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May 27, 2014 03:43 PM

Asian Box

Great name! they say "coming soon"

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    1. re: ns1

      But no one else seems to want to munch on it

      1. re: jessejames

        any hair i find in my meal better be long and straight.

    2. serves porn.

      Opening June 2nd at a theatre near you.

      1. Can't wait to dive in.

        But Asian Street Dust sounds like PCP slung by prostitutes.

        The article you linked to was from Jan but was good background. Here's today's article about the opening, which TonyC mentioned:

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        1. re: TheOffalo

          I don't think u want to be catching any asd's.

            1. re: TheOffalo

              "Nguyen" is spelled wrong in that article.

              Also, anyone know when the DTLA location is opening? I wanna go downtown to chow on some asian box.

              1. re: TheOffalo

                I've had occasion to peruse the SF board as a result of your post and visit (good hounding). Lots of great hounds in SF, but I enjoy our pack better.


                1. re: jessejames

                  That's cuz you're hella LA bro.

                  1. re: ns1

                    just trying to keep it fun -- you too!

              2. We get that this restaurant has a funny name, and that being not yet open, there's not much else to discuss, but can we ask that people let these jokes go now? Thanks.

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                1. re: The Chowhound Team

                  Jokes aside, I am legitimately interested in this place. It's clearly a lot like ShopHouse, which I expected would disappoint me, but I actually like a lot. The menu is linked below. Like ShopHouse, all items are gluten free.


                  Curious to see how the two will compare.

                  1. re: phamschottler

                    Looks like you can try Asian Box Monday. Wonder if a Grand Opening or something more modest. Link didn't say.

                    1. re: phamschottler

                      Did u get into Asian box yet? Burbank is open

                      1. re: jessejames

                        Haha not yet. I'm in Santa Monica and usually car-less. Burbank is a long way to go for Asian Box.

                        I'll update if I hit it up. Hopefully with pictures.

                      2. re: phamschottler

                        Tried the pork and beef yesterday. To me it's better than shophouse. The protein was not over cooked like at shophouse.

                        1. re: cartbaby



                          June 3: "The Boxes are flowing"
                          June 4: "Thanks for the opening love"

                          1. re: cartbaby

                            The beef at SH is definitely overcooked but I find the meatballs to always be done just right.

                            1. re: TheOffalo

                              Completely agree with this -- SH beef is always too dry, but the meatballs are consistently great (at both Santa Monica and Westwood locations). Chicken is usually good (tender, juicy, well seasoned), but meatballs are better.

                              AB offers shrimp though, which I'd love to try.