Chai Yo Modern Thai

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$31 to $50
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Thai
Chai Yo Modern Thai brings a chef-driven Thai concept featuring Chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s interpretation of traditional Thai recipes using modern techniques and inspiration in a modern hip setting. Chai Yo Modern Thai offers plates and happy hour menu. The bar menu offers specialty cocktails with ingredients made in house and a diverse wine list. 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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine's Day, Chef DeeDee Niyomkul will offer a 4-course pre-fixe menu for $85 per guest

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Mon 5:00PM - 10:00PM

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JS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. One of our favorite places in Atlanta. And the consistency of how good the food is what makes this place a go to for us.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 3 days ago

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

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TP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was fabulous and just as tasty as described. This was a birthday celebration and they made it very special for us all. We will definitely come back.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 3 days ago

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 January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the happy hour at the bar - 1 cocktail + 1 appetizer for $15. The service was great and the food was delicious. Get the drunken noodles!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 3 days ago

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

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AM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You will be genuinely taken care of the moment you enter the door. Great cocktails, wonderful service and a great presentation of food. You will not leave hungry or disappointed.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 3 days ago

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

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D
Atlanta
357 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. We had the sweetest server. The restaurant is beautiful. We have been here several times and always enjoy it. We will be back again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 10, 2020

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

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 9, 2020

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

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b
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From cocktails to deserts everything is not only wonderfully tasting but beautifully served and presented.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 9, 2020

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

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JJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved Chai! I was impressed and greeted with warmth from every person I interacted with. The food was phenomenal and very well priced. I can’t wait to go again and would recommend to anyone.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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MD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and so was the ambience. I will definitely visit again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 5, 2020

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

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining on NYE

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 3, 2020

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

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C
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 3, 2020

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

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TS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used both Gluten Free and regular menus. Soup to finish we’re all well done, service was quick. Very enjoyable

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 3, 2020

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

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CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Three of us had dinner this evening. The food was very good. We had a couple of appetizers. One of them was octopus and it was surprisingly tender and tasty. Not chewy at all like it can sometimes be: each of us had different main courses and all three of us were happy with our choices. We had the sea bass, the scallops and your typical chicken masaman. We also shared the chocolate molten cake with coconut ice cream. Each dish worked out perfectly.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 30, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere & the food was amazing!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 28, 2019

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

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F
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar & Lynn was an amazing bartender. She had so many suggestions re: the drink & food menus. It was hard to decide what to eat, luckily we had some guidance from DeeDee, the owner/chef. Everything was AMAZING! Every bite was delicious. We had the Lychee cocktails, crab fried rice, Sakoo Sai Gai & Thod Mun Kai. The spice was perfect, the taste of each appetizer was so tasty. We loved the decor & atmosphere, it was so chic & modern. Will definitely be back to try many more items on the menu.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 18, 2019

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

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B
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times. We always request May as our server. She always delivers with exceptional service and is so nice.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 17, 2019

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

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LR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious proteins/entrees, appetizers were okay but something I felt I could get cheaper and be just as tasty. Staff was super friendly and professional, Jessica was a doll. They gave us free champagne for our one year anniversary and we got a free dessert after joining the email list! All-in-all very fun experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 8, 2019

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

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SB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Chai Yo because of the chef, Dee Dee. I’d only been here once socially and it was STELLAR. So I recommended it as the next business lunch spot. We had a chef tasting menu and it was absolutely incredible. Our server Lynn was so eloquent, passionate and professional. She suggests pairings and remembers certain peoples tastes & preferences. 100% all around. Bottom line - You must go.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great ambience. A little too pricey for the quantity but the staff was great and the food was delicious.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

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B
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 6, 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 December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience at Chai Yo. The service was polite and respectful. A request to move tables was graciously accommodated. The food was excellent - I would expect nothing less from this restaurant group. I especially enjoyed the Nom dok (sp?) cocktail with ice cubes that were purple after being steeped with flowers. All in all a great experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 6, 2019

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

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b
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Chai Yo
Food was off the charts delicious! Best Thai food in town! We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and chai yo made it super special, not only the owner herself stopped by our table to say hello and wish my friend .. she also sent two free desserts for us! We had an u forgettable night ! Thank you Chia Yo Modern !

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 2, 2019

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

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MG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere. Portions are not large. Special plates for sharing. Gluten free menu available.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 2, 2019

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

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. From the fine cocktails to the best modern Thai I've tasted. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience some quality Thai food in a romantic setting

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 29, 2019

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

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AG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful food. Both appetizers and entree did not take long to come out. Very tasty food. For those of you who like nice bathrooms, they have sweet smelling candles and its very nice in there.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 29, 2019

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

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JC
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was superb. Decor is to die for. Crowds on Atlanta eats day did not damage service quality.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 25, 2019

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

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d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had lunch and prices were more reasonable than the very expensive dinner menu. Excellent quality Thai food with the spiciness toned down for the American palate. Ask for the peppers for authenticity. Very nice ambiance. would return for cocktails at the bar with small bites.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 23, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 23, 2019

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

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M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Chai Yo for lunch yesterday with coworkers and it was wonderful! We had dumplings, spring rolls, chicken lettuce wraps, pineapple chicken and penang beef. There wasn't one bad dish served to us! Everything was very flavorful and delicious.

Chef Dee Dee, the owner, was on-site since the television show, Atlanta Eats, was filming an episode there. We were interviewed and this episode of the show airs in January 2020.

This restaurant is a lot different from TukTuk her other spot in Midtown but just as wonderful. The ambience is sexy and warm and it's decorated impeccably. Dee Dee was very welcoming and spent time at our table discussing the restaurant and overall concept.

I would absolutely say this is one of the top 10 restaurants to experience in Atlanta. It showcases Thai food in an awesome setting!! Kudos to Dee Dee for another show-stopping restaurant!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 23, 2019

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

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N
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy beautifully decorated restaurant.
I’ve ordered the chicken massaman and it arrived cold to the table. My husband ordered the duck and it was at good temperature.
It took at least 10 min for the server to come back with my warm dish which was annoying, since my husband was half done with his meal.
When my dish arrived it was amazingly good and warm enough.
It was upsetting though.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 23, 2019

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

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OT
London
36 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chai Yo is consistently AMAZING! Everything on the menu is excellent. The beef cheeks are my favorite.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 18, 2019

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

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best un-known spot. Great food, great bar, great service, great people. A perfect date night location.. you can hear the conversation while looking your date in the eyes. PERFECT!!!!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 16, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Chai Yo for my birthday. The beef Penang was the best curry I have ever had in my life. That tender beef will love on in my mind forever! Thanks so much for a great birthday.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 10, 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 November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

one of my favorite places :) - recommend Chai Yo - staff is amazing and food is delicious

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 9, 2019

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

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TJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and fabulous food. I would recommend for any occasion. Chai Yo is a hidden gem in Buckhead. Wish I knew about this restaurant 2 yes ago. Will definitely go back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 5, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 29, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister here for dinner. Great food, service and ambiance! Definitely recommend the octopus lemongrass salad for starters and beef cheeks panang for entree. The beef cheeks melt in your mouth! So delicious will definitely be back

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 29, 2019

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

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G
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our send time there. The food was great and we love the decor of the place. Will definitely return again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 25, 2019

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

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Y
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress described the dishes in an artistic way. It was a feast for the ears, eyes, and taste buds.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 16, 2019

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

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P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, unique drinks and delicious food. Enjoyed sitting outside in the quiet outdoor space.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 11, 2019

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

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