Renu Nakorn Restaurant

13019 E. Rosecrans Ave.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Renu Nakorn Restaurant

Photo by Anne Fishbein


  • Sun, Sat 11am-9:45pm, Mon-Fri 11am-9:15pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted
The reborn Renu Nakorn is modern and spacious, and filled with Breck girls from the local Bible college, as well as Thai folk happy to be reacquainted with the restaurant's minced-shrimp larb and sour Isaan rice sausage. If you ever went to the original Renu Nakorn (or to the fabulous Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, which is run by family that owned the restaurant in the 1990s), you probably know the tripartite nature of the menu, the usual Thai specialties supplemented by the barbecue and spicy grilled-meat salads of the Isaan region, and an almost-hidden list of specialties from the Chiang Mai area, which may be the kitchen's real strength: pounded roast-chile dips to scoop up with freshly fried pork rinds, sweet pork curries influenced by Burma and coconut-enhanced khao soi noodles. After dinner, you can wander next door to the last working dairy in Norwalk and pick up a load of free cow manure, or better, a quart of the excellent chocolate milk. See full review.

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