Pailin Thai Cuisine

5621 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6809
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Pailin Thai Cuisine

Photo: James Gordon


  • Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
Pailin has been run by a Northern Thai family for a couple decades and is serving what is probably the best (and cheapest) Northern Thai menu in the city: wildly good spiced larb, funky Northern versions of the popular som tum papaya salad, another great curry noodle served on the street called kanom jeen, a terrific take on a Southeast Asian soup called kway chap. Pailin’s rendition of khao soi was a wonderful discovery, reminiscent, with a few minor issues, of what you would find in Chiang Mai: just spicy enough, not too sweet, neither too thin nor too thick, accompanied by a small plate of pickled mustard, raw shallot and lime. —James Gordon

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