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Rambutan Thai

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(91 Reviews)

2835 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 273-8424

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Today: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
17
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
amex, discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
East LA, Silver Lake
Categories
Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, On Site

Cuisines: Asian, Thai

Alcohol: Full Bar

Price Range : Below Average

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david brown

02/18/2011

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Overall
good food

My rating is certainly not based on the bartender, not friendly at all. The service is timely, they are however slow to greet you. The food is good and I have been a repeat customer for a long time. They really do need to work on the ""friendly"" part of running a restaurant. A bit on the pricey side however it is a nice place. If you want cheap it shows in the decor and quality of the food. Pho next door is noisy, not comfortable and cold decor. I am getting take out tonight for 3 people.

whynot47

11/22/2008

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Overall
yes, it's trendy

but the atmosphere is great, and the food is good. is it the most authentic thai food in the world? maybe not. but you can order things as spicy as you'd like them, and the fish dishes are awesome. i'd definitely recommend it.

rdesong

09/28/2008

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Overall
Decent at best.

Unpleasant experience overall. I drove from OC to expect great Thai food, but not the case. I could have drove to a local Thai joint to get the same experience. And the parking... forget it about it. I had to park 7 blocks from Rambutan, passing through dark alleys and homeless people on the sidewalk. The restaurant is in a bad neighborhood and I don't recommend bringing your MBs or BMWs. The service was decent.

lacampanella

05/28/2008

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Overall
good ambience

i've visited this restaurant two times, first time was more memorable but the second time i realized the food was catered for people who has a very sweet palette. Thai food is not supposed to be so sweet, and the stir fried noodles my friend and i ordered came out luke warm - almost cold. The spring rolls were rather tough as well. but overall, it has a good atmosphere esp. at night and i think the green curry dish was decent. i won't recommend it to people unless they arent picky on food.

darklander

03/24/2008

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Overall
Good if you don't know anything about good food.

At dinner here my bf and I ordered the kung ping shrimp which arrived cold and was a bit tasteless, but not totally aweful. BEWARE OF THE TOM YUM SOUP. WAY too lemony and completely overbearing.The spicy thai rice was super spicy even though requested medium. Thats the one good thing about this place is if you like very spicy, you'll get it no matter what. I didnt like it for this dish because it was all I could taste. Chopsticks are too heavy and strained my fingers. Staff was nice but never gave us water, or refills, and only came to the table to take away our plate or get the check. This is a great little thai place if you haven't tasted really good food. My reccomendations, go right next door to the vietnamese PHO CAFE, the ambiance may not be as great as Rambuten, but its cheeper, and you will feel totally satisfied by the service and food.

monaquita

03/15/2008

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Overall
best pad thai around

Thai food is my favorite and after being in Thailand, most places don't compare. Hands down I consistently get the best Thai food here. Their noodles are always perfectly cooked. The curries are delicious as well as the fun appetizers. If I crave Thai, I have to go out of my way to get it from rambutan or I am not satisfied. They have a fun drink menu too.

janedoe597

01/01/2008

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Overall
lost its luster.

this place used to be my favorite thai restaurant but last time i came in i noticed some changes; the prices had risen and the service and food quality had dropped significantly. i'll never go back again.

heymanr

09/16/2007

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Overall
Fun Thai in LA

In the back corner of a small strip mall sits Rambutan Thai. There's not much to the parking area but when you enter this quiet Thai resturant there's a comfortable feeling a great food. The staff is exceptionally certious and helpful and the food to great. My wife and I have been a number of times now and each time the food and the service has been outstanding and consistant. If you're in search of a great Thai dish and a hip resturant to hang out at then I would absolutly recommend this place to anyone. Favorite Dishes: Beef Waterfall and the Original Pad Thai.

veracruz25

08/27/2007

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Overall
muy buena comida Thai

Cool spot for a date. Took forever to be seated, even with reservations. Good drinks and good food.

jmdoesit

07/16/2007

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Overall
Awesome food!

This place has great noodle dishes. The service isn't that good, but it's worth it to eat the delicious noodles!

djovichussr

07/05/2007

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Overall
Too much fun.

It's nice to have a place that's not trying to be something it's not. Good drinks, good food and quality entertainment. No bottle service, over priced ""VIP"" areas or ""who you know"" doormen. More of a put your feet up kinda vibe. Check it out.

icaldwell12

06/16/2007

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Overall
Hmm

I thought I would be the first to rate this place in Silverlake. Friday night - Music (dntel, timo mas, mark farina) - Cocktails (mosquito bite) - will go back.

donovanfamily2006

06/11/2007

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Overall
Up to expectations

3 of my buddies and I tried this place on Saturday night and it was very impressive. We had a good time with the wait staff and the food was very good. No complaints from a group that won't hesitate to point out a flaw or two. Since it was just me and the boys, I look forward to taking my wife there for a nice romantic dinner. I have had a lot of Thai food and this was right up there with the best.



ksokolova

06/03/2007

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Overall
Saturday Night - Good times

Nice lounge with great cocktails and Thai appetisers. NO DANCING - more of a ""chill"" space to chat with friends and listen to dj's. Pretty good DJ's on Saturdays.

chachartis

06/01/2007

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Overall
Great lounge! Great music!

This is such a necessary addition to the neighborhood. It's a great lounge-- cool tunes and of course, these guys don't mess around with their Thai food. It's my favorite Thai in the area, and now I can go chill and listen to phat grooves in the evenings.

kanderson1968

05/21/2007

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Overall
Haven't heard....

DJ played songs I haven't heard in sometime. David Sylvian, Tones on Tail, King Crimson..fun night. ..

mshulha

05/19/2007

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Overall
Just Okay

So I went there last month in search of some good thai food because of the good reviews on this website. The atmosphere of the place is nice and a little swanky, this also means the dining area is kind of dark, so don't expect that good of a look at what you're eating or who you're eating with. The food here was okay, but below par for a thai place. The flavors were a bit too bland and the service was average.

jashcroft21

05/17/2007

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Overall
Suprised.

Mellow lounge with DJ and soju bar. Very nice. I've been going to Rambutan for years; never knew this was even there. A SIGN MIGHT HELP!

tsquare77

05/16/2007

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Overall
There are way better options out there!

I rarely write reviews on City Search but decided to really share my 2 cents to this place. This place does not live up to its reputation with the average Thai food and horrible service. The servers or host wait forever to greet you with no smile. They brought our food to another table next to us and didn't even acknowledge us while we witnessed the whole thing. The decor is nice I'll say but the best dish for me was probably the brown rice...

I wouldn't suggest to go here if you want to try a good Thai with good service.

rtaralov

05/16/2007

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Overall
KCRW

Listening to a show on KCRW that recommended this place. We live around the corner and never knew it wa there. KCRW DJ's spin on Saturday evenings (Jason Bentley/Metropolis style). GREAT MUSIC. Very nice ambiance. Parking can me a little tricky. Drinks to try - Mosquito Bite (Mojito) or a Hoegarden (Belgium Ale). Food to try - Thai Beef Jerky, Moo Ping (Pork Skewers), Fried Calamari.

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