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4017 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150534.152066 -118.343841
Great Authentic Thai Restaurant with Cocktails. – A Friend recommended that we check out this place. It turned out to be the tastiest Thai restaurant that i been to in LA. It's a nice spot where you can chill and have a great meal.
Everything that we tried was very fresh and flavorful. We started off with some sushi rolls. Then for the entrees we had the, Volcano Chicken and Miso Seabass. The fish was fresh and was cooked perfectly with a balance of flavours.
They also have a full bar so it's a great place to hang out and chill. The staffs are super-nice. Not the type that you get from a regular asian restaurant.
Terrible sushi. Service is not so hot – Have gone four or five times for lunch during the week as it is so close. The sushi is small, bland, grey and seems to have been sitting in a luke warm environment for too long. I have tried twice and will not again. The hot food has been pretty acceptable, with the Flambe Volcano Chicken being my favorite so far. Weekday lunch is very busy loud and close quartered and the services is pretty slow and unresponsive.
Nice decor, great food – I really like what they have to offer. I had gra pow, and 2 sushi plates of their Gindi special, and Dragon roll. Great presentation, superb decor with great color pallette (kudos to the designer and interior) and clean bathrooms with cute writings on the wall about the word Gindi that in Thai means good eats I guess. Talking about service, the staff was very cordial and nice, however I really think they need to be more attentive. I waited to order, while other people who were seated after me ordered beforehand. I didn't want to be picky, but I eventually had to signal a guy from the bar area to look over. That wasn't too bad, but the wait for the food, took forever...15 minutes? At least bring me 1 dish first before hand or let me know how it goes. Design and flavor sold me, but services is questionable.
Good Food with Interesting Specials – Been to Gindi Thai a few times. Friendly staff that will try hard to accommodate your requests. The food is consistent. Tasty and authentic. Standard fares (Pad Thai, Larb, etc.) are all there. Some have a little twist to it. Som Tum - the papaya salad - is plated high and dress not with peanut but slices of almond. Specials are what sets it apart from other Thai place in town. For the times that I have been there, I have tried many of their specials -- and they are all interesting and good. Sushi with mango, shrimp salad with avocado, braised short rib with Chinese five spice, egg noodle soup with duck, fantastic bites (which is an intriguing lettuce wrap with shrimp, baked coconut bits and sweet caramel sauce). Most of them come and go by the month but some are so popular that they are now on their regular menu. If you have no idea what to eat, try the special and you will be pleasantly surprise.
Awesome Thai in Burbank – I just ordered delivery from this place after looking for a good Thai restaurant in studio area. The food was terrific. I can highly recommend this place in terms of the quality of the food--fresh, tasty, upscale. Only downside I can say to this place is that the food does not come in big portions. The container of steamed rice looks like a very small portion but it actually was enough and costs only $1. I also ordered "GREEN EGGPLANT CURRY and v-e-r-y fresh and tasty. I also ordered a ROTI (Asian pita bread). I would re-order from this place the next time. It's not cheap like some Thai places but it's not expensive either (my order for one cost $15). The food stands out. Great take-out ordering. If you prefer sit-down dining during busy lunch, I extremely recommend make reservation (because they are crazy busy during lunch).
Horrible service and bad food – Because Gindi Thai is close to the studios I've visited it a few times and each time has been worse than the last. The first time I had a Pad See Ew, which was actually burned. I had no idea you could burn broccoli, and the egg was almost black. The second time I went the service was appallingly slow and lacking. Thinking you might have to tackle a server to see a menu is never a good sign. This final time (which aggravated me to write this review) the soup (Wonton) was bland and tasteless and the take-out service was so bad that I would have just walked out altogether if I hadn't already paid for the food. I will never go here again, convenience be damned. You're much better off visiting The Thai Room Garden on Hollywood Way.
BEST THAI IN LA>> – My collegues who work at studio in burbank recommended Gindi and it definitely exceeded my expectations. Trendy atmosphere, very friendly staff, great specialty cocktails and a ginger chilean sea bass that is simply to die for! It?s worth every penny?I highly recommend!
Best Thai restaurant in Los Angeles – Well, It's IMHO. Oh wait, my friends agree as well. Gindi Thai strikes a right balance of good food, nice ambiance and friendly service. It's a fun and relaxing place to hang out with friends and not overly romantic that you'd feel weird taking your parents either. We've been a regular customer for many months now and they have yet to make us think otherwise. The food is simply prepared with fresh ingredients and taste so fresh and authentic. I've tried other fine Thai restaurants that try too hard with presentation with a sacrifice of taste and that's not what I want. The dishes should be simple but have balance of flavor. Gindi Thai is spot-on.
Service needs improvement – Good things first: Gindi is a nice little restaurant. It's a great space, with plentiful parking and tastefully decorated in bright colors. Background music selection is cool, the food is good and creative and prices are fair. The service, however, has much room for improvement. Went there on a Monday night with a friend, no reservation was required and we were seated right away. We ordered an appetizer and a main course. The food was promptly served but they seemed to be in a hurry to get us out of there. The main course came just after the appetizer, and was therefore luke warm by the time we got to it. Also, we happened to order the same main course (a curry) and I was surprised to find out that it did not come in separate plates but rather in a single tray. This may have been intentional, I have seen restaurants where this concept of sharing the food works, but here it didn't quite. Also because the portions of rice were really not that large and were simply served on a plate. Maybe they thought that we wanted to share a single order of the main course but if this was the case they should have checked it with us. Overall the food was good and we're about to order dessert when the waitress brought the check and warned us that they're closing in 5 minutes. We felt literally thrown out of the place. I do understand that they want to go home, but we weren't planning to camp out there for the night and there we were not the last customers. This really ruined the whole experience and justifies my 2-star rating.
Despite this bad first impression I would probably give Gindi another try. The staff look a bit un-experienced, so I am hoping it will get better.
Best Thai Restaurant in Burbank - IMHO – A great place to have a relaxed evening with my girl and friends. Gindi Thai has the most friendly staffs among Thai restaurant and the decor that I cannot complain about. The food is tastely and authentic, not americanized as in others. They have full bar which feature mango mojitos and other exotic drinks.
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