What's like Natalee Thai, but in OC, CA

My wife just loves Natalee Thai, on Venice Blvd, in Culver City. Her sister lives in Topanga. but the third person who usually sets up meetings there is moving away from the LA area, so my wife is yearning to find a sub nearer to us in South OC. I wish I could describe exactly what she loves so much about Natalee Thai’s food, but hopefully there will be someone (or two) here familiar enough to suggest some places that we can actually try without a long drive. Hoping to keep my wife happy. ;o)))

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold