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Go! Sy Thai Swings Open in Capitol Park on Friday

A fresh takeout option arrives downtown this week

Go! Sy Thai’s Capitol Park location.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

The anticipated downtown outpost of fast-casual mini chain Go! Sy Thai will throw open its doors on January 20 in Capitol Park, co-owner Gowhnou Lee tells Eater. The restaurant, which was originally slated to debut last fall, is located on the ground floor of The Albert near Dessert Oasis Coffee and Detroit Bikes.

Owners Cedric and Alex Lee worked with Patrick Thompson Design on the look for the small, 29-seat eatery. Gowhnou says that the interior is meant to reflect the “nitty gritty Bangkok scene.” Bright red seats surround the tables lit by overhead lanterns, while posters pasted to the walls are meant to recall advertising found throughout cities in Thailand.

The new location will offer the standard Go! Sy Thai menu, which includes dishes like pad thai, curry noodles, udon noodles, and fried rice. Many of the meals are also vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. The restaurant plans to focus on dine-in and takeout, and will not be offering delivery for the time being.

Meanwhile, Gowhnou and her husband Cedric are in the process of launching a small Asian mart and boba tea shop, The Sweet Life of Tou & Mai, in the former Patrick Thompson Design offices next to Go! Sy Thai’s Cass Corridor restaurant. That shop is expected to launch between late April and early May.

Go! Sy Thai is located in the Albert Building at 1214 Griswold. The restaurant will open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

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