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Tuk Tuk Thai

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Tuk Tuk Thai assorted food
Photograph: Courtesy Tuk Tuk Thai

Time Out says

After over two decades on Pico Boulevard, this family-run Thai restaurant has relocated to more stylish yet casual digs on Sawtelle.

The sister restaurant of Mid-City’s Chao Krung has a stylish new home on Sawtelle, where second-generation family chef Amanda Kuntee has expanded the menu with vegan-friendly items and Thai street food-inspired small plates. Although Tuk Tuk began accepting takeout orders in mid-February, the beloved neighborhood spot’s new pale pink dining room has only just opened for dine-in customers. Though you’ll find the usual Thai takeout mainstays here like pad see ew and panang curry, the newer dishes in the Street Noodle and Snack sections, like the kuay tiew hang (dried noodles with crab, barbecue pork, bok choy and wontons) and drinking-oriented barbecue squid provide more than enough justification to deviate from old favorites.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo


1638 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu 11:30am–3:30pm, 4:30–10pm, Fri 11:30am–3:30pm, 4:30–10pm, Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm
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Pecking House L.A. Summer Residency

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One of Time Out New York’s best new restaurants of 2021, Brooklyn’s Pecking House is coming to L.A. for a limited time this summer at Tuk Tuk x Turntable, a pop-up restaurant space at 1644 Sawtelle Boulevard. Through October 22, enjoy Eric Huang’s chili fried chicken, which uses a buttermilk brine and a coating of Tianjin chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, MSG, salt and sugar to create a uniquely delicous crust. Diners can walk in (for takeout), order for delivery through UberEats and pre-order through Tock. Daily, 11:30am to 9pm.  

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