Fans of Saipin Chutima’s northern Thai cuisine may soon be able to return to the original location in the Commercial Center. Lotus of Siam plans to reopen the restaurant more than two years after it closed following the collapse of its rain-soaked roof on East Sahara Avenue.
Some of the new touches to the space include carpets, wallpaper, and a waiting area for customers at the front. Penny Chutima tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a shuttle between the two restaurants will escort customers who don’t want to wait for a table. Lotus of Siam certainly is known as one of the toughest restaurant reservations in town, with weekends booked far in advance. The restaurant, tentatively planning a Dec. 2 return, plans to serve lunch and dinner on weekdays, and only dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.
Back in 2017, Lotus of Siam opened in the former Roy’s Restaurant space on Flamingo Road. At the time, Breslin Builders renovated the 7,921-square-foot space with a new wall to close off the open kitchen, plus new paint, flooring, equipment, upgrades to the existing bar and the creation of a new wine room in the private dining area to house the extensive wine collection.
The East Flamingo location offers about half the space of the original that spans 17,000 square feet in the Commercial Center. Both locations will remain open.
Owner and chef Chutima won a Best Chef: Southwest in 2011 for her northern Thai fare. Since 2012, Lotus of Siam had been a member of the Eater 38 as well.
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