Shophouse the new Asian inspired fast food from Chipotle has opened at Sunset and Vine to actually good reviews. Two more locations coming soon (Santa Monica & Westwood) Has anyone tried it yet?
Yes. I liked it well enough. The chicken/pork meatballs were delicious and would go back just for them. Flavors are assertive and very much southeast Asian inspired. I would have liked more options (there are 3-4 options for each category--starch, protein, veggie, sauce) but I can appreciate how that would be difficult for that business model.
Ran in for a quick lunch and was surprisingly satisfied. Clean, angular space, Siracha sauce on the wall - decor, garnish or both? Had the laab steak with half noodles/half salad. Delish. Fresh, natural no hormone, non antibiotic-treated meats, adequately spicy. Everything seems gluten-free too. No brainer at $7.50. Serves Beer Lao, Singha, Chang, & Stone IPA. I'll be back!