Modern Thai: The group behind Thailand’s Nara Thai Cuisine brand of restaurants has brought Apinara, a modern Thai concept, to Pacific Place.
Look & Feel: The interiors take inspiration from classic Thai mansions, with golden rims and dark lacquered furniture.
On the Menu: The menu at Nara updates staples like pad Thai (using shredded papaya noodles, $118) and green curries. There are also more adventurous dishes like spicy Northeastern pork balls ($98) and soft shell crab yellow curry ($198). A drinks menu featuring cocktails and Thai craft beers is also available.
Great For: Get-togethers, a trendy-casual meal.
FYI: Nara Thai Cuisine founder Narawadee has partnered up with Hong Kong restaurateur Pearl Shek on this venture.
This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.