Chai Yo Modern Thai

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278 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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$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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: June 4, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:30PM-6:30PM

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What 278 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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KF
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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CM
Atlanta
9 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.

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Responded 6 days ago

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

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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.

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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!!

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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
9 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.

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

Excellent service and food

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Responded on May 30, 2019

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

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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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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Mediocre food, nice atmosphere but not worth the price

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m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great experience, my go-to place for special occasions

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Responded on May 17, 2019

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

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DH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed pleasant interactions with our server and the manager. Three courses of Thai inspired (or traditional) dishes were all exquisite. The desserts were so good, we ordered twice.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

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

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GO
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for mother's day. It was an excellent experience. The food was on point.

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Responded on May 17, 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 May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was wonderful from the hostess to the food to the valet parking attendant they all get a thumbs up from me and do plan on dining with you guys a lot thanks for a wonderful first date

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Responded on May 17, 2019

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

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JS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as always. One of our favorite restaurants to visit.

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Responded on May 11, 2019

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

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MH
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something different in Buckhead and found Chai Yo. We have been to their other restaurants and loved them, but we live north of the city so they are quite a drive for us. The ambience is great with modern décor and a nicely laid out restaurant. We split the Tapioca Dumplings for an appetizer which were amazing. I had the Pad Thai and my husband had the Beef Cheek Curry which we both loved. We split and order of the Crab Fried Rice. My husband is gluten free and we liked that there were ample options for GF dining with an exclusive menu for GF options. We had the coconut ice cream for dessert. Everything was amazing and the service was top notch. We will definitely add this to the rotation.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

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

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D
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner!!! The server was super nice and knowledgeable. The coconut ice cream was fantastic!!!

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Responded on May 11, 2019

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

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a
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

price is as expected for a buckhead restuarant. environment is wonderful for a date night or group outing. it felt more formal than its predecessor, Tamarind Seed, but not as upscale as Nan and is perfect for such occasions.
menu is smaller but product and quality was there. service was most excellent

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Responded on May 11, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FIRST CLASS THAI FOOD EACH AND EVERY TIME! It doesn't get better than this.

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Responded on April 30, 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 April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on April 26, 2019

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

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m
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, delightful people, lovely atmosphere

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on April 26, 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 April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chai yo is amazing. Every menu item is delicious and their drinks are fantastic.

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Responded on April 20, 2019

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

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S
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Thai restaurants in Atl. Food is outstanding and ambiance is upscale. Service is attentive. Valet parking is nice too.

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Responded on April 19, 2019

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

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c
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! Nice presentation and a lots of flavor. Was a great experience. Was my first time and certainly not the last !

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Responded on April 13, 2019

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

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RK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great . Had beef cheek

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Responded on April 13, 2019

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

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IS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was generally great the bass needed a bit more kick for my taste.

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Responded on April 13, 2019

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

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B
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Valet, service, ambiance- and, the food was delicious. Shout out to Anthony who was super quick to deliver a small bowl of rice to my father who mistakenly ate a pepper that proved to be too hot for him! Be sure to start with the lettuce wraps. Have been recommending to everyone . Enjoy!

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Responded on April 7, 2019

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

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RA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Excellent food and drinks. Great service. Very nice decor and environment. Overall, a gem.

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Responded on March 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 March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was good. However, the food was not great.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time back. Loved it, except really slow cocktail service

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food and beautiful environment! Really enjoyed my experience.

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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P
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food, however appetizer portions are too small for the priced. Better portion size should be highly considered!! TheLychee Martini needs help! Not good at all.

Thoroughly enjoyed our server! Very attentive and accommodating!

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was supposed to get 1000pts for this, not just 100.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with a presentation pleasing to the eye. Well worth the somewhat elevated price.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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

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JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! We have been a few times now, and the experience is consistently wonderful. Fresh, aromatic Thai flavors done authentically with a modern twist. We were there with a few friends and had the private dining room for more privacy. One of our favorite restaurants.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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

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JL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful!

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic cuisine. Best scallops I’ve had in a long time. Staff went above and beyond to make my son happy who was being picky and difficult on this evening! The meals for my wife and I were outstanding.

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Responded on March 18, 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 March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service! From the minute we walked in we felt so welcomed! The manager Lai checked in often and was very attentive. Friendly and caring staff, great ambience! Need to check it out for sure!

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Responded on March 18, 2019

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