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New Thai Restaurant Opens in Buckhead

What to expect at Chai Yo from the family behind Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Nan Thai Fine Dining

Chai Yo has soft-opened at Two Buckhead Plaza
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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Upscale Thai restaurant Chai Yo from Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft owner DeeDee Niyomkul has opened at 3050 Peachtree Road in Two Buckhead Plaza.

The restaurant is currently taking limited reservations and will operate in soft-opening mode through the end of January. A grand opening celebration is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 1, with lunch expected to begin during the last week of January.

Niyomkul collaborated with her mother Nan Niyomkul (Nan Thai Fine Dining) on the menu for Chai Yo which includes contemporary takes on classic Thai dishes like ped palow (braised duck leg and tofu), geah yang (barbecue lamb chop with jicama slaw), and pad thai with jumbo prawns and glass noodles.

Timothy Faulkner (formerly of 8Arm, Octopus Bar, and Lusca) heads the beverage program. Faulkner has developed a Thai-influenced cocktail menu which includes drinks such as the Soot Yod with apple brandy, a pear eau-de-vie, peanut orgeat, curacao, and lime. Beer, wine, sake, and cider are also on the menu at Chai Yo.

Those interested in making reservations through the end of January are being asked to email

Take a look at the menu for Chai Yo:

The menu for Chai Yo

Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road (near Umi Sushi and Himitsu). 404-464-7980,


710 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Octopus Bar

560 Gresham Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 627-9911 Visit Website

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

1745 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30309 (678) 539-6181 Visit Website


3050 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 841-0040 Visit Website


3050 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30305