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Sep 25, 2010 01:44 PM

AAA Thai Market (Venice and Sepulveda)

Has anyone been there yet? Sounds like a nice addition to the west side.

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  1. I'll be anxious to hear about this as well. I just moved to the west side from Los Feliz...and wondered if I was going to have to return to Thai town for shopping.

    1. I'm trying to figure out where that is? On Venice across from the car wash?

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      1. re: AAQjr

        Yes, north side of the street in the same strip mall as the Baskin Robbins.

        1. re: AAQjr

          If you know where the 7-Eleven is on the corner of Venice and Sepulveda, the new shop is on the same side of Venice (north side), and just east of 7-Eleven - literally across the narrow street that separates the 7-Eleven from the small strip mall to the east of it.

          I went by yesterday and they are still getting their legs. The space is very small. They're packing quite a bit into the place though. They already have their steam table set up, along with a refrigerated case and the west wall is made up of a large refrigerator unit. So far, nothing in the fridges were really set up in a manner that one would consider displayed for sale.

          I briefly spoke with a Thai gentleman (so polite in the Thai tradition), and he says he hopes to be up and running soon. I think for those who are serious about skipping Thai Town for this place will need to come in and ask for specific items - this is what they want. They want to know the kinds of items that the local community - Thai or otherwise - wants them to carry. Again, it's small, so the limited amount of space needs to be stocked with stuff that will move, or it's going to be tough for them to keep the doors open...

          1. re: bulavinaka

            I headed in there yesterday as well, and bulavinaka pretty much has it the way I saw it too. They did have big plastic containers set out with thai iced tea and coffee. I was with my four-year-old son, and the very friendly owner insisted that he try a small iced-tea. He loved it (uh-oh!) Really hoping that once they get settled in, it will be sort of like a smaller, Thai version of Samosa House (mostly market, but with good steam-tray food.)

            Samosa House
            11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

          2. re: AAQjr

            yes right across the street .... next door to a nail shop,.... same side as 711...

              1. re: maudies5

                It is, I stopped by today to finally check it out. Its pretty bare boned so far, but they have some nice reach in refrigerators. hopefully they'll start carrying more produce. So fan not as good as Simpang Asia 1/2 a mile away.

                Simpang Asia
                10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          3. Just ran by this place and sadly it was closed by the health department for operating without a permit. Don't know if/when they'll reopen.

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            1. re: girlplusfire

              That's a shame. Keep us posted if you hear anything about a re-opening.

              1. Anyone know if this place has managed to obtain its health permit (after being closed by the Health Dept. for not having it)?

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                1. Photo attached from 11/13/10; still no joy

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                  1. re: JTea

                    Thanks for the update, Jtea. I was planning to do a drive-by today, but I guess that won't be necessary

                    1. re: hch_nguyen

                      Thanks, Jtea. Really looking forward to a speedy re-opening.

                      1. re: banjoboy

                        Replying to my own post, but wondering if anyone has any news. Are they open again?

                        1. re: banjoboy

                          Drove by the other day and it looked like they were filming in the space. But it's still closed. :(

                          1. re: girlplusfire

                            It's kinda open. I went in last week and it had bare bones groceries but most of the shelves are bare and the fridge had only a couple of things. Nothing exciting yet. I asked if they were going to have more groceries and prepared foods, and they said they're still waiting on their city permit...

                            1. re: lakeshow318

                              I went there last night and they only have a few fresh produce items such as Yu Choy, Green onions, shallots, thai basil, thai chillis, one BIG bag of fresh pad thai noodles ($8), fresh egg noodles, pancit noodles. I was disappointed that they have the hard to find flat wide rice noodles, but it's refrigerated and not good as the room temperatured ones. They have a handful of sauces like fish sauce, tamarind, dark soys, Maggi and other asian condiments but other than that, it's pretty empty. They do serve prepared foods, however I did not try them.

                              I got a small bundle of Yu Choy and a prepared pad thai sauce for $1 each. Hopefully they can stay in business so stop by support!

                              1. re: doublerainbow

                                Went in yesterday and picked up some leaf lettuce. 2 heads (stalks?) for a dollar. And they have prepared food, 3 items for a mere $5. Agree with doublerainbow: I hope they can sustain themselves!