Los Angeles is filled with incredible Thai restaurants, and most of them are currently offering their entire menus for takeout and/or delivery. And let’s be honest - we both know you can’t make panang curry on your own. So put the recipe away and support one of these great spots instead. This list will be consistently updated.
Located in Sherman Oaks, Anajak is a neighborhood Thai restaurant with food worth driving long distances to pick up. Our favorite stuff resides on their seasonal menu, but you can’t really go wrong with anything here. They also have a great selection of wines. Delivery and takeout available through Postmates, or call (818) 501-4201 to order.
This all-vegan spot inside a Beverly Grove strip mall has been around for almost 30 years, and while we’ll always prefer our curry with meat, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t think about their avocado curry more than we probably should. Expect plenty of other vegan highlights through their menu as well. Delivery available through most platforms.
Ayara Thai Cuisine
If you live in the Westchester/Playa Vista area, you probably already know about Araya Thai. If you don’t, this is the perfect time to get familiar. Since 2004, this family-run spot has been cranking out tremendous Thai classics like khao soi, spicy beef salad, and pad woon sen (stir-fried glass noodles). Call (310) 410-8848 for takeout or delivery.
After plowing through two pints of grocery store ice cream, you’re looking for another option to satisfy your sweet tooth. Head to Bhan Kanom. The classic dessert shop in Thai Town sells everything from imported candy to mini crepes to mango sticky rice, and it can all be delivered right to your doorstep. Takeout also available.
Chao Krung has been a staple on Fairfax for decades, but it wasn’t until a recent revamp that it went from being a neighborhood standby to a place that everybody should be seeking out. The menu is full of standout dishes, particularly when it comes to the curries - the jungle curry and the kaeng hung-ley (sweet pork belly and pork shoulder) are two of our favorites. Call (323) 939-8361 for takeout; delivery is available on all major platforms.
If you’re in Westwood or West LA and craving Thai food, Emporium Thai is an excellent option. This family-run restaurant serves tasty versions of noodles, curries, and other Thai-style street food. Takeout and delivery are both available.
Holy Basil is one of the newest Thai restaurants in LA - and also one of the best. This tiny Downtown counter has a tight menu filled with excellent dishes like pad see ew, pad thai goong, and green curry, but it’s the tom yum that remains one of the best versions we’ve ever had. Available for takeout and local delivery.
Located in Koreatown, Isaan Station serves a variety of different papaya salads, noodles, and larb dishes - and all are very good. Delivery and takeout is available through their website, or call (323) 380-5126 to place an order.
This East Hollywood institution has been a takeout machine for years, but is now doing delivery through all the major apps. That means more taepo curry and morning glory salad for you. Oh, and the off-menu Jazz Burger is available, too. Call to order: (323) 667-9809. And buy a shirt while you’re at it.
If you live in the west Valley, Lum-ka-Naad is where you should be eating Thai food. The large menu is a bit overwhelming, but you should be concentrating mostly on the section titled “Northern Cuisine” and “Southern Cuisine.” These are the dishes specifically from the owners’ home regions, and they are tremendous. There’s also a second location in Encino. Available for takeout and delivery.
If you’re anything like us, you spend a handful of nights on the couch dreaming of Luv2Eat’s crab curry and jade noodles, but never find the energy to drive and pick some up. That’s not a problem anymore, considering this Hollywood institution is now doing delivery as well. Order online, or call the restaurant directly at (323) 498-5835.
Night + Market’s original West Hollywood location closed for a while after the pandemic hit, but is finally available for takeout only. Open every day but Tuesday from 1-9pm, the entire regular menu is available, which means plenty of crab fried rice, papaya salad, and party wings. To order, call (310) 275-9724. The Silver Lake and Venice outposts are also both open for takeout.
For a while, Beverly Grove lacked great Thai options, but that changed once Noree Thai moved in on Beverly Blvd. The sister restaurant to Hollywood’s iconic Luv2Eat, Noree has the same great food as the original, plus takeout and delivery options as well. Delivery available through most major platforms, or by calling (323) 937-3100.
One of our Best New Restaurants of 2019, NTFC serves spicy, fragrant Northern Thai specialties like sai oua (spicy sausage) and tremendous pork larb. Delivery range is 8 miles, so if you live even within a half hour of East Hollywood, you’re probably in the zone. Call (323) 474-7212, or order directly from their website.
We love the pad ka prao, som tum salad, and Hoy Ka noodles here, but the fact is, you can’t really order wrong at this Hollywood staple. There’s a back parking lot that makes picking up curbside a dream, but if you want to do delivery instead, they’re on most major platforms.
This Hollywood mainstay on La Brea is offering both delivery and takeout from 11am-9:15 during the week, and 10:15 on weekends. Yes, that includes their excellent Thai breakfast, the Kai-Kata. They are also open as a marketplace offering fresh produce and cooking essentials to-go. Order online.
Pa Ord has two locations, both within very close proximity of each other in East Hollywood. To make matters more confusing, the menus are slightly different at each location. So we’ll make it easy on you - go to the original at Sunset and Hobart, because that’s where you’ll find their legendary soup menu (including a bowl of tom yum that’ll change your life). Available for takeout and delivery.
There are tremendous versions of khao soi all over town, but few compare to the magic at Pailin. Rich, creamy, and slightly sweet, this is the kind of warm comfort that’ll make sitting inside your apartment all week seem entirely doable. Available for takeout and delivery, or call (323) 467-6775 to order.
President Thai Restaurant
Established in 1994, President Thai is a Pasadena standby with a massive menu filled with dishes ranging from noodle soups to spicy fried rice to whole soft shell crab. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll certainly find it here. Takeout and delivery is available on most major platforms, or call (626) 578-9814.
Rodded is an all-around solid Thai restaurant, but if you aren’t ordering the duck noodle soup here, you’re doing yourself a disservice. This beautiful bowl is rich, savory, and not in the least bit oily. It also keeps quite well during transport. Takeout and cash only.
Ruen Pair has a gigantic menu featuring both Thai staples and rare dishes you can’t find anywhere else in town - ideal for when you can’t decide what you’re in the mood for tonight. That said, the salty egg and turnip omelette should always make it onto your order sheet. Available for takeout and delivery.
The Rustic Spoon has locations in Toluca Lake, Valley Village, and Sherman Oaks, and all three are offering takeout and delivery. But no matter which location you choose, expect healthy, affordable, and very delicious Thai food. Our favorite thing on the menu is the cinnamon chicken curry with roti bread that’s so good, you’ll wonder why all restaurant curries don’t come with a cinnamon option. Order online.
Same Same was one of the first restaurants in LA to pair Thai food with great wine, and now that we’re all in the middle of a quarantine, it’s a combination that continues to help us through the tough times. Available for takeout and delivery online, or by calling (213) 273-8424 for 10% off pick-up orders.
Sapp’s boat noodle soup is one of LA’s most iconic dishes, and sitting at home while reading a book with a piping hot bowl in front you is something we all need in our lives right now. That said, this Thai Town coffee shop serves plenty of other great things, like jade noodles, red curry fried rice, and sen chan pad pu (pad thai stir fried with blue crab and egg). Available for takeout and delivery.
When it comes to finding great Thai food in Beverly Hills, your journey will almost always lead you to Si Laa. The family-run restaurant is definitely a bit more upscale (welcome to the neighborhood), but the food tastes excellent, and that’s all that matters. Available for takeout.
Spicy BBQ Restaurant often gets overlooked in the hyper-competitive neighborhood of Hollywood/East Hollywood, but let it be known that this tiny strip-mall spot is serving tremendous Thai food. As the name suggests, BBQ meats are their speciality, and yes, they’re spicy, but we always throw in an order of their khao soi, pork patties, and spicy jackfruit salad as well. Call (323) 663-4211 to order. Takeout or delivery is also available on most major platforms.
Open since 1984, Sri Siam is one of the oldest Thai restaurants in LA, and your best bet if you’re craving Thai food around North Hollywood. Their crispy rice salad is the stuff of legend, and if you ask nicely enough, they’ll probably throw in some incredible, off-menu radish cakes to your order as well. Delivery and takeout are both available by calling the restaurant at (818) 982-6161 or (818) 982-6262.
Their original location in Grand Central Market is doing curbside pick-up, and their Echo Park outpost is offering delivery, meaning you now have multiple ways to get their scientifically perfect beef panang curry. Call (213) 200-1341 to order at Grand Central Market, or place an Echo Park order here.
Summer Buffalo has locations in Melrose, Santa Monica, and Burbank, but the first two are closed until the end of January. Don’t worry though, their Burbank outpost is open for business, meaning you can still get their the tangy Isaan sausage, pad kee mau, khao soi, or rich and creamy tom kha soup. Both takeout and delivery available.
With a name like Tasty Food To Go, and a location inside an old house that doubles as a barber shop, this tiny Thai/Laotian restaurant certainly doesn’t lack intrigue. And we can tell you this order-at-the-counter, to-go only spot (owned by the same guy who runs the barber shop) also serves some of our favorite Thai food in Long Beach. Get the panang curry and pad see ew. Call (562) 599-9756 to order.
Did you drink a little too much chardonnay tonight on your couch? Just do what we do and order late-night delivery from Thai Patio. The massive restaurant in Thai Town has an expansive menu full of every staple in the book, but their noodles are the star of the show. If a plate of their drunken noodles can’t help your at-home hangover, you were doomed from the start. Takeout and delivery available seven days a week through their website.
Located on 3rd St. in Beverly Grove, The Thai Thing’s menu has solid versions of everything from papaya salad to panang curry to tom kha soup, but you should concentrate on the “Up To Us” section. This is where you’ll find excellent house specialities like the hi-so wok noodle (vermicelli topped with fried egg and vegetables) and the hidden gem green curry that also comes with vermicelli noodles. Available for takeout and delivery.