Catering >Natalee Thai Cuisine
998 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9003534.059700 -118.383607
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Pico - Robertson
Below average food, average to below average service, great decor and atmosphere – This is one of the closest restaurants to where I live and they deliver for free, so I really wanted to like this place. But, I've given up. There isn't anything terrible about this place - but the food has just been disappointing time after time. They make these great salads - and then you get a very small amount of the great cooked ingredients sitting on top a bed of lettuce. They don't blend well at all. It's like ordering a house salad and dumping a small thai salad on top. The curry is always bland with chicken that has never impressed. I must say though, the decor inside is great. And, they do have parking, so those work in the restaurant's favor. Still, I'll be looking for a new restaurant for my take out.
If you like GRISLE, FAT, and CARTILIGE on your chicken, this is the place – I cannot stand anything but boneless, skinless chicken breast trimmed of ALL fat. If you don't mind fat, a tendon, or cartilige (spelling?) in your chicken, have at it. I only live a few blocks away, so I've tried Natalee several times hoping it was just the one time, especially since the reviews are so good. But no, the meat quality is terrible and makes it too hard to enjoy anything else. The beef satay is all fat too. The fried rice is good, but is not worth eating since you have to eat around the meat. Would never go again.
Great Thai – I was first introduced to this place when our office had delivery for a meeting. I've been there about four times since then and it's been good each time. I really like the Massaman Beef and rice. The service is always good. The staff is very friendly. The location on Robertson has a really nice vibe. I haven't been to the other location so I really can't say.
Great Thai, good price, delivery, and valet – Quick service, great Thai food, and my favorite DELIVERY!!!!!! If you have kids, they are pretty accommodating to adjust the heat level of the curries, and other dishes. Have not had a bad meal here. Plus it's pretty cheap eats!!!
BEST THAI FOOD – I'VE HAD THAI FOOD AT PROBABLY A DOZEN DIFFERENT PLACES BUT NATALEE THAI IS DEFINITELY THE BEST HANDS DOWN. I HAD THE THAI CHICKEN AND A WATERMELON MARTINI. CHICKEN WAS DELICIOUS AND WATERMELON MARTINI TASTED LIKE A JOLLYRANCHER.
Good food as long as you don't get delivery – So the first time I got delivery and it was absolutely horrible. It took them 1.5 hours to get to my house (I live 8 min away) and the food was just bad. The Hot Stuff was just bland and too spicy at the same time. The egg rolls were soggy.
I was really confused because it had a really good rating so I decided to give it another shot and drove there. Parking was impossible so I parked in the adjacent lot (it's tow away so I was gambling with my car) and decided to order the same things again. This time the 'Hot Stuff' was absolutely delicious with just the right amount of spice and flavor. The Massaman Beef was perfectly tender and not at all chewy. This place is almost on the level of Tuk Tuk Thai (for me that's saying a lot) so I'm definitely planning on returning here but I'll never order delivery again.
Best Thai BBQ Pork – I have been going here for years now and since I live almost an hour away from both locations it is a real treat when we go. All the entrees I have tried are great but their thai bbq pork was so good that we ordered another to go because we really wanted leftovers. The sushi is pretty good as well. Drinks are also great. Prices are moderate, the food is well worth it. Ambience is also nice and service has always been great. I definitely recommend this place for couples and even families.
Worst Delivery – Natalee's got great food, but their delivery system is a MESS. I've ordered a handful of times, hoping that each experience would be better than the last. No such luck. It always takes over an hour and they've "lost" the order twice. If you're going in, I'd say go for it. But, if you're thinking about delivery -- definitely skip it.
Overrated – Natalee Thai has average food but the taste and quality certainly does not justify it's $10-$12 price. I guess I prefer other Thai restaurants that are more delicious and are not quite as pricey. Alot of guys also come here to look at the waitress, so maybe that's part of the cost.
Asian Flare – this restaurant was great for a quick lunch during work hours. Tasty, and pleasant staff. I enjoyed it.
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