Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.7
307 reviews
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Thai
Chai Yo brings a chef-driven Thai concept featuring Chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s interpretation of traditional and old-world Thai recipes using new world techniques and inspiration. From the family that created Nan Thai Fine Dining, Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Tamarind Seed.

Specials

$5 Weekday Happy Hour Specials

Join us for happy hour at the bar or on our outdoor Buckhead patio for $5 small plates! Featuring a happy hour special: Your choice of a glass of wine or speciality cocktail and a small plate for only $15.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 2, 2019

Ends: July 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chai Yo Modern Thai will be open for lunch and dinner this Christmas Eve. Chef DeeDee Niyomkul will offer several delectable specials for the occasion. Reservations highly recommended.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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What 307 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots.

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Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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MM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful restaurant, the food was delicious and the service was excellent!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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AT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Thai food & service! Bar was excellent!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 year anniversary

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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HL
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, personable chef and waitstaff!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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JS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is so delicious - many authentic Thai dishes - waiter, named Cashen, was SO helpful . Signature cocktails also amazing- especially the coconut cream/vodka cocktail! The chili dip was very flavorful and the dumplings fantastic!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, better food, best service. Great location. Recommend the pineapple chicken and any of the cocktails!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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B
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Original and consistently high quality food and presentation. Perfect combination of Asian flavors and Western taste. The shrimp chicken fritters are world class. The service team is always attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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GJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! My favorite Gourmet Thai restaurant. Everything is great and the service is 5 star. I’m a foodie so I highly recommend this place.
Gina

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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LH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. Beautiful atmosphere, good food and service. We will definitely be back.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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AN
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excepcional cooking, service and atmosphere!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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TE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a little disappointed this time around… Have been here several times and really loved it, but this time had to order off the gluten-free menu and ordered several appetizers which were minuscule -Good, not great! Was excited to order scallops but the scallops were drowned in a sauce ithat tasted like a Chinese sweet-and-sour sauce… Total overkill on the flavor. Was Happy to see a place with a gluten-free menu, but the entrées definitely need more work

SL
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and ambience. Delicious food. Kudos to Chef Dee Dee. Jypzi gave us wonderful dining and cocktail suggestions. A+ all around.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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WL
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The flavors are all amazing. Started out with the happy hour menu - great deal! Small plate and glass of wine for $15. Then shared a few entrees and loved everything we had.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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b
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Shrimp Pad Tai was mediocre. Shrimp was tough Noodled stuck together in one lump on the plate.The dumpling were very good Overall mediocre food poor value

A
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior with great attention to detail. Prompt and enthusiastic service. Duck breast was cooked perfectly, and Pad Thai was delicious as well. Will be back to try some of the other dishes.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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DA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

We love Nan and TukTuk and had great expectations for Chai Yo. The service was excellent, Staff was lovely and kind, decor beautiful. The Appetizers were perfect - however our Main courses were underwhelming in comparison to the other sister stores. We did love the Crab fried rice and Dessert.

OT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garlic sea bass and Brussel sprouts were excellent

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our server was as well!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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ES
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Ethan was very courteous prompt and professional. He ensured we received his personal care and attention!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good but limited menu options. Ambience was ok not great.

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chai Yo! Wonderful food and excellent service!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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S
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious authentic Thai food. Beautiful, modern designed restaurant. Highly recommend. All menu items are pricey. Two dinner entrees came to almost $100 (with no appetizers, drinks or dessert!)

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience!! Food, cocktails, and atmosphere are second to none. Executive Chef DeeDee has outdone herself, a must for those who appreciate a holistic dining experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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c
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Chai Yo Modern Thai. We were here to celebrate our 28th anniversary. Arrived early, so the hostess let us go to the bar for a cocktail till our table was ready. Both bartenders were very knowledgeable about the signature cocktails and offered a suggestions for me, as my husband knew what her wanted and so the bartender recommended the Chai Talay for me and absolutely loved it! I noticed that several people that were seated around us, had ordered the Chai Talay. Our waiter was fantastic and just made our anniversary special. We will definitely be back and hopefully for happy hour. Chai Yo is our favorite dining experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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MD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials and yummy food. Delicious drinks as well.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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OB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has everything 5 star from the cocktails to the dessert. I had the filet mignon and it melt in my mouth. The basil fried rice is excellent. The dessert, not too sweet and very good. The ambiance is just perfect, whether you sit outdoors or inside, you would not be disappointed. This is a regular spot for me to eat.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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KF
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant with warm, attentive service. The food was not as good as at other restaurants in the same family, and it had a higher price point than Tuk Tuk. I will stick to Tuk Tuk and, on special occasions, Nan. I'll save Chai Yo for happy hour.

JC
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid preparation and presentation of dishes. Creative cocktail list and excellent desserts which is unusual for any Asian restaurant. Servers were very professional. Prices are high, but it's still great for special occasions. Should keep the gift card discount(a la Buckhead Life) and expand it to attract more people.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch place for Thai cuisine and they delivered on everything!

KC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hidden gem on Peachtree will excellent Asian cusine and great service. Beautiful ambiance with patio dining. Always look forward to my next visit.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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CM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food and atmosphere is always on point. We love taking our guest from out of town here, we consider this one of the best spots in Atlanta.
One person in our group of six last night had a specific diet and they worked it out so he would enjoy his meal as much as we enjoyed ours.
Thanks for making this a wonderful place for your guest.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster was amazing, service was attentive, and cocktails were yummy

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

$200 for two people for a Thai meal with limited menu items and only offering decent wines at
$50 bottles is not reasonable - especially when you combine it with an empty dining room on a Saturday night. I had not been to Chai Yo or Tuk Tuk in the past because I'm new to the ATL.
Next time I'll try Tuk Tuk which looks to have an interesting, expansive and reasonably priced menu -
and a lively evening crowd.
The Chef at Chai Yo appears to have talent, but it when you are offering a $35 dish that has two scallops and two shrimp, that concept (of high-end Thai) seems to have been a miss-step. Chai Yo is probably better as a lunch meal, assuming the prices are more reasonable in the afternoon.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Fantastic food and impeccable service! Will definitely return!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on June 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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WS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location in Buckhead. Nice staff. Food not as good as the sister restaurant, Tuk Tuk, at much higher prices. We were underwhelmed with the dishes given the prices. Got basil rolls that came with peanut sauce, which we thought was odd. They were happy to bring us soy chile sauce which was a better combination. The $38 Sea Bass was a bit dry. Only looked at red wines. They need more reds in the lower price point. There was one at $45, one at $48, and then it jumped into the $60's and above. We will probably go back, but not frequently.

KB
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on May 30, 2019

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VB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I eat Thai often and this restaurant has friendly staff but the value of what you pay for the quality and quantity is not good.
I have ordered green curry tons of times and never would I imagine a curry only having 4 pieces of tofu. 20 plus dollars for a dish and I only Get 4 pieces of tofu. The curry Had more spice than flavor. I love a good spice but you never want curry that is entirely too hot and no flavors.
My bf ordered the Pad Thai, again we eat Thai often , worst pad Thai I have ever had. It was dry and not put together well. You get for Prawns and that’s the most enjoyable thing about the dish. They tried to make it a decorative dish but they missed out on quality.
If you are a vegetarian and you do not eat fish. Do not go here. They have no completely vegetarian soups. They use fish sauce in every dish. We payed high price but did not get the quality we were looking for or used too.

I recommend going to Panita Thai which is in Atlanta and they have authentic Thai and its freshly made.

I give the service an A and the food a D.

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