A new Thai restaurant called Bangkok Station (550 Pharr Road, Atlanta, 30305) will open in Buckhead this April. Owner Ratinthon Nithithanawut and chef Nathaphak (Paul) Maphu will use their restaurant experience in Thailand to forge an authentic dining experience inspired by the rail system there—hence the name Bangkok Station.
The menu will feature traditional dishes and flavors reflecting various regions of Thailand, with prices ranging from $4.50 to $32. There will be grilled skewers, as well as seafood dishes like jumbo prawns in Tamarind sauce. On the bar side, Bangkok Station will offer Thai cocktails, imported liquors, and local beers.
In addition to the dining room and bar, the restaurant will have a patio and a private room with handcrafted knight’s chairs. Multimedia displays of Thai culture will be projected on the walls, and the decor will include railroad bells.
Maphu says the restaurant will stand out in Atlanta’s Thai food scene because of the authentic flavors, delicate presentations, and its outdoor patio, which he hopes will conjure memories of sitting beside the Chao Phraya River in Thailand.