Surin West

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Surin West is a Thai restaurant at 1918 11th Avenue South in Five Points South.

The restaurant was Surin Techarukpong's first venture in Birmingham after successful restaurants opened in the Atlanta area. It opened in February 1996 in the Shropshire & Daniel Building at 1920–1922 11th Avenue South, and served Thai cuisine slightly modified for an American palate.

In 1997 co-owner Lori Livingston opened Sweet Martini' in the adjoining Five Points Grocery building at 2024 11th Avenue South. After a few months she changed the name to Surin Sweets to avoid confusion. That space was later absorbed into the main restaurant, through desserts and martinis remained on the menu.

In 1998 the restaurant's manager was John James. In 2001 Kitt Chonpupong was manager.

In 1999 Surin West added sushi to the restaurant's menu. The business continued to expand westward into the former Taco Mac space in the Five Points Theatre building at 2014 11th Avenue South, and then stopped leasing the former martini bar area on the east.

Surin West underwent a major remodeling in 2016, which included refurbishing the former Five Points Theatre facade.

Techarukpong has opened several other "Surin" restaurants in the Birmingham District.