Island Pacific Filipino Market

Island Pacific Supermarket – Burned to the Ground

Address: 229 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: 213-674-2980
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UPDATE: A fire totally destroyed this store in the early hours of January 10 (Wednesday), 2018.

Island Pacific was a Filipino store and seafood market chain owned by the husband of Filipina actress Krista Ranillo, an alleged mistress of boxer Manny Pacquiao from several years ago.

The small branch carried Purefoods hotdog, Filipino ice cream (mellorine) and ingredients for haluhalo, such as bottled macapuno, kaong, halayang ube, and nata de coco.

Pig’s blood available for the Philippine dish dinuguan

Among the Filipino snacks on the shelves: Boy Bawang mixed nuts, chicharon (crispy pork rinds), Tomi Sweet-Corn Chips, Skyflakes crackers

Uraro cookies, San Mig 3-in-1 Coffee, Ligo sardines, Century tuna…

Availability of products is subject to change. Call before making the trip, though the phone is usually out of order.

Another Island Pacific location is nearby, just a few blocks north on Vermont Avenue, in East Hollywood.


In February 2016, ABS-CBN filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Island Pacific supermarket entities and their owner, Jefferson ‘Nino’ Miave Lim, and other members of the Lim family over alleged fraud.


ISLAND PACIFIC MEAT DEPT
Date Closed: July 09, 2013
Date Reopened: July 11, 2013
Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage

ISLAND PACIFIC SEAFOOD MKT
Date Closed: July 09, 2013
Date Reopened: July 11, 2013
Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage, Vermin infestation

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