Chai Yo Modern Thai

4.7
254 reviews
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Thai
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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show your love to Mom this Mother's Day by treating her to a memorable dining experience. Chai Yo Modern Thai will be open from noon to 10pm. Chef DeeDee Niyomkul will offer several delectable specials for this occasion. Reserve your table today.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for dinner on Easter. Chef DeeDee Niyomkul will offer several delectable specials for the occasion.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Mon 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 254 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Thai restaurants in Atl. Food is outstanding and ambiance is upscale. Service is attentive. Valet parking is nice too.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! Nice presentation and a lots of flavor. Was a great experience. Was my first time and certainly not the last !

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Responded 6 days ago

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RK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great . Had beef cheek

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Responded 6 days ago

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IS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was generally great the bass needed a bit more kick for my taste.

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Responded 6 days ago

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B
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Valet, service, ambiance- and, the food was delicious. Shout out to Anthony who was super quick to deliver a small bowl of rice to my father who mistakenly ate a pepper that proved to be too hot for him! Be sure to start with the lettuce wraps. Have been recommending to everyone . Enjoy!

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Responded on April 7, 2019

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RA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Excellent food and drinks. Great service. Very nice decor and environment. Overall, a gem.

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was good. However, the food was not great.

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time back. Loved it, except really slow cocktail service

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food and beautiful environment! Really enjoyed my experience.

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Responded on March 29, 2019

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Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food, however appetizer portions are too small for the priced. Better portion size should be highly considered!! TheLychee Martini needs help! Not good at all.

Thoroughly enjoyed our server! Very attentive and accommodating!

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Responded on March 25, 2019

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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JB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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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Responded on March 23, 2019

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JL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful!

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Responded on March 23, 2019

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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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Responded on March 18, 2019

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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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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Responded on March 18, 2019

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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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Responded on March 15, 2019

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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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Responded on March 11, 2019

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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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Responded on March 9, 2019

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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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Responded on March 9, 2019

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on March 9, 2019

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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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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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Responded on February 25, 2019

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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
20 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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Responded on February 22, 2019

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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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Responded on February 22, 2019

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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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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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GS
Atlanta
5 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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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B
Atlanta
7 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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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c
Atlanta
15 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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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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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Responded on February 8, 2019

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AT
Atlanta
83 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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Responded on February 4, 2019

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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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Responded on February 4, 2019

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