Kalaya Fishtown Projected to Open Summer 2022

The popular Thai eatery in Bella Vista announced the opening of a second brick-and-mortar and a new partnership with Defined Hospitality.
Kalaya Fishtown Projected to Open Summer 2022
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Nok Suntaranon of Kalaya Thai Kitchen and Kalaya Thai Market has announced a partnership with Defined Hospitality, the restaurant group owned and operated by Greg Root, Nick Kennedy, and Al Lucas. Defined Hospitality is the group behind brands like Condesa, El Techo, and El Café. And what exactly will this new partnership bring us? Kalaya Fishtown, of course.

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Kalaya Fishtown will be the Thai kitchen’s outpost in Fishtown. The project is slated to open next summer, according to the restaurant’s recent social media announcement: “Huge news — Kalaya Fishtown will be opening late summer 2022!” The announcement goes on to share the Fishtown location will seat over 160 people and feature a full bar in its new home at 4 West Palmer Street.

Kalaya borrows its name from Chef and Owner Nok Suntaranon’s mother. According to the eatery’s website, “Kalaya is the simplicity in the cuisine, the high level of attention in each item’s preparation, and the fresh selection of seasonal ingredients.” Since opening in 2019, the restaurant has grown popular, winning awards and accolades, and resulting in the opening of Kalaya Thai Market last fall. The retail shop offers a rotating selection of prepared foods as well as the ingredients necessary to whip up Kalaya dishes at home.

So there you have it, plenty of options to tide you over while we all await the opening of Kalaya the second.

Photo: Official
Photo: Official
Eve Payne

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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