Owners of Tuk Tuk Planning New Thai Concept ‘Chai Yo’ For Buckhead

Chai Yo would replace J. Christopher's in the Two Buckhead Plaza development.

UPDATE (January 19, 2018): New Thai Concept Chai Yo—From Tuk Tuk Team—To Grand Open February 1

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DeeDee Niyomkul, owner and founder of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft, is planning Chai Yo, a new Thai concept for Buckhead.

The restaurant would replace the now-shuttered J. Christopher’s in the Two Buckhead Plaza development, Mike O’Kelly, director of operations at Tuk Tuk and Nan Thai Fine Dining, and operating partner at Chai Yo, Monday in an email confirmed with What Now Atlanta (WNA.)

“Chai Yo will bring a chef-driven Thai concept featuring Chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s interpretation of traditional and old world Thai recipes using new world techniques and inspiration,” O’Kelly said.

The space, at 3050 Peachtree Road NW, would offer a “modern setting” including outdoor seating and a “full craft bar.”

For the menu, Chef DeeDee is collaborating with her mother Chef Nan Niyomkul of Nan Thai Fine Dining and Tamarind Seed.

Chai Yo is targeting an early Summer opening, joining restaurants like Seasons 52, Umi, Chops Lobster Bar, and King + Duke in the development.

More details as they’re available…

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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3 years ago

With no competitors around that would be a great place.
There’s NAN THAI on 1350 Spring St NW
But they’re way too pricey according to restaurantji

3 years ago
Reply to  CathyHy

Nan and Tuk Tuk are the same owners. There is a place just up the street called Annie’s Thai Castle. Its not exceptional but fairly priced. They do a lot of takeout

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