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Night + Market Sahm Brightens Up the Westside on Friday

The long-awaited third Kris Yenbamroong restaurant arrives in Venice

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

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.

Night + Market Sahm
Tablescapes and mood lighting

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.
Venice, CA

Night + Market Sahm interior with colorful lights, fish tank, and table seating.
Tables and fish tanks
Night + Market Sahm
Loads of bright colors
Night + Market Sahm
Lots of room for Westsiders
Night + Market Sahm
Tables with a view
Night + Market Sahm
Larb King
Night + Market Sahm
Right down the middle
Night + Market Sahm
The view from the front
Night + Market Sahm
Sunlight abounds
Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm

The simple dinner setup

Night + Market Sahm
Those ubiquitous beads
A pink Thai restaurant with aqua blue awning shown at its corner from the day.
Signage is ready
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