I want to take my mom out for great Thai food when she comes, but I've noticed that most of the respected Thai places on this board are in these kind of dumpy-looking places. For example, I had a hard time enjoying Sanamulang in Hollywood cause the place was just too dirty!!
I'm not necessarily looking for a shi-shi Thai restaurant, but it must absolutely be clean, and if it has some charm... even better!
The only Thai place I've eaten at so far with a decent atmosphere was actually in West Hollywood (can't believe it!) at Galanga Thai. The place was cute when they lit the candles up at night. The food was solid, although may here might think the menu on the conservative side.
Any other suggestions??
Yes, we love crab salad, fish, etc. NOT CRAZY about the coconut-curry stuff though. THANKS A MILLION!!