It’s been 9 years since Lanna Thai Restaurant opened its doors to the public and has now become an acclaimed restaurant receiving first place awards year after year for categories such as “Best Thai”, “Best Place for Dinner Party” and “Local Favorite.
Owners, Teerakun and Nongnat Karnchanakphan began the restaurant with the inspiration to enlighten others of Thai culture and Thai food along with a warm friendly upscale dining experience.Teerakun and Nongnat have spent 21 years living TulsaOK working in the oil & gas industry. Both of them wanted to share their experience from their homeland with locals so they decided to take action.
On March 15, 1998 they opened their first restaurant seating 110 people.Today, the restaurant atmosphere is flourished in Thai decorations like various antique pottery, brown woven baskets and the family’s treasures in order to create the authentic Thai accents and rustic setting.The sophistication and the details reflect a comfortable and pleasing environment.After three years of success at the first location, Lanna Thai opened a second restaurant seating 333 people on March 18, 2001.The new restaurant gave Teerakun and Nongnat the opportunity to add a spectacular new stage for live entertainment and a full bar.This is one of the reasons Matt Greenwald of Urban Tulsa Weekly reported that, “Lanna Thai is one of those incredible places that’s actually managed to stand out in a seemingly endless ocean of Place Name Tulsa restaurants“.
Lanna Thai’s ultimate success is credited to its succulent and flavorful dishes.The menu has over 4 pages of entrees, appetizers and desserts and each one is unique in its own way. Ingredients are always fresh and vary from herbs to spices and from meats to seafood. Writer Katherine Kelly of Urban Tulsa Weekly commented that her dish was an explosion of flavors, each being courteous of the other so as to be complementary to each other rather than dominating.