07/09/2007Provided by Citysearch
I (was) a regular at Toi until their service started going downhill.
Two weeks ago, Wednesday at lunchtime a waitress added a 33% tip unauthorized (sorry I am not rich!).
I visited Toi to talk to a manager. They told me to call. I called and still no help. So I faxed my credit card statement with the false charge and asked that they called me. No answer.
I do not trust this restaurant and will no longer be going here. I went here all the time for lunch but they proved they could not conduct business and that they didn't care about their customers.
01/09/2007Provided by Citysearch
The first time I walked in, it didn't even look like a Thai restaurant, but it was cool...very rock and rollish...the menu was more surprising..they have like authentic dishes for very reasonable prices....I went with a group of four and we spent the whole time looking at the posters all over the wall... this is definetely a cool spot to hang out and eat some non-expensive Thai delicacies....the Iced Tea is great!
11/02/2006Provided by Citysearch
I love the atmosphere there, and i found my favorite item on the menu (Chicken Curry Somen) - and i order it every time... funny how it can be so different from one time to the other... Sometimes the music can get annoying - like the time they played AC/DC for over 30 minutes... I can understand playing a couple of songs in a row - but the whole album??? Sure there are other Thai places that may be more ""authentic"" but Toi really has a personality of it's own - and i like it that way.
07/17/2006Provided by Citysearch
Toi has a great atmosphere, knowledgeable and fun staff, and really fresh ingredients. It's not the most authentic thai food I've ever had, but the pad thai is still a great choice. Make sure to get the brown rice- the best I've had at any Thai restaurant!
05/19/2006Provided by Citysearch
DON'T go there for authentic Thai. DO GO for Thai influenced American food, above average/friendly service and a fun atmosphere. I have been there too many times to count over the years-always good. No L.A. prima donna attitude-refreshing. They use no MSG - also very good and food is fresh.
04/15/2006Provided by Citysearch
I can image why people think this is a good Thai restaurant because the open hours and location. I think the price is acceptable but the food is just below average. In fact, pretty bland. The ice tea is good, though. However, I would not say it is authentic or close to good.
04/10/2006Provided by Citysearch
i couldnt believe that this place had such a high rating.
The service sucks (for an American eating establishment)
At about 10 bucks an entree....ive have better
For some good, cheap thai food there are MUCH BETTER PLACES...try Palms or Sanamluang..better portions...fresher food..greater taste
The popularity is only explained by the atmosphere which is ""cool"" and ""hip"" and since it is open late on sunset..it makse sense
After a night of clubbing till 2am...and ur hungry..this place will do great
if ur sober..and want some great thai food..HEAD ELSWHERE
03/08/2006Provided by Citysearch
Toi is a perfect place to hang out at, especially after partying. It's open late, has GREAT Thai food, GREAT Service. The atmosphere was wonderful, totally rock and roll, the menu is very cheap! I love it! Can't wait to go again, I'm sure you'll love it too.
12/13/2005Provided by Citysearch
First off, the ambience was great. Rock posters and memorabilia cover the walls while music plays in the background. The food was tasty and had generous portions, and the price and service were excellent. I'd love to go back and try some of their other entrees.
10/15/2005Provided by Citysearch
I went here with three other people, one a vegetarian, and we were all happy. I tried all the dishes and they were excellent - even the odd mix of pumpkin and eggplant. The brown rice and panang was very tasty. Service was good and atmosphere was pretty cool. And the fact that it's open very late makes this a great spot!
10/01/2005Provided by Citysearch
I tried to call in a take out order, and the server says, you are too far past our delivery hours, and I aked what they were and she said 10pm....it was 10:01....BAD SERVICE
03/16/2005Provided by Citysearch
The food is not authentic... but it's tasty... but only at 400 AM. That's Toi's real moment: Being open when no one else is. The service is lack luster though. It has a trendy decor, and many people hit it right after the clubs. In fact i've seen more than one hookup happen there. So if you're too hungry to make it to Thai Town, then its a decent spot. Make sure your present company can make it a better time.
01/12/2005Provided by Citysearch
This restaurant mostly has its hip atmosphere, trendy customers as its reputation, not the food. Not very authentic Thai, even more americanized than it could be, yet doesn't really have any unique Thai-American dishes to keep coming for. Don't buy into the buzz, just go to Hollywood Blvd. and into Thai town for authentic, cheap food.
12/30/2004Provided by Citysearch
I liked the atmosphere of the Sunset branch but the Santa Monica one is dull. In either case, the food is bland and uninspiring, although I appreciated the attempt at a different take on Thai food. For better food and value, try some of the restaurants in Thai town.
12/03/2004Provided by Citysearch
I come here regularly and always leave satisfied. The red curry is among the best I've ever had, the cold shrimp rolls are so great, and the pad thai is delicious. Always a diverse crowd for great people watching and always good food-definitely a place I'd recommend.
02/06/2004Provided by Citysearch
I've been to Toi twice- the first time I had a terrible dish but my brother had a great spicy seafood soup. The second time I got a currie that was great (but nothing spectacular). I'd have to say that the food is ok, maybe a little above average. But- the atmosphere is terrible. I've got no problem with the decor- but I've never been anywhere noisier. And the noise wasn't even from the diners, it all came from the kitchen and sloppy handling of plates by the servers. Stop iin there if you're around, but bring some ear plugs.
12/23/2003Provided by Citysearch
love this place for unique setting, late, late hours, celeb sightings, friendly biker waiters, and low prices. we found it one night by asking a guy at a newspaper stand for directions to some other thai place and now keep bringing friends back. it's a local favorite that even delivers within the neighborhood. they've got rock posters covering the walls, a couple tables with japanese style seating (on the ground with lotsa pillows), show movies like fight club, and have a generally low-lit atmosphere. the black rice is neat, the thai iced teas are quite decent, and the prices are around $10 for entrees.
08/04/2003Provided by Citysearch
Don't get me wrong the feel of this place is fun esp. for sunset and after hour eats, but that is the only time i would eat this food. It was the worst thai food i have ever had. I would not recommend this place for a great Thai food restaurant.
01/10/2003Provided by Citysearch
If you're a true Thai food devotee, don't be caught dead here. I mean, come on, can you trust a ""Thai"" food joint that makes its pad thai with spaghetti noodles? Take it from a Thai national, any recommendations you get for this place comes from misled, naive, and taste-bud lacking inidividuals. Try Palms, Sanamluang, Talesai for a true experience.