Malai Kitchen showcases a different side of Southeast Asian cuisine. Led by husband-and-wife team Braden and Yasmin Wages, the concept was inspired by their extensive travels through Thailand and Vietnam. As a team, the restaurant and bar are committed to sourcing quality ingredients and preparing as much as possible from scratch. The bar program, anchored by six house-brewed, Asian-style beers, features a list of craft cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list designed to enhance the bold flavors of the cuisine. Custom light fixtures and artwork, rustic wood accents, and a warm color palette come together to create an elegant and inviting atmosphere. The end result is an artful blend of both cultures that brings a taste of Southeast Asia to DFW.
The first Malai Kitchen location opened in Uptown Dallas in January of 2011. In early 2016, the Wages expanded their restaurant footprint to include a second location in Southlake. In October 2017 they opened the doors to their third location in Fort Worth’s The Shops At Clearfork.