Not only does Lanna Thai offer a wonderful atmosphere and unforgettable authentic dishes, they add in live music and shows to enhance the restaurants’ dining experience. With Teerakun’s keen interest to great music, he wanted to spice things up.For many years, Lanna Thai has presented their original Thai Band created by its own talented staff to perform on the stages of both restaurants.The Thai Band performs Thai classical, country, pop, and standard and western music.The exotic tones and distinctive melodies give an extraordinary experience. Other key musicians are local groups playing anything from jazz, blues, pop, rock & roll and classical music. World Entertainment Writer, Suzanne Holloway said in her article, “Best of all they have turned Lanna into a cozy spot with a fun atmosphere.”
Lanna Thai’s many awards and recognitions is one way the restaurants measure their success. For example, it has been voted first place award for Tulsa’s Best Thai Restaurant”, “Local Favorite”, “Best Asian”, and “Best Place for a Dinner Party” for eight consecutive years by Oklahoma Magazine, Urban Tulsa Weekly and Tulsa People Magazine.
Lanna’s recognitions are not all due to its quality but also its never-ending involvement in local fundraisers, donations and educations. One event in particular, that touched the owners at heart, was the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Asia and Africa and in return American Red Cross rewarded them with a certificate of appreciation for their generosity.Lanna has been actively supporting the fundraiser for Wat Buddhasamakeedham FortsmithArkansas. It has organized many concerts and has brought many top singers and movie stars fromt1 Thailand try and country-region Laos to participate in many of the fund raising events. The events were very successful and left great memories to all participants. Teerakun is currently serving as the President and Chairman of the Board of Arkansas International Buddhist Society. The Society is focusing on the education and culture of the Buddhist heritage.
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