Restaurant: Khaosan Thai Street Food
Location: 19801 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91364. (818) 932-9845
Date: August 8, 2022 and many times after
Cuisine: Thai Street Food
Rating: Very good small dish Thai place
This was actually the first — and most frequent — restaurant I visited while waiting for my son at robotics in the valley.
It’s located right on Ventura in Tarzana / Woodland Hills. They have a mostly digital menu (which I’m not a fan of).
Fried fish balls with sweet sauce. Delicious.
Papaya Salad. Very good
Thom Yom. Nice version of the tangy soup. I almost always get this.
Khao Soi chicken. Excellent version. I really love the strong coconut curry flavor and the mixture of textures.
Stir fry curry with fish. Relatively light, but creamy. Nice.
Marinated Beef Salad. A bit salty but nice chili lime thing.
Beef Prik King.
Chicken Laarb. Solid.
Khaosan has a smallish menu and certainly isn’t up there with Jitlada, Pailin and the like, but what they do do, they do very well and it’s certainly great for a quick one person meal or takeout (if you like takeout, which I don’t). This is really way better than most of the Americanized Thais in the city. Lots of flavor and I’ve been here at least half a dozen times.
Service is very efficient and friendly. The space itself is small with only a couple of tables. Most of their business is takeout.