Among the cuisines of Southeast Asia, Thai food is unique, standing as a distinct style compared to Chinese and Indian cuisines, both of which influenced Thai cooking. In its most basic sense, Thai cuisine is immediately identifiable when looking at its five core elements: Sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy – and when it comes to flavor profiles, Thai food is as unique and polarizing as they come. With a vast culinary tradition that tends to vary significantly by region, the country of Thailand yields some of the most fascinating and craving-inducing cuisine on the planet. To no surprise, Thai Food in Woodland Hills is anything but uncommon.
Los Angeles’ formidable Thai community – and fans of Thai food in general – have been able to sustain one of the largest thriving Thai eating scenes in the country. Indeed, for Woodland Hills locals, a trip to L.A.’s Thai Town invokes images of stops at ATM machines, late-night post-drinking munchies and levels of spiciness that transcend the ordinary threshold considered healthy for human consumption…but Woodland Hills folk wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here are our top picks for delectable Thai Food in Woodland Hills.
Anantra Thai is the home of authentic and delicious Thai food, some of which includes dishes such as Orange Chicken, Crunchy Veggie Rolls, Garden Wrap, Green Papaya Salad, Thai Iced Tea, Filet Mignon Skewers, Pad Thai, Pad See You and Yellow Curry. Proudly serving the Woodland Hills area since its inception, Anantra Thai offers delectable dine-in options as well as an online menu for takeout pickup or delivery. The restaurant is located at 21799 Ventura Boulevard.
Khaosan Thai Street Food gives you an opportunity to savor the flavor and texture of real Thai “street cuisine,” which is similar in concept to food trucks so popular in L.A. With affordable prices and smaller portions, you’ll be able to order more than one dish to get some variation and satisfy those taste buds. As a limited time special, Khaosan is offering Blaah Tohd Sahm Loht (fried Red Snapper with a three-flavor sauce that’s spicy, sweet and sour) and Blaah Neung Mahnaow (steamed Red Snapper in a fresh garlic lemon Thai chili sauce) in both small ($15) and large ($20) sizes. Khaosan Thai Street Food is located at 19801 Ventura Boulevard.
Thai Blvd Bistro remains many Los Angelinos’ favorite Thai restaurant in and around Canoga Park, offering specialties like Panang Curry, Red Curry, Spicy Basil with Fried Egg over rice, Garlic Shrimp, Drunken Noodles and Tum Yam Noodle Soup. Meanwhile, unique menu items like Papaya Salad and Thai Sausage Fried Rice push the envelope for Thai cooking, making Thai Blvd Bistro a standout amongst the myriad of culture-driven cuisine in Woodland Hills. When you’re ready to try a different side of Thai food, head on over to 20935 Vanowen Street in Canoga Park.
Chutamas Thai Cuisine is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm, offering a plethora of appetizer, soup, salad, one-plate, rice, noodle, main entrée, special, curry and dessert dishes guaranteed to satisfy any Thai food enthusiast’s palate. Start your meal with a Thai Spring Roll, Fried Tofu, Golden Wonton, Crispy Shrimp Stick or Chicken Saday before moving on to Tom Yum Soup, Tom Kha Soup, Wonton Soup or Tofu and Veggie Soup. Choose from a nearly infinite number of rice and noodle plates, all of which complement delicious entrees such as Spicy Green Bean, Spicy Eggplant, Kung Pao, Garlic Pepper, Fresh Ginger, Broccoli in Oyster Sauce, Cashew Nut Chicken and more. Nothing’s off limits in the realm of Thai cuisine at Chutamas, located at 8333 Tampa Avenue in Northridge.
Thai Fusion Bistro serves the West Hills neighborhood with lunch and dinner offerings that regularly shake up the Los Angeles Thai food scene. Appetizer selections include Mieng Kong, Mee Krob, Thai Fusion Starter, Fried Calamari, Spicy Ahi Tuna, Tuna Sashimi and much more, while salad and soup items include Papaya Salad, Beef Salad, Thai Salad, Squid Salad, Pla Goong, Glass Noodle Salad, Salmon Salad, Tuna Salad, Tom Yum Soup, Tom Yum Talay, Tom Kha and classic Wonton Soup. What most loyal Thai Fusion Bistro fans return for, however, is the restaurant’s Thai Fusion menu, featuring such delicacies as Rib Eye Pasta, Crispy Skin Salmon, Curry Lamb Chops, Grilled Duck Breast, Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Curry Chicken Pizza. If you’re a fan of fusion-esque dining, Thai Fusion Bistro isn’t to be missed. The eatery is located at 6401-5 Platt Avenue in West Hills.
Placing an emphasis on lightly-prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge, Thai food truly provides that distinctive taste of Thailand, evident in such favorites as Panang Gai and Kwaitiew Pad Thai. Whether it’s Curry you crave or a good old fashioned bowl of savory Wonton Soup, the Thai restaurants showcased here will whisk you away to the lush jungle and riverfront backdrops of Southeast Asia.