Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.7
207 reviews
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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Treat your valentine to our award-winning restaurant. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chef DeeDee Niyomkul will be serving a four-course prix fixe menu for 75 per guest. Wine pairings will be available for purchase. Tax and gratuity not included.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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What 207 People Are Saying
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AN
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and the atmosphere was great. We ate the dumplings,some were hot on the outside but col inside. The octopus and the lobster curry were superb. My wife asked for the special and we were really disappointed as it really was not that special, it was a very small portion with not a defined flavor and the price was outrageous!!

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MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I was very underwhelmed....NAN is head and shoulders above this restaurant in my humble opinion! The appetizers were amazing but the entrees were not up to NAN quality. Glad we tried it though and wish them much success!

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A
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Beautifully presented plates. I love all the interior design. Fantastic drinks and wonderful service! Nice location. Easy for gluten free eating. I highly recommend.

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JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hate to recommend because I want this to remain a hidden gem! Delicious food, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere. We had our 11 year old and 17 year old with us. Everyone loved it all. Enjoyed the octopus salad (bright, delicate heat) the tapioca dumplings (burst of flavor) and the lobster coconut soup (smooth, and balanced) as appetizers. For entrees we had the sea bass (light, great flavors without being overwhelming), Pad Thai (fresh, healthy, and gently spicy), Pineapple Chicken (like a sweet & sour chicken, but more sophisticated), and the beef cheeks (tender, layers of flavor, nice heat). Each one was completely devoured. The only issue for some might be portion size. We weren't hungry when we left, but the portions were average. We can't go wait to go back again and try some of the other yummy menu items.

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MA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Chai Yo was an exceptional experience from start to finish. The food and cocktails were creative, beautiful & absolutely delicious. The ambiance was equally impressive, all the decor is from Thailand and set the perfect mood. Service was exceptional as well. We will definitely be back. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

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MS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tried the days special, just unbelievably good!!

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C
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter the restaurant, you know your someplace special! The hostess was so friendly, the aroma, the candle lit atmosphere all set the stage for the fabulous meal which awaits! We started with the steamed dumplings then on to,the salmon Panang curry. Delicious!!! Great cocktails and quick and friendly service made the evening all the more delightful!

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MG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New wave Thai cuisine. The pan seared sea bass is outstanding. Service was impeccable.

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AH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! The food was phenomenal, I highly recommend the octopus salad and the pineapple chicken. Service was great as well and I loved the ambiance, I can't wait to be back!

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JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Maria was wonderful and super helpful and attentive. Will definitely come back here.

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

New Years Eve
All was great

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I reserved a table for an early New Years Eve dinner. Our server was pleasant, attentive and offered great recommendations. We also noticed the manager on the floor greeting guests and helping to ensure a great dining experience for all the guests. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and accommodating. This was a first visit for many in our party and we were all very pleased with the presentation and taste of the food and cocktails. The ambiance and great service helped make our celebration memorable — thank you! We look forward to visiting Chai Yo again!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and ambiance. Great service and delicious variety of food choices. Beautiful presentation!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Overpriced and underwhelming. Stuck me in am awful table that was separated from the restaurant and refused to move me even though there were other options available. Food was nothing special and service was awkward.

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly loved my dining experience at Chai Yo Modern Thai! Thai is my favorite food and everything was amazing. Thanks an amazing New Year Eve!

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MS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food quality were both outstanding. Excellent value. An added reason to visit Buckhead.

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SC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food!!!! Service is awesome. The lobster coconut soup was probably the best coconut soup I have eaten. You didn’t have to hunt for the lobster, it had many large chunks.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary

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JP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful upscale Thai restaurant with great food and service. The chef/owner came over and introduced herself. They were very kind on my birthday. Definitely will return.

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. We will be returning.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! We will definitely be back!

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HP
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great!

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D
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with family from afar on Xmas Day. Very happy that they were open. Food excellent.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas Dinner food toke awhile to come out but the taste made up for it .

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m
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most memorable meals I have had. Everything was excellent! I will definitely be back.

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t
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch all night, very attentive. Food was excellent, we had the Beef Cheeks and Lamb Chops and both were great. Price seemed slightly high to rate 5 stars for value, but, will be back again.

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d
Atlanta
326 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chai Yo is wonderful! DeeDee and her team are amazing! We enjoy Chai Yo every time we visit! The food is so fresh and just wonderful. I always enjoy it! Can't wait until our next visit!

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were so excited to dine here for my husband’s birthday. Our table for two was very close to the table for two next to us, which was fine until they started chatting up their waitress, who then called the owner over and also whom I assume was the manager and both were gushing over this older couple to the point it completely ruined our dinner. My husband and I couldn’t even talk to each other because all we could hear was the owner and some guy (manager maybe?) chatting up the couple next to us for almost 10 mins. I’m glad she valued them visiting her restaurant, because we most definitely will not be back. The food was fine, but portions were small and tables for two were too close together combined with the ridiculous gushing over the older couple next to us. If the owner remembers this situation tonight, I hope she realizes she ruined my husband’s birthday dinner. Very disappointed.

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SK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From entry to exit everything was immaculate. The service was excellent , food was divine, ambiance perfect and parking easy.
I can’t really think of anything like anything that went wrong. Our server was very pleasant and very prompt. They made us feel so welcomed. We were celebrating two belated birthdays. They got two plate with ice cream with happy birthday written on the plates. We were aweee but it. Our chats were checked in. Every time we went in and out we were welcomed back. Restaurant closes at 11. We were not rushed until we realized we are holding them up.
Every dish we ordered was delicious. On par. The owner stopped by to check on us. Drinks were awesome.
It’s very very hard to find a place like such. Thank you so so much. Loved it.
Great for groups or for date or even family or GNO apt business meals.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the owner. Food was super good!

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EP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambience was delightful, service not so much. Shannon our waitress repeated several times the kitchen was closing and made her point clear when she took our side plates only being half way done with our appetizers and without asking if we were done as the Entrees were on the way. We felt rushed even though there were two other tables seated and a few people still at the bar.

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A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!!the Chef/Owner gave us recommendations in line with our preferences and they were superb.
The service by all personnel was above standards.
The Chef and waiter made us feel at home.
High end Thai food!!

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W
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Chai Yo serves mediocre Thai food at a very inflated price. The basil role tasted more like a lettuce role. Neither my friend nor I could taste any basil. The beef cheeks were good but not for the price. They delivered the wrong dish to the table, but graciously offered a free dessert for their mistake. There are many comparable Thai restaurants for a third of the price. I would not recommend Chai Yo.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service and sharp staff!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discussed with staff making reservation for anniversary and given special VIP. Loved staff, environment, and especially the food. Thanks Dee Dee and staff.

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

significant disappointment relative to other members of the Nan family

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M
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A favorite place for nice dinner.

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b
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our greeting by the hostess was exceptionally gracious and friendly. She welcomed us back since we had been there before. The interior design is equivalent to any five star New York restaurant. Shannon’s (yes a Thai lady with the name of Shannon))service, explanation of the foods and service was attentive but not overbearing. Finally, the food quality from the larb to the beef cheeks to the lemon grass dessert was subtle and tasty. The presentation was also special. Not your grandfathers old Thai restaurant.

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K
Savannah
46 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One in our party had a wonderful meal while the other was average. Recommend the tapioca dumplings and beef cheeks. Also the mai tai. Waitress was swamped with tables but she did an awesome job.

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