As of Friday, February 2, Westsiders will no longer have to schlep to West Hollywood or Silver Lake for some of America’s most celebrated Thai food. Instead, chef Kris Yenbamroong and partner Sarah Yenbamroong are bringing loads of larb to Venice with the opening of their new Night + Market Sahm.
This third Night + Market iteration (sahm means three in Thai) has been long in the works, as the Yenbamroongs first took over an existing Thai restaurant on Lincoln Boulevard back in 2016. A lot happened along the way, from awards to the first Night + Market cookbook, and it’s all led up to now, with the 70-seat restaurant opening this Friday for dinner.
The Yenbamroongs already teased expectations for the new 2,000-square-foot space, which keeps much the same look and vibe as the previous two iterations, albeit with the added bonus of a really long fish tank down the middle. There are the neon-colored walls and the beads up front, plus a salacious shot of rocker Slash hanging against a far wall.
The menu will also carry over from the other Night + Markets, with flavor-packed rethought Thai classics like crispy rice salad and khao soi on offer nightly along with beer and wine. Chef Intu-On will join Yenbamroong in the kitchen at Sahm, so expect some new Westside-specific dishes down the line, while Peggy Keplinger (State Bird Provisions) steps in to lead the front of house.
Night + Market Sahm will keep evening hours from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every night except Tuesday; lunch will come later. No reservations to start; walk-ins only.
Night + Market Sahm
2533 Lincoln Blvd.