4444 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Parking: Street, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Thai, Healthy, Vegetarian
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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02/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Nestled at the corner of Busy-Street Blvd. and Strip-Mall Ave. (as all self-respecting LA restaurants are...) sits Summer Canteen a lovely new little Thai spot ripe for the picking.
Tauting all the classic American/Thai dishes we know and love (such as Pad Thai, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry and Green Curry Tofu) at first glance, Summer Canteen seems to be just another mock-Thai establishment.
This would be the case if it wasn't for the FANTASTIC food.
Each dish is well flavored and beautifully made. The Green Curry was creamy and spicy (although a bit lacking in the veggie department) while the Pad Thai wasn't too sticky-sweet like you find at most run of the mill Thai places. Thankfully, the tofu in the Curry and Stir Fry wasn't fried which is a welcome respite from way other Americanized-Thai places tend to do it.
Although a biiiiit hipster-chic for its own good- think blasting a mix of should-be-in-an-indie-movie/Blink 182 songs- the minimalist and clean design of the restaurant and the fair pricing set Summer Canteen a cut above the other Thai options in Toluca Lake/North Hollywood that I've tried.
Pricing: $$ (although the lunch special is a STEAL)
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12/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
While the decor of the restaurant struck me as a bit industrial and what one might expect from a ""strip mall"" restaurant, the service and food will definitely be bringing me back. The menu offers a wide variety of cuisines and offers quality food at very reasonable prices.
I went with a friend of mine for a casual dinner. We had very prompt service and ordered the Curry noodle and Chicken & Broccoli Noodle (pad see u). Both dishes were beautifully prepared and arrived to the table quickly.
We had called the restaurant in advance as we wanted to bring a bottle of wine. There was no corkage fee, but the restaurant did ask us to bring a receipt.
I look forward to going back and trying more of their dishes.
This is a great new restaurant in the Toluca Lake! The food is amazing and interesting and the service is great. Definitely my new fave Thai-ish restaurant (not your typical Thai food). Everything I've had here has been great, ESPECIALLY the Burmese Salad. Oh, and they do delivery!!!