Siam, exporter of singing felines and the variety of twins with the highest level of psychic powers, remains underappreciated for its cuisine. Today's Groupon gives you a taste of one of the region's savory supper stuffs: for $25, you get $50 worth of Siamese cuisine and drinks at Chadaka Thai, which has been family operated since 1975.
The North San Fernando Boulevard eatery offers a fresh menu of traditional Thai favorites alongside seasonally inspired specialty dishes. Start the feast with an order of the steamed wonton bundles stuffed with chicken and shrimp and served with a spicy soy sauce ($8) or the honey-and-soy-marinated spare ribs accompanied by a sweet chili sauce and a note containing a word scramble of the meaning of life ($8). Elegant entrees include inspired noodlely numbers, curried creations, and specialty seafood and carnivore-pleasing plates, such as the grilled Alaskan halibut served over baby bok choy and slathered in tamarind sauce ($17). Hungry herbivores, exhausted from their day jobs as dachshund walkers, can hang a fang on any of Chadaka's tofu-rich veggie dishes, such as the asparagus and shiitake plate ($10) and the spinach tofu sautéed in a rich red-peanut sauce ($10).
The atmospheric eatery features sophisticated décor, accented by dark wood furnishings, plush banquettes, and an outdoor patio. The full bar serves up bubbly beer, wine, and sake, as well as specialty cocktails for the fruitfully inclined. Accompany the feast with the Ruby of Siam, featuring Grey Goose l'Orange vodka with lime and pomegranate juices ($10), or embark on a flight of three of the house's chilled sakes for three satisfying samples of the rice-based beverage ($12).
This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Zagat gives the food at Chadaka a "very good to excellent" rating. More than 100 Citysearchers give Chadaka 4.5 stars, nearly 150 Yelpers give it 3.5 stars, OpenTable reviewers give it 4.25 stars, and 79% of nearly 100 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- Best Thai in the Burbank area and one of the best in the Valley. House recommendations are good choices - both starters and entrees. – Tolucan, Zagat
- Delicious food, awesome place to dine! The decor is beautiful, the waitstaff is helpful and I always enjoy just hanging out here! – Alyson M., Yelp
- I'm not usually sold very easily on Thai food but this restaurant is great! Really great ambiance and the food is awesome. – gavinbarclay, Citysearch
The chefs at Chadaka Thai shower traditional spices over a bevy of fresh seafood, spicy curries, and refreshing vegetarian dishes. Tender steak and succulent lamb chops don flavors of lemongrass and hot peppers as egg and rice noodles take on a range of shapes beneath savory sauces. In the dining room, towering windows and pillar-like pendant lights illuminate dark-wood décor as stark geometric furnishings find a rustic complement with burl accents and a patchwork-quilt ceiling. Candlelit tables for two fan the flames of a romantic evening or passionate fire-eating contest, whereas an outdoor patio framed by pinewood-hued beams grants diners a glimpse of the bustling shoppers just beyond their savory sanctuary.