A Thai restaurant is coming to Lindbergh Center

26 Thai Kithchen & Bar is opening in June at 541 Main St., in Lindbergh Center. Photo: Ligaya Figueras

26 Thai Kithchen & Bar is opening in June at 541 Main St., in Lindbergh Center. Photo: Ligaya Figueras

Those looking for Thai cuisine intown will have a new option when 26 Thai Kitchen & Bar  opens later this month. The restaurant will be located across from the Lindbergh MARTA station at 541 Main St., in the space formerly occupied by The Firkin and Lindbergh Pub.

26 Thai Kitchen & Bar is a venture by brother and sister team Nate and Niki Pattharakositkul, whose family owns another Thai restaurant in Atlanta, Wild Ginger. Photo by Ligaya Figueras.

26 Thai Kitchen & Bar is a venture by brother and sister team Nate and Niki Pattharakositkul. Their family owns another Thai restaurant in Atlanta, Wild Ginger. Photo by Ligaya Figueras.

The restaurant is a project by brother and sister team Nate and Niki Pattharakositkul. While this is their first venture, they are not new to the restaurant industry. Their family is the name behind Wild Ginger in the Chamblee area, and Niki Pattharakositkul previously worked at Nan Thai Fine Dining in Midtown.

The 26 Thai Kitchen & Bar menu will feature a variety of Thai soups, salads and curries, as well as meat and seafood entrees. A full bar will feature Asian fusion cocktails and draft beer.

The kitchen will be helmed by chef Tanachai Sangkhum. The Thai native worked for three decades at restaurants in Southeast Asia, including the York Hotel in Singapore. Prior to joining the Pattharakositkuls, Sangkhum (“Chef Chai” for short), worked at Nan Thai.

Helming the kitchen will be chef Tanachai Sangkhum. The Thai native holds more than three decades of culinary experience.

Helming the kitchen will be chef Tanachai Sangkhum. The Thai native holds more than three decades of culinary experience. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Niki Pattharakositkul anticipates unlocking doors on June 19, upon completing construction to give the former Irish pub a look fitting for a modern Asian restaurant. The space offers seating for nearly 200 guests between the main dining room, a second-level dining area and an outdoor patio.

The space offers seating for nearly 200, with two levels of dining as well as a bar and an outdoor patio. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

The space offers seating for nearly 200, with two levels of dining as well as a bar and an outdoor patio. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

“We are excited to bring the restaurant to the area,” said Niki Pattharakositkul, who hopes that her Thai concept will stand out among other nearby dining options at Lindbergh Center such as Taco Mac, Chili’s and LongHorn Steakhouse.

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