The story of 55 Thai Kitchen begins 45 years ago with our Owner and Head Chef Vijit Pipatkhajonchai or 'Jit' for short. In Bangkok, his family owned a restaurant that he worked at before the age of 15. It is here that he began to develop his palette and love for cooking. Jit knew at a early age that this was his calling and at 19 he opened up his own restaurant in Bangkok. 25 years and 9 different restaurants later 55 Thai Kitchen is born.
What makes 55 Thai Kitchen different from his other business ventures is that this is Jit's opportunity to give back. As the restaurant develops and stabilizes it is our goal to be able to provide free meals once a month for children in the Golden Hill Community and eventually set up a program to turn our profits into financial aid for children in Thailand.