We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Titaya’s Thai Cuisine has finally re-opened! It’s been over a year since the doors were shuttered, and the re-opening date had been moved back too many times to count, but the renovation construction had clearly picked up over the last few months, and now the doors are officially open for business. We hightailed it on over to the newly renovated space, along with a good chunk of Titaya’s other cult followers, and were lucky to get a table for lunch. We were surprised to find no line at 11am, but that quickly changed, and by the time we left around noon, there was the familiar line out the door.
The renovations have created a new entry with two doors (also good for line overflow), a new larger waiting area, a new fancy bar area, and most importantly, a much larger seating area. There were still a small selection of booths, but the table seating area seemed to have nearly doubled in size. We ordered a few dishes off the lunch menu, and then started to peruse the new dinner menu. The menu still denotes vegetarian items, and it also still mentions that all dishes ordered vegetarian will be made vegan (sans egg). The classic Thai favorites were all there from tom kha and pad thai, to pineapple fried rice and gang garee.
We tried the leafy roll (aka spring roll) appetizer, spinach dumpling appetizer and the pad see eiw with tofu lunch special, which came with a side salad. Everything was fresh, and delicious. It’s hard to compare any of the dishes with what we had come to know from the old Titaya’s, as we were there for literally their first lunch service. I’m sure things will change in the next few days and weeks, but we really enjoyed everything, and can’t wait to come back and work our way through the rest of the menu.
The lines may be daunting, but it’s totally worth it. Let me know if you’ve tried the new menu, and what y’all think!
Titaya’s Thai Cuisine
5501 N Lamar Blvd Ste C101
Austin, TX 78751
Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm,
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm