Thai >Thai Dishes
1910 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.030739 -118.483739
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Neighborhoods: Mid-City, West LA
Used to be good, now they got a 'B' from the Health Dept. and I am gone. – There is no excuse not to get an 'A', its not that hard. They got a 'B' from the Health Dept. and at night, they used to take it down to hide it from customers. I no longer eat there. There are better places in Santa Monica.
Never again. Terrible service, mediocre food – I only ordered two things, so I can't give an extensive review, but unless i ordered the two worst things on the menu, I can't imagine anything else there is worth going for. The spring rolls were greasy, the filling totally bland, and the dipping sauce cloying sweet. The squid salad looked like it was made with week old lettuce and the vinaigrette was way too sugary and not at all spicy. The squid itsself was tender, but should have been cold in a salad and was warm, wilting everything around it.
The service was TERRIBLE. My waitress didn't come to my table once, was on her cellphone the whole time, and I had to get up three times to ask for more water. I don't think I've ever left a zero tip until today, but there was no way I was paying for her "service" while she yakked on her cell and ignored me.
Try Toi down the street. WAY better food, service and atmosphere. I would never go to Thai Dishes again or recommend it to anyone.
Gone downhill – I was disappointed to find that Thai Dishes, which used to be one of the best Thai restaurants in town (5 years ago), has gone way downhill. I recently ordered the coconut milk soup, pork larb salad and beef with broccoli and they were all disappointing. The quality of the meat is terrible. The pork was grisly and the beef was a cheap cut and tough. Also, there was very little beef vs. broccoli, which was also overcooked. I also recently ordered one of their house specials, the shrimp with green beans and red beans in a red curry paste and that was not executed well either. The green beans were overcooked, the shrimp was small and tough and there were only about 4 shrimps in the dish. Management must be suffering financially because they are skimping on quality ingredients and a good chef. What a shame.
From the Freezer to Your Plate – Want to feel as sick to your stomach as I do right now? Then head on over to Thai Dishes. Feel like eating low-rate fast food at restaurant prices? Then head on over to Thai Dishes!
Thai Dishes, where every food that could possibly originate from a can, does! Only at Thai Dishes. The carrots? Canned. (And cubed! Thanks for cutting them carrots, giant machine 12,000 miles from here) The peas? Canned. (And extra dry! Thanks, long trip from a dilapidated farmhouse somewhere in the Urals!) The food? Nasty.
Save your money. Eat a Twinkie. You'll feel less disgusting afterwards.
Thai mini-chain with a consistent menu and friendly atmosphere. – In Short
The original Santa Monica location has been attracting loyal Westsiders since Day One, and its satellites--located from Pasadena to Redondo Beach--are also rousing success stories. The dining rooms are comfortable, the pace is brisk, and servers are congenial and efficient. This is a great spot for families and groups. If you're on the run, opt for takeout or delivery. Geared toward American palates, this Thai food is fresh, satisfying and not too spicy.
Greates Thai restaurant I have been to, and I have been to thai rest's in Australia, Thailand, NY etc.. – I have been to many Thai restaurants around the world and I accidentally found this one while driving on Wilshire Blvd. I decided to try it and have been going there with my girlfriend for 3 years now. I lived in Europe, Australia, New York, DC and here in LA and I love Thai food and been to Thai restaurants in many cities throughout the world. this one is truly the best one I have been to. And on top of all it is very inexpensive and very clean.
The menu is very extensive and the portions are very big. The only con may be that the service can be a little faster but that is rarely a problem. I highly recommend it.
Best Thai Food on the West Side. – I had a office lunch for 20 to plan and I had to impress our out of town guests, Thai Dishes sounded great.
Everything was wonderful, the steamed dumplings were killer, the pad thai noodles were awesome and I could live on the pineapple fried rice. One of the best parts was that they delivered. If you haven't been here you need to try it, the prices are very reasonable. I will definately make it one of the office's regular eating places. They also have killer Thai Tea.
One of our favorite locals! – I love this place, although I think of it as a good 'can't be bothered to cook' pop in rather than a destination for a planned dinner out. That said, you often see couples on dates or families celebrating an occasion. Dishes are tasty and the menu is big, but best of all both food and alcohol are super inexpensive ... I can get a nice glass of wine with my meal for about four bucks!
Great food. Good price. Attentive Service. Simple but clean atmosphere. – This place was simple but great. We order 3 dishes (for 2 people) and it costs us about $25. Food was great, service was friendly and attentive. First time I've eaten there, but I'm definitely going back.
Great for lunch on weekdays – The lunch combos during the weekdays are a deal - especially the Pad Thai. You get soup, rice, wonton, and then your choice of a main entree in the combo. The restaurant is pretty cute inside. I've been numerous times for lunch and I don't think we've ever been disappointed with their lunch deals. You can easily make a lunch under 10 bucks including the tip. The service is pretty quick and the staff is really friendly.
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