I have quite a few faves when it comes to Thai restaurants. Bur my latest favorite is Palms Thai in Hollywood. Service is quick, although not polite, but then show me an authentic Asian restaurant that actually has polite waiters and I will show you the million dollars I carry in my pocket when I take a bus to Pico and La Brea on Sat nights. The food is nothing short of amazing. While I didn't like their jungle curry, their Pad Tai, the Panang curry, the Tom Yum Gai soup, the Green Curry and their Fried rice are all delightful to the taste buds. There is always a line at this place but then I have only been there twice and both times on a Sat night for dinner. So maybe you won't get a line on a weeknight. They even have an Asian Elvis performing live on weekends.
This excellent little place doesn't look like much from outside. Inside, it is small and cramped. It's only after you have tasted the food that you realize this place just may be one of the finest Thai food restaurants in the entire city. They offer an extensive menu, and the food is always first rate; wonderfully prepared and amazingly fresh. The service is thoroughly professional and, given the quality of the meals, their prices represent perhaps the best bargain in town. Because this place is so good, it is always packed at dinner time. A late lunch or very early supper is a better bet. Ample parking is always available.
Man, oh man, this is now our new favorite place for Chinese!! Everything we tried was excellent and we tried a lot...Tropical Pancakes, Spring Rolls, Onion Rings, Tofu Soup, Spicy Shrimp Soup, a Chicken Sandwich, Yakisoba, Spicy Green Beans, Full Scale Fried Rice, Chow Mien, Yellow Curry, and Choc Apps. Like I said, "we tried a lot". We stopped by Friday on our way out of town and the food was soooooo good we ordered again on our return. The only negative was that they add gratuity yo your tab without notifying you. You can imagine my disappointment when I found out I tipped them twice.