Soi Restaurant opens, brings new Thai tastes to Kirkland

Chef and Co-Owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu focuses on Thailand’s north eastern region of Isan

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27pm
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Co-owner Yuie Wiborg and her daughter, Kyla. Soi Kirkland offers kids under 14 a free bowl of egg or rice noodles with steamed chicken. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant

Co-owner Yuie Wiborg and her daughter, Kyla. Soi Kirkland offers kids under 14 a free bowl of egg or rice noodles with steamed chicken. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant

Capitol Hill’s Soi Restaurant has opened a second restaurant in Kirkland, focusing on fare from Thailand’s north eastern region of Isan, at the newly developed Kirkland Urban retail space.

Chef Yuie Wilborg brings a new perspective to Thai food than what is typically found in Seattle— the restaurant states in a press release that the menu explores several regions of Thailand with Isan food, which is more fragrant than common Bangkok-style dishes.

It includes foods like Naam Khao Tod (Crispy Rice Salad), Som Tum Isan (Papaya Salad), and Kor Moo Yahng (BBQ’s pork collar), all from the Isan area; Khao Soi (curry noodle soup) and Phad Ped Pla (stir-fired cat fish with a red curry paste) from Chiang Mai; and Gai Yahng (BBQ’d chicken served rotisserie-cart style), and Phad Kana Moo Krob (crispy pork belly) from central Thailand.

For it’s opening, until Oct. 15, Soi Kirkland is also donating $5 to Kirkland Boys & Girls Club for each purchase of its curry noodle soup, (Khao Soi).

Soi Kirkland is open daily for lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner 3 to 9 p.m. Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. Soi Kirkland is also available for takeout, including a Family Meal option with a choice of two small plates, three entrees and three sides of rice for $55. To-go cocktails include the Soi House Negroni and Manhattan, Thai and domestic beer.

Menus and more information is available at

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Soi Kirkland Dining Room. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant

Soi Kirkland Dining Room. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant

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