Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.8
501 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 contemporary hip setting. Chai Yo Modern Thai offers plates and a happy hour menu. The bar menu provides 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Your valentine will be sure to love our award-winning modern Thai cuisine, inside our hip Buckhead location. This Valentine's Day, Chef DeeDee Niyomkul is excited to serve a special four-course prix fixe menu for 85/guest exclusive of tax and gratuity.

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vipRASMITH4088
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. I highly recommend the sea bass! Great ambiance and very COVID friendly with partitions at the bar and every table.

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GARYL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent, the food very good, the service was exquisite. We will definitely return.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipNBNEWCOM
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible.

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vipDiner
Atlanta
366 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Chai Yo! DeeDee is wonderful and her restaurant is beautiful! Looking forward to our next visit!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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AntonioJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and food amazing. I had the bass she ordered the curry. We could have traded dishes and been just as happy. We will be back I’m certain.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food tasted terrible

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vipDFow
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, perfect ambiance, service great, good for all occasions

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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Vegas2013
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No need to say much more than LOVE THIS RESTAUARANT. Always great food and great customer service.

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deanes
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best most flavorful Thai in ATL....hands down

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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Tosin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They always know how to take care of guests at Chai Yo! And I love the new partitions they have between each table, so I felt very safe dining out!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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Adebola
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great. The food had great flavor and great quantity. My Wife and I will be returning soon!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, will definitely go back! Great experience, great flavors, great service

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great first date restaurant, not so much for a romantic dinner. Hip trendy energetic vibes.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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JadeM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a little hard to find, so my friend arrived late, but we had a great time. The appetizers are small, bite sized for sure. The fried egg rolls have a potato-y taste, the fritters were the best of the ones we tried. I had the Chicken Massaman Curry with the potatoes and I ordered brown rice with it. My food was amazing! I think my friend enjoyed hers but not as much as I enjoyed mine. She ordered the Shrimp Basil with vegetables. Which is why I am rating this a 4, but my experience was a 5. I took her leftovers home and I agree, they were a 4/5, not as great as my dish. We will definitely go back. Great options for people who don’t eat red meat.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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vipSaul
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Small portions but well presented and tasty. Very nice space.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister to Chai Yo for her birthday dinner, and it exceeded our expectations. This restaurant has been on her radar for a while and I had to make it happen. First off, the drinks were spectacular! We both had 2 Thai Me Downs, and it was SUPERB! All of the food was good and the perfect portion. My favorite dish was the Crab Fried Rice OMG. We will definitely be back! They are also open for Christmas Eve 2020 so make a reservation to enjoy this experience. From the food, to the oh so cute uniform pants that I want a pair of from Thailand, you wouldn’t want to miss experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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vipDFow
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal in a great atmosphere with attentive and service-minded staff!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 17, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 17, 2020

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

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vipBuckheadnative
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chai Yo Is a bit difficult to locate behind the former Seasons52, but so worth the effort. Everything was over the top delicious and beautifully presented. Prices were in line with Buckhead.
Kanom Jeeb—- Steamed chicken and shrimp dumplings with galangal, fried garlic and soy chili sauce. The tiny pepper on each one is Super hot, but easy to remove if needed.
Plah Pla Meuk-Marinated octopus in lime juice tossed with roasted chili paste, lemongrass, kaffir lime, shallots, cilantro, over bibb lettuce. KILLER!
Thod Mun Kai -Fried chicken and shrimp fritter, corn, red curry & kaffir lime with cucumber, onion, crushed peanuts with sweet chili sauce
Entree: Khew Wan Talay -Seared sea scallops with green curry, crispy Brussel sprouts, eggplant, green beans, and jasmine rice. So delicious that we will order extra sauce “to go” on our next visit.
-We never order dessert, but am very glad we broke our rule to try the coconut cake. Light night so very divine.
-Bartender Linda was wonderful...attentive without being intrusive and very personable.
Can’t wait to return!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 17, 2020

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

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vipNana
New York Area
214 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The decor at Chai-Yo is really nice. The staff is super friendly and welcoming and it's great for a special occasion. However, the food does not live up to the presentation. The drunken noodles were super hard, and honestly was not that good. MY brother thought the lamb chops were just alright and they told my best friend that they could make the crab fried rice entree-sized. However, it was literally the same size as the side order when those who got it as a side poured it out of the bowl. The rest of the dishes we got were just okay as well. I won't be going back to be honest.

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Paige
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We enjoyed our evening and got to redeem our anniversary coupon :)

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on December 17, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my friends recommended this place my girlfriend and I were celebrating our promotions and the ambience and food where amazing.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 27, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere vibrant!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 13, 2020

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

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vipAugustus
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food🥁 Great Ambience🪐 Great Service with Quan. She's the best🌟

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 2, 2020

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

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Ambiance was nice. It was quiet. Food was amazing. O will go back again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on November 2, 2020

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vipAlfredoN
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last night we ordered “pork belly”, a new entree for us and it was very good, crispy and very tasty. Chai Yo always has an entree that surprises you and brings a variety of tastes and flavors. We continue to have the octopus and the chilean sea bass that are always exceptional.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 31, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enough portions to share and the food tasted amazing. I knew I was getting the outdoor seating with a risk of food getting cold, but the service was great!

Everyone wore masks the right way. (Not with their nose popping out)

Will dine again!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 31, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 31, 2020

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

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vipParriso
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting from out of town and found this restaurant on opentable while searching for Thai and we are really glad we did!
Great decor excellent customer service brilliant food we had a really great experience and when we are back in Atlanta we will stop back in!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 11, 2020

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

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vipAmyA
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beef Cheeks are amazing! It was a beautiful evening to sit at their outdoor dining area.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 1, 2020

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OutdoorDining
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently went to Chai Yo to celebrate my Husband's birthday. We have not eaten out at a restaurant since February, so I was looking for somewhere with outdoor seating. I was very impressed on how they are handling Covid. They checked our temps before seating us, we had to scan a QR code to look at the menu, and all staff were wearing masks, above there nose. They don't have many outdoor tables, but that was perfect for us! We were all well spaced apart. Now our service was absolutely amazing, I wish I could remember his name, maybe Dong? He was very attentive and gave great recommendations. Then finally the food.....ahhh, the delicious food! We are big Thai cuisine fans and this is on a whole other echelon of flavors and quality. Even our kids commented on how yummy everything was and asked to come back. We will definitely be back but it was a hefty bill for a family of 4 and only one glass of wine. But overall it was worth it for a special occasion! Thanks for an amazing experience and dinner!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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vipJordanW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch! Delicious! Excellent service.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 11, 2020

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vipNinaR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The sea bass and drunken noodles are great. Ambience was intimate, nice for a dinner date. Dress casual.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 1, 2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved Chai Yo! The outdoor/patio set up is perfect for socially distanced dining. The service was incredibly slow, but our server was very nice and personable.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 21, 2020

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DeborahL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside to hear the music. Overall the food and service was very good. Heaters are needed for fall because it was a bit chilly and windy Saturday night.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 21, 2020

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Helen
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice for a special ocassion celebration.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 21, 2020

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vipdrj1
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt completely safe. The food has been excellent each and every time I go. I can order anything and change it to vegetarian without any issue and I love that! Plus, the environment is decorated beautifully!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 19, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good! Like always

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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vipAlfredoN
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate the special and it was very good (Seabass with lobster rice and brussels sprouts) we asked for the chicken fritters and they were delicious

It is always a pleasure to have dinner here as they always treat you as family, the ambiance is good and the service exceptional!!!

They are very good following covid protocols!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 19, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on September 12, 2020

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

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FAQs

Chai Yo Modern Thai does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Chai Yo Modern Thai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 464-7980.

Chai Yo Modern Thai is rated 4.8 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Chai Yo Modern Thai does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://chaiyo.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.