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Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine

Map & Directions 18763 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
  • Seafood, Thai
  • Sun, Sat 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-9:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Free Parking, Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Some might find Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine in Malibu too terminally atmospheric, with its sea-corroded beach-hut ambience, thick oak tables and sagging wooden windows, situated next door to a working bait shop straight out of Gilligan's Island. But this isn't a façade for tourists, it's real. You sit a few feet from Pacific Coast Highway, watching surfers as they strip, don their wet suits and vanish over a small bluff toward the waves at Topanga Beach. Inside this tiny cafe, despite the racket from the kitchen, you hear three college guys recount their beer-swilling the night before — while at another table the diners earnestly discuss the nexus between compassion and redemption. Any minute, the ghost of Bukowski might saunter in. Why are you there? For the appetizers! Shrimp-in-a-blanket — deep-fried in spring-roll skins that the chefs twirl tight to look like tiny mummies; and fish cakes — ugly brownish lumps that resemble seriously overdone hunks of omelette. Both taste great.

Member Reviews

  • on 11/13/08

    I haven't had this goooood of Thai food since I was in Bangkok and Chang Mai!! The atmosphere is fun by the beach and a good meeting place between Santa Monica and the BU ;) Any of the curry dishes are my favs!!! And of course no dinner is complete without some mango and sticky rice!!!! GO NOW...

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  • Louis Vuitton on 08/04/11

    French actress Elodie Bouchez doesn’t hesitate to take the drive out to this LA eatery and sit outside for lunch or dinner. Check out more spots in LA that she can’t loves at the LV Amble Site.

  • Vanity Fair Agenda on 01/30/12

    A quaint, diner-size operation run by a Thai family off of the Pacific Coast Highway. The food’s delicious and we often extra quantities to-go just so we can have the leftovers.

  • elle r. on 04/04/11

    the beef pad see ew here is too good

  • Jerry C. on 04/05/10

    Their brown rice is purple, and it's awesome!

  • Danae N. on 03/21/10

    Get the thai iced tea. It's incredible and fairly large. The flavor works relaly well with the food.

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