A women-owned vegan restaurant that opened 2019 in the Hollywood Thai Town neighborhood. Serves traditional Thai as well as international fusion dishes. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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46 Reviews

First Review by RyanAmasaki


Points +368

21 Sep 2023

Incredibly delicious vegan Thai food

Some of the best vegan Thai food in LA. I've had the basil chicken, the kho mun gai, and the kho mok gai, all excellent. The mango sticky rice is great too.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-19



Points +411

13 Sep 2023

Good but expensive

Tried the green curry and the papaya salad. Both were good but expensive, and the curry didn’t even come with rice or noodles.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Expensive


Points +58

09 Aug 2023

New Sushi Menu

Just when I thought Salaya cannot get any better, they introduce Japanese entrees including the tastiest sushi rolls. I ordered the Fireworks Roll and I do not recall stopping for air. I have been to almost every vegan restaurant in LA and Salaya is in my top 3. I love their curries, noodle and protein entrees. Chicken Larb Salad and Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna are so good I will order again. I also liked Dynamite Shrimp Roll and Atlantic Roll. Lots of great options! Bon appetit!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-30


Points +274

03 Aug 2023

I’d give this place another chance

The menu looked promising but what I ordered (orange chicken) was too sweet and I couldn’t finish it. Also the description claimed it came with rice and they charged me for it separately. I’d still give this place another try.


Points +3684

20 Jul 2023

Thai yum

I believe there primary business is take out though they do have a small dining room which is clean and looks good. Good was great.

Pros: Parking


Points +331

16 Jul 2023


Went to Salaya for the first time and everything we had was delicious. We tried the Thai tea, crispy spring rolls, poke bowl, and kho mun gai. The garlic rice with the kho mun gai was addicting. Their sweet and sour sauce has a nice kick to it. Poke bowl had a nice variety of toppings and sauces. They have a big menu that includes a sushi section that looks yummy. Will definitely be coming back.

Pros: Large portions, Friendly staff


Points +1018

15 Jul 2023

Will definitely be back!

Stopped by here with some out-of-town friends after visiting the Walk of Fame. Shared the Seaweed Quinoa Rolls, which were excellent, and the Thai Jerk Wings, which were also excellent! I had the Blazing Chicken for my entree and it was very flavorful and tasty. It was the first time I had ever had young pepper corns and it took me a while to figure out what they were.

The menu is pretty extensive with lots of different things to try and multiple reasons to return. Kudos to the staff!

Pros: Large menu selection, Reasonable prices, Off-street parking

Cons: Small parking lot


Points +47

24 Jun 2023

Delicious food & many menu options

The menu provided a ton of options to choose from. All the dishes we tried were delicious, and came out very soon after we ordered. The staff was kind and helpful. Will definitely be coming back!

Pros: Delicious food, Many menu options, Quick service


Points +45

01 Jun 2023

Take Me Back

I found Salaya on a happy accident waiting for a delayed show. Completely plant-based menu with multiple mylk options for beverages, full of traditional Thai and fusion recipes, it’s easy to make any vegan happy. I was in a hurry and tried the Beyond Pies, happily surprised with 3 hand sized crispy delights and a dipping sauce I had no shame on using up completely. I also ordered a Thai tea for my sweet tooth. Relaxing atmosphere while I waited and the door was constantly rotating with take out orders which I think is an excellent sign. I am trying to go back to try their traditional items and I have a really good feeling I won’t be disappointed!

Pros: Huge Menu, Totally Vegan, Kind Staff

Cons: Limited Parking


Points +2495

22 May 2023

Awesome menu!

This place is amazing. They have so much to offer and they do it so well for a good price😄best to come with many friends to try many dishes ☺️


Points +230

21 May 2023


Excellent food. Flavorful. Attentive service.

Pros: Extensive Options , Attentive Service


Points +70

17 May 2023


Went here on my visit to LA, I ordered the crispy tofu and the orange chicken and oh my goodness they were both AMAZING. The orange chicken was probably one of the best vegan things I have eaten in my entire vegan journey! The tofu was great as well! They also had a few outdoor tables, which the lady working there was nice enough to pull over a sun umbrella for me, she was super nice! Only downside is the price, but honestly it was all worth it for that orange chicken...

Went again on our most recent visit to LA and it was just as good as I remember!! Also their menu has gotten much bigger! I ended up with the Pad Thai and BF got Beef Pho, and we shared some steamed dumplings! Everything was very tasty!!

Updated from previous review on 2021-03-22

Pros: Big fully vegan menu , Outdoor seating , Great service

Cons: A little pricy


Points +44

12 May 2023

Discovered after Griffith Park

We were in the area and tried this place out for dinner. Loved the
- curry with dumplings on it
- the spicy garlic noodles

We got some fried seaweed rolls with quinoa but those were too fishy for me, so I won’t have that again.

Will be back!


Points +4046

27 Apr 2023

Conveniently Near Griffith Park

Post trail-run this was an awesome spot (so close to Griffith Park)! Papaya Salad and dumplings with great service/personnel.

Pros: Fully Vegan/Plant-Based, Friendly and Kind Service, Cute Interior

Cons: Bring Patience Parking Lot is Small (I Got Lucky), Litter Surrounding the Area (Total Bummer)


Points +287

26 Mar 2023

Great Thai Food

This place is fully vegan and has a large menu of both Thai food and other types of food.

They did the Thai food so well. The green thai curry was particularly delicious and very authentic!

The quinoa Seaweed Rolls are interesting concept but currently deep fried and it makes the seaweed flavour overpowering.

A little bit of attention to the ambiance and service could elavate this place into more of a destination.

Definitely worth a visit!

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-26

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Quick service, Large Portions

Cons: No atmosphere


Points +242

24 Mar 2023

Loads of options, perhaps too many

The menu was EXTENSIVE which is fab when vegans typically have less choice… but that being said, the fusion menu felt unnecessary and the Thai menu had so many options it was overwhelming.

Overall we loved the food - call outs are the Green Curry is lighter and super tasty, the food is a little salty and the Quinoa Seaweed Rolls were really uneventful.

The dumplings were amazing and so were the corn cakes!

I’d definitely get the Orange Chicken next time.

Pros: Looooads of options, Big servings

Cons: Dishes were overall expensive, Too many options was overwhelming


Points +28

16 Mar 2023


so many options, parking right outside, very very delicious. portions generous

Pros: lots of options


Points +481

06 Feb 2023


Entirely vegan Thai place that is always a great choice. Been numerous times and everything is always tasty but their fish curry comes about as close to the taste of real fish that I’ve tried since giving up the real thing. This isn’t just a great vegan restaurant in Thai town, it’s a great Thai restaurant - period. Highly recommend!!


Points +1022

29 Jan 2023

Absolute gem in Thai Town

This place has so many amazing Thai dishes. Love it! #Veganuary

Pros: Friendly, In the heart of Thai Town, Delicious!


Points +15

29 Jan 2023


I LOVE LOVE this place. The flavors are perfectly balanced and consistent in every bite. I love that out of most of the restaurants in Thai Town (meat restaurants!!), Salaya has the MOST regionally diverse menu. I get to sample dishes from all over Thailand that aren't even available at other restaurants nearby. You will not be disappointed. SALAYA4EVER💗

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-29


Points +1648

26 Nov 2022

Amazing Vegan Thai

The Khao Soi is amazing. The Hot Wings and the Spicy Garlic Noodles are delicious! The Soups are delicious too, wonton and dumpling!

Pros: Vegan, Vegan thai, Great Spic

Cons: None


Points +118

19 Oct 2022

My favorite LA restaurant

Wow, my new favorite restaurant in LA. The food was delicious and presented like art. The portions were generous and price is inexpensive. We ate dinner and went back for lunch. All the help were sweet. The owner was generous to treat us an appetizer (larb) and dessert (crème brûlée). We are definitely going back when we are in LA.

Pros: Vegan, Amazingly delicious , Generous portions

Cons: None


Points +3810

14 Sep 2022

Salaya Slayin It!

Incredible Thai stop. Big menu. Had the green curry and the Spicy Garlic Noodles with Broccoli and an order of the shoestring fries. The kitchen was immaculate, the dining room bright and pristine. Service was awesome and lightening fast. The food was out of this world delicious. After four months in Thailand I was very satisfied with my dinner here.

Pros: affordable, delicious, fresh


Points +46

22 Aug 2022

Very flavorful food, and very nice people

Salaya is a cut above the Thai/vegan places in the area. Their green curry fried rice is especially flavorful with a fresh taste. Some interesting and tasty Western dishes on the menu as well, such as a "meat" pie. Most items can be made GF (using GF soy sauce) and they are very conscientious about getting your order right. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere, with (usually) easy parking in front.

Pros: Conscientious food preparation, Fresh flavors, Friendly staff


Points +527

15 Aug 2022

Casual, Delicious

Casual little restaurant that has fantastic service and delicious food! There are plenty of authentic Thai options then a menu of more traditional American food. Highly recommended.

Pros: All vegan, big menu, Casual


Points +30

17 Jul 2022

Best Vegan Thai food omg

Consistently outstanding vegan Thai food from woman owned restaurant. 100% plantbased menu with delectable mock meats like vegan chicken and vegan beef. Menu highlights for me are Buffalo wings (they include a little bamboo “bone”, so tasty and tender, better than real chicken wings IMO) Pad Kee Mao with Vegan Chicken, Pad See Ew with Vegan Beef. Egg rolls are also good. The wonton soup was a little bland compared to my homemade, but I enjoyed it. I love that they include lots of fresh crisp green veggies with all the entrees. We order from here for delivery (Grubhub/ DoorDash) and the food always arrives piping hot and packaged well. Good sized portions. When we have picked up in person, The location for indoor dining is cute, clean and modern with parking out front. Can’t wait to try more menu items

Pros: 100% plant based Thai, great for delivery, Plenty of healthy veggie options, Delicious mock meats made of soy/seitan


Points +14

Non Veg
16 Apr 2022

It has all the amazing Thai dishes!

The space is cozy, with really nice music. Besides the Thai dishes it has some American dishes, so everyone can be happy😄but of course, the Thai dishes shall be the main ones

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