TORONTO — Toronto chef Nuit Regular, along with her husband and business partner, Jeff Regular, are planning to bring chef Nuit’s renowned Thai cuisine to Toronto’s Yonge and Eglinton area this fall with the expansion of their award-winning restaurant, PAI — one of four restaurants in Ontario with the prestigious Thai Select Premium designation awarded by the government of Thailand for the authenticity and premium quality of its food, decor and service.
Spanning more than 12,000 sq. ft., this expansive, two-storey location will boast two private dining-rooms and multiple private dining coves that can seat parties of four to 30, along with a separate takeout entrance and a stage for future live-music entertainment. The decor will reflect the same fun, quirky vibe and atmosphere of its flagship Toronto location on Duncan Street, reminiscent of the everyday hippie-style of the town of Pai in Northern Thailand.
Guests can expect all their favourite dishes from the downtown location on the menu, including Grabong, Thai Chicken Wings, Khao Soi, Pad Gra Prow and the signature Chef Nuit Pad Thai. PAI Uptown will also feature a brand-new wine-and-bar program, while new dishes will be introduced to the menu at both locations.
“Uptown Yonge and our community are delighted to welcome PAI Restaurant to the vibrant Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood,” says Daly McCarten, executive director of Uptown Yonge BIA.
“The new location will be incredibly fun, with a lot of nods to our original location but with its own quirky personality,” adds Jeff Regular, co-owner. “With a lively and energetic neighbourhood such as Yonge and Eglinton, we look forward to becoming an exciting new culinary hub to gather for guests living and working in the community and beyond, while continuing to showcase chef Nuit’s Thai food and culture.”
“Our goal with PAI Uptown is to continue to serve the favourite dishes that everyone has come to know and love at our flagship location, while making it accessible to even more of Toronto,” says chef Nuit. “The new space is fun, inviting and a place where guests will feel like they have been transported to Thailand every time they visit with our food and ambiance.”