Le Thai, the always bustling Thai restaurant on Fremont East, closed in July for a major remodel. The restaurant, one of the first to make the Fremont East entertainment district a dining destination, now features an expanded kitchen, taking space from the former bar area and main dining room. New tables and chairs now spruce up the space, along with new lighting fixtures and fans. The expanded bar features a mirror behind it, new shelves, a second TV, and more seating. Diners can even sit at high-top tables as well. The garden was enclosed to host the main dining room and is completely enclosed with skylight windows. Doors were also removed between the bar area and main dining room. A new mural and floors decorate the space.
Dan Coughlin opened the restaurant in 2011 at a time when downtown offered few dining options off the Fremont Street Experience for good food that was inexpensive. Le Thai started with a very small menu, just five items in a downtown brick building, with one hot commodity aside from crazy good Thai food — an enclosed 800-square-foot patio.
Last April, Le Thai opened a take-out and delivery restaurant at Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive in Coughlin’s former Mix Zone Cafe space. There, diners can grab Le Thai classics, including larb salad, three color curry, and the addictive waterfall dipping sauce.
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