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Summer Canteen

4.0
4
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Summer Canteen offers a menu for Toluca Lake diners that is, well to put it simply, refreshingly summer. Thailand inspired dishes are light, refreshing and imaginative, yet amazingly satisfying – everything you think of when you think about summertime. To begin your experience at Summer Canteen, try the isan fermented sausage, a classic appetizer in northeastern Thailand typically eaten as a snack. The salmon kham wan sashimi with zesty chili-lime Thai dipping sauce is another winner. From there you can jump to one of the rice or noodle dishes such as the very popular orange chicken or honey walnut shrimp. Whatever you choose, Summer Canteen provides an experience you won’t soon forget, even well into winter.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Vietnamese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 985-6611
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Toluca Lake
  • Cross street
    Riverside Dr
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our lot and below the building.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.5Ambience

NoiseModerate

44 Reviews
  1. Thaifor2

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have happily done take-out from Summer Canteen since it opened several years ago, but our in-house dining experience there on Feb. 14th was a huge disappointment. The Nibbler appetizer was interesting, but drowning in a sweet syrup. The beef salad was also over-dressed and the beef was so tough as to be inedible. The Orange Chicken arrived with the wrong rice which was quickly replaced, but the chicken was dry and gummy, and again swimming in the orange coating. They were busy, but that is no excuse for poorly prepared food. Our take-away lesson was stick to take-out and the two dishes - chicken pad Thai and chicken curry - that we've always ordered in the past. Granted we should have sent our food back, but rather than make a fuss, we just chalked it up to an unfortunate experience on what was certainly a way off night.

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  2. Girl

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Make sure to check your credit card statement as the waitress decided to give herself a nice big tip. Good thing i check!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant has a slightly different take on Thai/Asian. All of the sauces are very light but extremely flavorful. The egg rolls are maybe the size of a cigarette but still have that wonderful flavor. My favorite appetizer is the savory nibbles.

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  4. SLTA

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Being a vegetarian, I had their curry noodle. It was so tasty. My friend had the beef salad and said it was good, but has tasted better. Since it is out of my area, I would not be able to frequent this place, but if I lived in the neighborhood, I would go their often.

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  5. KimK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Summer Canteen puts out some of the best Thai food around. I just wish it were closer to home. We'd really eat here more often. The food is always absolutely delicious, beautifully plated and thoroughly enjoyed every time we come here. The waitstaff is very attentive and efficient. This time we had the Burmese tea salad, Black pepper sole, Panang beef curry and Pad see u. All terrific ... can't wait till we go again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Reasonably priced alternative to the usual lunch spot. Fresh and flavorful dishes. Healthy too. Service can be spotty when it comes to tracking down your check.

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  7. AnniversaryNight

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place serves great Asian food with a little Singapore style! Delicious! Must try! Service was attentive.

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  8. lizzie

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    fresh, well-displayed, and spicy food! intimate spot and friendly waiter/ess. tom yum was tasty, but baby corn was from a can, when i specifically asked for all fresh veggies. a great date spot.

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  9. LC123

    Los Angeles

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I keep looking for a Thai restaurant with better Pad Thai than my local little place, and this is not it...I will say their coconut soup and beef pho soup were delicious. I had to smell the soup, just to take in all the spices. Mmmm...really exotic. I've never had pho soup, so I'm not an expert, but the flavor was really nice. It's not a fancy place, and it doesn't pretend to be. Perhaps it's best suited as a lunch spot.

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  10. Acetheamazingcat

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Summer Canteen. The Thai food is always very good and not just the same old thing... For instance, one of my favorites is their Burmese Tea Leaf Salad; made with cashews, tea leaves, and fresh veggies it's light and tasty. The curries are also great. The beer selection is unusual for a small restaurant in that they feature a number of craft and Belgian beers on tap with a good selection in bottles, too. Service is attentive and the waitstaff is very friendly...

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FAQs

Summer Canteen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 985-6611.

Summer Canteen is rated 4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Summer Canteen

4444 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Riverside Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Toluca Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Vietnamese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our lot and below the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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