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18763 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5507
+1 310-317-0025
11:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Style Thai Kitchen with funky Beach atmospher. Indoor and outdoor seating with Thai staff that is on top of things. Try the Crispy Rice Salad with Ground Chicken. It's fantastic! Great staples too like Pad Thai, Noodles and Curries.

Thank Shane L
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a place I've pasted a million times. I've heard it was good,but still time after time I've driven by, thought about it, but never stopped. Tonight my dad and I were heading back to Calabasas from West LA about 7:00 both a bit ready for dinner and there it was Cholada, calling to us. SO happy we stopped.... More 

Thank debsdebomb
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We did not expect such delicious Thai food to be served at a shack practically on the beach in Malibu! When we walked in, there were a few women sitting at a table trimming a huge mound of snow peas, so I had a feeling the veggies would be fresh and crisp ... and they were!! Chicken Satay is often... More 

Thank Julia W
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We've been coming here for years!!! Great local spot. Thai food is our favorite and at Cholada we always order the same thing ... yellow curry with shrimp, vegetable fried rice, Pad Thai with Chicken, Golden Bags and Chicken Satay. Casual dining right off the PCH! Easy to call in and pick up.

Thank hlkjx4
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Let me just start off by saying you don't go to Cholada for the service. I have been coming here for a long time and it is almost hard to believe but the service has actually gotten worse the last year or two. That said the food is GREAT! they have delicious soups, great curries and their Cholada Broccoli is... More 

Thank csolton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Thai food for Thanksgiving dinner, a great choice. After a long walk at Zuma Canyon and Point Dume it was time to nosh and this little beach shack seved up just the nourishment we needed. The staff is friendly, service is good, food is great. Eat here you will enjoy it.

Thank J Z
Henderson, Nevada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

How could such a small, run-down looking shack produce such stupendous food? I don't know the answer--it just does. I cannot wait to go back here! The food is authentic and very low priced for the quality. A friend told us about it; we never would have gone otherwise. If you love Thai food, and you're in the area you... More 

Thank LoveToLiveLarge
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It maybe a little beach shack but the food was authentic and better than most high end fancy Thai restaurants. The cuisine seemed toned down a bit for Western taste but the seasoning was good. The menu was extensive, the portions quite large and the prices reasonable . I had the Pad Woonsen and my freind the green curry, we... More 

Thank 662marc
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It used to be great but the carry out is 15 for Thai fried rice that was tasteless. I guess dining in is better but it's still not the same. Maybe new manager

Thank James G
Columbia, South Carolina
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My family and I were visiting Malibu, and based on the recommendation of a local, we went there for dinner one night. It's small, casual, easy...don't come here for fancy table clothes and white glove service. But if you want some super yummy Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere, you are in the right place. It was delicious. We started... More 

Thank mbovary2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18763 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-317-0025

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