Happy 2021!

Jitlada has made it’s first appearance for the new year! Check out our article in Esquire!

RE * Her 10 Day Festival

Come on down to Jitlada to take part in celebrating Women Owned Restaurants! From Jan 21-30, you can support us by ordering our bbq pork over rice! You can find out more about the festival here and other amazing LA Chefs here:

Who’s your LA Mom? Jazz is!

Show your love for Jitlada by checking out our new Jitlada swag. Not only are you helping keep our small business alive, but the proceeds from each shirt and sticker sold will be donated three different organizations around the world!

Netflix and…Green Curry?

For you next night in, check out the the Jitlada fam on the Chef Show! Season 1 Episode 3, remembers the late great Jonathan Gold and shows the world (…and Roy Choi and the other Jon…Favreau), How to make the famous Jitlada Green Curry.

Say what? Jazz is on a podcast?

Listen to Jazz as she talks about the history of your favorite Thai place, (Jitlada of course) on Serving it up Podcast!

Who else is on # TeamJazz!

Did you miss Jazz showing off her awesome skills on”Guy’s Grocery Games”? No worries, you can see a snippet here, on our official Jitlada IG, and check out the full episode on the Food Network’s website.

Jitlada News

Jitlada Thai Restaurant News! 11/5/15 Jitlada #30 on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2015 11/29/14 We will be closed for Dinner from 5 pm – 11 pm. Will reopen for regular business hours on November 30, 2014 10/19/2014 Jitlada will be at the second annual Sriracha Festival in Chinatown, Los Angeles! 8/29 – 8/21 Jitlada…

Follow us on Instagram @Jitlada_LA

2020 – Happy New Year!

Watch Jazz and Jenn Harris make the Jazz Burger inside Jitlada’s kitchen!

Mama Mai and Jeannie Mai visits Mama Jazz


Watch Jazz on KCET “The Migrant Kitchen” 

Get your Spicy Gift Certificates! Available at Jitlada

Spicy Certif

Jitlada will be at Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Media Park in Culver City 


11/5/15 Jitlada #30 on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2015

11/29/14 We will be closed for Dinner from 5 pm – 11 pm. Will reopen for regular business hours on November 30, 2014

10/19/2014 Jitlada will be at the second annual Sriracha Festival in Chinatown, Los Angeles!

8/29 – 8/21 Jitlada at Los Angeles Times Event “The Taste” !

5/18/14 Jitlada is #21 in Los Angeles Times Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants

3/13/14 Jitlada is #2 in USA Today’s 10 Best Foodie Spots in L.A!

Happy New Year! Jitlada will be open regular hours for New Years Eve and New Years day.

Jitlada Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve from 11 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm , Christmas Day 11 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 10:30 pm

11/28/13 Happy Thanksgiving! We are OPEN ! ( normal hours and regular menu )

10/01/13 Come join us at the 1st Annual L.A. Sriracha Festival taking place on Sunday, October 27, from 3 pm to 6 pm at LOT 613 in the downtown L.A. Arts District. This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21+ event spotlights the world’s most iconic hot sauce in a casual industrial setting. Tickets on sale now!

9/24/13 Article by Food GPS – Dose of Vitamin P: Jitlada Kua Kling Omelet

9/01/13 Come join us at LA’s first annual Thai food festival!Sunday September 29, 2013 3 pm – 6 pm at Paramount Pictures Studio. Tickets are on sale now! Children younger than 12 are free, and must be accompanied by an adult.

7/31/13 Jitlada is currently being featured on the free Chefs Feed app, which is the first food guide powered by chef recommendations. Jitlada’s Morning Glory Salad is a dish that other chefs eat when they’re not in their own kitchens cooking. “The textural combination of fried morning glory alongside sweet shrimp, all dressed in a spicy lime dressing that’s infused with fish sauce, is a party in your mouth.” Chef Andrew Kirschner, Tar & Roses

7/4/13 Happy 4th of July!! We are open today 11 am – 3pm and 5 pm – 10:30 pm. Free Delivery within 3 miles ($30 minimum)

6/30/13 We will be at the Los Angeles Times: The Taste on Sunday September 1st 2013 at Paramount Pictures Studios Get Tickets at

6/19/13 Los Angeles Times: Secret restaurant menu items: 5 great off-the-menu dishes in Los Angeles by Betty Hallock features the “Jazz Burger” at Jitlada

6/14/13 Note: Jitlada will not be attending LuckyRice Festival this year

5/23/13 We are honored to (once again) be on Jonathan Gold’s BEST RESTAURANT list!

5/21/13 Los Angeles Times Bite Nite: An Evening with Jonathan Gold

5/16/13 Watch Eric Greenspan Sweat It Out In The Innner Sanctum Of Jitlada Thai Attack! Grilled Cheese Revenge – The Melt Master 

3/21/13 Los Angeles Times: My Last Bite finishes 300 dishes on Jitlada menu

2/28/13 Jitlada in LA Weekly: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

1/1/13 Jitlada featured in the book Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favourite Restaurants by Joe Warwick

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have a whole NEW MENU!

9/15/12 New menu coming soon!

8/26/12 Los Angeles Fried Chicken Festival

7/9/12 See us on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats!

6/28/12 Dynamite Thai Cocktails – Drink Inc at Jitlada featuring Jazz and Sirine Singsanong

5/24/12 This week on KCRW’s Good Food, Jonathan Gold revisits an old favorite… US!

5/20/12 Please note: We have NEW restaurant hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tues-Sun: We open at 11 am, but will be closed from 3-5 pm each day. Dinner hours: 5 pm – 10:30 pm. 

4/20/12 Dine LA: In the Kitchen with Jazz and Tui featuring the live dungeness crab and the black sea squid soup!

2/4/12 The Food Network was filming again at our restaurant recently. Thank you for your support!

12/01/11 Los Angeles Magazine: My LA to Z: Aziz Ansari

11/10/11 Jitlada in LA Weekly: 99 Essential Restaurants 2011 by Jonathan Gold

11/6/11 Thank you Jessica Gelt & L.A. Times for liking our Jungle Curry!

10/20/11 Yes, it’s true we were robbed at gun point last night but the police are investigating. Thankfully no one was hurt, and no customers were eating because it was after closing. Thank you for your kind messages on Twitter & FaceBook! See you soon.

9/1/11 We are redecorating. Come visit us!

6/20/11 Thank you Sunset Magazine! The most popular Thai restaurant in town is famous not for its pad Thai, but for its stunning specialties from Thailand’s southern tail—curries enhanced with cassia buds or sataw beans, fried fish rubbed with fresh turmeric, mango salad with cashews, and the most awe­somely spicy dishes your tongue will ever meet.

5/1/11 We are featured on the Food(ography) “Los Angeles” episode on the Cooking Channel

4/6/11 Celebrating Songkran in LA’s Thai Town by @LAist

1/27/11 Jitlada in the L.A. Times by Betty Hallock

12/20/10 The New Yorker visits

11/11/10 We are so honored to be on Jonathan Gold’s 99 Essential Restaurant list! Thank you Jonathan!

10/15/10 Where To Win Thousands of Dollars in Free Food From The Hand of Jonathan Gold (including Jitlada!)

9/1/10 Come see us at Taste of Beverly Hills!

8/18/10 Try our new Crispy (deep fried) Papaya Salad

7/13/10 Pleasure Palate Enjoys our Special Burger!

6/17/10 The Atlantic writes about our spiciest dishes!

5/21/10 Jonathan Gold writes about our (formerly) SECRET Thai Burger!

5/17/10 If you can take the heat, try one of our Spicy Specialty Smoothies!! An adventurous drink made for the food lover who likes everything spicy! Try our specialty smoothie with tropical flavors of mango and pineapple.

4/15/10 We have many new dishes on our menu, including SPICY Brown Rice, Bottle Gourd Soup and Nakhon Spicy Pad Thai!

3/17/10 Our favorite food critic, Jonathan Gold, writes about our spicy Crying Tiger Sauce!

3/13/10 Beginning Friday, March 12, 2010 watch Jitlada on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate: HOT & SPICY” with chef Curtis Stone

Crying Tiger Pork

3/5/10 See us on this video about Jonathan Gold’s recent food event, at 1 minute 15 seconds into video!

2/25/10 Jonathan Gold’s 99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die list is out, and we are so PROUD to be on it! THANK YOU Jonathan!

Also, LA Weekly wrote this article about us today.

2/23/10 We are now on FaceBook! Please become a fan!!

2/19/10 New photos added!

2/3/10 We are featured on Tasting Table… come in for a Valentines Spicy Dinner!

1/27/10 New on our menu: “Dynamite Spicy Challenge” Presented by Chef Tui!

1/23/10 Gourmet Magazine legend Ruth Reichl mentioned Jitlada on her blog. Very exciting!

1/20/10 Ruth Reichl was in for dinner last night, and tweeted this morning: “Midnight Jitlada feast: miang kam (on fire); black pepper crab, fried morning glory salad. Thai food’s not this good in NY.” (Thank YOU from our family!)


12/7/09 Jitlada in New Yorker Magazine!

We are mentioned on page 45 in an article about L.A. food writer, Jonathan Gold. It’s written by Dana Goodyear and appears in the November 9, 2009 issue.

Gold started to reminisce about the spiciness of the spiciest kua kling that Jazz had ever served him, the first day they met. “It was glowing, practically incandescent,” he said. “You bite into it and every alarm in your body goes off at once. It’s an overload on your pain receptors, and then the flavors just come through. It’s not that the hotness overwhelms the dish, which is what people who don’t understand Thai cooking always say, but that the dish is revealed for the first time–it’s flavor–as you taste the details of fruit and turmeric and spices that you didn’t taste when it was merely extremely hot. It’s like a hallucination.” Jonathan Gold

You can view a preview of the complete article online here

10/25/09 Jitlada was recently featured on the “Next Iron Chef”!

“Innovation is one of the most important traits of an Iron Chef and both challenges in this episode must embody that trait. First, the chefs disperse to four of the best Asian eateries in Los Angeles (including Jitlada) where they quickly taste and then attempt to recreate the house specialty from each restaurant. The chefs are armed only with their discerning palates to figure out how the dish is made. Next, the chefs are tasked with innovating and creating a new dish that is a hybrid of Asian flavors and American culinary sensibilities. The next chef is eliminated.” More about the Episode