Bangkok West

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143 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai

About

Indulge in spicy Asian fare at Bangkok West Thai. This restaurant serves authentic interpretations of Thai recipes in a beautifully decorated space, featuring towering crystal chandeliers and carefully placed seats. The menu comes bursting with choices, including appetizers, traditional salads, soups, noodles and seafood dishes. Menu highlights include the yellow curry, chef’s pork belly appetizer, pad Thai Bangkok roll and chicken red curry.

Bangkok West Thai also offers a decadent dessert menu that includes guest favorites such as the chocolate gelato, drizzled with cocoa powder and served with raspberry sorbet. Open Mondays to Saturdays, this restaurant makes an ideal choice for a romantic dinner date. Bangkok West Thai offers catering services that can be tailored for a variety of private events.

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4.0
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3.7
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vipDonnJulie
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner. The menu is big, the wait staff knowledgeable and attentive and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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vipRC24
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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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amit1978
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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PhSo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Real good food, tasty and spicy.
Short but pleasant wine list. Deception with the dessert.

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Azema
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small and elegant restaurant with delicious food. The service could not be more refined and accommodating.

MW
MissWonderful1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipempress
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the pad tai was delicious and the whole fried fish was marvelous!

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Palieats
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2014
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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patsy
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Roxie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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..

AW
AcuteWatcher
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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AVMapson
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Evan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every moment. The food was excellent, the Service- attentively amazing and the Chef is unusually talented... Loved it!

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Michael
Berlin
35 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was not as good as expected, after having been recommended by UCLA professor. The beef was VERY chewy.

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Fullpalette
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Moderate prices, elegant decor,
Freshly made food....
If you go early it is quiet and allows for a
Pleasant conversational dining experience .

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Julh
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Tamar
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was fast and friendly...

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vipWhatisthis
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you want spicy you should probably ask for Thai-spicy otherwise their spicy dishes are not spicy at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2013
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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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Vickiv
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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nunods
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!

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Foodie888
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

SM
vipSantaMonicafoodie26
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's a quiet spot, but the Pad Thai is SO good. It was just what I was craving. A perfect little neighborhood spot.

NM
vipNewMama
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2013
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant atmosphere, very nice menu and the food was fantastic and very fresh tasting using minimum of oil.
A definite go-back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Phch
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good experience ,great thai food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

RJ
RichardJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience1

OK place to grab an informal Thai meal but nothing special.

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vipmaliburon
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2013
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Good location. Nice restaurant but the food is a bit sweet, not authentic.

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vipShmoozer
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant overall. Dinner service on weekend very slow, but the food is great, so it's worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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vipDelReyDiner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, very fine Thai food in an elegant setting.

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vipnerdymango
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2013
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipsuzmcd
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very tasty pad see eu with pork. I'd go again!

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Bangkok West does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bangkok West also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 395-9658.

Bangkok West is rated 4 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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