Bangkok West
Bangkok West

Bangkok West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bangkokwestthaicuisine.com/
  • Phone: 310-395-9658
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Wasana Pisaikun ( famous from Thailand)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 700 Public parking under Santa Monica library & Street parking surrounding.
A word from Bangkok West
In Thailand, there is one word that encompasses all of the joys good food, good friends, and a good atmosphere offer. SANUK. SANUK roughly translates to have good time is to have good food. We strive to have every guest in our restaurant to experience SANUK! Enjoying the wonderful tastes and experiencing the beauty of truly good food is one of our life passions.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Bangkok West reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)romantic (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fantastic Thai Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Made the mistake of ordering too much food, but the food that I did manage to eat was authentic and tasty. Will definitely return on my next trip to Cali
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went here on recommendation of LA Times. Food was so so, but even worse, there were kids everywhere crying. Would not go back. Limited bar menu. Lightly fried Dover Sole came out like a brick. I rarely write a review, but I would hate for someone to go here for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tasty
    PhSo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Real good food, tasty and spicy. Short but pleasant wine list. Deception with the dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful Thai food
    Azema
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a small and elegant restaurant with delicious food. The service could not be more refined and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MissWonderful1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    An intimate, small restaurant with beautiful décor, including gilt Thai headdresses as wall art, and crystal chandeliers - very classy. Food was excellent, well prepared and a very nice presentation. A charming local Thai restaurant with good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    empressVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the pad tai was delicious and the whole fried fish was marvelous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not impressed
    Palieats
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    we decided to try a new Thai place so I googled yelp and this came up as on of the best in Santa Monica. The fried shrimp appetizer was so skinny I couldn't find the shrimp inside the wonton- that was rolled intend of folded as it should be. So it was a mouth full of stale tried oil! The needles were fine, nothing special. The chicken curry sauce was good, but the three pieces of very dry chicken was hard to get down. will not return. The best part was the friendly attentive service.One glass of Prisoner wine was &26.00 !!! just stop it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • clean, fresh Thai food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I loved that the tofu stir fry was so tasty yet not oily. The green curry was the same, very flavorful but not heavy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently very good
    patsy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    upscale Thai which is a little more expensive but well worth the price. The duck with spinach is the crispiest duck ever and the pad thai is wonderful. Their appetizer are great also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded Expectations!
    Roxie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant in Santa Monica to celebrate our daughter's 22nd birthday (just the 3 of us) and this was perfect! The décor is understated but classy/fun and everything we ate was delicious--not a morsel was left on any plate. Our daughter had spent a week in Thailand last summer and we have enjoyed Thai food for years, but this was one of the best Thai restaurants any of us has been to. In addition to the food, the service was friendly and attentive, displaying good teamwork.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 124 reviews are from the Bangkok West reviews archive.
  • slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We sat down for over 10min before anyone give us water. Not to mention how long we have to wait to have the waitress refill our glasses..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Thai
    AcuteWatcher
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Friendly, accommodating staff. Good seasoning and combination of flavors. The Five Flavors of Food were recognizable easily. Could improve on food preparation. Some ingredients were too tough to chew. Appreciated special treatment for my father for his 91st birthday. Impressive decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two Thumbs Up
    AVMB
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It was my first time coming to the restaurant on a Friday evening and it met all my expectations. The service was excellent and the ambience was great. We had egg rolls for an appetizer and a mild chicken and Thai chicken rice dish for dinner. It was delicious. We will definitely return.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable food and service
    Evan
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Enjoyed every moment. The food was excellent, the Service- attentively amazing and the Chef is unusually talented... Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Michael
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Was not as good as expected, after having been recommended by UCLA professor. The beef was VERY chewy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thai Gem in Santa Monica...
    Fullpalette
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Moderate prices, elegant decor, Freshly made food.... If you go early it is quiet and allows for a Pleasant conversational dining experience .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Thai
    Satnite
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Good Thai only 3 blocks from the Promenade and free street parking after 6pm. The service was attentive and friendly. We got the Bangkok rolls which were very fresh on a plate with swirled sweet and sour sauce. We also got the Pad Thai and Panang Curry with Chicken. These are the two dishes I use to rate any Thai restaurant. I'm glad to say they delivered. The portions were good and the curry wasn't greasy. Very nice flavor with a little kick. The Pad Thai came with chicken and shrimp. I wish there was more shrimp and maybe a bit more flavor from the noodles but still quite good. That food along with 2 Singhas, 1 glass of wine and a lemonade came to around $65. Not bad for Santa Monica. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful..
    Tamar
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The food was very good and the service was fast and friendly...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Good and fresh Thai food
    WhatisthisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    If you want spicy you should probably ask for Thai-spicy otherwise their spicy dishes are not spicy at all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very Thai.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    This Thai food was very disappointing. It was weakly seasoned and not very spicy. The chicken dish had dry, hard cardboard like chicken. I will not return.
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  • i'd go back again
    Vickiv
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Really good food, exceptional service, and a little bit pricey for the food. However, given it is Santa Monica, the rent may be a bit high hence the price. It's been a long time since I had such attentive service. Someone always had an eye on our table and seemed to read our mind about what we wanted. Never did we need to ask for anything. I definitely would go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Thai for a special occasion
    nunods
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Bangkok West will never be one of the coolest hangouts in town, but that wasn't what I was looking for anyway. This restaurant is all about great Thai food. From the appetizers to the main course everything was just delicious. And the Pad Thai is just sublime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Thai - Local Favorite
    Foodie888
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We were introduced to this place months ago but just now make this review after 3 visits. We have many favorite places in West LA and this is one of them. The place is clean and the service is great and friendly. The food is some of the best Thai around. Their prik king with chicken is my favorite. Their Bangkok rolls are clean and the sauce amazing. While I have not ventured into the catfish or the seafood soups, every time we go we see someone eating that. Last time, our table neighbor had it so we asked and she said it was great. The servers are super friendly as well. Parking can be a challenge if you opt not to pay for valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    SantaMonicafoodie26
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Fresh tasting, delicious, moderately Americanized Thai food. I've been fortunate - the food here has always been very good, although I've heard otherwise from friends. It's the neighborhood restaurant that I visit the most often - reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, tasty, adjustable heat. For the real thing I go to Hollywood or the Valley where the dishes seem much more authentic and unusual, but that's certainly not five minutes from my house.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations Not Needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    It's a quiet spot, but the Pad Thai is SO good. It was just what I was craving. A perfect little neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty good non greasy food.
    NewMamaVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Pretty good non greasy food. Nice but relaxed on time service so was parched often. Beware dishes don't come with rice, each 1 c is $2.25 :)
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  • Amazing curry!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    My new favorite Thai restaurant in LA. Oh my god it's awesome. Started with a bowl of Tom Yum Chicken soup and the broth was very flavorful, had a decent kick, and the chicken pieces were good quality and not overcooked. I finally had a spicy red curry that was as good as I was hoping it would be. Not watery at all, super flavorful, and a great level of heat. It blew my mind! Absolutely coming back here for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Thai in Santa Monica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Pleasant atmosphere, very nice menu and the food was fantastic and very fresh tasting using minimum of oil. A definite go-back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependably delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    If you want a quiet restaurant with dependably delicious food and gentle Thai service, then this should be on your list. I've been going here for years and it is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super cheap- hubbie and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Super cheap- hubbie and I only paid $70 for dinner for two and two glasses of wine! Very friendly, easy to eat soy-free and gluten-free and simple to book a reservation for right away.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK place to grab an informal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    OK place to grab an informal Thai meal but nothing special.
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  • We have eaten before and enjoyed
    maliburonVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We have eaten before and enjoyed it...this time however they were not prepared for a full house...Everything lagged behind...even the food came out as if it had been setting in kitchen for some time...it had cooled off and seafood is not very good once its been delivered luke warm. We set with our menus waiting to order for 25 minutes...not a good evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good location. Nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Good location. Nice restaurant but the food is a bit sweet, not authentic.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant overall.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Excellent restaurant overall. Dinner service on weekend very slow, but the food is great, so it's worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, very fine Thai
    DelReyDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    As always, very fine Thai food in an elegant setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Valentine's day.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went for Valentine's day. Nicer ambience than most other Thai restaurants we have been to. The food was very good. The restaurant was not that busy, but the service could have been better. Seemed slow for a restaurant not very busy. Other than that, I would highly recommend this place.
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  • The food is absolutely delicious!
    nerdymangoVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The food is absolutely delicious! Some of the best Thai I've had. I love the pad see ew and the tom ka as staples, but I have never had a dish here that I didn't like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you are in this Santa Monica
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    If you are in this Santa Monica neighborhood craving Thai food this is the place. They are very welcoming, the food is delicious and served nicely and quickly, and there are interesting dishes on this extensive menu. The veggie cakes on the appetizer list are a good dish to start your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive restaurant - low value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    We were not impressed by that restaurant. Decor is nice. Food was ok nothing special and the restaurant was expensive. Low value
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch place - you have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Great lunch place - you have to try the Bangkok Rolls and Shrimp Pad Thai! So great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate