Fast-Casual Eatery

Gai Chicken and Rice 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 is clean, modern and unique. The minimal color pallet of warm yellow and grey tones was chosen as way to create an easy and approachable space that gave 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, meant to be another reference to the warm Thai sun while playfully mimicking the interior of an egg carton, as Gai serves chicken as its star ingredient.