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Restaurants, Thai Hollywood
5 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanCrispy Morning Glory Salad at Jitlada
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanCrying tiger pork at Jitlada
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanGreen curry mussels at Jitlada

Time Out says

What would a top LA Thai list be without the beloved Jitlada? With endless celebrity photos and numerous "Best of" lists on the walls, chef Jazz Singsanong’s Thai town restaurant is one of the city’s cult favorites. Crispy Morning Glory Salad ($14.95) is an obligatory dish—a flavorful mix of crunchy, deep-fried Chinese watercress, plump shrimp, red onions, cilantro, red cabbage and bell peppers marinated in the spicy house dressing. If perusing the lengthy menu leaves you feeling dazed and confused, the green mussel curry ($16.95)—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.

By: Vanessa Lavorato



Address: 5233 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon 5-10pm, Tue-Sun 11am-11pm
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Users say (7)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I honestly think with all the good restaurants in that area of Thai town, that Jitlada isn’t necessarily any better than the rest, it’s just overhyped because of making the Jonathan Gold list.

The food is quite good – I do recommend the coconut shrimp salad, the pork garlic short ribs and they give a LOT for the mango sticky rice dessert, but again, there are equally good options out there.

Jitlada’s menu is extensive (think dictionary) but they do have many unique options that are suggested. If you are going to wait (usually 1 hour minimum for seats) – then definitely make your time worth it and try one of the more adventurous dishes that you can’t find elsewhere, rather than just getting something traditional like pad thai.

Service isn’t the best (you kind of have to flag them down), but they aren’t rude by any means. 

Every time we come to Jitlada, we leave with a new favorite dish. My husband and I moved to the Westside and still make the trek to Little Armenia to see Jazz and eat at Jitlada. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Word of advice. Jitlada is busy, especially busy in the evening. Don't expect a quick table in prime serving hours. Put your phone down and study the large menu while one of your party is on please serve us drinks requests. The ingredients Jazz has her team serve for this strip mall restaurant is up their if you've never had home cooked Thai or been to their homeland.

The food here makes the palate come alive and clears the sinuses. It is not for the faint of heart. Strong flavors, fresh spices and tangy curries in a variety of flavors and colors make Jitlada my go to spot for close friends, relatives and visitors alike. For the most authentic southern Thai cuisine in the U.S. One needs to eat here again and again. It is truly a treasure.

Best Thai in LA. Jazz & Tui welcome you to Jitlada with open arms, a smile, and the most delicious flavors! The menu is vast and offers something for everyone.


Jazz, owner of Jitlada has put a wonderfully large menu together for her customers. More often than not Jazz has ordered our group. We love the surprises. If you're in a hurry, save your visit for when you have time to sit and enjoy your friends company. This isn't a sit scoff and scram restaurant. They cook their dishes from scratch.