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7313 Melrose Ave. (Poinsettia St.) Send to Phone

Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tommy Tang's Restaurant Review

: This is where the whole modern Thai movement began, and after a brief foray to New York and Pasadena, as well as splitting his time writing cookbooks, merchandising food products and hosting TV shows, Tommy is back home and cooking better than ever. A sushi bar was added years ago---Tommy doesn't care if detractors consider this a compromise to Thai culinary authenticity---and entertainment over the years has featured everything from a transvestite review to the current modern jazz. While this overly hyped eatery probably does not serve the best Thai food in L.A., Tommy Tang's is nonetheless undeniably fun and a satisfying meal is not hard to come by. The extensive menu offers seared sea scallops with mango salsa, spicy larb salad, the usual satays and Thai toast, solid curries, and aromatic, spicy soups. Tommy duck, sliced duck marinated in ginger and soy sauce, accompanied by a honey-ginger sauce and a grilled yam, is our entrée of choice, but most of the modern Thai selections will please any fan of the art form.
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