Emporium Thai Cuisine
1275 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (424) 256-3066
Fax: (310) 478-2838
Emporium Thai Catering
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Thai
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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04/05/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I just recently visited the Thai Emporium, again. I can't help but to keep going back because every dish I try is my new favorite. The other day I had Pad Prik King with beef and it was amazing. It starts really sweet and juicy, but after like 3 bites it gets a little spicy. It is like a ridiculous blend of flavor and spice. I am interested in how they make it so that the spicy part doesn't kick in til later. Pretty good value as well. I am no expert on food, but the Emporium is authentic and is one of the better restaurants I've ever been to.
01/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Thai Emporium is definitely one of the best Thai restaurants in town. Best dishes are chili mint seafood.glass noodles and, of course all their signature dishes. The place is beautiful and cozy. The service is attentive and the prices are very reasonable
03/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My bf and I have been searching for the best panang and red thai curry in L.A. for the past 4 years and we still haven't found anything better than Emporium Thai. They make it spicy with mild peanut flavor that is not overwhelmingly sweet like it is at other Thai restaurants. Both the beef and chicken are tender. However, Emporium has raised its prices over the past few years and they are kind of chintzy on rice, so I would recommend making your own rice if you're going to get it delivered. Also, I've tried other rice and noodles dishes, but I don't really like them. They are usually too oily or low quality. The service is usually really nice, so we like to eat at the restaurant occasionally.
09/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is some of the best Thai food I've ever had, but I feel like I should add that I've never actually been to Thailand. I thought Tomodachi Sushi was a great Japanese restaurant until I went there about two or three weeks after returning from a year-long stay in Japan. I think it's overpriced garbage now, and I'll probably never go there again. Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked.
The only down side that Emporium has is that it's a bit more expensive than its competitors. If you only eat out occasionally, though, this won't bother you very much. This is especially true if you're eating there for lunch. Their lunch specials are very cheap! It's dinner that sets you back.
My favorite thing from that restaurant right now is the barbecue chicken. The biggest disappointment I've had was the beef satay. I think Thai BBQ (there are restaurants all over LA) has the best beef satay. Overall, though, this is some of the best Thai food I've ever had. The only other restaurant I can think of which compares to this one is Banana Bay in Diamond Bar/Rowland Heights/whatever that area is called. I haven't been there for a couple of years, though.
Anyway, don't miss this, especially if you're a UCLA student. It's some of the best food on the west side.