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Asian Box Brings Vietnamese “Street Food” to Downtown LA

Asian Box is a casual and affordable Vietnamese eatery now open at 5th/Figueroa in Downtown LA

Asian Box is a casual and affordable Vietnamese eatery now open at 5th/Figueroa in Downtown LA

Another great addition is added to the growing list of casual and approachable dining spots in Downtown LA’s Financial District great for office workers (and residents alike). A new restaurant from the Bay Area called Asian Box opened this week at 5th and Figueroa across the street from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Originally from Palo Alto, Asian Box opened in 2012 focusing on Vietnamese street food with most ingredients sourced from local farmers. The restaurant offers diners a quick way to grab fresh tasty food in a similar fashion to Chipotle¬†divided into three easy steps: 1) start your box (meal) with rice, salad, or noodles, 2) pick your protein, and 3) add on anything else you want from a yummy list of veggies, spices, and sauces all made in-house from scratch. And throw in a couple of delicious shrimp spring rolls while you’re at it!

Another cool thing about Asian Box is their commitment to “sustainable dining.” The restaurant touts its “responsibly raised, farmed, and made” food using earth friendly packing that is compostable and/or recyclable. You can’t go wrong with being eco-friendly and opening in Downtown LA, which allows most patrons to walk to the restaurant reducing dependency on cars and oil.

Asian Box is located at 5th and Figueroa directly next to Border Grill. Hours are still being worked out but will open at 11 am and be geared toward lunch for now.

For more info about the food and menu, please click here.

Asian Box custom box meals

Asian Box custom box meals

Asian Box is located directly next to Border Grill at 5th/Figueroa in the Financial District

Asian Box is located directly next to Border Grill at 5th/Figueroa in the Financial District

Outdoor dining for Asian Box diners across from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Outdoor dining for Asian Box diners across from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Asian Box is a great grab-and-go option added to Downtown LA's casual dining options

Asian Box is a great grab-and-go option added to Downtown LA’s casual dining options

Asian Box grab-and-go

Asian Box grab-and-go

Asian Box drinks like the Vietnamese iced coffee

Asian Box drinks like the Vietnamese iced coffee

The 5th and Fig Box

The 5th and Fig Box

Local artists featured in the shop

Local artists featured in the shop

The restaurant makes an effort to be eco-friendly serving their food in compostable and recyclable packaging

The restaurant makes an effort to be eco-friendly serving their food in compostable and recyclable packaging

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5 Comments

  1. Wait nevermind. Saw the website. For beign Vietnamese they sure are forgetting the pho. The box must taste as good.

    • carlos says

      You know that there are a lot more Vietnamese foods than just pho…

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