Rambutan Thai

2835 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


  • Fri-Sat 6:30pm-12am
  • $$
  • Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Rambutan is hip enough for designers and artists, romantic enough for dates, and authentic and passionate enough in its cooking for ethnic-food lovers. Many Thai restaurants cater to timid American palates, playing down the chile heat, eschewing the fish sauce, and sweetening dishes. But the Rambutan kitchen refreshingly and correctly assumes that its hip Silver Lake clientele has the sophistication and ability to appreciate the full Thai flavors. But more timid eaters will find plenty of accessible, Americanized crossover hits on the menu's "from the grill" section. And there’s a lengthy list of "Thai tapas" that should not be ignored.

Related Stories (3)

  • Silver Lake

    Alegria. The best food here revolves around the ­extraordinary mole sauce: sharp, thick, sweetly complex, with top notes of smoke, clove and citrus, lashed with dried-chile heat, black enough to darken the brightest Pepsodent sm...

  • Thai
    11 years ago

    Hi Thai Noodle. Both a collegiate hangout and a serious noodle shop, Hi Thai is a bright, noisy shotgun marriage between a fast-food restaurant and a high-style café. The menu is basic, but this is a pretty good place to expe...

  • Scenes From a Mini-Mall
    13 years ago by Michelle Huneven

    Photo by Anne Fishbein Sometimes change is good. Twenty-five years ago, I used to eat at a crummy little hole in the wall red-sauce Italian joint in a rundown mini-mall on the northeast corner of Sunset and Silver Lake. I fell in lo...


View All

More Asian Restaurants in Silver Lake

  • Though the pho is better at other well-known Vietnamese restaurants, Pho Cafe is far more stylish...

  • Jitlada Thai Restaurant
    Critics' Pick

    It is already hard to believe there was a time before Suthiporn Sungkamee and his sister Jazz Sin...

  • Smog Cutter
    Best Of

    Hard to say what's the more audacious amusement inside this narrow, photo-collage-covered dive in...

View All

More Asian Restaurants in Los Angeles

  • Travel back in time to the elegance of French colonial Vietnam at Crustacean, where executive che...

  • Kiriko Sushi
    Critics' Pick

    What more can be said about Kiriko, the Sawtelle sushi bar that has remained a favorite of indust...

  • A'Float Sushi
    Best Of

    Looking to keep your checkbook afloat? A'Float Sushi is known as much for its fresh sushi selecti...

  • Ruen Pair Thai
    Critics' Pick

    When it's 3 a.m. in Hollywood and you want a chiliburger, you head for Tommy's. If you need a bow...

  • Sanamluang is a Thai place to duck into and out of at 3 a.m. after the clubs close for vast plate...

  • Soot Bull Jeep may be the best of L.A.'s 100-odd Korean barbecues, noisy, smoky, with all the bus...



All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >