Heading toward its second anniversary in the Arts District, locals D E Thai Kitchen are joining a growing wave of new, casual, pan-Asian dining options slowly enhancing the southeast dining scene.
Chef and owner Jompon Chotikamars’ menu of Bangkok street food and Southern Thai-style flavors replaced Rock’N’oodles a few steps from Charleston Boulevard back in 2018 and is promising its second location will debut “before summer.”
Signage is already up at the Desert Diamond Plaza retail center site, replacing the shuttered Galanga Thai Eatery at the intersection of Windmill Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard, and less than a mile from the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.
Sitting next door to Farmers Market Hawaii, a street-savvy clothing store, not a produce vendor, D E Thai Kitchen’s closest dining rival is a Popeye's outpost.
Larger than the 900-square-foot original, the new space is expected to keep the casual counter-service atmosphere, and import its very popular menu of tom yum and tom kha soups, larb salad, rice and noodle choices featuring a spin on pad Thai and pad see eiw favorites, plus a full range of curries and some adventurous house specials, including the colorful yen ta fo, a pink seafood noddle soup, and deep-fried tilapia dishes.