In less than four months, Lotus of Siam has rebounded from an unexpected closure at its long heralded Commercial Center restaurant and is still hard at work adding improvements to its already busy, new second home on East Sahara Avenue.
Located inside the 7,921-square-foot former Roy’s Restaurant on the eastside’s Restaurant Row, Lotus is expected to receive its full liquor license soon and has enlisted Breslin Builders to build a dedicated and climatized room wine room for its famous inventory, which numbers more than 300 selections.
Work is also about to start on a remodel of the 19-year-old original restaurant, shuttered when a rainstorm collapsed part of the roof. Initial permits filed last November called for an estimated budget of $301,000 to overhaul the space. Last week, new paperwork was submitted for the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical upgrades, a strong hint it will miss a once hoped for February return to action. An updated timetable for opening day has yet to be announced.
On Flamingo Road, Saipin Chutima’s northern Thai cuisine is served at lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m, and daily at dinner from 5.30 to 10 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
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