La Thai
La Thai

La Thai

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lathaiuptown.com/
  • Phone: (504) 899-8886
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robert St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Thai
Come experience the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia. Savor the delicious and tantalizing flavors of Thai cuisine with a Louisiana flair, in a fun and inviting atmosphere. From the traditional to the contemporary, our dishes will invigorate the senses and delight the soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
La Thai reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (32)romantic (23)great for lunch (20)special occasion (19)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Every bite is delicious
    LizzardB
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Each time I eat here I try something new and I'm never disappointed. The calamari is some of the best in town. Mama's hot and sour soup is savory. This time Mama recommended the seafood curry. Wow! Was she right. It had soft shell crab, shrimp, crawfish and,if you like curry, a sauce to blow you away. The staff are amazing we have our favorites. Diana and Mama are the most gracious hosts also. They are welcoming and hard workers. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two visits---Two great meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food and good service. Hard to find parking sometimes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service, cool vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    They have a great happy hour with discounted apps. I wish the beverage selection was larger for happy hour but still not dissapointed. Everyone there was very nice and extremely accommodating. We had a large party for a birthday and I never heard the word no! Everything was great and it's such a chill laid back spot. Definitely a place I would recommend for date night or for a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Ordered 4 appetizers and 4 entrees, all delicious! Pretty decor, attentive friendly service, but very loud crowd the evening we went ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not noteworthy
    dth1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was good but not memorable especially in New Orleans
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who do you want to be?
    CalWVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This should be a no brainier. We need a good Thai restaurant uptown. Is the "La" for Louisiana or because the entire staff is Hispanic -- no matter. Egg rolls and coconut shrimp were very good. My entree, cashew chicken with vegetables, was swimming in a brown sauce (even though I asked for very light sauce). The veggies were extremely over-cooked. My nephew's Thad pai was like glue-- so over-cooked. The food should be served in the mid-west it's so bland. You're in New Orleans! Staff was overly-attentive.
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  • Great experience again!
    Lisa8here
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were at La Thai with a large party for my mother's birthday. Our food was delicious, the service was impeccable. The restaurant is spacious and beautifully decorated. Whenever we are in New Orleans, we try to have a meal at La Thai.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Consistent
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Love going to LaThai for lunch or an evening meal. It's become a family favorite. Dined there this week and sat outside since the weather was so beautiful. Overall a wonderful meal and relaxing evening over a glass of wine with good company, good food and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's ok
    MichaelScottVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Nothing great, nothing awful. Perfectly serviceable spot for a pleasant meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Deal!
    Tm05VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went in and ordered appetizers as dinner. Didn't know they were $5 on Tuesdays! What a deal! Everything was great. Large portions too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice romantic dinner
    nolapapi
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had the Crab Three Ways and the coconut shrimp. Both were delicious. Service was outstanding and will definitely return to try other menu items. When I made the reservation, I stated that I was celebrating my wife's birthday and wanted a table with low traffic. They met those expectations and the server even brought out a piece of red velvet cake for her to blow out her candles without me even have to say a word or ask.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food
    NOFoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    LaThai has always been consistent. Everything I've chosen each time has been delicious. The menu selection is fantastic and has a little bit of everything you are looking for. Highly recommend if you've not experienced LaThai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good experience
    ptlb
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Overall the experience was very good. Expected the good to be similar to the old Bankock Cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Datingexperiences
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Menu variety to fit all styles, service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    cubsfanatic1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sea Bass and Seafood Curry were to die for. Phat Thai, just so so
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Friendly Service
    nolachar
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've eaten here many times: large groups, date nights with my husband, and quick lunches with friends. This time my mother and I went there for a nice catch up lunch. And, although we stayed for two hours, we were never rushed or felt that we needed to leave (there were other tables, so we weren't preventing anyone else from sitting down). Their lunch specials are so well-priced and still generous portions, though not as insanely large as their dinner entrees (so, truly, perfect for lunch). Our server was very friendly and responded quickly to every request. I've never had a bad meal here and find their food fresh and delicious. Plus, there are plenty of options so I think anyone can find numerous tempting choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    EzEw504
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our food was outstanding and our waitress Miranda was fantastic. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not special
    Nothappydiner7
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Pecan crusted redfish had no flavor. Could not taste pecan flavor . Had limited menu items for people who do not tolerate shellfish.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Food
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    When we visited La Thai we had an enjoyable experience. The ambiance was good. There was a good selection for food and drink and the service, our server was Cory was very good. We will definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with good atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    LaThai has great cuisine and is a family favorite. My daughter insists we visit whenever she's in from college.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Dm0122
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Absolutely loved everything we ate. I crave their Chillean Seabass. OMG!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • visit to la thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the food was excellant and service was great. will return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Neighborhood Thai Spot
    OrlandoConnection38
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We used a Groupon which allowed me to go and explore and even with that the meal was what i considered to be high. The taste of the food very good and ingredients appeared to be fresh. One comment, for my taste, the seafood curry had too much sauce and that is the reason for the 3 star because the seafood was soaked in the sauce. I do not like soggy fried seafood and that was the case if I had not removed it. My husband's dish was wonderful. For dessert we had a slice of chocolate cake and I was not impressed. I suggest they reconsider the choice of the chocolate cake because it is not tasty, does not appear to be homemade like the server suggested and it did not appear to be fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Really good, tasty Thai infused with a little local flare. Everything looked and taste fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant, good area
    Thai
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I tried the green curry chicken, and it was great with the perfect amount of spice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great Always enjoyable, food consistently good. our go to place for an excellent meal, livly atmosphe. Great restaurant to meet and enjoy really good Thai food with a New Orleans twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Very Noisy
    Agaion
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There is a full bar with speciality cocktails that are quite good. Steamed Dumpling appetizer was excellent- as was Shrimp Red Curry entree. The curry did not come with enough rice, but the waiter noticed this and brought more without being asked. Dining partner had Mee Grob which was good but not quite on the level of the curry. Owner - a very nice lady who goes by Mama - was working the floor and making sure guests were well attended. Only real negative was the noise level, but this may have been louder than usual, as even the waiter commented on it. Overall a very good dining experience and very well priced for the quality of food and service provided. Will be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can't go wrong.
    stcharlesla
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great restaurant. Thai cuisine prepared with Louisiana ingredients. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOLA/Thai fusion
    MochasBoss
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    All orders came out together, all smokin' hot, all beautiful, all delicious! A wonderful evening. Veggie spring rolls nothing special…but everything else very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was an awesome experience. I was having trouble deciding between 2 dishes so the waitress suggested that i just try both....I looked at her and said I cant eat that much and she laughed. She said they would give me a half order of each....PERFECT IDEA. the food was great service was unbeatable. everything was refilled as you emptied it, the wait staff was very attentive and the ambiance was nice and relaxing. the area is very open so you will have some noise but not enough to distract you from the amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 84 reviews are from the La Thai reviews archive.
  • Ms Crabtree
    mscrabtree
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This big open & mostly empty space (empty as far as patrons) was a disappointment from the minute we walked in. The menu is all over the Asian Map; it is hardly a Thai restaurant. Service was mediocre at best, spring rolls were greasy, and the drunken noodle dish had way too much sauce & the vegetables in it were over cooked. Would not return again
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  • ROCKIN'
    Rellimilla
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food is for sure as good as it gets! Mama's stuffed chicken is Devine! Service is friendly & professional.... a very enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Nola
    Tpaige
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is one of myself and my boyfriend's favorite places to go in New Orleans. The food is always consistently amazing!! Great Thai/Nola style fusion, we love it here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissappointing
    ReadytofeastVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I have been here on other occasions and really liked it....this time the food was bland and service was terrible. My iced tea ran out and was never refilled (the server never came back to the table.) Really needs to go back to the way it was!
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  • A favorite!
    Aligator28
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    LaThai is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans! I love that they are willing and able to accommodate my gluten free diet (medical reason...not for the fad). LaThai is delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Thai
    OsbornesVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    SteakFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    When we were seated there was some confusion and no one was servicing us. Finally the Chef came out apologized and took care of us. A take care of us he did! We ordered pad Thai, shrimp, pineapple fried rice. While waiting for our food he brought up food for the table. On the house! We ate so much that night we couldn't fit dessert. We've been here before and will definitely be back. The food is consistently great and probably the best Thai Asian fusion cuisine in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE this place!
    LoveLoveLove
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We drive from Baton Rouge to come eat here! We love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    NavyDave
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Never a bad experience, food is wonderful, service is great. A must for Thai lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Nolagirl
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. We had a great meal and great service. The drunken Noodles are my favorite and the vegetable spring rolls were delicious too!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.