After a year’s hiatus, Thaiku and bar Fu Kun Wu are re-opening in a new location. The popular 10-year-old Ballard Thai restaurant (in yet an earlier incarnation it was the Fremont Noodle House) and its nationally celebrated, “unforgettable”apothecary bar, just re-opened on Phinney Ridge. They’re in the building at 6705 Greenwood Ave. that once housed Gaspare’sItalian restaurant. Check out the “Mai” (new) Thaiku for herb-infused cocktails and what they’re calling “an even more authentic experience of Thai cuisine,” including seven different kinds of green papaya salad. General manager Unchalee “O” Ayucharoen is still on the scene, and the owners remain the same.
Photo by Michael Matisse courtesy of Thaiku/Fu Kun Wu