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Pimai Restaurant

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5833 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5609
+1 323-461-7841
Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had a taste for Thai food, while driving to the griffith observatory passed this restaurant as it was getting late and we we're hungry decided to try. It was clean, local and small with an "A" rating. But for my taste it was average at best. Several in the party had curry and it was good but commented glad they... More 

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Miami
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went here after reading some YELP reviews, and it was excellent. Didn't give it 5* because the ambiance was just plain, and my food took a little longer than expected, but as far as the food is concerned, 5*

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Thank Carmen050
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

OMG! what a delish food experience. We found this place by chance, so glad we did. Everything from the drinks to desert were outstanding. My fiance ordered the Duck and by far the best we've ever tasted. It was juicy and flavorful. I had the drunken noodles with beef, so good. To finish we had the coconut ice cream which... More 

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Thank Shisell99
London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Had a take out from this place. Nothing terrible about it, but nothing great either. It's worth a try.

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Thank jimbledon
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363 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Our usual LA Thai restaurant was closed due to a fire. :( So while wondering around we discovered this likely-looking place located next to Gelsons on Franklin. We orderwed enough to eat and take home: Chicken Pad Thai, BBQ Chicken, Beef Mussaman Curry, Cashew Nut Chicken and a sort of frozen coconut yogurt (they were out of coconut ice creqam,... More 

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Pegram, TN
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365 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We walked in and there were two other tables eating inside and one outside...but there was no one to be found. A couple of minutes later a man rushed out of the back and sat us down. After that short wait...no problem. The restaurant is quaint and nicely decorated. Our server was timely with drinks and putting in our order... More 

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Thank rockstar89
Boone, North Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

I like spicy Thai food. It's supposed to be that way. But my MEDIUM-hot yellow curry chicken was too spicy for my taste. It was good, but I couldn't eat it all due to the flames in my throat. The other 3 in our group enjoyed their choices. We chose this place due to convenience. I'd go again, but wouldn't... More 

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Thank tqmbill
Sarasota, Florida
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

It was a nice restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. The vegetable dumplings were delicious but the pad see-ew was just ok. There are many better Thai restaurants that I've been to.

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Thank lizardtiff
usa
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302 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Excellent food in a nice, peaceful setting. Best spicy eggplant I've ever had. Friends had vegetable soup, orange duck, and one of the red curries. Everyone loved their dishes. Service was great.

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Thank travelingyogi
Springfield
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

I was in LA traveling for work and wanted to adventure outside of the populated and over priced food areas. I came across Pimai which is located about 8 miles or so from the Hollywood sign near the strip. I was really happy to see a place where I did not have to pay for parking too. I found the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5833 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-461-7841

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