It’s no secret that Thai Thai (13735 Madison Ave., 216-961-9655) restaurant in Lakewood has captured the hearts and stomachs of Thai food fans pretty much from the day it opened its doors three and a half years ago. The wildly popular eatery, which is run by Siriphan “Kiwi” Wongpeng and her mother, father and brother, features authentic versions of the foods the family enjoyed back home in Thailand. By focusing on a stripped-down menu of exciting street foods and Thai classics, the kitchen manages to hit every dish out of the park.
The one downside to Thai Thai? Its size, a puny 15 seats, most of which are gobbled up by eager diners before you arrive.
All that changes come December, when Thai Thai 2.0 opens four blocks east on Madison. The move was a long time coming, says management.
“We were ready for a bigger home with more table and chairs for our people,” reports Kiwi.
Construction has begun on the new property, with the goal of a December opening. The larger space will allow the family to expand its repertoire, adding more noodle soups and other favorite dishes from back home.
We’ll keep you posted about opening day.
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