East Side's Thai Lucky opening new restaurant on Navarro Street

by Ben OlivoOctober 9, 2019
Thai Lucky is moving into the spot once occupied by Rio de Gelato. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron
Thai Lucky is opening a new location at 102 Navarro St., which was last occupied by Rio de Gelato. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron

East Side Asian dive restaurant Thai Lucky has signed a lease for a new restaurant in the former Rio de Gelato spot at 102 Navarro St. The building is more widely known to older San Antonians as the old Alaskan Palace bar.

Veida Thirath, the restaurant's owner, and the Conservation Society of San Antonio, the building's owner, confirmed the lease.

Thai Lucky's original location at 711 S. Pine St., six blocks east of the Alamodome, will remain opened, stressed Thirath, who opened Thai Lucky three years ago.

Thirath hopes to open in the 5,000-square-foot space on Navarro Street in November. The new restaurant will be called Thai Lucky Sushi Bar and will include sushi to accompany the Thai options. Hours will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Thai Lucky is located at 711 S. Pine St. on the East Side. Owner Veida Thirath is opening a second location downtown at 102 Navarro St. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron
Thai Lucky is located at 711 S. Pine St. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron
Thai Lucky owner Veida Thirath gets to-go order ready at the location on South Pine Street. Thirath is getting ready to open another location downtown at 102 Navarro St.
Thai Lucky owner Veida Thirath gets to-go order ready at the location on South Pine Street. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron
The Woon Sen dish at Thai Lucky: Fried clear noodles with various veggies in a brown Thai sauce. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron
The Woon Sen dish at Thai Lucky: Fried clear noodles with various veggies in a brown Thai sauce. Photo by Ben Olivo | Heron

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