636 Venice Blvd Ste A, Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.989819 -118.461039
Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 3pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
No, they're not closed – Pam's Place is still there, and no eviction notice in sight; however, they were closed "this week" for a "family emergency". Hoping to try them soon; I loved her cooking at Rosalynn, and have not yet been to the new location.
Pam's closed??? – I got off a plane last night and went straight to Pam's, only to find it closed and an EVICTION notice slapped on the door. While I was there, another couple of people came by and no one had any information. Pam's was the only good Thai food in the Venice area, with a sweet atmosphere and nice staff. Does anyone know if they will be re-opening elsewhere? Sad to see them go.
FANTASTIC Food!!! – This was absolutely the best Thai I've ever had! No grease or unrecognizable meats. All of the dishes were so fresh. I t was definately worth the wait (which I didn't find to be that long!) The difference with Pam's food is that you can tell no food sits around until ordered. The vegetables are crisp! Not at all your typical mushy, mass produced Thai food. I take all visitors here from out of town and they have all been as impressed as I am. Call me old-fashioned but nothing makes me feel better than when the chef comes out and checks on her guests! Pam is a lovely person and an AWESOME chef!
Slow Service, and very expensive for very small portion. – My co-workers and I went there on Monday afternoon around 1:30 p.m during our lunch break to try out this place. We ordered 4 dishes, and there weren't anyone but us and it still took more than 35 minutes to get our food. I mean they did told me only one cook was working in the kitchen but like I said there weren't anyone but us. We saw the cook, he looked drunk. Anyway, we finally got our food. We ate really quick because our lunch break was almost up. When the bill came, we were shock how much it costed us for very small portions. Anyway, that was our very first time that we only left $1 tip for the waitress. We normally leave tips for the cook but not that day. We are not going back until they have new cook.
This place shows no love it's terrible. – This was the worst thai restaurant. The food was expensive with little portions. I placed the order to pick up. I ordered the mint leaf chix that barely had 4 ounces of chix. The chix was cut in small pieces almost ground. It did not have any vegetables and came in an oily sauce. We also ordered the pad se eww that smelled like peanuts but supposedly had no peanuts. Again the (mystery meat) beef was sliced thin and was fatty with the broccoli was yellow instead of green. The lemongrass soup was so sour and lemony we could not eat it... it was too overbearing and gave me indigestion immediately. Lastly, they did make up for the miniscule portions by giving two huge cartons of rice to accompany our meal. This is not a place I would recommend.
Great food, awful service. – Pam's has great Thai food on the West side. But do yourself a favor and order takeout or do not arrive expecting to eat. That may sound silly, but it's true. Two friends and I went to Pam's on a Saturday night. They asked us to wait for a table (although the restaurant had plenty of open ones). We waited for 20 minutes. We were sat and then ignored. We smiled and waved at the server a few times to get his attention, but he did not come over. About half an hour later, we thought it would not be impolite to go up to the server and ask him to take our order. He came over, looking a little crazed (the place was not slammed, but severely understaffed). He basically told us that if we ordered food, he couldn't guarantee we'd receive it. Uhhh . . . so, we left. Such a frustrating experience. Why ask us to wait and then ignore us if they can't guarantee service? Just be up front with the customer. The food is good enough to accept that kind of honesty.
Always great Thai – Year in and year out, no matter where I travel, the best Thai food in the US is at Pam's Place. It even rivals my travels to Thailand.
Pam's is a must stop whenever I'm in Los Angeles. The staff is so courteous and the food always cooked fresh to order. This is no fast food Thai. This is the real deal.
In recent years I have chosen to become a vegetarian. Pam's Place does not disappoint. The veggie menu is extensive and every bit as good as the carnivore fare. ;)
Visit Pam's Place and you will not be sorry you did.
Tasty food but don't come hungry – My friend told me about how good at pam so I have to try. The restaurant wasn't so busy as I expected. I ordered coconut milk soup and I waited around 20mins for just the soup. As the server told me, they made to order even the soup and all dishes they made fresh. I tried their pineapple fried rice and spicy chicken curry. So tasty...and I also tried homemade coconut icecream and again yummm. I just want to tell everyone that you can't expect to get food in 10 mins, no way, but it's worth waiting for. Don't come when you so hungry, it's good place for sit down , relax and enjoy your meals. If you have plenty of time, you should try Pam's place.
Can't miss their green papaya salad – I'm a big fan of spicy salad. My favourite salad, of course papaya salad. Since I tried their salad, I don't have to drive all the way to Thai town any more, my best salad just right there at Pam 2blocks from my house. Glad that I finally find my dreamed restaurant. I've never met Pam, hope that she's nice as same as her staffs. Servers have smiling face. I also like their decor, simple but cute. Food are a little bit more expensive than other Thai restaurant in the area but I can tell that everything made fresh. Don't know what to say but you should try.
As usual, I hear people talk about how wonderful some place is, I go try it, and I hate it.
Pam's place was so bad that I actually went to the trouble of joining citysearch in order to tell you how bad it is.
Pad Thai: Scary (gamey chicken, aged shrimp).
Atmosphere: Much like I'd imagine a massage parlor to be.
Price: Expensive ($30 bones for two pad thais and 3 eggrolls).
Portions: Small (which I was actually glad about by the end).
County Health Dept Grade: B.
I would have written this post last night, but I was too weak and too hungry after my Pam's experience to turn on the computer.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Pam's Place : Home-Style Thai Kitchen on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.