Los Angeles has so many options as far as authentic ethnic cuisine and there is no shortage of great Thai food. Although when you head over to Hollywood to scratch your Thai itch, you’ll get terrific food but not so much in the way of great service. Be prepared to get your dishes out of order and at different times than your dining mates. Sure it’s a somewhat traditional, family style of dining but when you want ambience and attentive service to go with your yummy food, you should opt for Gindi Thai.
As soon as you enter the doors, the experience is nothing short of refreshing and hip. The rooms are bright and decorated with soothing light wood and green accents. The modern feel is accompanied by chic jazz music at lunch and chilled out lounge music at dinner. Whether it’s drinks and appetizers at the bar during happy hour or a full meal in the dining areas any day of the week, you know immediately that Gindi isn’t your ordinary Thai spot. The look, feel, food and service is second to none.
However, despite the sophisticated décor, Gindi Thai does not sacrifice looks over substance when it comes to serving up authentic Thai food. The innovative menu stays true to the popular cultural dishes, flavors and ingredients while presenting them in a truly artistic fashion. Each dish is more beautiful and delicious than the next.
If you’re dining with finicky folks, Gindi accommodates them all, regardless of dietary restrictions. The Corn Fritters are a fun way to start any meal. The peanut sweet and sour sauce goes beautifully with the large fritters.
Gindi does salads and sushi like no one else. Be sure to try the Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad, the Rainbow Roll or the Mango-Go Tokyo Roll. Each is light, citrusy and bursting with flavor. The salad doesn’t skimp on avocado so if you’ve got a hankering for the green fruit, this dish won’t disappoint. As for sushi lovers, each of their rolls is a work of art. Whatever your preference, Gindi’s got you covered.
Looking for a delicious entrée with a Gindi twist? The Gindi’s Rack of Lamb or Chilean Sea Bass with Tamarind Sauce will leave you with a smile on your face. Both are seasoned with traditional Thai spices and are presented with fresh grilled vegetables. Artistically perched and stacked on the plate, you’ll want to photograph them before digging in.
So if you are in the area, stop in for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Make Gindi Thai your new go-to place for authentic Thai!
Gindi Thai is located at 4017 W. Riverside Dr. in Burbank. For more information, visit www.gindithai.com or call (818) 567-1221.