One of a handful of places that stay open past 2 a.m., Toi has endeared hipsters seeking a place to wind down après club since 1986. Its location in the heart of Hollywood’s music store district is no accident; it has styled itself as a rock-'n-roll restaurant, with a neon sign out front and rock photos, posters and artifacts covering nearly every square inch of the interior. Its random arrangement of industrial-grade tables and chairs, in a space that feels rather like a garage, is the exact opposite of the simple, hushed environments typical of Thai restaurants. But they’re serious about the food, and service is sincere. All the flavors meld perfectly in the creamy yellow curry; the peanut sauce that accompanies satay or the crispy-soft tofu triangles is thicker and more, well, peanut-y, than average. The house specialty, chicken curry somen, a spicy green curry with fresh mint served over Japanese rice noodles, is good, and their special brown rice, darker and chewier than most, is worth the extra dollar. Portions are huge. Note: Though the restaurant is open until 4 a.m., alcohol is served only until midnight.

-Christine Delsol