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Situated near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard, Same Same is a wine bar and Thai restaurant with a smattering of tables, a neon sign that reads "but different," and two bars accented by rows of wine bottles. An expertly curated wine list puts an emphasis on small production wineries, and the staff is more than happy to guide you in pairings: a sweet riesling to offset a fiery minced chicken larb, for example, or a more dry riesling spatlese to compliment a sweeter mussel pancake. There's also a fun Antxiola Txakolina, a white blend that's poured from four feet above to keep things interesting (well, and also to keep the wine aerated). But just because Same Same highlights the bar aspect of this space doesn't mean that the food is subpar—the menu is filled with traditional options that are both comforting and downright delicious. Kuaytiaw Mu Daeng is a dish made with jade noodles and BBQ pork (a definite crowd-pleaser). The aforementioned mussel pancake is sweeter than you might think, but well balanced with scallions and a mild house Sriracha sauce, while the Panang is another hit—and surprisingly light despite the pool of coconut cream that surrounds chunks of beef and veggies. Be sure to stick around for dessert, a delightful sticky rice and mango medley that will have you scraping the plate clean.
2835 W Sunset Blvd
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