Attendees take food from a buffet during the grand opening of Siam Noodles and Food in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Attendees take food from a buffet during the grand opening of Siam Noodles and Food in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Thai restaurant expands to Kenai

The restaurant is next to Jersey Subs in Kenai where Thai Town used to be located

When Siam Noodles and Food owners Patcharin Apaipak and Suwannasa Piwon moved into their current Soldotna location last year, they said the move represented dreams coming true. This week they opened a second location in Kenai.

A grand opening was held Tuesday at their new location, next to Jersey Subs in Kenai where Thai Town used to be located. Thai Town was formerly operated by Apaipak’s mother. Both Apaipak and Piwon say that Siam presents authentic Thai food to the residents of the central Kenai Peninsula.

Charnchon Nammoon, Piwon’s son, said Tuesday that opening a location in Kenai means an expansion of that offering to the community. Now, they can offer Siam to both Soldotna and Kenai.

Roughly an hour into the opening, the new location was filled with visitors checking out the remodeled space, sampling food and chatting with the owners. Nammoon said the response from Kenai residents, who previously might have to drive all the way to Soldotna, has been very positive.

Opening a new location means Siam has to quickly staff up to run both at the same time, Nammoon said. He said over time the restaurant will grow as a part of both communities, and its menu will expand as well.

“Thai Town being here before, that’s still family,” he said. “We’re just continuing on the legacy, through Siam.”

For more information, find “Siam Noodles and Food” on Facebook.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

A sign is illuminated above the entrance of Siam Noodles and Food in Kenai, Alaska, during their grand opening on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A sign is illuminated above the entrance of Siam Noodles and Food in Kenai, Alaska, during their grand opening on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

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