Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of faraway lands with today’s deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet Thai cuisine at Soi 56. Soi 56 is located on North Cahuenga, right around the corner from Hollywood and Vine.
Selections from the traditional Tao Yang charcoal grill will tickle any tongue like a mouthful of bouncing gummy bears. Feast upon skewers of tender filet mignon ($5.75), meatballs with tendon ($3.75), or pork loin ($3.75) dipped into a sauce of sweet tamarind or spicy chili lime. Or enjoy a skewed meal vegged out with garden-inspired asparagus and shiitake ($4.50), eggplant ($3.50), or zucchini ($3.50). For stick-less satiations, the restaurant offers small plates such as grilled calamari ($8), fish cakes ($6.50), and deep-fried, marinated baby-back ribs ($6.75). Salads and soups are available to appease demure diners.
Soi 56 also features traditional Thai dishes including pad Thai ($9.50), curries ($10–$14) with brown or jasmine rice, and wok dishes ($8.50–$11.50). Wrap up the feast with a sweet wrapping paper of banana fritters ($5), black sticky rice with coconut milk and taro ($5.75), or Indian-style puffed bread with condensed milk ($3.50). The inedible eye candy complements the cuisine like two 45-degree angles. Sleek, minimalistic décor offsets the primary-colored wall hangings and sculptural lighting, giving Soi 56 a cool, relaxed feel. Indulge Bangkokian cravings, sip cool brews, ride an elephant, or nosh on authentic, creatively plated cuisine during your gratifying trip to Thailand.
- This is like no other Thai food I've had -- really special. We have eaten there a number of times, wanting to try everything on the menu, and have not been disappointed. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 01/28/2010
- This Thai food was crazy magical. I never use the word magical loosely. The shrimp plate was sauced to perfection. Meanwhile the pad thai dish was spiced to excellence. – SJones21, Citysearch
- From upscale and comfort food twists on regular skewered meats like chicken wings and filet mignon to unique spinoffs like quail eggs and beef tongue, the menu is extensive and impressive. – Brandi F., Citysearch