Pim Techamuanvivit, chef-owner behind Thai restaurant Nari and Michelin-starred restaurant Kin Khao, has her eyes set on San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood as the site for her latest project.
The restaurateur plans for a fast-casual version of Kin Khao to debut in the neighborhood that will take over the Noon All Day restaurant space at 690 Indiana St., Tablehopper reports.
Techamuanvivit told Eater that prior to the pandemic she had been in conversations with the owners of Italian restaurant Piccino, who own Noon All Day, with an interest to take up the Noon All Day space.
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Months later, Techamuanvivit was offered a one-year lease agreement. Despite the short lease term, Eater reports that Techamuanvivit is hopeful her new concept will stay beyond the limited timeframe.
“I can’t imagine signing a five- or 10-year lease for a restaurant anywhere right now,” Techamuanvivit told Eater. “You can’t make any projections. You don’t know what’s going to happen.”
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With a new restaurant in the works, Techamuanvivit shared she’s excited to bring back employees from Kin Khao that has remained temporarily closed for the majority of shelter in place orders. Her other restaurant, Nari, is currently open for takeout service only.
An opening date has not been announced but Tablehopper reports that customers can expect patio seating at the new location, and Techamuanvivit told Eater that the food offerings will be a limited version of the dishes served at Kin Khao.
Susana Guerrero is an SFGATE digital reporter. Email: Susana.Guerrero@sfgate.com | Twitter: @SusyGuerrero3