With dozens of celebrity photos and "best of" lists on the walls, chef Jazz Singsanong’s Thai Town restaurant is one of the city’s cult favorites—and serves Angelenos in memory of her brother, L.A. Thai-food legend chef-owner Tui Sungkamee, who passed away in 2017. The Crispy Morning Glory Salad is an obligatory dish: a flavorful mix of crunchy, deep-fried Chinese watercress, plump shrimp, red onions, cilantro, cabbage and bell peppers marinated in the spicy house dressing. If perusing the lengthy menu leaves you dazed and confused, the green mussel curry—succulent New Zealand mussels piled high and bathed in an aromatic Southern curry flavored with lemongrass, sweet pineapples and chiles—is a good place to start on the extensive list of fiery Northern and Southern Thai specialties.
Hollywood may be known for its star-studded walkways, tourist traps and over-the-top movie premieres, but it also happens to be home to some of the best food in Los Angeles. The neighborhood’s restaurants—yes, inevitably filled with a celeb or two—run the gamut in terms of price point and type of cuisine, making the area a destination spot for serious lovers of Thai cuisine and social media influencers alike. Whether you're craving spicy noodles at a few of L.A.'s best Thai restaurants or a Michelin-starred dinner from one of the city’s best seafood restaurants, you’ll find something to enjoy the next time you find yourself in the heart of Tinseltown.
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