TORONTO — After nearly two years since it was forced to temporarily shutter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiin will be re-opening its doors. Situated in the heart of Toronto’s bustling Entertainment District, the Thai SELECT Signature-certified Kiin will re-open early next month, just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
“It’s been a long journey to re-opening Kiin,” says Jeff Regular, co-owner. “Obviously, we would have loved to re-open sooner, but like every other business right now, we’ve been dealing with labour shortages, which has been challenging and we’ve had to keep pushing the date back. We’re so lucky that Kiin is situated just steps away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox and with TIFF returning to the city in all its glory this year, we thought September was the perfect time to finally re-open Kiin and welcome you all back.”
Kiin, named a Canada’s 100 Best Restaurant in 2019 and 2020, will continue to showcase the warmth of Thai hospitality and chef Nuit’s unique interpretation of Royal Thai-inspired cuisine. The menu will see the return of fan-favourite dishes, including the Chor Ladda “flower” dumplings, the Khao Yum rice salad, and the Boombai Short Rib Curry.
“Kiin has always held a special place in my heart, where I could showcase the traditional Thai culture in a more refined and delicate manner with my Royal Thai-inspired cuisine,” says chef Regular, co-owner and executive chef of Kiin. “I’m working on a few new dishes that I’m really excited to introduce to the menu, including Pad Thai Hor Kai (egg-wrapped Pad Thai). But most of all, I’m just looking forward to seeing our guests again in the beautiful Kiin space.”
Guests will also have the opportunity to get the ultimate Thai dining experience with the chef-inspired tasting menu, along with pairings with an updated cocktail and wine program.
Kiin will re-open to the public in early September 2022 for dinner service and private events.