The owner of Tuk Tuk is about to open a new Thai restaurant in Buckhead

A mother and daughter behind two popular Atlanta Thai restaurant have collaborated on the menu for a new Buckhead spot.

The menu for Chai Yo was developed by Niyomkul and her mother, Nan Niyomkul, who owns Nan Thai Fine Dining in Midtown and the temporarily-shuttered Tamarind Seed. Featured menu items include khao soi lobster -- a fried lobster tail wrapped with egg noodles, shallots, pickled mustard greens, green beans, yellow thai curry and red cabbage and sakoo sai gai -- a tapioca dumpling with pickled turnip, peanuts, ground chicken, and palm sugar filling topped with cilantro and fried garlic -- as well as other starters and entrees such as duck leg stew and Thai-style lamb chops.

The chef's table at Chai Yo / Photo by Erik Meadows Photography

The bar program -- helmed by Timothy Faulkner, who previously worked at Restaurant Eugene, Umi, Lusca, 8Arm and Octopus Bar -- will feature specialty cocktails using Thai-influenced ingredients including butterfly pea flower, lychee, lemongrass and kaffir lime. Beer, wine, cider and sake are also on the drink list.

The 90-seat restaurant also features a 10-seat Chef's Table.

The restaurant's grand opening is scheduled for Feb. 1, and lunch will start being served Monday-Friday the last week of January.

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