Eater can confirm that 50 Eggs’ southeastern Asian concept Khong River House is closing its location on Miami Beach this Saturday, May 16.
In a statement released to Eater, 50 Eggs owner John Kunkel says:
50 Eggs Inc. is pleased to announce that Khong River House will be relocating to Miami in order to make way for a new 50 Eggs concept coming to Miami Beach this fall. Khong will close after dinner service this Saturday May 16, after over two years of operating in Miami Beach.
The statement goes on to say that it plans to move Khong to a location somewhere by 50 Eggs headquarters in the MiMo neighborhood. No word on when this might be or where it might go.
The Lincoln Road restaurant opened in December 2012 to critical acclaim and a very rare four-star review from the Miami Herald. But it did see its fair share of drama with a well-documented and messy departure from its Executive Chef Piyarat Arreeratn a.k.a Chef Bee in July 2013.
Since November of last year the kitchen has been run by Top Chef Master alum Patricia Yeo. According to the statement Yeo is staying on with 50 Eggs and is working on "future projects still being worked out."
As for the restaurant's upstairs bar Patpong Road, that will be closing as well. No details were released about what's going into the soon-to-be vacant Khong space but stay tuned for more updates.