La Thai

4.4
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Savor the delicious and tantalizing flavors of Thai cuisine with a Louisiana flair, in a fun and inviting atmosphere at La Thai. From the traditional to the contemporary, our dishes will invigorate the senses and delight the soul.

"Nit Noi" is our sit down bar/lounge area with a special small plates menu. Nit Noi means "little bit" in Thai. The idea is to relax with craft cocktails and enjoy small bites while hanging out with friends, or a date night, or even watching sports at the bar or beautiful Nit Noi lounge.

Host your next event at La Thai with great space for your next corporate lunch, private party, or social gathering. The unique and inviting space is the perfect venue for any occasion and will surely impress co-workers, guests, and friends.

La Thai is available to provide impeccable and professional services for all of your catering needs at home, work, or on the go.
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VITOS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Thai food restaurant in any state without a doubt.

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vipChuck
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat, but last night was its last supper. It’s closed for good now.

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jamesf
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been here three times. Food is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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SteveP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I was unable to attend due to sickness, those that want said it was outstanding and enjoyed it very much.

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PatriciaN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening .... great food, service, ambiance .... sooo sorry to see them go! La Thai has always been a favorite.

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stubob
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai restaurant by far in New Orleans. So sorry to see them close. Hopefully they’ll keep the duck on the menu at the new restaurant!

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Michel
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Thai is an excellent restaurant I have been going there for many years it is a shame that is going to close on Decamber 29

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BobJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the special BBQ Shrimp starter a lot. Gulf fish needed more flavor. The BBQ shrimp sauce on the fish would be a great dish. Sorry they are closing.

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vipEverett
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been an outstanding family restaurant for many year. I started eating at their restaurants in the early 80s. Outstanding Thai food. The best Thai restaurant by far in the New Orleans area.

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We waited so long to visit, we were not let down! We are fellow church members with the Galle's. When we heard they were closing at the end of year, we had to go. We decided to make it a night out with friends. All of us we blown away at all aspects of the restaurant. I'm so sorry to see them close. We'll look forward to any other endeavor Diana and Jay embark on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Love the food!

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vipToddL
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La Thai is closing, so this was our last meal in the restaurant. Too bad. It is a real Uptown jewel.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Very poor service

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vipBruceS
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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vip2foodies
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coconut shrimp, spring rolls , calamari all excellent starters. We had 3 different entrees & all were delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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PamC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!! Service and food always on point.

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TraciK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Decor is very inviting and really a cool place to hang out. Great food for vegetarians! Meeting place for group of friends.

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Boomaa
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Diana and her husband Joe have created a lovely environment for some delicious Thai food with a New Orleans twist. We both had red curry with crayfish - one of my all time favorites, and shared the Chicken Satay. The mango and sticky rice was tempting for dessert, but the key lime pie with caramel sauce and berries called to us. It was a limey, key lime pie, not one of those wimpy ones and was excellent.

We'll be back .

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ChadT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so happy to have this gem of a restaurant in our neighborhood. The food is delicious and flavors abound. Looking forward to colder weather for regular visits for their great soups too!

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vipKrystalH
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Jamesh
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was good! The staff and food were great.

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vipyakkinyetti
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Let's begin by saying we have been frequent diners here for years, having visited 8 times most recently since April 2018. The food is always outstanding, however service has been slipping. Last evening we went for an evening dinner with 5 people total and sat at the back right table. There seemed to be enough wait staff to handle the number of people in the restaurant, however, our server seemed to be stretched. The food was good, not great as usual, and then we had to go at two ten minute stretches without water or tea. We backed out of dessert and were just ready to go, as we left there were several staff members laughing by the bar with the hostess not even acknowledging we were leaving. Was never like this when Diana was in the kitchen and Merlin at the front of the house. I think your present concept needs to be reconsidered before we return to patronize your restaurant.

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vipdnola
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had to wait thirty min. for a table. They seemed overbooked, but restaurants do this, some more aggressively than others. After being seated we had to wait for everything. Maybe they were just having a bad night but thats not the only problem.

The ambiance leaves a lot to be desired. This is because the doors to the kitchen are placed near the mid-point of the dining area and those doors never close, so we, along with about 3/5 of the diners were bathed in harsh, bright fluorescent light.

I do not recommend.

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vipDeannaK
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Thai is great! Delicious food and always great food choices. There’s a reason it’s so well liked! Also, the ambiance and decor are very nice

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vipFlemings
New Orleans
82 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took a young friend for his first taste of Thai food. He loved every bite as did we. The red curry was super delicious with the perfect bit of heat. Paht Thai is always declicius and the Thai BBQ shrimp are to die for.

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AnthonyS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patricia is FABULOUS!!! Because of her bubbly personality, we had a most memorable meal.

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susan5429
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years. Best Thai food in the city. Beautiful interior!

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DAWjp
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. Thank you for this experience first time and not my last

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lloydk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crab three ways was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time & the food was awesome! Service was most attentive & excellent & by the time we left, we were trying to figure out when we’d return! The ambience is so modern & charming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner. Started with mussels & frittes. Mussels perfect not over cooked and just right amount Chile’s for a kick. Wife got Pai Thai noddles which made gluten free . I had the rice noodle dish Drunken Noodles. AWSOME !

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JulieB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular! Never a disappointing item. Everything is cooked to perfection with perfectly balanced flavors.

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George
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are two things that stood out: The speed of service was very zippy, and the flavor / tastiness of the food exceeded expectations. It really was a great spontaneous meal. Strongly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were fantastic! I absolutely love this place.

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Gsal
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good pricing. We went early so that there would be a quite environment to sit and talk over a really nice meal. It worked out perfectly.

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SejuP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find! The service and food was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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NinetteW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed six varied dinners and all were excellent and 3 starters. Portions were quite adequate .We all look forward to returning to LA Thai and recommend it highly to others.

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vipeatnout
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ordered the Pad Thai with no shrimp and just chicken. Delivered to table with shrimp. Sent back, got apologies. Got new one with "no shrimp". Looked like there was no shrimp, but tasted fishy. Found a couple of shrimp at bottom. Told server. She apologized again and that was it. Could have been a big problem if someone had a severe shrimp allergy. Won't go back any time soon.

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vipChristopherB
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall an excellent evening. The restaurant has done a nice job reinventing the interior, and the noise level is not too bad. We staff was friendly, and generally helpful. Food was excellent, consisting of modernize Thai food with a Louisiana twist.

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La Thai is rated 4.4 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.