Simpang Asia

10433 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-815-9075

Details

  • Daily 11am-0am
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
With a huge selection of Japanese candy and boxes piled neatly to the ceiling, this Indonesian grocery, with a website, is what I'd imagine a 7-Eleven in Sulawesi might look like: immaculate shelves of chile peanuts, dried squid and juice boxes of starfruit drink, kilo bags of fried shallots, and more flavors of instant noodles than you may have known existed. Neighborhood kids drop in, carefully counting dimes for their rations of Pocky sticks or Japanese bubblegum. UCLA students haul off caseloads of ramen. Simpang Asia is almost exotic in its nonexoticism.

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