“When the southwest monsoon is beginning to stir the leaves of Thailand’s flame trees, many an elderly gentleman, not to mention his grandson, lifts his eyes to the sky contemplating the excitement of the kite flying season. For in this happiest of all lands, kite season is a time of delight for everybody.”

Invite your senses to an irresistible journey through the authentic and robust flavors of Thailand. The Pakpao experience combines distinctive, challenging, and unique dishes with classic favorites. Primarily influenced by Bangkok’s streets, Pakpao’s chefs also draw inspiration from diverse regions of the country and all their dishes are prepared with fresh and traditional ingredients.

Design District: 214.749.7002

Preston Hollow: 214.484.8772


Thai, Mexican restaurants moving into the West 7th area

Star-Telegram | July 19, 2017

FORT WORTH - Crockett Row at West 7th, formerly known simply as West 7th, has a history of restaurant ups and downs. On Monday morning, it announced a couple of ups.

El Bolero Cocina Mexicana, described as a “chic casual Mexican restaurant,” and Pakpao Thai, which has a name that seems kinda self-explanatory, are both scheduled to open in late fall.

Both restaurants come from Dallas-based Apheleia Restaurant Group, owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman. And both, like some other Crockett Row restaurants, have older siblings on the eastern side of the Metroplex.

Pakpao's Thai Lemongrass Bloody Mary

The Dallas Observer | March 23, 2017

Spring (and patio weather) is apparently here, though it already feels like summer. Pakpao's signature bloody mary, their Thai Lemongrass Bloody Mary, is the perfect transitional brunch drink. Thanks to the bright flavor of the kaffir lime and lemongrass, the usually heavy bloody is elevated and brightened. With slight touches of Sriracha, chili and ginger, the spice nicely balances the freshness.  

The ingredients are unique, so visit Pakpao for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and let them do the grocery shopping.

Savor Bold Flavors at Pakpao

Daily Candy | June 25, 2013


The Dallas Design District was once a destination populated solely by highfalutin interior design types.But Meddlesome Moth began to change all that, beckoning the hungry hoi polloi with craft beer and the best mussels around. And then came Oak. FT33. Ascension. Now welcoming the masses: Pakpao, a new regional Thai spot.

Now, Pakpao isn’t your typical hole-in-the-wall Thai joint. It elevates the experience with interiors as elegant and nuanced as the dishes. Kites hang from the ceiling, and smoky glass pendants softly illuminate everything below. Crispy fish, duck, young chicken, and prawns are celebrated with delectable sauces, curries, bird’s-eye chiles, Thai basil, and authentic veggies from the homeland.

Most are fork-and-spoon ready — but in the truest tradition, some items are best scooped up with lumps of sticky rice.

Don’t worry: It’s okay to eat with your hands.