

★★★★☆

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Sun - Thur, 5pm - 2:45am; Fri, Sat, 5pm - 3:30am

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My friend recommended this small Thai place in Thai Town. I usually go to Sanam Luang Cafe near by but decided to try this place. I was pleasantly amazed that their food was as good or somewhat better than Sanam Luang Cafe. The only problem is that they only open for dinner time (after 5pm).

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★★★★☆

My friend recommended this small Thai place in Thai Town. I usually go to Sanam Luang Cafe near by but decided to try this place. I was pleasantly amazed that their food was as good or somewhat better than Sanam Luang Cafe. The only problem is that they only open for dinner time (after 5pm).

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I love the spicy coconut soup and pad thai. They have great dishes at an affordable prize :) .... I love that they are open late.... Great place to eat with friends and family!

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★★★★☆

I love the spicy coconut soup and pad thai. They have great dishes at an affordable prize :) .... I love that they are open late.... Great place to eat with friends and family!

Pros: Open until 3 A.M.

Cons: Parking

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Most of the soup just tastes like water. The chicken is bland, and dry. This place is way Overrated and it smells dirty, and is dirty. Service is ok, but not worth it. Overall, I feel yucky when I go here.

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★★☆☆☆

Most of the soup just tastes like water. The chicken is bland, and dry. This place is way Overrated and it smells dirty, and is dirty. Service is ok, but not worth it. Overall, I feel yucky when I go here.

Pros: Late night dining, inexpensive.

Cons: No taste, dirty.

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Torung is in the heart of Thai Town in Hollywood & real Thai people (from Thailand) eat here... that is always a good indicator of authenticity.

They have a tank in the entrance with fresh seafood.
Leather banquettes & a kitschy ambiance.

But, the best part is their hours... they stay open until about 3 AM (call to check). So, if you are out late at a club or music venue & want to eat, this is the place to go.

It's not unusual to see local bands eating here after playing at a club.

Prices are low & the food is excellent.

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★★★★☆

Torung is in the heart of Thai Town in Hollywood & real Thai people (from Thailand) eat here... that is always a good indicator of authenticity.

They have a tank in the entrance with fresh seafood.
Leather banquettes & a kitschy ambiance.

But, the best part is their hours... they stay open until about 3 AM (call to check). So, if you are out late at a club or music venue & want to eat, this is the place to go.

It's not unusual to see local bands eating here after playing at a club.

Prices are low & the food is excellent.

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love the food. the coconut milk chicken soup is the best. the waitresses are really nice (considering when you go to other places they are usually rude). its a great place to go after a night of dancing or drinking. the prices are considerable. they dont take a long while to get your food. my friends have been there at least 10 times in a month.

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★★★★★

love the food. the coconut milk chicken soup is the best. the waitresses are really nice (considering when you go to other places they are usually rude). its a great place to go after a night of dancing or drinking. the prices are considerable. they dont take a long while to get your food. my friends have been there at least 10 times in a month.

Pros: great prices

Cons: parking

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I don't understand why this place has such high praise. I went there because of the reviews and I was disappointed. It was okay, but not the greatest Thai food. I'd say give it a try, but don't expect anything great. It's good for what it is, which is a small place that's open late at night when there aren't many options.

Bottom line: mediocre place to go to when you want something quick and cheap

1
★★★☆☆

I don't understand why this place has such high praise. I went there because of the reviews and I was disappointed. It was okay, but not the greatest Thai food. I'd say give it a try, but don't expect anything great. It's good for what it is, which is a small place that's open late at night when there aren't many options.

Bottom line: mediocre place to go to when you want something quick and cheap

Pros: fast, cheap

Cons: no parking

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I and my friends have been going back this place more than 30 times in this 3 years.
Food is the best, anything you order, it won't go wrong. never been disappointed, stuffs are nice.
We try other restaurants in Thai town, but always end up coming back to Torung. Food is addictive.
All the food comes out so quick. We never waited more than 7min. If you are hungry and want to eat good food right away, this is a good place. You can of course stay and chill there for a while. They don't rush you out.
If you love Thai food, you should try.

2
★★★★★

I and my friends have been going back this place more than 30 times in this 3 years.
Food is the best, anything you order, it won't go wrong. never been disappointed, stuffs are nice.
We try other restaurants in Thai town, but always end up coming back to Torung. Food is addictive.
All the food comes out so quick. We never waited more than 7min. If you are hungry and want to eat good food right away, this is a good place. You can of course stay and chill there for a while. They don't rush you out.
If you love Thai food, you should try.

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There are so many Thai restaurants to chose from, but Torung is one of a handful that never disappoints. The service can be a little slow/ surly, but nothing that would prevent me from going there. The Tom-Ka-Kai is the best of any I have tried, and the Pad-see-ewe is great too, but I've never had a bad meal here.

2
★★★★☆

There are so many Thai restaurants to chose from, but Torung is one of a handful that never disappoints. The service can be a little slow/ surly, but nothing that would prevent me from going there. The Tom-Ka-Kai is the best of any I have tried, and the Pad-see-ewe is great too, but I've never had a bad meal here.

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The chicken satay is my favorite! Try the Tom Yum soup (spicy chicken soup) it has a strong lemon taste and spicy kick. I got sick the first time I ate there but I have been back to Torung for probably 25+ dinners and have been fine. Great Thai food in a diner-style atmosphere.

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★★★★★

The chicken satay is my favorite! Try the Tom Yum soup (spicy chicken soup) it has a strong lemon taste and spicy kick. I got sick the first time I ate there but I have been back to Torung for probably 25+ dinners and have been fine. Great Thai food in a diner-style atmosphere.

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I live in Thai Town so I've had my pick of the litter. I've even been to the west LA joints like Tuk Tuk and some other places that I don't remember. Tourung has really good prices. It costs less than $6 to get a shrimp meal. The shrimp is good too, and deveined. The food is all really good. The pad see ew is probably my favorite, along with the mint leaf shrimp.
The waitresses are all super nice and the food might as well be fast food, unless they are super busy and then it's just pretty fast.

2
★★★★★

I live in Thai Town so I've had my pick of the litter. I've even been to the west LA joints like Tuk Tuk and some other places that I don't remember. Tourung has really good prices. It costs less than $6 to get a shrimp meal. The shrimp is good too, and deveined. The food is all really good. The pad see ew is probably my favorite, along with the mint leaf shrimp.
The waitresses are all super nice and the food might as well be fast food, unless they are super busy and then it's just pretty fast.

Pros: great food, service, fast

Cons: parking sometimes

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Fabulous food--especially for chili heads--the kitchen will comply with anything you desire--the nicest people. we used to go there after the Cat and Fiddle closed--with a bottle of wine, of course. Love the exotic Fish tank:! An old joke among my close friends. Great, comfortable fun very late at night, very warm staff, with great memories and corkscrews!!!

1
★★★☆☆

Fabulous food--especially for chili heads--the kitchen will comply with anything you desire--the nicest people. we used to go there after the Cat and Fiddle closed--with a bottle of wine, of course. Love the exotic Fish tank:! An old joke among my close friends. Great, comfortable fun very late at night, very warm staff, with great memories and corkscrews!!!

Pros: food, staff, aquarium

Cons: dicey neighborhood

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Torung is absolutely the BEST Thai place in town. Thier hours are great, food in fabulous, and service is one of a kind. I end up eating there at least once a week, usually more often. Perfect place to wind down after a night on the town.

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★★★★★

Torung is absolutely the BEST Thai place in town. Thier hours are great, food in fabulous, and service is one of a kind. I end up eating there at least once a week, usually more often. Perfect place to wind down after a night on the town.

Pros: Great Food, Wonderful Service, Cheap prices

Cons: , wish it was open 24/7

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Torung is one of the original Thai joint in Hollywood Blvd. As far as I can remember, me and my friends used to come here back in the mid eighties after hours at 2-3 am in the mornings. Well, I still patron here and recently introduced this place to my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it. Not your usual Thai, they have some of the rarest items on the menu, like "Sauteed Vegatables" and "Congee" and the two must go together if you order, a staple only found in traditional Cantonese restaurants. They have the most awesome "Shrimp Tum Yum" soup served under fire. The "Crab Curry" with rice on the side is my usual.

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★★★★★

Torung is one of the original Thai joint in Hollywood Blvd. As far as I can remember, me and my friends used to come here back in the mid eighties after hours at 2-3 am in the mornings. Well, I still patron here and recently introduced this place to my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it. Not your usual Thai, they have some of the rarest items on the menu, like "Sauteed Vegatables" and "Congee" and the two must go together if you order, a staple only found in traditional Cantonese restaurants. They have the most awesome "Shrimp Tum Yum" soup served under fire. The "Crab Curry" with rice on the side is my usual.

Pros: Food, Value, Open Lates

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Anything you want, you got it, and for the right price. The fresh rolls are to die for and the coconut surry soup comes out flaming! it's the best thai in town

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★★★★★

Anything you want, you got it, and for the right price. The fresh rolls are to die for and the coconut surry soup comes out flaming! it's the best thai in town

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My background being southeast asian, I often get a craving for foods that come from that part of the world. I was introduced to Torung some 6 odd years ago - and have been going there ever since. The service is fast and friendly - needless to say, the waitresses know me at a glance as I used to go there quite frequently... and the food - well, I couldn't say enough good about the fare. Favorites range from the Tom Yum Gung to the Green Chicken Gurry -- Dry Roast Duck Noodles.. and the list goes on. Don't forget to get a Thai Iced Tea or Coffee... and be prepared for a nice surprise when the bill arrives - it always seems to be less than I have always expected.

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★★★★★

My background being southeast asian, I often get a craving for foods that come from that part of the world. I was introduced to Torung some 6 odd years ago - and have been going there ever since. The service is fast and friendly - needless to say, the waitresses know me at a glance as I used to go there quite frequently... and the food - well, I couldn't say enough good about the fare. Favorites range from the Tom Yum Gung to the Green Chicken Gurry -- Dry Roast Duck Noodles.. and the list goes on. Don't forget to get a Thai Iced Tea or Coffee... and be prepared for a nice surprise when the bill arrives - it always seems to be less than I have always expected.

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Apologies for the unintentional rhyming there...

Anyway, what's left to say about Torung? Nice central location for almost anyone. The decor is awful, the food is quite good. Spiciness lovers swear by the Red Pepper Beef Curry, and I like the duck fried rice, basil beef, and squid dishes. The soups with the flaming kerosene are spicy and tangy; very flavorful menu all 'round.

I have no idea if it's authentic, but we recently celebrated a birthday dinner there, and had more food than we could shake a stick at for $12 a head. Excellent value, above average food, and a good central location. Call it everyone's neighborhood ethnic choice.

The booths are spacious, but don't bring a crowd larger than 6.

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★★★★☆

Apologies for the unintentional rhyming there...

Anyway, what's left to say about Torung? Nice central location for almost anyone. The decor is awful, the food is quite good. Spiciness lovers swear by the Red Pepper Beef Curry, and I like the duck fried rice, basil beef, and squid dishes. The soups with the flaming kerosene are spicy and tangy; very flavorful menu all 'round.

I have no idea if it's authentic, but we recently celebrated a birthday dinner there, and had more food than we could shake a stick at for $12 a head. Excellent value, above average food, and a good central location. Call it everyone's neighborhood ethnic choice.

The booths are spacious, but don't bring a crowd larger than 6.

Pros: Location, Value, Food

Cons: Eye-searing decor, No liquor

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It's tough to make a mistake here. From the Duck Noodles, to the Pad Kee Mow, which is not on the menu, but if you ask, they'll make it. The Pork Noodle soup has a hint of lemongrass is really great. Ask them to mix in some duck and shrimp and you've got a whole meal. The curries are to die for.

2
★★★★★

It's tough to make a mistake here. From the Duck Noodles, to the Pad Kee Mow, which is not on the menu, but if you ask, they'll make it. The Pork Noodle soup has a hint of lemongrass is really great. Ask them to mix in some duck and shrimp and you've got a whole meal. The curries are to die for.

Pros: Roomy, fast service, Huge selection

Cons: Parking, No Afternoons

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Truly great Thai -- very inexpensive, very good food. Take-out is the way to go though -- the ambience is not terrific and the overall dining experience is not one where you will want to linger over your courses -- however, again, the food is great and for take-out, this place can't be beat.

2
★★★★★

Truly great Thai -- very inexpensive, very good food. Take-out is the way to go though -- the ambience is not terrific and the overall dining experience is not one where you will want to linger over your courses -- however, again, the food is great and for take-out, this place can't be beat.

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Tried this place after some local (Thai) friends suggested it following a night of drinking and partying. We were shocked at the quality, quantity and low prices here. The area is a little shady, but once inside the food and service made the trip worthwhile. If you like Thai food, and are in the area this might be a good call.

2
★★★★★

Tried this place after some local (Thai) friends suggested it following a night of drinking and partying. We were shocked at the quality, quantity and low prices here. The area is a little shady, but once inside the food and service made the trip worthwhile. If you like Thai food, and are in the area this might be a good call.

Pros: Food, Friendly Service, Affordable

Cons: Shady Area

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Visiting Hollywood from the Bay Area, my wife and I went to Torung after seeing the long line out of the door at Palms Thai a few blocks down. We ordered the Prik King (green beans and tofu stir fried in chili sauce), Vegetable Red Curry, and Pad Kee Mow (fried flat noodles). The food was excellent with just enough spice, and unbelievably inexpensive. I also highly recommend their Thai Iced Tea. Definitely give Torung a try.

2
★★★★★

Visiting Hollywood from the Bay Area, my wife and I went to Torung after seeing the long line out of the door at Palms Thai a few blocks down. We ordered the Prik King (green beans and tofu stir fried in chili sauce), Vegetable Red Curry, and Pad Kee Mow (fried flat noodles). The food was excellent with just enough spice, and unbelievably inexpensive. I also highly recommend their Thai Iced Tea. Definitely give Torung a try.

Pros: inexpensive, yummy

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Went here late last Saturday night with a craving for good Thai food. We were not disappointed, we ordered 3 items between the two of us: Sa-tay skewers, red curry beef and Pad Thai. All three items were well prepared and portions were generous enough to share. Waitress was a little hard to understand as others have noted, but she got the job done with no problems. Must echo comments made by some of the other reviewers, the food here is very good, service is acceptable and the prices are very low. All in all a great call. If you like Thai food, we suggest you give Torung a try.

2
★★★★★

Went here late last Saturday night with a craving for good Thai food. We were not disappointed, we ordered 3 items between the two of us: Sa-tay skewers, red curry beef and Pad Thai. All three items were well prepared and portions were generous enough to share. Waitress was a little hard to understand as others have noted, but she got the job done with no problems. Must echo comments made by some of the other reviewers, the food here is very good, service is acceptable and the prices are very low. All in all a great call. If you like Thai food, we suggest you give Torung a try.

Pros: Authentic Food, Generous portions, Reasonable prices

Cons: Sketchy area

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I went here for a birthday party recently and was amazed at how good the food was. The Pad Thai was delicious and the red curry was so tasty. We were a little weary because it's a B.Y.B.O. place; they dont have their liquor license. But I could not believe how inexpensive it was when the bill came. Only $11 per person and we feasted. Plus it's not ridiculously crowded like a lot of other Thai places in this neighborhood.

2
★★★★☆

I went here for a birthday party recently and was amazed at how good the food was. The Pad Thai was delicious and the red curry was so tasty. We were a little weary because it's a B.Y.B.O. place; they dont have their liquor license. But I could not believe how inexpensive it was when the bill came. Only $11 per person and we feasted. Plus it's not ridiculously crowded like a lot of other Thai places in this neighborhood.

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Sure, it's too brightly lit and the waitresses are impossible to understand, but the menu is extensive, the food delicious and the prices sooooo low.

2
★★★★☆

Sure, it's too brightly lit and the waitresses are impossible to understand, but the menu is extensive, the food delicious and the prices sooooo low.

Pros: cheap, cheap, cheap

Cons: language barrier

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I was first brought here by a friend who used to live in Thailand. He's always sworn by the food, even back when they had a "C." The atmosphere is very non-pretentious and it seems that not too many people are in on the Torung secret because it's never that crowded. Grab a booth and enjoy a delicious meal for cheap.

2
★★★★★

I was first brought here by a friend who used to live in Thailand. He's always sworn by the food, even back when they had a "C." The atmosphere is very non-pretentious and it seems that not too many people are in on the Torung secret because it's never that crowded. Grab a booth and enjoy a delicious meal for cheap.

 

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