Congratulations, Venice: you’re about to get your very own Night + Market, dubbed Night + Market Sahm (sahm means 'three' in Thai). Chef/owner Kris Yenbamroong confirms that the popular Thai restaurant (and Eater 38 pick) will open in the former Siam Best space on Lincoln near Grant Avenue by June 28, which happens to be the chef's birthday.
Yenbamroong has been in talks for a while to take over the longtime neighborhood spot, adding even more great food to the booming block. The airy corner restaurant offers possibly the most square footage of any Night + Market yet, almost twice the size of Night + Market Song, which has cemented itself as one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Given the casual, colorful nature of Yenbamroong’s other iterations, the place won't take very long to switch over, as most of the changes will be cosmetic.
The overall feel and experience will be quite different for Sahm
As for the food and ambiance, Yenbamroong tells Eater that the overall feel and experience will be quite different for this third location. While some of Night + Market's classics like crispy rice and pork toro will be on the menu, expect some exclusive dishes and preparations at this Westside outpost.
When Yenbamroong discussed why he chose Venice as a third location, he told Eater that he actually considered opening his second location here (though he ended up opening Song in Silver Lake). Ever since he grew up in Los Angeles, he's been coming out to Venice to hang out with friends. Yenbamroong, who's been busy this year ever since getting a Food & Wine Best New Chef nod, landing a book deal, and getting married with longtime girlfriend Sarah St. Lifer, has opted to open restaurants where he likes to spend time in. He picked Venice over other popular neighborhoods like Downtown.
Mark this as a big win for Westsiders who have previously had to schlep to West Hollywood or Silver Lake to experience Night + Market’s critically acclaimed Thai food.
Night + Market Venice
2533 Lincoln Blvd.