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Thaiphoon owner to open second Thai restaurant in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Sep 3, 2015

The owner of downtown Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon is opening another Thai restaurant just blocks away on University Avenue.

Tom Vongampai, who owns Thaiphoon at 543 Emerson St. and a location in San Jose, has laid claim to 320 University Ave., according to the location's alcohol license and an image Vongampai posted on Facebook.

The space was most recently home to Madame Tam Asian Bistro, which closed in June.

The new restaurant will be called Aroy Thai Bistro. Vongampai was not available for comment; a Thaiphoon Palo Alto employee said he's in Thailand for the next two weeks.

Thaiphoon opened in Palo Alto in 2005.

The outside of Thaiphoon on Emerson Street in downtown Palo Alto in 2005. Palo Alto Weekly file photo.

There was later a location in downtown Mountain View, which has since closed.

Thaiphoon also took home "best Thai restaurant" in the Palo Alto Weekly's Best Of 2015 contest for the second in a row.

Check back in the coming weeks for more details on the restaurant concept and opening.