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Krua Thai

13130 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Krua Thai

Nisha Garigarn


  • Daily 11am-3am
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • No Alcohol
  • Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Like any respectable Thai joint in this part of Los Angeles, the restaurant features a sign outside boasting of the Best Noodles in Town, but unlike the rest of them, Krua Thai has a pretty fair title to the claim. In a city where great Thai noodle shops are all that keep some of us going some days, when the anguish of a sick cat or a Laker collapse can be eased, at least a little, by the knowledge of a great bowl of boat noodles, Krua Thai's pad Thai and pad kee mao and rad na and pad see ew may be the very best of all. In its way, Krua Thai could be the Thai equivalent of a delicatessen like Canter's: cheerful, fast, popular across ethnic lines, and open very, very late.

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    Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 11 p.m. by Jonathan Gold

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  • Ask Mr. Gold
    Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11 p.m. by Jonathan Gold

    QUESTION: I’d really like to know where I can order a killer plate of simple proletarian, generic, everyday, average pad Thai. Maybe with shrimp or tofu. Not all of us are Atkins lovers. I want a hot, steaming piled-up plate o...

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