Simbal showcases modern takes on southeast Asian cuisine in dishes like short-rib pot pie with lemongrass or crispy sweetbreads in fish sauce glaze or sweets like coconut flan with tamarind caramel. Chef/owner Shawn Pham’s hip Little Tokyo spot sports a minimalist decor of polished, concrete floors and wood accents with loads of natural light. Drinks include a French-heavy wine list, California craft beers and house cocktails like the Jade of Hearts made with vodka, Cocchi Rosa, Thai basil syrup and lemongrass.
120 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012