great thai food, excellent great customer service, very cool new thai restaurant, favorite fantastic atmosphere, great date place, great fair prices, best affordable meal
Good food, nice service, decent decor, corkage $15.
I found the place on Citysearch and decided to try it. I called for reservations as the open table function did not show availability. i didn't know how big the place is, so I wanted to make sure. Valet parking is $4.50 and there is not really anything else available, as street parking is limited and most likely not available. We brought wine, as Citysearch says that there is no corkage charge - but there is and it's pretty hefty with $15! We had the Peking Duck Roll and Tom Kha for appetizers. Both dishes were really good and tasty. Main course was the Nakkara fried rice and Prig King. We ordered both dishes Thai spicy, but they came rather 'Americanized'. The Prig King was our favorite dish, while the fried rice was a little blunt. however, the ingredients where all fresh and tasty.
It's a very small place and the decor is minimal, so people concentrate on the food I guess. Service was good and friendly.
It's a date spot, but due to the proximity of the tables and the overall size of the restaurant, you will not have a lot of privacy.
I would go back if I am in the neighborhood.
Stay away! It's too good for you!.
Although small and a little organized, the food here was fantastic. I had the Mixed Seafood Curry and it was perfect. Just the right amount of heat with fresh perfectly cooked shrimp, squid, crab meat, mussels, and scallops. The curry broth was the right consistency and the side bowl of brown rice brought a great texture and a small relief from the heat.
I had a table of 3 and luckily we were the first there. The place filled up quickly before 1pm. After the third table arrived service was spotty at best since there were only two people, but that kind of food for the price was outstanding.
After reading the last review, they must have the license now. They had a wide array of beer shown on the bar.
In love!. Man, this place is truly amazing and such a great place to experience. Every time I've gone I've always had the best best best food. Recently tried the Pad Thai and fell in love. And not only is the food good but the presentation is awesome too. They certainly know what they're doing. Also the fact that they dont charge you for corking since they dont have their liquor license yet. Very romantic setting if thats what your looking for and really affordable. I think I've been to this place atleast 20 times in the past year!
GO HERE NOW! (or else).
My friend took me here last night for either my birthday or for watching her terrier. Perhaps a little of both. Either way, it was much appreciated.
I love this place, this is the third time I’ve been here. Great food, has a great neighborhood vibe to it. The decor is swanky, simple and slick. There is an enormous vase filled with lily’s in the center of the small restaurant.
We ordered the 5 spice seared ahi tuna (pictured above - after my taking a big a** bite out of it first)
We also ordered the chicken satay which I absolutely doused in the very oily peanut sauce.
Then, we ordered the Panang curry (seriously, the best FRIGGIN red curry in LA), and finally, the Pad Thai (absolutely nasty - I think someone accidentally dumped a box of brown sugar in it. Pukety!)
Now, don’t be put off by this. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever ordered in the past. The drunken noodles are out of this world as are each and every appetizer. My friend always orders the enormous fried shrimp which are perfectly breaded and fried, not greasy. Each dish comes out as a literal work of culinary art, on designer white plates.
Just don’t order the pad thai or I’ll be really upset with you.
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L.A.'s best kept secret. This is one of the best thai restaurants i have ever been to. The food is unbelievably fresh. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is nicer than almost any other restaurant. It is also very peaceful. The food actually tastes healthy unlike most thai restaurants which drench the food in sauce. If you haven't been, what are you waiting for!?
SSSSSHHHHH!!! Don't tell anyone..
I love Thai food and this is it. When Rambutan opened, the food was pretty good but Nakkara will make me never go back to that place. Nakkara was small but not crowded, you could hear yourself talk. The staff was very pleasant. And of course the food was awesome. The spoon shrimp was extremely hot and spicy but packed with flavor. The Nakkara Mieang Kum was something I had never expirienced before but a dish I will be back for again and again. The lamb chomps in curry were cooked to perfection. The saigon rolls were good but not on the same level as the other dishes I ate. For drinks we brought beer which made the meal very affordable. We did bring Singha and Paulaner. Surprisingly, I found the Paulaner Lager complimented the food better than the Singha. The sticky rice was with a Thai custard hat makes me wish I had ordered seconds. I hope next time they will be making some chocolate bannana roti.
I look forward to many returns to Nakkara. Be cool and don't tell too many people. I want the restaurant to succeed but I don't want resrevations to become too difficult. *****
Terrible. I tried to order delivery from this place and they were not able to decipher if I was in their delivery area, despite the fact that I lived less than three miles away. I asked to speak to a manager and they hung up on me.
Delicious and affordable gem!. My friends have been raving about this little place ever since the day they went, so I was excited to finally go and check it out for myself. I 100% agree with their assessment of this delicious little gem of a thai restaurant. The food is delicious and very affordable. Portion sizes are ample and the service is polite and prompt. Available seating is on the smaller side, but I've never had a wait. I strongly recommend the yellow chicken coconut curry and the garlic green beans are a must. Also, who doesn't love BYOB (not to mention there isn't a corkage fee)? Great date place and the venue is very accommodating for larger parties. Parking might be a little tricky depending on the time of the day, but given the location, it shouldn't be too much of a hassle as there are plenty of metered spots around.
very good inspirations.... so after reading all the great reviews, we finally made it to nakkara for dinner and were very pleasantly surprised by the great food and even better hospitality! it's not very traditional thai food but very very delicious. the catfish my husband had was very well seasoned, it was marinated in ginger and curry i think and my basic ruby curry was excellent too. unbelievable customer service! prices are higher than at other thai places and but it's definitely worth a try, it's also probably the most beautifully designed of all LA thai restaurants!
SUPERB and COMFORTABLY elegant new Thai Restaurant!.
My girlfriend and I went to NAKKARA for lunch today....I didn't even know it was there....we live a block away.
My expectations were EXCEEDED. This is a seductive and hip restaurant with simple and elegant decor.
We ordered off of the lunch special menu...and were greeted with beautifully presented plates with the food equaling its looks.
It was pretty slow in there at around 3pm....so as would be expected, the service was fantastic. Our waitress was very pleasant with a wonderful smile. At a certain point at the end of our meal, the chef/owner came out to ask how everything was....
A wonderful experience with even better food. This is modern/authentic thai cuisine. Delicious and comfortably elegant. I would highly recommend it....and I can't wait to go back and try this place for dinner.
I wish the owners and staff the best of luck and look forward to seeing them again soon.
a very satisfied customer.
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