Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.6
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399 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 modern hip setting. Chai Yo Modern Thai offers plates and happy hour menu. The bar menu offers 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.

Special Offers

$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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 July 2019

Ends: 3 July 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 399 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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Emily
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

I would recommend going at lunch time. The food is amazing, but service during dinner time has been awful both times I went. 45 min+ for food to come out for a party of 2. During lunch time we were in an md out within 45 min total, and the food was half the price of the dinner menu for the exact same thing.

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thorsmom
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

They are the only restaurant I know of in Atlanta that require a credit card and will charge you $25 per person if you cancel within 24 hours or change the number of people in your party! This deterred me from booking until a few hours prior to when we wanted to go, there was plenty of seating so perhaps other people don’t like that requirement either

Food was 50-50. Basil rolls very bland and expensive. Corn fritters also tasteless. Beef cheeks and pork belly excellent as was the octopus salad. Service was excellent! Pricy for level of food would t return

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was also amazing. Until the very end, the waitress apologized as she got busy on the other side of the restaurant. But she sent someone else to check on us. Only downside our table was near the bathrooms and there was a constant line of people to use it, so it was hard not focus on our conversation with the stream of people. It was also a birthday dinner and they brought us a nice birthday dessert.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 8 March 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative food and nice space. Many options which the server was able to articulate.some fun cocktails and nice wine list.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 8 March 2020

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

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Alix
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chai Yo Modern Thai food is so delicious! It's a little pricey but worth it if you love Thai food.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 7 March 2020

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

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StephanieA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and customer service, great addition to the Nan Fine Thai restaurant.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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vipBill
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food quality was very good but not very abundant for the price.
Cocktails were very small, possibly only 4 oz martini's!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, loved every minute!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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vipgm1959
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was incredible. The service was perfect.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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vipSeah
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great meal! The ambiance and service is always great...I love the vibe of the space, and there are always friendly faces greeting you at the door. And our food was fantastic! I’m doing the keto diet and they were very accommodating in order to adjust things for my needs. I highly recommend the chicken lettuce wrap and the lobster coconut soup...but my absolute FAVORITE is the spicy pork basil. I could seriously eat it three times a week. I will be back soon!!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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CaseyG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, wonderful menu, and nice ambiance. Would Highly recommend

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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KCTerry
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

This was our 3rd visit and we took a houseguest. I will admit, I was disappointed. I had 2 Old Fashioneds - in my first drink, the bartender realized she left out the bourbon; my second drink had to go back (from our table) because she left out the simple syrup. It was not a busy night and despite that, overall service was very slow. Pork belly was very fatty, and the food was not presented with the same flair as our other visits - one of the things I like about Chai Yo. Left underwhelmed - I could have been at any Thai restaurant. 😢

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We got moved because they made a mistake in seating. They were very considerate and apologetic about the situation so the a small plate, dessert and drinks were on them. It wasn’t a big deal to us but we appreciate how they handled the situation. The food and drinks were delicious. Tapioca dumplings and the lava cake are a must try!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 16 February 2020

We truly appreciated your understanding and patience with us. Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit. - Chef DeeDee Niyomkul

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was poor, slow and in essence ruined an expensive meal. Been to Nan and Tamarind scores of time - why is service excellent there, and not here. Ruined a good evening. If you want to reserve a seat with a CC, you need to hold yourself to higher. Terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Service was okay, food was not that exciting and small portions. Very expensive compared to other restaurants in group

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for Valentine’s Day. I was not disappointed. Beautiful decor, appropriate volume on ambient background music, and amazing food. The coconut lobster soup was like candy. Everything was awesome though. Strongly recommend.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 16 February 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 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and they brought us ice cream with a candle. I hate being sung to which they didn’t do. Flavors and choices were amazing. A definite must do if you want an elevated Thai experience

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 13 February 2020

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

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DavidR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were surprised and delighted by this treasure of a find. One of the best meals Ever! We will definitely return.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 13 February 2020

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

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BRIAN
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the moment we arrived, the service was incredible (possibly the kindest servers in the ATL). In addition, the food was delicious. The interior is like many restaurants in mixed-use buildings, open and clean, so you should not expect a traditional Thai restaurant when it comes to look and feel. Overall, a great dinner and experience.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 13 February 2020

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

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vipMeliT
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We got sat by the garage door that must open to outside when it’s warm out. Unfortunately, the door isn’t sealed well and we definitely got cold by the end of the meal.

We got the corn fritters and dumplings to start. They were OK. The entrees (drunken noodles & duck dish) were yummy and a good size. The desserts (lime option and coffee ice cream) were amazing.

It was a little more high end than expected but overall nice date night out!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 13 February 2020

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

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LaurenW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was insane! We can’t wait to go back. Great for a date night where you’d like to be able to talk with good food and great presentation.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 8 February 2020

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

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vipMarkG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for great Thai cuisine be it lunch or dinner. . Outstanding service.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 7 February 2020

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

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vipMaxxinnyc
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service amazing. Decor lovely, food not that great. Love their other place Tuk Tuk which is absolutely delish. Chai Yo not so much. The lamb was dry and chewy. The pad Thai was flavorless. Wish they would have some of the Tuk Tuk items. Been here twice and probably not again.

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vipMark
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had excellent service and the food was great as well.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 7 February 2020

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

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Catherine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beef cheeks are amazing! Great food and service

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 7 February 2020

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

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vipBrian
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely experience dining at Chai Yo!! Thank you May and Lana!!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 1 February 2020

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

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RobertC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a less than first rate dining experience at Chai Yo, and our lunch on Friday, January 24th was no exception. Staff was uniformly friendly and professional. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that it took a bit longer to get our food than on the previous visits.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 25 January 2020

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

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vipJawadS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. One of our favorite places in Atlanta. And the consistency of how good the food is what makes this place a go to for us.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 22 January 2020

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

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vipTonyP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was fabulous and just as tasty as described. This was a birthday celebration and they made it very special for us all. We will definitely come back.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 22 January 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 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the happy hour at the bar - 1 cocktail + 1 appetizer for $15. The service was great and the food was delicious. Get the drunken noodles!

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 22 January 2020

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

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vipAnthonyM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

You will be genuinely taken care of the moment you enter the door. Great cocktails, wonderful service and a great presentation of food. You will not leave hungry or disappointed.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 22 January 2020

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

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vipDiner
Atlanta
363 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. We had the sweetest server. The restaurant is beautiful. We have been here several times and always enjoy it. We will be back again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 10 January 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 9 January 2020

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

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boneman1
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From cocktails to deserts everything is not only wonderfully tasting but beautifully served and presented.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 9 January 2020

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

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JoyceJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely loved Chai! I was impressed and greeted with warmth from every person I interacted with. The food was phenomenal and very well priced. I can’t wait to go again and would recommend to anyone.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 6 January 2020

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

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MaryD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was good and so was the ambience. I will definitely visit again.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 5 January 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining on NYE

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 3 January 2020

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

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Cher
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 3 January 2020

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

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ThomasS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used both Gluten Free and regular menus. Soup to finish we’re all well done, service was quick. Very enjoyable

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 3 January 2020

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

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CamilleP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us had dinner this evening. The food was very good. We had a couple of appetizers. One of them was octopus and it was surprisingly tender and tasty. Not chewy at all like it can sometimes be: each of us had different main courses and all three of us were happy with our choices. We had the sea bass, the scallops and your typical chicken masaman. We also shared the chocolate molten cake with coconut ice cream. Each dish worked out perfectly.

Chai Yo Modern Thai
Responded on 30 December 2019

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

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