Thai Restaurants in Bell

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Today, the Los Angeles foodscape is saturated with the culinary styles of countries from the other side of the Pacific. But nearly 40 years ago, that was hardly the case. In 1976, Supa Kuntee and her family opened Chao Krung Restaurant, one of L.A.'s very first Thai restaurants (the second ever, as far as they know). Early on, they attracted hordes of curious diners who had never sampled the Kuntees' native foods. Years later, the family still follows those traditional recipes when crafting their wide selection of noodle, rice, curry, grill-based, and wok-prepared entrees. The pad thai is quite popular, as is papaya salad and tom yum, a soup that can be made with spicy lemongrass chicken or tofu and mushrooms.

As they did with the menu, the Kuntees looked to authentic Thai traditions when designing Chao Krung Restaurant. They pride themselves on recreating the elaborate decor found in many Bangkok restaurants, hinted at by the intricately carved welcome sign that greets guests in two languages. From tables set with linen napkins folded into lotus flowers, people can admire the ornate mural of the Chao Praya riverbank, or gaze through one the painted window boxes set into teak-wood walls. An illuminated sala roof, meanwhile, covers one end of the bar, protecting patrons from the intrusive gaze of any secret agent spies hiding in the rafters.

111 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Summer Canteen boasts a casual, yet chicly urbane atmosphere, and its main dining room is furnished with cool metallic seating juxtaposed against warm wood tabletops and banquettes. A colorful mural presides over the dining area, like a judge over a courtroom full of guilty-looking babies.

4444 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood,
CA
US

Hae Ha Heng is the essence of Bangkok Life Style. The restaurant decorated in a contemporary Asian inspired style, yet we serve a top quality Authentic Thai Cuisine, using the freshest and the best ingredients. We also offer wide variety of tea, coffee, and unique Thai desserts that hard to find anywhere.

301 S Western Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Set along the ‰ÛÏGuitar Row‰Û� stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Toi on Sunset is in tune with the neighborhood‰Ûªs rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª roll culture. The brightly painted red, white and blue walls are covered with rock memorabilia ranging from concert posters and original art of legendary acts like the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to guitars and vinyl records. Fittingly, the kitchen stays open nightly until 4 a.m., making Toi an ideal place to hit after catching a band performance at a Sunset Strip club. All of the chefs are from Thailand, which ups the authenticity factor of the food. Some of the ‰ÛÏgreatest hits‰Û� include the vegetarian curry, pad thai (not too sweet), chicken satay appetizers and tom kha kai soup. The spicy fare calls for cool accompaniments like Thai iced tea or coffee, cold beer or sake and chilled lychee fruits or coconut ice cream for dessert.

NOTE: Groupon name is ‰ÛÏToi On Sunset Rockin Thai Food‰Û� but we believe it should be ‰ÛÏToi on Sunset‰Û� Set along the ‰ÛÏGuitar Row‰Û� stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Toi on Sunset is in tune with the neighborhood‰Ûªs rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª roll culture. The brightly painted red, white and blue walls are covered with rock memorabilia ranging from concert posters and original art of legendary acts like the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to guitars and vinyl records. Fittingly, the kitchen stays open nightly until 4 a.m., making Toi an ideal place to hit after catching a band performance at a Sunset Strip club. All of the chefs are from Thailand, which ups the authenticity factor of the food. Some of the ‰ÛÏgreatest hits‰Û� include the vegetarian curry, pad thai (not too sweet), chicken satay appetizers and tom kha kai soup. The spicy fare calls for cool accompaniments like Thai iced tea or coffee, cold beer or sake and chilled lychee fruits or coconut ice cream for dessert.

NOTE: Groupon name is ‰ÛÏToi On Sunset Rockin Thai Food‰Û� but we believe it should be ‰ÛÏToi on Sunset‰Û� Set along the ‰ÛÏGuitar Row‰Û� stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Toi on Sunset is in tune with the neighborhood‰Ûªs rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª roll culture. The brightly painted red, white and blue walls are covered with rock memorabilia ranging from concert posters and original art of legendary acts like the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to guitars and vinyl records. Fittingly, the kitchen stays open nightly until 4 a.m., making Toi an ideal place to hit after catching a band performance at a Sunset Strip club. All of the chefs are from Thailand, which ups the authenticity factor of the food. Some of the ‰ÛÏgreatest hits‰Û� include the vegetarian curry, pad thai (not too sweet), chicken satay appetizers and tom kha kai soup. The spicy fare calls for cool accompaniments like Thai iced tea or coffee, cold beer or sake and chilled lychee fruits or coconut ice cream for dessert.

NOTE: Groupon name is ‰ÛÏToi On Sunset Rockin Thai Food‰Û� but we believe it should be ‰ÛÏToi on Sunset‰Û�

7505 1/2 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

In Thailand, elephants are seen as a symbol of fortune. But at Ayara Thai, a bustling Thai restaurant tucked away near LAX, the elephants stand as decorative pieces. The space is simply decorated but offers a warm ambiance, with wooden tables and celadon-upholstered chairs, plus those ubiquitous elephants peering across the main dining room. Smaller space for sitting extends to the back, and can be booked out for private parties upon request. But no matter where you sit, the star of the show at Ayara is the food. Widely known for their fresh, from-scratch ingredients and personal touches, popular dishes include drunken noodles, assorted curries, spring rolls and chicken ka-pow. Family-owned and operated, Ayara is expanding to the building next door and will be offering bar service and a larger menu to go along with the expansion. In the meantime, Ayara’s original sauces are available for purchase online.

6245 W 87th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The décor may not be overly glamorous at Rodded, but the many Thai locals who flock to this family-owned Hollywood Boulevard spot for authentic Thai-Chinese dishes add to an inviting atmosphere amidst lime green walls and shiny lacquer tables. Regulars come for the noodles – both dry and in soup – which are the restaurant’s specialty. Fragrant, steaming duck noodle soup is something of a cult favorite, though mahogany-toned duck feet and stewed duck are also savory items worth exploring. Other noodle dishes – heaped with generous amounts of seafood and pork – are popular, and solid Thai standards range from pad Thai to shrimp cakes and Tom Ka Gai, a chicken coconut soup. Other house specialties include Hainan chicken rice (served on weekends only), daikon radish cake and a deep fried banana dessert. Park in the neighborhood and be sure to bring cash, as Rodded doesn’t take credit cards.

5623 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US