Sakhuu [sah’ koo]
Although Sakhuu Thai Cuisine opened it’s doors on August 7th, 2012, we, the Phomsavanh family, have been serving the same great Thai food since 2002.
We are very happy to call this great restaurant our new home, and it has all been a family affair: Angel was responsible for the beautiful interior design; Noy created all of the wonderful handmade artwork; and Kyla made sure it all came together, bringing Angel’s vision to life. Special thanks to Ron, Thim, Donna, Mom, and Jorge for helping build this beautiful restaurant. Everyone pitched in during their spare time and we are so grateful!
We do our best to make everyone feel welcome and at home and we have made many friends throughout these years. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere and our relaxed attitude allow us to mingle and get to know our customers – some who’ve been loyal patrons for many years.
Please visit Sakhuu and join us for a different kind of dining out experience.
The origin of the name Sakhuu
Saku is a Thai word and it means means a small white tapioca pearl, which is used in cooking and desserts. Pure, versatile and delicious, it seemed like a good symbolic representation of Kyla’s family’s food and recipes.
But this new restaurant wasn’t to be just about Kyla. It was a new venture from the combined efforts of both Kyla and Angel, so a name was needed to reflect that combination.
Khuu is a name that comes from Angel’s family; it is the surname of her late father. Reflecting the hard work and perseverance it took to create this new restaurant, Angel wanted it to pay a tribute to her father.
And thus was born Sakhuu: the clever combination of Saku + Khuu, the brilliant team of Kyla + Angel.
(For those who might not yet know Angel, she is the lovely waitress/owner of Sakhuu who usually greets you at the door.)