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Jitlada Restaurant
Thai Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
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5233 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027
5233 Sunset BlvdUSCALos Angeles90027
(323) 667-9809jitladala.com
$$Thai Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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The modest strip-mall location doesn't stop foodies who flock here for authentic, spicy Thai fare.- Google
People talk about southern thai, thai town, mussels, jazz and crying tiger
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YJ W
reviewed in the last week
Jitlada has been on my to-eat-list for almost a year now. After being bombarded by reviews from Jonathan Gold, the Food Network, and other bloggers, I wanted to participate in the Jitlada experience too! The mussels were one of the best I've ever had, and the mussel broth was drinkable like a delicious seafood soup. The best part of the famous crying tiger pork was the spicy sauce that accompanied it, which was really a delight and punishment for the taste buds. Last but not least, the deep fried seabass was a standout dish--probably my favorite of the night. The fish was crispy and delicious even without any sauce. Next time I return to Jitlada, I would definitely order the fried fish and mussels again. Try it for yourself!
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Bethany Spielberg
reviewed a month ago
My review for Jitlada's Restaurant is mostly positive and reflects the pleasantly surprised ratings many others awarded. I approached the restaurant slightly ambivalent, nervous about the somewhat forlorn and boring exterior. However, I was extremely impressed and repeatedly commented on the beautifully designed and extremely tasteful interior all night. This restaurant's polish and elegance contrasts significantly from the other eateries in the area. My compliments quickly faded when we sat down and waited nearly 20 minutes to even be approached and offered water. We ordered Chicken Pad Sew Ew and Veal Stir Fry with Vegetables and Sweet and Sour Sauce. The food was delicious, though came without the rice (despite our repeated requests) that the menu promised and was slightly on the stingy side for the asking price. The Pad Sew Ew was cooked to perfection, using the same exactitude that the authentic Thai Restaurants I go to great lengths to visit in Hacienda Heights use. However, next time I'll be sure to order anything but chicken with my noodle dish, which was prepared far too dry for my taste. I splurged and tried the Sparkling Pomegranate Saki! It was delicious- but I would never pay $8 for such a small flute if my dad wasn't treating. :) Much more reasonable for lunch!
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Arun Baheti
reviewed 2 months ago
Food continues to be great, but the service continues to be poor -- hence the low rating. They are always friendly, but they are just very poorly organized. It can be crowded or empty and the service remains painfully slow. So much so that the other night, we just cancelled two dishes and got the check. It isn't even that the food takes a long time, because it doesn't, but the servers and general service is pretty spotty. Really a pity because the food really is among the best.
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Colin H Duffy
reviewed 3 months ago
The best Thai food you'll find in LA, hands down. The "crying tiger" is amazing (it's actually pork). You gotta order from the Southern Thai section in the back of the menu. This is Thai food like you've never had. And this is a place one of the rare places where if you really do want something very spicy, you can get it so spicy you'll want to cry. They will not hold back on you. The bad part? The service is HORRIBLE. And i never comment on service in these reviews, but i've been here maybe four or five times and the experience has always been the same. Expect dinner to take at least 2 hours for two people, and longer if you have more people, because even when the restaurant isn't busy, you might not see a waiter for 40 minutes at a time, and when your mouth is on fire and you're out of water, or if you're in a hurry and want the check-- you'll probably just have to get it yourself. Or just order take-out and enjoy the amazing food from the comfort of home. That's really the way to go.
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Heather Johnson
reviewed a month ago
Another amazing LA restaurant hidden in a random strip mall. The steamed green mussels are a delicious choice, as is the crying tiger beef. Get a singha and enjoy the taste sensation on the incredibly encyclopedia-like menu.
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David Martin
reviewed a year ago
The initial wait for a table was about 30 minutes. Not a big deal. We ordered two dishes: southern shrimp curry, and catfish. They took about an hour to bring out the shrimp curry, but did not serve the catfish. We got tired of waiting for it, and we shared the curry, and finally asked them to cancel the catfish. Then about 20 minutes after canceling it, as we were finishing our unexpectedly small meal, they brought out the catfish. The southern shrimp curry was pretty good but way too spicy, but for all the waiting we did, the food quality did not seem worth it. I noticed a bit too much glad-handing with their regular customers, and not enough attention paid to new customers. They forgot to put a tablecloth on our table, and the glass table top kept sliding around the table. Outside, one of the restaurant employees had parked his car in the middle of the parking lot, blocking off 3 parked cars from getting out. The people in the blocked spots had to honk before the employee came out to move the car. In summary, the food was good, but the service was pretty shabby.
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