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12053 Ventura Pl. (Laurel Canyon Blvd.) Send to Phone
Ventura Place Thai restaurant with a fiercely loyal clientele and traditional food.

Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sompun Restaurant Review

: There are trendier and pricier Thai restaurants on the eastern stretch of Ventura Boulevard, but this pleasant spot with a large repertoire and loyal clientele merits seeking out. Hot soups, good satays, and fiery beef salad (similar to a larb) are all worthwhile starters. An array of noodle dishes is generally first-rate. We recommend Northern-style kao soi with egg noodle soup, crispy noodles and crunchy onion, as well as a version of noodles topped with chopped green onions and mint to balance a serious level of spice. Sompun also produces curries like pud pirod, a fiery brew of coconut milk, mint leaves and green chilies, floating with strips of eggplant and bamboo shoots. Interesting seafood dishes, such as the o-lua (flattened shrimp with egg and bean sprouts) keep tables of locals happy, as does some of the friendliest service you'll encounter in the Valley. For dessert, the options are few, with coconut ice cream or fried bananas. Also located at 4156 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-661-5350.
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