Emporium Thai – Westwood

Cardi B is my queen, so when she posted about her visit to Emporium Thai two days in a row, I had to go there in hopes of  a sighting. Just kidding. Actually, I came here because we were craving Thai food for lunch.

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We haven’t been here in years but figured we should give it another shot. From Monday to Saturday, Emporium has an executive lunch special for $12.95 for chicken or veggies in the entree, with additional charges for beef, shrimp, pork or seafood. Entrees range from noodles or fried rice to curries and stir fries – the latter two served with rice. You can specify your spice level, all the way up to level 10.

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Unlike lunch specials at other Thai restaurants, you won’t get soup, spring roll or dumpling with your meal, though a mixed green salad is included.

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The Pad See Ew was a solid choice. The portion was a decent size, with some veggies mixed in with the flat rice noodles.

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As a Bruin, I had to have the UCLA Curry Chicken, a yellow curry with pumpkin. The curry was good and had a slight amount of heat to it (I ordered a spice level 2), but the portion was tiny. I silently cursed my choice of entree and wished I had ordered that pad see ew instead. That’s when I remembered why we stopped getting food from Emporium – the servings were so small that we were always hungry afterwards.

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On the positive side, I definitely didn’t overeat and had plenty of room for dessert (Saffron and Rose, on of the best ice cream places in the city is right down the street)! Maybe when I can make money move, I’ll be back for my Thai food fix.

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Location – 1275 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
Website – https://www.ethaicuisine.com
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly  – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes

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