In a former Taco Bell (still has the classic architecture intact) in western Culver City sits Ekkamai Thai, an ultra tiny space (8 tables crowded inside, a few outside that are as popular as Syphillis today given the rain). It’s packed for lunch though the diners don’t seem terribly discerning. A few believe they are still in Taco Bell with their glazed looks and almost hipster meets flat damn broke attire.
It’s a comprehensive menu of Thai dishes found LA round with a few unusual twists. TV’s in either corner play sports and King of the Hill. Stabs at decor on the red walls are photographs presumably of the food you will eat. A sprig of basil artfully drapped across salmon or strips of beef or shrimp with peppers that look absolutely nothing like what you will eventually be served. Interestingly enough they employ the “push button for service” feature in spite of the fact the servers behind the counter can never be more than five feet away.