House 530, Bringing Tasty Thai to Valencia in September


Dungeness pad Thai; Yelp photo by Jason A.

All the way back in 2008, I mentioned a third location of Thai House Express was supposed to open on Valencia Street near 16th Street. After yeeeaaarrrssss of permit delays, a license reveals the project is finally getting warmer. Set to open some time in mid-September, ~HOUSE 530~ will seat about 80 guests for lunch and dinner. Owner Paul Meeriyagerd is putting together a menu that will include some of the Thai favorites served by his parents at THE, but will also let in quite a bit of California influence and local ingredients. With a bit of bar seating and a modern atmosphere, the idea is to be a little more House and a little less Express, though takeout will be available and delivery is a possibility somewhere down the line. 530 Valencia St. at 16th St.