Last night I went to Naraya... a tranquil little Thai restaurant on Robertson just north of Pico. It's a small place on the east side of the street, but it's easy to miss. While I enjoy the energy at the nearby Natalee location, I really enjoyed the quiet tranquility of this little spot.
We only tried appetizers on this visit, but I will definitely be back for dinner. We tried Golden Pouches (with Rock Shrimp), Duck Tacos, Calamari & Rock Shrimp, Asian Tamale and Andaman Soft Shell Crab. The flavors were all very full and clean--the sauces are great--and I left with a warm, wonderful flavor buzz in my mouth all the way home! We realized we ordered only fried apps... they have delicious-sounding non-fried too, but sometimes one can't help oneself.
The service was very attentive and gracious, and the prices are reasonable for the level of cuinsine they're producing.
I drove by Natalee on the way home... they were packed. Unfortunately Naraya was not busy at all... they're food and service are definitely worth a try.