Is Battambang (in Chinatown) closed?
I've been by there twice around dinnertime, and both times the security gate has been down over the front of the building. Are they out of business? Are they only open from 2-4am on alternate Mondays? Are they actually open, with a super-secret entrance in the rear? What's the password?
Where's the nearest Cambodian alternative?
648 New High St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
There's Battambang on San Gabriel Blvd. south of Valley in San Gabriel, although I've never been to it so I can't comment on its quality. When I want Cambodian I go down to Anaheim St. in Long Beach where there is a concentration of them. I've liked Hak Heang in the past. I've heard good things about Sophy's (which I think is on PCH rather than Anaheim), I like Grand Paradise pretty well. I've spent a lot of time in Cambodia and love the country, but I've never thought its food was among the highlights of Southeast Asia, still, there's some pretty good stuff to be had.
Hak Heang Restaurant
2041 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804