Dining With Denise Neil

Thai Five now Thai Smile

I ate these once at Thai Five, and they made me smile. I’ve been craving Thai food and have meant to get back to Thai Five, a little gem of a Thai restaurant at 1523 S. Seneca I reviewed earlier this year.

Only I found out recently that Thai Five is now Thai Smile, and the nephew of the former owners has taken over the business.

Clarence Blea said he changed the name to signify the change in ownership, and he’s tweaked the menu slightly. But he promises the same delicious Thai food, saying that the new incarnation might even be better. I will be the judge of that. Ha ha.

Thai Smile is open Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:3o p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s open from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 316-263-3000.