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Jitlada Thai Restaurant

Map & Directions 5233-1/2 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Asian, Thai
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11am-11pm, Mon 5pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

It is already hard to believe there was a time before Suthiporn Sungkamee and his sister Jazz Singsanong were fixtures on the Hollywood Thai restaurant scene. The Southern Thai specialties we have quickly learned to take for granted - just a couple of years ago, the Songkhla-style rice salad; the fried sea bass with homegrown turmeric; and the infamous endorphin bomb kua kling Phat Tha Lung, a beef curry in its purest form is spicy enough to strip the bark off a log - were abstractions Angelenos could only read about in books. The printed menu could pass for the one at your usual Thai banalities, but the typed insert of Southern specialties includes dishes you'll find in few other places: delicious, foul-smelling yellow curries of fermented bamboo shoots; delicate lemon curries; curries of fried softshell crabs and the notorious sataw bean; wild tea leaves cooked down like creamed spinach with bits of gluey-skinned catfish; beef simmered with pickled buds of Asian cinnamon. There are accessible dishes, too, like grilled beef with green papaya salad, steamed mussels with lemongrass and chile, a tropical coco-mango salad and shrimp fried with basil - it's not all fish kidneys and dried mudfish. When you need to show visitors the diversity and wonder still possible in Los Angeles restaurants, Jitlada is Exhibit A. Difficult lot parking. See full review.

Member Reviews

  • ChannelC wrote a review for Jitlada Thai Restaurant
    on 02/28/13

    If you're looking to try an exotic, fun, and different restaurant, come to Jitlada. But don't come here expecting your average Thai food.

    Nestled in Thai town in deep LA, is Jitlada, home to the best Thai food (in my opinion), and as authentic as you can get. Sure, it's very very hyped up, but for a good reason! Their dishes are much more intricate than the average pad thai and... More >>

  • fhoang wrote a review for Jitlada Thai Restaurant
    on 02/28/13

    Despite the long wait to be seated, order, and receive our meals, Jitlada is a gem for quality Thai cuisine. Everything is flavorful and succulent, and the only downfall I'd say is how spicy some of the dishes are. Aside from that, every dish my party picked was tasty and I would recommend this restaurant out of any other Thai places in the area.

  • AshleyD1 wrote a review for Jitlada Thai Restaurant
    on 05/21/09

    There are a million thai restaurants in Hollywood, but I recommend this one.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    Are there sweeter words than "Strip Mall" when used in conjunction with "Powerful Thai flavors?" Answer: No. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Los Angeles Times on 07/13/10

    They send out a whole sea bass rubbed in fresh turmeric and deep-fried to crunchiness, then buried under a blanket of julienned mango and fried garlic.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/06/13

    Try the crunchy fried fish with homegrown turmeric, mango salad lightened with coconut water or soft-shell crab with the legendarily stinky sataw bean.

  • Paul J. on 06/16/10

    Crying Tiger Pork (or Beef). This is the best "first try" dish. It is heaven. If you're brave the Phat Lung (Turmeric Curry) is insane and hot as hell!!!

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