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Palms Thai Restaurant

Map & Directions 5900 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Thai
  • Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Catering, Delivery, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

There may be more chaotic restaurants on a Saturday night, but the new Palms Thai is as loud as they come, a tall box of a dining room, the approximate shape and resonance of a speaker cabinet, lined with ranks of long, straight tables, packed shoulder to shoulder with Singha beer connoisseurs receding into the distance. The food is first-rate. Crisp-skinned Thai sour sausages are served with fried peanuts and raw cabbage; beef jerky is fried to a tooth-wrenching chaw. And Palms Thai prepares the best version in town of suea rong hai, Northeastern-style barbecued beef. You can request a second menu, which includes most of Palms Thai’s best dishes: fiery salads, Isaan-style bar snacks and elaborate soups. But much of the restaurant’s exotica is confined to a third, untranslated menu tucked inside the second one. Keening onstage at the front of the room on weekends is Kavee Thongprecha, the Thai Elvis, who reproduces every moan and hiccup of his idol at respectful but nonetheless ear-stretching volume. Thai Elvis and deep-fried fish maw? What more could you ask from a Saturday night?

Member Reviews

  • alternagen4 wrote a review for Palms Thai Restaurant
    on 09/14/10

    make mine spicy please.

  • hellothip wrote a review for Palms Thai Restaurant
    on 06/25/10

    Their food used to be so much better, but I like how their staff wears the headsets-- makes them seem super on top of things. Their atmosphere is pleasant in a summer camp cafeteria sort of way. In any case, Thai Elvis is definitely worth checking out and he makes my night every time I see him perform there.

  • Steele10 wrote a review for Palms Thai Restaurant
    on 06/16/10

    Very cool Thai place. I'm not sure I like the cafeteria-style seating but the food and Thai Elvis impersonator makes up for that!

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  • Ellen B. on 10/08/10

    The green curry with brown rice is amazing!!

  • Nathan I. on 08/01/09

    your deep fried trout with mango sauce will taste better with the big bronze statue of Thai Elvis looking over you.

  • Juston P. on 01/08/12

    Yeah, they have that weird Elvis thing going. But they also make a killer penang curry and great pad kee mao. If you want real spice, ask for "Thai Person Spicy."

  • Maoh c. on 01/30/10

    Don't forget the Thai iced tea!

  • Allyzon T. on 05/10/13

    Authentic Thai food with entertainment and Valet for $2.50!

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