the soul of isan in the heart of bangkok
Yenakat Soi 1, Thung Mahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok
+66 (0)95 905 7272
The Kitchen promotes traditional home-cooked Isan food, and authentic Thai cuisine
with ingredients from our own farm in Buachet, Isan and our City Farm in Bangkok.
great food , relaxed atmosphere
Good old-fashioned home-cook food, served with love.
The Kitchen at Yenakat was founded by Apiwat (Todd) Curtin with support of his family team. Originally from Surin, Isan, the team has an extensive knowledge of Isan food – and particularly traditional, home-cooked farmers food. The goal is to bring original Isan food to the city – to local and foreign customers alike. Apart from Isan Food, we serve authentic Thai Cuisine as well.
The restaurant started with 16 seats in a tiny shop on Yenakat. The shop expanded with a big outside terrace – later moving to Soi Yenakat, Soi 1. Recently the business expanded further and now includes a bakery, co-work area, and area for group dinners and an art gallery - but still focussing on Isan Food. The outside terrace is a great place to hang out during the cooler Bangkok evenings.
Traditional ingredients for the menu are grown in a City Farm close by the restaurant. Many traditional ingredients come from Buachet, Isan – which include many preserved, dried or fermented vegetables or fish.
The Kitchen is developing a line of products that can be bought at the restaurant – supporting local producers in Isan. More info to follow!