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Thai Street Food restaurant opening soon at Fargo's West Acres mall

Sid Khan, who co-owns the eatery with his wife, Marie, says the restaurant will fill an unmet niche in the shopping center's food court.

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The West Acres Shopping Center is adding Thai Street Food to its food court. The south Fargo mall is seen here Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.
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FARGO - West Acres is adding some spice to its food court.

Thai Street Food is tentatively set to open Jan. 17, according to Sid Khan, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Marie.

“We wanted something new in the food court,” Khan said Thursday, Jan. 6. “There’s no Thai food at all in the mall.”

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Marie, left, and Sid Khan, pictured Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, plan to open their restaurant, Thai Street Food, in Fargo's West Acres Mall in mid-January.
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Khan said his family began operating Thai eateries in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2004.

Khan and his wife have more than 10 years in the hotel, resort and restaurant business in Fargo and Thailand. He said the restaurant is not part of a chain.

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“The food is fresh. Everything is fresh - nothing frozen,” Khan said.

"We are Thai food specialists. At Thai Street Food, we sell Thai-style curry and rice and Thai stir-fried noodle dishes. We do only a few classic Thai street food dishes and do them very well," he said.

Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, and Kow Mok Gai Tod (Thai biryani curry rice and fried chicken). Most of the menu is vegetarian and vegan friendly, he said.

The mall announced the coming of the eatery on its Facebook page shortly after the start of the new year.

“Thai food lovers, get those taste buds ready! We are so excited to welcome a brand new eatery, Thai Street Food, to our food court!” the Jan. 3 Facebook post said, adding, “... our tummies are so, so ready for opening day.”

“We couldn't be more excited to welcome Sid, Marie, and their team to the West Acres family!” the mall’s Facebook message said.

Thai Street Food will be located between the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill and Qdoba Mexican Food.

The Ginza Ramen & Poke Bowl restaurant, run by another ownership group, opened in the food court in June 2021, sliding into the spot once occupied by Ice Point, a Thai ice cream shop.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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