17644 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
Sat, 05/09/2015, 6:15pm walk-in
When I was traveling around the world, I discovered that Thailand offered one of my favorite cuisines. Everything from their street food, to their curries, and even their fried bugs (but that's another story in itself) was absolutely delicious. Here in the States, it's hard to find authentic Thai cuisine that resembles what I had when I was in Thailand.
Luckily, Lum-Ka-Naad is one of those places where the food is full of mouth-watering flavors. The curries are aromatic with intense ingredients, the soups are fragrant, and the noodles are superb. There's only one glitch to this restaurant: the service!
I can't reiterate how important service is in a restaurant. It can make a diner's experience better than they imagined or the complete opposite. Here at Lum-Ka-Naad, the service was no bueno (not good). For example, the food took ages to reach our table, they gave us the check 10 minutes into our dinner service thinking we were done eating (mind you, we still had 4 other dishes coming), and it was nearly impossible to flag down a waitress to order more dishes.
|The interior of the angel wings|
Overall, the food is decent but the service needs a bit of work. The place gets busy during dinner hours. There is another location in Northridge for those who reside in the North Valley in Los Angeles. Tip: The restaurant offers a number of parking spots in the back; otherwise, parking is available in front of the restaurant after 5:30pm.
Notable dishes: Larb and Pad Key Mao (Drunken Noodle)