Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.7
243 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.

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

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

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

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

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JB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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JL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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DF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Thai. Slow braised beef cheek is insane. Corn cake appetizer is my new favorite. This place has it going on

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Ambiance was lovely. Sadly the special occasion was not recognized.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chai Yo NEVER disappoints! The food and ambiance are superb!!! May May provided excellent service and Lai always makes her guests feel welcome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service & amazing Thai cuisine. Will be back!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lai Khamphan and the team at Chai Yo are simply AMAZING! The chef's skills produce offerings that are a treat for the palate and the soul. I have a new favorite restaurant in the city!

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

Outstanding food, flavors, plating, and of course service.

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RJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Need to work on the pad thai and the green curry. The pad thai is overwhelmingly sweet and lack the complexity of flavor of the authentic dish. Also, it uses the wrong kind of noodles, i.e. thin glass noodles. The green curry was too salty and didn't really have much complex curry flavor. Also it used American eggplant when Thai eggplant is readily available in every grocery store on Buford Highway. Sorry to be so picky, but the food just tasted too Americanized.

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G
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great but it was extremely loud to the point I could not hear the three people at the other end of the table in our party of six

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our second time eating at Chai Yo and we were disappointed. The food quality has gone down. The service was slow. And they were out of several items which was surprising for an early dinner on a Saturday night. Seems like they need to stock better in anticipation of a busy weekend night. Also, the food quality did not reflect the prices.

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JT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here! It was a wonderful experience. Everyone loved their drinks, appetizers, and their meals. We all said we would happily come back.

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m
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant was great. It was our anniversary and my girlfriend loves Thai food so I brought her here. The food was fantastic. The order got messed up at first but they quickly fixed it and everything was good. It tasted delicious, was fast and great service. Highly recommend

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay, not the best Thai I’ve ever had (I’m half-Thai). I definitely felt it was overpriced for what it was. The prix fix on Valentine’s Day included basic Thai dishes and no alcohol. I wouldn’t return—would look for more authentic & cheaper, if I was in the mood for Thai.

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p
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, service was great, but it's over priced. Much better ambiance than most Asian restaurants.

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

It took over one hour to get the second course, soup. Turns out they lost our order but after three servers said they would check we finally called for the manager. She discovered the missing chit and apologized profusely . Only comp was one glass of wine and some free appetizer that was basically chicken McNuggets soaked in sweet and sour sauce . Buckhead has too many good options to ever go back there again. Too bad because the food was actually ok.

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

Exceptional food. Great friendly service. Beautiful atmosphere where you can actually talk because the music is soft and lovely
One of our favorite restaurants in buckhead

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GS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high end Thai restaurant in ritzy part of town. The owner visits your table and caters to your needs!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very nicely appointed. Kennedy our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food was very good! We started with the Lobster soup followed with the Duck & Beef Cheeks (this speciality really shouldn’t be missed)!

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B
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I have dined at Chai Yo Modern Thai many times and will definitely be going back. It is one of my favorite restaurants and it is perfect for special occasions. The service is outstanding, the ambiance is just right, and most importantly the food is delicious. I love the octopus salad appetizer and the pineapple chicken or scallop entree. Be sure to try the desserts, especially the lemongrass custard (my wife's favorite dessert of all time) or the pandan coconut ice cream.

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RS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been twice and would recommend it to anyone. I typically choose to recommend either Nan or now Chai Yo depending on who is going. We love both!

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AM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment with an outstanding meal. Sous vide massaman beef cheeks were sublime. Fried rice was delicate and balanced. My lady's pineapple chicken was spiced just right. I'd like to see a few more non-seafood appetizers, but it's a small miss. Also, as great as it was, $30+/plate for Thai is a bit hard to swallow. That said, if anyone in town can command that pricing, this is the place.

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c
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chai Yo is my new favorite restaurant in Buckhead. If you have not been, you're are missing out. Be sure to try the "Lunch Boxes".

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JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, outstanding service and food! One of our favorite spots in buckhead

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AT
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great presentation and flavors. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive without being overly intrusive. Space is nicely appointed. Great, high-end Thai, on par with Nan, the flagship restaurant of the family.

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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food is Awesome. Tom Kha Soup outstanding and the Duck is to die for.

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K
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Thai food in a lively environment.

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JC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starter plus main more than enough for 2 people great quality and presentation

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a bit of a wait for our table (maybe 10 minutes), but the staff was super friendly and more than made up for it by comping an appetizer. Both the owner’s husband and the GM came by to apologize multiple times.

Food was absolutely amazing; hands down, in the top 3 meat entrees I’ve ever had in my life. Chef’s Specialty beef cheeks are highly recommended.

If I’m ever in the Atlanta area again, I will absolutely be stopping in.

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CP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NICE PLACE! FOOD WAS VERY GOOD! PORTIONS ARE A BIT SMALL BUT HEY I'M JUST CHEAP.
THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. I WILL BE GOING AGAIN.

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K
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Wonderful service. Our server suggested cocktails, apps, entries. We tried several offerings: dumplings, octopus, sea bass. Food presentation and taste: perfection! Will return to sample more from menu.

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AN
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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
42 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
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 on January 18, 2019
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 on January 18, 2019
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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