Thai’s Streetfood restaurant Pitaya opens in Antwerp
Thai’s Streetfood restaurant Pitaya, the restaurant chain specialized in Thai cuisine, opened its first restaurant in Antwerp, next to Operaplein in the newly renovated Antwerp Tower. After three successful openings in Brussels and Wallonia, it is now Flanders’ turn. And they will open in the Netherlands as well in the coming years.
Inspired by the Thai capital, the first Pitaya restaurant opened in 2010 in Bordeaux, France. The Antwerp restaurant is number 122 on their list! Most of the restaurants are located in France. Alpha Seed, the investment company that manages Pitaya’s license for the Benelux, is planning further openings in Liège and Charleroi this year. Pitaya now manages 5 restaurants in Belgium. The goal is to reach 70 in the Benelux in 7 years: 30 restaurants in Belgium, 35 in the Netherlands and 5 in Luxembourg.
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Street Food straight from Bangkok now in Antwerp
Pitaya, already well known in France and Europe, this week opened the doors of their first restaurant in Antwerp, to the delight of lovers of Asian cuisine. They serve traditional dishes with a creative touch, inspired by the original street food from the busy streets of Bangkok. On the menu you will find wok dishes that are prepared a la minute in the open kitchen. Pitaya works with daily fresh products, which are cut and prepared the same morning by the team.
Thais Streetfood Restaurant Pitaya | The favourites on the menu
Some dishes you must try at Pitaya include: Pad Thai (made with fried rice noodles), Sie Yai (with beef and udon noodles), Nua Kao (with beef and shrimp), and yellow curry. As for drinks, mogu mogu, an original drink made from mango or lychee juice and coconut, is highly appreciated for its exotic and refreshing character.
At Pitaya you will be surprised by the delicious food and the atypical setting that combines an urban style with a warm, cozy atmosphere. Thai hospitality is at the heart of their philosophy, and this shows in every bowl served. Dishes can also be picked up or ordered via UberEats, Deliveroo and Takeaway.com. With fast service and competitive prices, Pitaya will undoubtedly become one of the new hotspot that will take people on a journey to the busy streets of Bangkok, in the heart of Antwerp.