Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, aka in most circles as Chef Bee, debuts his highly anticipated restaurant NaiYaRa to the public tonight. The restaurant located at 1854 Bay Road features a mix of Thai street fare along with plenty of Japanese specialties that Bee is known for at his other restaurant, Oishi Thai.
The menu was partly inspired by Bee’s grandmother and features many dishes she once sold at their local village in Northern Thailand like crispy bok choy, chicken dumplings, and creamy ramen noodle soup with prawns, along with a sushi bar spearheaded by Bee. As for drinks, an "extensive bar menu" is available using traditional Thai ingredients for its boozy concoctions created by bartender Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi.
Dinner is now served Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with lunch service coming in 2016. To make a reservation call 786-275-6005.