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2835 W. Sunset Blvd. (Silver Lake Blvd.) Send to Phone
Superior Thai food in a lovely, serene setting in the heart of Silver Lake.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rambutan Thai Restaurant Review

: Silver Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of great Thai dives, with authentic cuisine at bargain prices. But Rambutan Thai takes it to another level with a serene, club-like setting complete with chill-out music, trendy cocktails and ultra-cool design. A Sputnik chandelier hangs near the bar at the back, while a golden Buddha head has been carved into one wall and another is covered with coral-colored raw silk. But don't assume that the stylish look means flavors and spices have been modified. The menu begins with nearly 20 "small bites," or Thai tapas meant for sharing. Beef Waterfall --- slices of charbroiled top sirloin in cabbage "cups" --- features a bracingly spicy lime chili dressing, as does the catfish, a selection from the main courses. Salmon can be ordered cooked with ginger and mushrooms, or with a panang curry sauce for those who like it hot. Also hot are the curries, which may be ordered with chicken, beef, pork or shrimp; vegetable stir-fries have the option of adding tofu. Thai barbecue chicken is a half bird marinated overnight in garlic and cilantro and served with a plum-chili sauce or jasmine fried rice with snow crab. The attractive bar at the rear of the room pours beer and wine as well as cocktails made with soju. Green tea ice cream makes a cooling dessert.
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