It's possible that the best thing about Silver Lake's Suriyo Thai is their fancy plastic takeout containers, which can go in the microwave, to work with you the next day, and even be recycled for more leftovers. I should have taken a picture of them, since otherwise, all Thai food looks the same.
Now, the food...it's ok. I know some people like their lunch specials. But despite a decent amount of heat in the "medium" dishes, the flavor just seems bland to me. This time, we had our traditional pad kee mao noodles (one of my tests of a Thai restaurant, especially since it's Matt's favorite), prik king with tofu and chicken with a green curry and eggplant. The prik king sauce was thin instead of hearty, and the green beans were nearly raw. The green curry sauce was also watery and bland. The pad kee mao was the best of the lot, but it was only adequate, certainly not like the carmelized goodness you can find at Nadpob, Torung or Sanamuluang. They deliver, which is a plus, but so do Mae Ploy and Rambutan. Los Feliz hoodies also enjoy Pattaya on Vermont, which I thought was pretty good as well. When Suriyo first opened, my impression was "Thai food for Americans who don't know any better," and while nothing was terrible, I'm afraid my first impression still applies.
Suriyo Thai Bistro
4114 Santa Monica Blvd.