Drag restaurant Thai, How Are You? closes

Savana Dunning

The owners of Thai, How Are You?, a Thai and sushi restaurant, announced they are closing their doors after 12 years on The Drag.

Somyong “Noi” Sukkij announced the restaurant’s closure on their social media and website Thursday. 

“We know this decision will disappoint so many of you who made us your regular spot and it breaks Noi’s heart to walk away,” owners Noi and David Roberts said. “Thank you for honoring us with your patronage and for allowing us to serve you! We will miss most of you a lot, some of you a little and a couple of you not so much at all. To all of you, we hope you enjoy the best of luck in 2020 and beyond!”

According to the restaurant’s website, Noi took over management in 2013, though the restaurant has served Thai food on Guadalupe Street under different names since 2008. 

Noi changed the name of the restaurant to Thai, How Are You? in 2014 to reference the Austin landmark mural on the side of the building painted by Austin artist Daniel Johnston. The artist died in September 2019.