Kalaya Thai Kitchen — the favored southern Thai restaurant in Bella Vista owned by chef Nok Suntaranon — might be getting a sister restaurant to the north subsequent yr, when Suntaranon opens her second outpost in Fishtown. The second Kalaya, recognized presently as Kalaya Fishtown, will open at 4 West Palmer Avenue.
The brand new restaurant is in partnership with Outlined Hospitality, the identical restaurant group that introduced Suraya, Pizzeria Beddia, and R&D Cocktail Bar to the frequently increasing Fishtown neighborhood. The brand new Kalaya will comply with within the footsteps of Middle Child, the cult-favorite sandwich store in Washington Sq. West that’s set to open its own Fishtown location this fall. Kalaya the second will open someday in the summertime of 2022.
Since opening Kalaya to rave opinions and a quick following in 2019, Suntaranon’s enterprise has steadily grown. In 2020, she expanded down the road to Kalaya Thai Market, a store that sells ready meals and Thai cooking components, and over the previous year-plus, Suntaranon has partnered with everybody from Kismet Bagels to Cake and Joe, bringing her culinary experience to sudden collaborations. With 160 seats, a full bar, and an outside patio, the brand new restaurant marks the subsequent section of development for Suntaranon’s standard restaurant enterprise, and we’re certain there might be extra to return.