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02/18/2011Provided by Citysearch
My rating is certainly not based on the bartender, not friendly at all. The service is timely, they are however slow to greet you. The food is good and I have been a repeat customer for a long time. They really do need to work on the ""friendly"" part of running a restaurant. A bit on the pricey side however it is a nice place. If you want cheap it shows in the decor and quality of the food. Pho next door is noisy, not comfortable and cold decor. I am getting take out tonight for 3 people.
09/28/2008Provided by Citysearch
Unpleasant experience overall. I drove from OC to expect great Thai food, but not the case. I could have drove to a local Thai joint to get the same experience. And the parking... forget it about it. I had to park 7 blocks from Rambutan, passing through dark alleys and homeless people on the sidewalk. The restaurant is in a bad neighborhood and I don't recommend bringing your MBs or BMWs. The service was decent.
05/28/2008Provided by Citysearch
i've visited this restaurant two times, first time was more memorable but the second time i realized the food was catered for people who has a very sweet palette. Thai food is not supposed to be so sweet, and the stir fried noodles my friend and i ordered came out luke warm - almost cold. The spring rolls were rather tough as well. but overall, it has a good atmosphere esp. at night and i think the green curry dish was decent. i won't recommend it to people unless they arent picky on food.
03/24/2008Provided by Citysearch
At dinner here my bf and I ordered the kung ping shrimp which arrived cold and was a bit tasteless, but not totally aweful. BEWARE OF THE TOM YUM SOUP. WAY too lemony and completely overbearing.The spicy thai rice was super spicy even though requested medium. Thats the one good thing about this place is if you like very spicy, you'll get it no matter what. I didnt like it for this dish because it was all I could taste. Chopsticks are too heavy and strained my fingers. Staff was nice but never gave us water, or refills, and only came to the table to take away our plate or get the check. This is a great little thai place if you haven't tasted really good food. My reccomendations, go right next door to the vietnamese PHO CAFE, the ambiance may not be as great as Rambuten, but its cheeper, and you will feel totally satisfied by the service and food.
03/15/2008Provided by Citysearch
Thai food is my favorite and after being in Thailand, most places don't compare. Hands down I consistently get the best Thai food here. Their noodles are always perfectly cooked. The curries are delicious as well as the fun appetizers. If I crave Thai, I have to go out of my way to get it from rambutan or I am not satisfied. They have a fun drink menu too.
09/16/2007Provided by Citysearch
In the back corner of a small strip mall sits Rambutan Thai. There's not much to the parking area but when you enter this quiet Thai resturant there's a comfortable feeling a great food. The staff is exceptionally certious and helpful and the food to great. My wife and I have been a number of times now and each time the food and the service has been outstanding and consistant. If you're in search of a great Thai dish and a hip resturant to hang out at then I would absolutly recommend this place to anyone. Favorite Dishes: Beef Waterfall and the Original Pad Thai.
06/11/2007Provided by Citysearch
3 of my buddies and I tried this place on Saturday night and it was very impressive. We had a good time with the wait staff and the food was very good. No complaints from a group that won't hesitate to point out a flaw or two. Since it was just me and the boys, I look forward to taking my wife there for a nice romantic dinner. I have had a lot of Thai food and this was right up there with the best.
06/01/2007Provided by Citysearch
This is such a necessary addition to the neighborhood. It's a great lounge-- cool tunes and of course, these guys don't mess around with their Thai food. It's my favorite Thai in the area, and now I can go chill and listen to phat grooves in the evenings.
05/19/2007Provided by Citysearch
So I went there last month in search of some good thai food because of the good reviews on this website. The atmosphere of the place is nice and a little swanky, this also means the dining area is kind of dark, so don't expect that good of a look at what you're eating or who you're eating with. The food here was okay, but below par for a thai place. The flavors were a bit too bland and the service was average.
I rarely write reviews on City Search but decided to really share my 2 cents to this place. This place does not live up to its reputation with the average Thai food and horrible service. The servers or host wait forever to greet you with no smile. They brought our food to another table next to us and didn't even acknowledge us while we witnessed the whole thing. The decor is nice I'll say but the best dish for me was probably the brown rice...
I wouldn't suggest to go here if you want to try a good Thai with good service.
Listening to a show on KCRW that recommended this place. We live around the corner and never knew it wa there. KCRW DJ's spin on Saturday evenings (Jason Bentley/Metropolis style). GREAT MUSIC. Very nice ambiance. Parking can me a little tricky. Drinks to try - Mosquito Bite (Mojito) or a Hoegarden (Belgium Ale). Food to try - Thai Beef Jerky, Moo Ping (Pork Skewers), Fried Calamari.
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