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noodle star

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(13 Reviews)

4457 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(818) 995-0808

Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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General Info
This location has been in the Mekpongsatorn family since 1977.  From 1977 until September 2010 we were known as a friendly neighborhood Thai restaurant in Sherman Oaks called Lannathai. 
All of our customers remembered us for having a huge pool in the middle of the restaurant. Unfortunately in September 2010, a faulty electrical outlet sparked a fire that took out our entire kitchen resulting in the closure of the restaurant.
10 months later, we re-opened our doors on July 11, 2011 as Noodle World Sherman Oaks. We were going to be the first official Noodle World franchise location. However, shortly after opening, we changed our name to Noodle Star because Noodle World was not quite ready for this endeavor.
The name change was a blessing in disguise because it gave us the freedom to offer more to our customers now that we are not held back by any franchise restrictions.
So whether you are an old Lannathai customer, a Noodle World fanatic, or just a fan of good noodles, stop in and give us a try, and we promise that you will be back for more!
Bo & Ben Mekpongsatorn
Regular Hours

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Our Fac: (818) 995-8898


We serve a variety of Asian noodle soups such as: Thai (Tom Yum), Vietnamese (Pho), Chinese (Wonton) and Japanese (Ramen). We also have delicious Thai rice dishes like Cashew Chicken and Mint Leaf Chicken.

To help wash down all that good food, we have a wide selection of Asian Beers, a Full Bar, and Boba!

Come in and enjoy a meal with your family at a table or sit at the bar with some friends to watch the next big game on our 60? LCD TV.

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
We are on Van Nuys Blvd. just north of Ventura Blvd. across from Best Buy. 
South Valley, Sherman Oaks
Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Vietnamese Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Japanese, Vietnamese, Asian, Thai, Chinese

Price Range : Below Average


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Joseph F.


It's comfort food done right.

I love this place. It has a variety of everything. The pad ka tiem is my go to meal here. Nothing is done the best I've ever had which is the reason I didn't give it 5 stars, but everything is good. Atmosphere is relaxed and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. Try the fresh lime soda!



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Friendly and delicious

They have an awesome lunch special for $7.99 includes soup or salad, pad thai and white rice or fried rice with entree, over 30 entree options with the lunch special. The staff is always kind and food comes out quickly. They also have a bar area for mixed drinks and boba selections. My favorites are the Chicken Sa-tay, Volcano Chicken, Pineapple fried rice and the Thai Wings.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not authentic, weird atmosphere

The food was not authentic and the place was weird. They didn't even serve pork, which is a staple in the Thai diet. Whether or not you like pork, this should tell you how un-authentic this place is.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Diverse menu options (fish or scallops!)

What I love about this place is that - unlike most Thai places - you can get fish, shrimp or scallops with any dish. I don't eat red meat, and am tired of chicken, so this is perfect for me! Also, this place has my favorite lemongrass soup in town (try it with fillet of sole instead of chicken). The ""gah-tong"" appetizer is another favorite..



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Thai in Sherman Oaks

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times was impressed with the yummy food. It's definitely the best place for Thai food in Sherman Oaks, maybe even the entire Valley. Plus, the portions were plentiful. When I got with my boyfriend, we generally just split an entree and maybe each order our own soups. We've never had to wait for a table, and once ordered, the food arrives quickly. Try to Taro Smoothie drink--I'd never heard of ""taro"" before but that staff convinced me to try it and I'm glad I did. It was delicious. Oh yeah, and I LIKE the pond. It's a nice touch.



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Hidden Treasure!! Best thai food at a low price

Lannathai serves the best thai food in Los Angeles at a great value!! This is especially comforting considering the service is friendly and you never have to wait for a table. While some of the more pretencious types might consider the ambience a little tacky, it is quite unique and quickly grows on you. (where else do you find a fish pond in the middle of a restaurant). So while you may not want to risk a first date at lannathai it's definitely a keeper.



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My boyfriend took me here claiming it to be his favorite thai restaurant. I have my own favorite (the Original Thai BBQ) and am pretty partial to it, but I decided to give it a shot, and I'm glad I did. The food was really good and flavorful, we ordered pad see ew with some seafood stew thing which was delicious. The thai iced coffee comes with whipped cream on top and I ended up leaving satiated and impressed. This will be my thai restaurant substitute when I'm in the valley. Oh, and I love the pond! It's a random but unique touch.



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User review by c_louwho

I have gotten take out from this place twice. The lunch specials are a great value. The spicy eggplant is really tasty, while the pad thai is only so-so. I received quick service. I love the fact that it has a full bar, and contrary to other reviewers, I like the pond. It's nice.



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better thai restaurants out there

this is a decent place to go for their lunch menu (since it's pretty cheap), but the variety and quality of the dishes in general are really just average. the boba is nice, if you're into that. the giant fountain in the middle of the restaurant is completely useless, unless it's to hide the fact that the place is never fully packed anyways. the service is REALLY slow, so be prepared to wait for EVERYTHING.



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The food is lacking

I've been there four times (each time hoping for a better experience). The staff is good, but that's about it.



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it IS authentic

my boyfriend is Thai and he claims it is authentic (he talks to the waiters in Thai) although choices are Americanized. The food is average, but very plentiful and the set dinners they offer is way more than enough food. We took enough food home to last for days. Take advantage of the plethora of boba drinks they offer. Yes, the atmosphere is a bit cheesy with the pond, but those kinds of things are frequently in many Thai restaurants and if you're just looking for some good Pad Thai and Pad See Ew, then this isn't a bad choice. If you want the real stuff, and are more adventurous, try Sanamluang Cafe, but I doubt many non-Thai people would feel comfortable there.



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This restaurant is good, not great. For this side of the Valley, its probably the best Thai restaurant around and its a good value. Its very clean and its in a nice location. Its good for take out too.



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Eating in a garage

This is a retaurant which could use some improvements in the decor and the food.
The food was just barely Ok. It wasn't all
that fresh.
It is a big and flexible space with a pond
in the middle, but it lacks atmosphere and it
gets noisy at times. The decoration is gaudy
and bleak at the same time.