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. The fourth location opened in Dallas' Preston Center in November 2021.