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San Antonio lucks out with second location of delicious Thai restaurant

San Antonio lucks out with second location of popular Thai restaurant

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The new Lucky Thai will serve a variety of pan-Asian dishes like sushi, curries, and pad Thai. Photo by Chuck Harmston

One of San Antonio’s true hidden gems may not stay hidden for much longer. An employee of Denver Heights favorite Thai Lucky confirmed a second location is opening downtown at 102 Navarro St. The team is hoping to be open as soon as November, but the employee cautioned that permitting takes time and said December or January is a more realistic time frame.

Since owner Veida Trirath opened Thai Lucky in late 2016, it has drawn rave reviews for its traditional Thai fare, including coconut milk tom kha soup; panang curry; spicy papaya salad; and the popular pad basil stir fry with mushrooms, zucchini, and red bell peppers.

The Thai dishes are supplemented with a variety of crowd-pleasing pan-Asian mainstays like pho, fried rice, and egg rolls. The new restaurant will also expand on the currently offered selection of approachable rolls with a full sushi bar.

The location will position Thai Lucky in a prime downtown spot. Its La Villita Historic District address is near some of San Antonio’s most frequented tourist attractions, like the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, and the Tower of the Americas.

The distinctive ‘40s-era facade on the 1800s building, now owned by Conservation Society of San Antonio, makes it an attraction in itself. Past tenants include iconic bar and restaurant Alaskan Palace. Most recently, Rio de Gelato operated out of the building until moving out in summer 2018.

Once the downtown spot opens, San Antonians will have two places to get their Thai Lucky fix. The employee assures us that the 711 S. Pine St. location isn’t going anywhere.