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One of Hollywood’s Most Talked-About Sandwich Spots Expands to Melrose

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Banh Oui heads to Melrose next, and adds baked goods

A banh mi sandwich sitting on butcher paper at Banh Oui.
Banh Oui
Banh Oui
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.

Hollywood sandwich sensation Banh Oui is set to expand a bit further south, taking over a small new space on busy Melrose, right by Auburn and Mozza. The shop will carry the same name as the Cahuenga corridor original, but will offer a few distinct advantages.

Owners Casey Felton and Armen Piskoulian have snagged the closed Stuff’d Dumpling Shop. The narrow takeaway space aspired to be a home for international dumplings of all varieties, but closed after a little more than a year without much fanfare.

The shop will still focus on modern banh oui sandwiches that pull from the pair’s finer-dining backgrounds, with the addition of baked goods. That means mochi muffins, sticky toffee pudding, and more, plus the return of a few classic items like shrimp toast.

Banh Oui first began life as a Smorgasburg pop-up before branching out in 2017 to Silver Lake with a quirky residency on the leafy patio of an auto body shop, of all places. Last summer, the team took over the closed Smoke’s Poutinerie storefront in a strip mall at Cahuenga and Selma, near Trejo’s Cantina and the upcoming 3rd Base, a high-end sports bar. More recently, Piskoulian and Felton began tinkering with Armenian khachapuri primarily as a delivery and take-out option, under the name Tony Khachapuri.

The new Banh Oui Melrose should open this month, and keep hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., or 10 a.m. on weekends.

Banh Oui. 6909 Melrose Ave.Los Angeles, CA.