Gai Chicken and Rice IS a 400-square foot fast-casual eatery by Chef Chat Suansilphong(Fish Cheeks)and partners Ace Watanasuparp and Chatchai Huadwattana (Obao, Spot Dessert Bar) serving Thai Fried Chicken, Wings, and Hainanese-style Steamed Chicken.
The Boutique Space
Designed by Space NY, the shop is clean, modern and unique. The minimal color palette of warm yellow and grey tones evokes ease and approachability; it is a nod to the warmth of both the heat of the Thai food being served and the inherent warmth and energy of Thai culture and weather. The ceiling has lights recessed into large domes in the same striking yellow, referencing the warm Thai sun while playfully mimicking the interior of an egg carton, as Gai serves chicken as its star