Bay Area-based Thai restaurant mini-chain Farmhouse Kitchen is expanding south to Los Angeles, with plans to open a new restaurant on West Adams Boulevard.
Farmhouse Kitchen has been a staple for the Bay Area scene for some time now, emerging as one of the more prominent restaurants in the Mission District of San Francisco. The company also has an outlet in nearby Oakland, as well as a Pacific Northwest outpost in Portland, Oregon and an offshoot restaurant called Daughter Thai. Farmhouse has earned Bib Gourmand nods from the Michelin Guide for each of the past four years.
The new West Adams area restaurant will open in the summer of 2020 with just over 2,000 square feet of indoor dining and an equally large patio. Co-owner and chef Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang says in a statement that “The West Adams district is the ideal place to introduce Farmhouse Kitchen to a city that will appreciate the lively dishes” from the restaurant. It’s worth noting, of course, that Los Angeles already enjoys a wide variety of Thai food in neighborhoods across the county, including East Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, though there are not many in the immediate area of the incoming Farmhouse Kitchen.
Farmhouse adds its name to a booming West Adams area that has seen a giant influx of new residential developments and retail and restaurant plans, from Travis Lett’s almost-there Gjohnny Pastrami project to casual Israeli restaurant Mizlala and Daniel Patterson’s Alta Adams. Open Face Food Shop, the takeaway Scandinavian-leaning restaurant on West Adams Boulevard, sits just across the street from the incoming Farmhouse Kitchen.
Farmhouse Kitchen. 5560 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles.