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Emporium Thai Cuisine

66 reviews
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$30 and under
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We are Southern Thai Specialty Restaurant serving Los Angeles community since 2000. Awarded with Top 100 Best Thai Restaurant in USA. Indulge and experience our great cuisine, we proudly offer our guests an outstanding selection of Thai dishes, prepared with fresh natural ingredients, exotic native spices and fresh herbs for your dining pleasure.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Thai, Chinese
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(310) 478-2838
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Gina Sungkamee
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking can be found on Westwood blvd or side streets in the area. You may also use valet parking service across street from us.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 66 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was excellent

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff are really nice, and knowledgeable of the menu if you have questions or want suggestions. They also have a low corkage fee, which was nice for group of 4. I'm particular about where I get Thai food when I'm nowhere near NoHo, and this was a good choice.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Best family Thai Restaurant in Los Angeles!

gailb (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Visiting from out of town and had wonderful Thai curry. Loved it

BradfordB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant offers the best Thai food in town, meeting the owner alone and his sincere graciousness is worth the visit.

vipNeilM (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Greeted by someone who assumed we were looking for the bathroom?!? Then when I pointed out that we had an Open Table reservation for four, she guided us to a table for two. Once we got that straightened out a server immediately came over and asked if we were ready to order? We had been sitting for less than one minute. We ordered a few minutes later and tow of our three apps came shortly after, dumplings and spring rolls which ok. The third app came, chicken in lettuce wrap, came ten minutes later after reminding the server. After a while two of our mains came. After a fairly long wait and reminders, one other main came. After another five or ten minutes, the final main came. Needless to say I would suggest you avoid.

Rosalyn (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

very disappointing.Service was great, Food was very disappointing.Dumplngs were still cold and perhaps a bit frozen. nothing great or special.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

We don’t get an opportunity to eat Thai very often and since we were enjoying the day in LA, we figured we would give it a try given most of the reviews we good. We enjoyed the food and the great service and hope to in the near future enjoy it again. I recommend this restaurant.

GoodNeighbors (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

Emporium Thai rocks! Thai food at its best, sometimes a bit inconsistent (pad thai) but outstanding overall dishes (Tom Kha, Pad Woo Sen, Panang and asst'd curries). We enjoy the range and diverse offerings; flavors are authentic and servers are awesome, even if they get a little behind. Friendly, gracious, inviting hosts. . . .really like this place.

GrizzlefoShizzle (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Love it. Every time we're there, we're happy. I'd rather order carryout from here and drive to get it than get delivery from a closer restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

A group of us traveled to Emporium Thai Cuisine and enjoyed the Dine out LA menu along with other options. The rating scale for spicy/hot is from 1-8. I was the only one who ordered a 4 all other were a 3 or 1. The 4 was hot, and I greatly enjoy hot, but this was a bit too hot, next time I would order a 3 so that I could taste everything! Great wine list too!

stp89 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Despite being full they only had one waitress on staff for part of the night. She also had to manage the phone for take-out orders. Everything was delicious, but the service was rather slow.

vipcreativeguy (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Made reservations on OpenTable and drove across town on a rainy night. When I got there was told that they don't honor open table reservations. So no table and my group was forced to find something else last minute. The staff clearly knows this is an ongoing issue and didn't care. You'd think someone would bother to cancel their account. Horrible experience. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

One of the best Thai Restaurants I have visited. staff was delightful and food was very good.

BryanH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2016

I've been looking for a good, spicy Thai restaurant on the Westside and I've found it! It is operated by the same family that runs Jitlada, an exceptionally spicy, crowded Thai restaurant in Hollywood. The food here is also very flavorful and spicy and the service was very helpful in explaining the restaurant's specialties and the degree of spice that one should order (it is on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of heat). I will definitely go there again!

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Excellent food. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend.

vipJVPfromLA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 10, 2016

Comfortable ambiance. Food was good with fresh ingredients but not especially inspired. Service was friendly if a bit slipshod - typical of restaurants in the area that use UCLA students. Overall, it's a good value and one of the few places in the area without deafening music and noise, so I'll be back.

gotboxr (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

Went with a group of four ladies, one of whom fears spiciness, so we ordered everything "medium". Taking into consideration that, therefore, everything needed to be spiced up, the food was excellent. We ordered four entrees, all of which were tasty and large. Nothing extraordinary, but definitely worth repeating. We also ordered two desserts, which everyone but me enjoyed - Thai doughnuts and mango sticky rice. Atmosphere is pleasant and only slightly too noisy; service was reasonably attentive and speedy. Parking was a bit of a problem, but we lucked out and found street spots.

vipluckik30 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Seriously really great Thai food here. The service is great and efficent. Would definitely recommend to friends looking for some delicious and affordable Thai food.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

Great food. Recommend reserving on weekends.

vipWyattSmith (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Very casual but friendly staff and excellent food. Was there over the holidays with family

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Food was FANTASTIC!!!!

vipFoodDude17 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

Emporium Thai Cuisine is probably my favorite Thai restaurant in this area because you can tell they use high-quality ingredients and all their dishes have such great, bold flavors. This is the second time we've been there and we love it. It's a small intimate place that is big on flavor. The Thai Iced Tea is really good but the Thai Basil Chicken Pad Kra Pow was great. Everything is made-to-order and fresh and they aren't stingy with the amount of meat and veggies they add to dishes!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2015

This is a wonderful little family-run restaurant. The food is excellent, much better than the standard student fare that you find in Westwood. Can't wait to return to experience more of the menu.

vipMichaelLovesOtium (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Thai Emporium is one of those restaurants where everything looks so good that you feel like you want to come back the next night and try another bunch of dishes. It is excellent Thai food. When we ordered the waitress made sure to let us know that space he was Thai spicy so we ordered everything on the mild side. I think next time we'll ask for it a bit spicier. We started with the green papaya salad which was awesome. For our main course we had the special curry chicken which is a recipe that has bee started with the green papaya salad which was awesome. For our main course we had the special curry chicken which is a recipe that has been in their family for many years. It was a coconut-based sauce that was extremely delicious. We also had green mussel soup which was delicious. The broth was unbelievably tasty and the mussels were good size and perfectly cooked. The only slightly disappointing dish, ironically, was the Pad Thai. I found the noodles to be a little bit mushy – maybe slightly overcooked. Very tasty though. I can't wait to go back and try some of their other dishes.

vipgwgw (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2015

Rated as one of the top 100 Thai restaurants in the nation and the best Thai in Westwood. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to the reputation. It was good but when you are expecting more, it is disappointing. The restaurant is small so you feel a bit cramped although the tables are far enough apart that you do not feel like you are right up beside your neighbor. The service was friendly and good.

vipSTeve (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

Our main dish a whole fish (sea bass maybe) was very dry and overcooked.

LunchWFriends (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2014

This is one of those places that you see, but it takes a while to stop in. I'm glad we did. The food was really good and the service was friendly and attentive. We'll be going back.

vipfinisbest (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2014

excellent Thai cuisine.
Friendly service.
large menu.

ckml6648 (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

Service is ok, but taste is bad. We ordered three items recommended from the menu, all tasted poorly. I wonder what the rest of the menu will taste like. The salad is not vegetable, it is deep fried leaves. The chicken in the curry has no taste. The beef was overcooked.