Less than a year after opening, Cake Thai’s Wynwood (180 NW 29th Street) location has shut its doors, according to the Miami New Times, with its reopening being up in the air. The restaurant was the second outpost for the popular Thai restaurant and Eater 38 member, which has its original, still open location in North Miami (7919 Biscayne Boulevard).
Earlier this summer, it seemed as if the restaurant’s namesake cook and partner, Phuket “Cake” Thongsodchareondee, had all but left the restaurant for a new Izakaya concept down the street called Gaijin by Cake. And in a cryptic announcement for the restaurant on Instagram, he expressed his frustrations.
According to the Miami New Times the partners of Cake Thai, “Ramirez and Monterrey said the chef, who owns a minority stake in the restaurant, would stay on in a kind of consulting role.” But it seems that he had moved to Gajin full time, and taking much of his staff with him.
No word on if Cake Thai Wynwood will reopen or change concepts altogether. Stay tuned for details.