The growing Night + Market empire just keeps getting bigger, as evidenced by the West Hollywood outlet’s quiet takeover of adjacent Thai restaurant Talésai, which opened in 1982. Of course, this isn’t really a tale of one family’s slow restaurant demise at the hands of a young, new chef — Talésai is Kris Yenbamroong’s parents' restaurant.
In a note posted to the former Talésai website, the entire Yenbamroong clan drops in to say that Night + Market is now in charge of the other half of their WeHo space, and as the above photo shows they’ve already outfitted it in true colorful neon fashion. As an homage, they will be keeping some of the favorite dishes from the Talésai days on the menu at the WeHo location as they expand for lunch service.
Reached by email, Yenbamroong and his partner in crime Sarah St. Lifer confirm the expansion, saying it’s been a long time coming and is a natural extension of what the West Hollywood location needed. There will also be a private dining area on site now as well, capable of holding up to 35 people instead of forcing them into the long communal tables across the way.
Stay tuned for even more expansion plans within the Night + Market-verse in the future as well.