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Malai Kitchen to Open Fourth Location in Preston Center this Fall

Malai Kitchen, a staple in the Dallas dining scene, will open a fourth location this Fall inside Preston Center Shopping Center at 6130 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225 (former Bartaco space).

Yasmin and Braden Wages, the husband-and-wife team who own and operate Malai Kitchen restaurants offer a modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Malai Kitchen is well known for its lively yet casually refined atmosphere which showcases creatively designed dishes inspired by traditional Southeast Asian cuisine.

Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, everything is made from scratch when possible; from curry paste to fresh squeezed coconut milk to house-made sriracha. Malai Kitchen also offers an abundance of healthy options and most items can be made gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, and dairy-free upon request.

“Drawing inspiration from our annual trips to Southeast Asia, Yasmin and I are devoted to constantly evolving our food and drink menus to keep them fresh and relevant to food trends in Thailand and Vietnam,” explains Braden Wages. 

To complement the food menu, the Wages’ offer a beverage program including 16 wines by the glass, six house-brewed Asian-style beers on tap, and unique signature cocktails integrating southeast Asian flavors and fresh ingredients to pair with Malai Kitchen’s food offerings.

“Our foundation, from day one, has always been to showcase our own take on Southeast Asian cuisine. We are thrilled to welcome new Malai guests in our soon-to- open location in the Park Cities/Preston Hollow area. We already feel the welcoming nature from the neighboring businesses and think our concept fills a niche in the space of modern, full-service Asian inspired cuisine in this particular area of Dallas. We plan to create a fantastic gathering place for repeat guests and new ones alike,” explains Yasmin Wages.

The Preston Center Malai Kitchen will offer an estimated 3000 square feet of interior dining with seating for 115 guests. In addition, the new restaurant will house a large U-shaped 22 seat bar spanning a total of 42 feet, a versatile 28 seat patio with air conditioning during the summer along with a firepit for cooler Dallas evenings and an impressive 500-bottle showcase wine room visible from the dining room.

The first Malai Kitchen opened inside Dallas’ premier, urban mixed-use development, West Village, more than 10 years ago in January 2011. Making a name for itself as a unique dining destination, Yasmin and Braden expanded their footprint with a second location in early 2016 in Southlake, and a third in October 2017 at Fort Worth’s The Shops at Clearfork.

6130 Luther Ln | Dallas, TX 75225 | Sunday – Saturday 11am-10pm

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