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Toi On Wilshire

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1120 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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(310) 394-7804
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Toi On Wilshire - Santa Monica, CA
Toi On Wilshire - Santa Monica, CA

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I have never been to the other TOI location, so I can only speak on the San Mo location's behalf. I liked it--it was exactly what I wanted at 2:30 in da morning after a night of b...

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We used to go to Toi a couple times a month for years! We loved it. It is local and always delicious. The wait staff was never that great, but the last few times we've been, th...

No longer our favorite 10/18/2009

Marco Delgado Provided by Partner
We used to go to Toi a couple times a month for years! We loved it. It is local and always delicious. The wait staff was never that great, but the last few times we've been, the awful wait staff matched the awful food! Not sure what happened here but the food became inedible. The chicken in the curry was RAW! Hope they can figure it out because we will miss the great food they once served. more

cool atmosphere, open late 5/18/2008

LAFoodChick Provided by Partner
Toi is pretty cool. The atmosphere rocks! I love the music they play here. That's the real reason I go to Toi. Rockin' cool vibes. The food...it's ok for this side of the 405. I usually take out-of-towners here when they want some cool, non-pretentious LA vibe and cheap food. My rock band friends from SF always want to come here every time they're in town. It's cute, like our little ritual...they always look forward to hitting up Toi. I'll usually order the pad thai, pad kee mow or tom khai gai - those are safe bets. It's all about the atmosphere, not really the food, but they're open late and a good place to stop into after the bars. Gotta love the free parking! Pros: open late, cheap food, awesome rockin' vibes Cons: the food's only ok more

Terrible service with average food 5/20/2007

vargas35 Provided by Partner
I used to eat at Toi quite a bit, but after my last experience, I definitely do not plan to go there anymore. I had a few friends in from out of town and we ordered for takeout. The person who took the order told us it would take 10 minutes. We arrived there about 40 minutes after the order was placed and it still wasn't ready. The extremely rude guy who attended to us (and we found out took our order) just stood there blankly, never telling us that the food wasn't ready. I finally asked where the food was and he said, "it's not ready." I asked why since it should've been ready 30 minutes earlier and he again said, "it's not ready." He also told me I was wrong about it having been 40 minutes even though my cell phone had the time I called. I kept pressing him, but he ignored me although finally, a nicer lady tried to explain it was busy. Needless to say, we were all upset and the food was certainly not worth it. I feel the food was much better before (and I honestly believe that it's not inspired by my anger) and so now there is no reason to go there. Perhaps this is why the restaurant has been fairly empty the last couple times I've gone. Pros: Inexpensive Cons: Horrendous service, average food more

WORST SERVICE 2/28/2007

sonyastew Provided by Partner
OK.THAT WAS ALWAYS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES; I'VE BEEN THERE A COUPLE OF TIMES, RECOMMANDED IT TO PEOPLE (I WORK WITH A LOT OF CLIENTS) AND OFTEN BROUGHT FRIENDS THERE. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A LITTLE BIT DISSAPOINTED ABOUT THE SERVICE...BUT WE ALWAYS LIKED THE FOOD, MUSIC, OTHER GUESTS AND THE ATMOSPHERE..SINCE IT'S A NICE ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER THAI-PLACES... THE LAST TIME WAS A SAD EXPERIENCE.. WE FIRST RECIEVED OUR APPETIZER AND SERIOUSLY 5 MINUTES LATER THE MAIN COURSE!! (what??) BESIDES THAT WE RECIEVED A DISH WE DIDN'T ORDER AND WHEN WE ASKED FOR THE DISH WE ACTUALLY ORDERED, WE EXPERIENCED A RATHER ARROGANT RESPONSE. THE STAFF DEFINATELY HAS DIFFICULTIES SMILING OR SPEAKING AT ALL ( FOR EXAMPLE "YOU ARE WELCOME") ALTOGETHER IT WAS A VERY DISSAPOINTING EXPERIENCE AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY PLANS TO GO BACK , NEITHER RECOMMAND IT TO FRIENDS OR CLIENTS ANYMORE .ALTHOUGH THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD(!!) , I'D RATHER SPEND MY MONEY WHERE MY BUSINESS IS APPRECIATED. more

Disappointed 1/9/2007

geminigirli Provided by Partner
If you're looking for really good Thai food, look elsewhere. Their Tom Yum Kai soup was sweet(?!) and had no tang or spice whatsoever. The best part of my visit was that they were showing the movie Dumb & Dumber. more

Abominable service, Lousy food 12/8/2006

avoidtoi Provided by Partner
I was satisfied with the spring rolls, once we were able to tackle a server and place our order. Of course, he did not return to check on us. Nearly had to jab him in the head with a chopstick to order my second beer. The two vegeterian dishes we tried included plenty of veggies...frozen. The sauces had spicy heat but not much flavor. It's edible at best but we left most of it on the plate. I had actually eaten at Toi on Sunset and was unimpressed with the food there so my expectations were minimal. But it was the atrocious service that left me puzzled. It was not busy, 8:30pm Friday night and they appeared to have plenty of staff. None of them were helping there tables, however. I've worked as a Server for years and am very forgiving and understanding. This was inexcusabale. I wondered if we were on hidden camera. Reading other reviews, I now realize it's late night drunk food. I wouldn't go there in coma. Pros: They probably have a bathroom but I didn't use it. Cons: Only the food and service stink, otherwise go for it! more

not so great 11/13/2006

samsclams Provided by Partner
I've ordered from here a few times for takeout and the first couple times were okay - good enough for take out, but the last time it was practically inedible. The chicken in the dishes was dry, stringy and dark and tasted gamey. I'm not sure what happened but it was not tasty. Aside from the chicken, the noodles were good and I like their brown rice - it's almost like a sweet, red bean rice. more

Nice late-night option 11/5/2006

rudette Provided by Partner
I love that they're open 'till 3AM - one of the few restaurants in sleepy Santa Monica that is open that late! Also has a fun, rock 'n roll decor, and they play 80s movies on their TV (no sound) that'll set off waves of nostalgia. I just wish the food was better, it's only OK. more

The late night alternative to a diner 8/9/2006

rachel1215 Provided by Partner
I have never been to the other TOI location, so I can only speak on the San Mo location's behalf. I liked it--it was exactly what I wanted at 2:30 in da morning after a night of bar hopping and dancing at Zanibar. I am so tired of Izzy's and Mel's--this was a nice (and less greasy) alternative. We had the yellow curry with rice--really hitt the spot. As for service, there was only one server and he was waiting on an-almost-full restaurant--he did a decent job, especially since they were about to close. Pros: price, food, late hrs Cons: perhaps could open until 4am?... more

Similar to the Hollywood location in name only. 6/18/2006

danrogy Provided by Partner
I've been going to Toi on Sunset for over ten years. It may not be the most authentic Thai food experience, but it's very close very fresh and very good tasting. I figured I'd be in good shape whe I visited Toi on Wilshire in Santa Monica. Boy was I wrong! I went there twice just to be sure. The food is just awful! It has a fraction of the ambience of Toi on Sunset. The service was poor and slow. None of that matters as THE FOOD IS NOT YUMMY! Pros: Close to home if you live in Santa Monica. Cons: Bad food. Average service. High prices. more

One of the Worst Restaurants in Santa Monica 5/7/2006

ellenhan Provided by Partner
The place has a very cool environment and neat stuff to look at inside. Service was very slow even though there were just a couple people in the place. The first item we had were Pad Thai Noodles. It barely passed for Pad Thai and looked more like mashed potatoes served on a small plate. The sauce was way too sweet and covered the up the little taste it had. The noodles were way over cooked. The next dish was their fried cat fish. It was edible, but over priced for the couple pieces of fish servced. The last dish, eggplant/tofu/pumpkin was recommended and the worst of the three. I could not even eat the eggplant since it was spoiled and hardly cooked. Like the other dishes, it was served with their awful sweet sauce. Don't waste your time or money on this place! Pros: open late, environment, music / t.v. Cons: food, service more

Late night only 3/24/2005

chains007 Provided by Partner
Good place for late night dinning - and it's a nice change from the standard dinner or taco stand. Thai food is great for getting over the effects of alcohol. I've been here once for regular dinner - and it really doesn't taste as good sober. I'll stick to this place after a fun night, but not before. more

go for the walls, not the food 9/9/2004

brnandrews Provided by Partner
the food was aweful. worst pad thai ever. the chicken tasted like it had been cooked days before and then overmicrowaved. there are a lot of thai options in santa monica, avoid this one. Pros: cool stuff on walls more

Don't Toi With Me 8/31/2003

theeater2000 Provided by Partner
Getting bored, waiting 5 minutes to be seated, I sat down and waited, watching close-captioned Bruce Lee, trying to flag someone for another 10 minutes. Finally, a rude waitress came over and took my order. Halfway through, she left. I had to chase her down and tell her I also wanted Thai ice coffee. Sheesh! The food is OK -- lacks a little something. I mean, sure, you can chop up basil, lemongrass and garlic and throw it over rice, but that doesn't make it good. Not spicy enuff. The rice is another weak point. It's Spanish rice or something. It isn't sticky, and has no flavor. 15 minutes of waiting to pay my bill. I had to get up again and get the waitress, sitting in the kitchen talking to one of the cooks -- she'd been sitting there the whole time. Ugh! Needless to say, her tip sucked. Pros: cool decor, bruce lee flix, thai iced coffee Cons: service, service, ok food more

Unique atmosphere--not-so-unique food 5/20/2002

I was very excited to live so close to a well-regarded Thai restaurant. However, after one visit, I was much less excited. The "rock & roll" atmosphere is enjoyable--but the food was, for lack of a better term, blah. Pros: Fried tofu more
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