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Chan Dara

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11940 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1333
+1 310-479-4461
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 23:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We've been coming to Chan Dara for years. Best Tom Kah Kai in town! Food and prep very consistent and tasty. And Chan Dara has ALWAYS been known for having very attractive waiters/waitresses. Pleasant cool-bar atmosphere. Family faves are the chicken coconut soup mentioned above, the musman curry, beef saute, and the meekrob is sweet crunch heaven. Always an enjoyable... More 

Thank arthotelpatron
Pacific Palisades
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love the food here - excellent thai food that is wonderful - their happy hour in the bar - 21+ is a great value - that menu is 1/2 off and well worth it!

Thank Rosanna R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We came in for happy hour, and ordered iced tea and food. We were told that for happy hour prices, we needed to drink alcohol. I decretly explained that we are sober, and the menu does clearly state that a beverage must be purchased. It did NOT say it had to be alcohol. So, she went and spoke with the... More 

Thank Lora M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at all of the Chan Dara restaurants in LA over a period of almost 30 years. Over that time I've probably visited fewer than a half dozen times, but I was always drawn back because of previous great experiences. In the early days the food was spectacular. I especially remember ordering giant prawns, which were as large as... More 

Thank bakerbrucew
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

On the way to a meeting in Santa Monica, I stopped here with a friend and associate. Can't wait to have to go to Santa Monica again. If you know LA and know that I would have to drive the 101 to the 405 from the Burbank area for a 3pm meeting, you know how much I like this place.... More 

Thank AmeliaAnne1024
Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I have been eating at Chan Dara for the last 25 years. Most of the time it is the Chan Dara in Hollywood and on occasion, Larchmont. I think this might be my first time at the West L.A. restaurant. What happened?? Other than the Beef Satay, which was great, nothing lived up to what it used to be. I... More 

Thank Beachdude444
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I am kind of afraid to tell everyone about Chan Dara in West Los Angeles, because it might get too crowded. It is the Best Thai restaurant in Los Angeles. Great service good prices and Just great Thai food. The Pad Thai is full of flavor, I get it with either shrimp or chicken, The Curries are all outstanding, Soups... More 

Thank SergefTa
San Anselmo, California
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I'd first been in the former Chan Darette in Marina Del Rey a few times close to a decade ago, and had had some of their soups and curries. WOW! It was becoming a local favorite for me. But it closed ~6-7 years ago. It certainly didn't close because business was slow. Fortunately, one of the two sister Chan Dara... More 

Thank Bruce415453
boulder, co
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

The atmosphere is really nice, the service is great and the food wonderful. My wife, and I, used to spend a lot of time in LA, and this is one of the spots we used to frequent. It is right across the street from Amoeba records, and anytime we went to one we went to the other. Great food and... More 

Thank fredstrong
Sarasota, Fl
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Stopped in for a late dinner and found the Chan Dara to have a nice selection of Thai dishes and very fast, friendly service. Ordered a Thai Chicken Curry and Broccoli with crispy pork (along with the prerequisite dumplings). All very excellently prepared and served nice and hot. Tables were adorned with white tablecloths and the wait staff were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11940 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-479-4461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?