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MAKIIN a sumptuous journey through the enchanting realm of thai splendor and sophistication In the heart of River Oaks, where the culinary scene thrives amidst a backdrop of diversity and innovation, a new gem has emerged to captivate the senses and elevate the city’s dining experience to unprecedented heights. Enter Makiin, the epitome of luxury Thai dining, where every detail is meticulously crafted to transport the most demanding guests on a journey of exquisite flavors and unparalleled hospitality. Nestled in the chic Hanover River Oaks, Makiin beckons discerning diners with its sleek exterior and inviting ambiance. Stepping through its doors, patrons are enveloped in an atmosphere of refined elegance, where modern sophistication harmonizes effortlessly with traditional Thai charm. From the understated decor to the soft glow of ambient lighting, every element has been thoughtfully curated to create an atmosphere of opulence and indulgence. But it is the culinary offerings at Makiin that truly set it apart as a destination for epicurean enthusiasts. Helmed by a team of culinary virtuosos, each dish on the menu is a masterpiece in its own right, showcasing the vibrant flavors and intricate techniques that define Thai cuisine. From the fiery kick of Tom Yum Goong to the delicate balance of flavors in Pad See Ew, every bite at Makiin is a revelation, a symphony of taste sensations that dance across the palate with effortless grace.




SIP'N SAVOR Lukkaew Srasrisuwan Founder - Owner Lukkaew grew up in the south of Thailand in the Nakhon Si Thammarat on the Gulf. Raised in a family that owned businesses in the hospitality industry operated prominent hotels and restaurants – The Khanom Golden Beach. In 2019 Lukkaew settled in bayou city and began cooking business models for three restaurant concepts, with passion to create an experience that makes customers feel like they are in Thailand in 3 different ways. First concept is Kin Dee Thai Cuisine, which launched in 2020, and has become a favorite spot in Houston Heights. Every dish and cocktail is made with great attention to detail from preparation to presentation. Her second concept, MaKiin will be the elevated experiences of Thai Culinary Art, focusing on bringing stylistic presentation to authenticity. Showcasing creativity and deliciousness with her award-winning chef partners, coming soon summer 2023. Her third concept is a trendy quick service, M Express Kitchen, prototyping in ghost kitchen as delivery only restaurant and will be up and running with a storefront soon.


Chef O, Co-Executive Chef Chef O’s culinary journey began in 2009 at Furama Chiang Mai, where he started as a Commis Chef at a remarkable 18 years old. He gained experience and skills, expanding his expertise at JUD a Culinary Delight in 2010. From 2011 to 2014, O held Demi Chef positions at three luxurious resorts in Koh Samui, mastering the art of resortstyle dining. Driven by a passion for culinary excellence, O joined the Northern Chef’s Association and began participating in culinary competitions, winning over 30 awards, including a triumph in “Iron Chef Thailand Season 5” in 2016. In 2018, he clinched the title of Winning Thailand Chef, securing a coveted spot at the Culinary Institute of America. In 2019, O’s talent was further celebrated as he won the prestigious Professional Overall trophy in Thailand’s International Culinary Cup and the Champion trophy for Best Ultimate Establishment Award in the Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge, an esteemed culinary contest in Asia. In 2019, O assumed the role of Sous Chef at Noi Thai Cuisine and later became the Executive Chef at Yao Restaurant in Atlanta. It was here that O and Bell solidified their partnership, working together to create remarkable culinary experiences for their guests. Most recently, O served as a Culinary Consultant at the buzz-worthy Thai restaurant Kin Dee in Houston’s Heights neighborhood.

Chef Belle, Co-Executive Chef Chef Bell’s culinary journey began in her grandmother’s kitchen in Thailand, sparking a deep passion for cooking. In 2015, she began her professional career at Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale, where her culinary aspirations truly took flight. In 2020, she honed her skills as a Chef at Noi Thai Cuisine in Oregon, further refining her skills and knowledge of Thai cuisine. The year 2021 marked a significant milestone as Bell’s talent and dedication propelled her to Atlanta, where she assumed the role of Executive Chef and Mixologist at Yao Restaurant. Throughout her diverse experiences and culinary journey, Bell has not only honed her skills but also cultivated her unique style and a deep understanding of Thai cuisine. Her unwavering passion for the culinary arts and dedication to crafting extraordinary dining experiences continue to fuel her success as a chef.


What sets Makiin apart from other Thai restaurants in the city is its unwavering commitment to excellence in every aspect of the dining experience. From the sourcing of the finest ingredients to the artful presentation of each dish, every detail is attended to with the utmost care and precision. Whether it’s the impeccably plated entrees or the impeccable service from the attentive staff, guests at Makiin can expect nothing less than perfection from the moment they walk through the door. But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Makiin is the way it effortlessly marries luxury with accessibility, making fine dining an experience that is both approachable and unforgettable. While the setting may be opulent, the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive, inviting guests to relax and savor every moment of their dining experience without pretense or formality. In a city as dynamic and diverse as Houston, Makiin shines as a beacon of culinary excellence, a testament to the enduring appeal of Thai cuisine and the boundless creativity of its chefs. As we raise our glasses to toast the arrival of this extraordinary establishment, let us celebrate the richness of flavors, the warmth of hospitality, and the sheer joy of indulging in a truly exceptional dining experience. Makiin may be Houston’s newest luxury Thai restaurant, but it has already earned its place among the city’s culinary legends.





Mon-Fri | 11:30am - 3:00pm

Mon-Thurs | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sat-Sun | 11:30am - 4:00pm

Fri | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

LATE NIGHT BAR (KITCHEN CLOSED) Fri-Sat | 11:00pm - 12:00am

Sat | 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sun | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

2651 Kipling St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77098 832.695.9999



A Thai dining experience nestled in the heart of Houston’s prestigious Hanover in River Oaks.

At Makiin, we invite you on a culinary journey where traditional Thai plates are reimagined with a modern and inventive twist. Indulge your senses as we take you on an unforgettable adventure, where the rich heritage of Thai cuisine intertwines seamlessly with innovation.


LUNCH Mon-Fri | 11:30am - 3:00pm Sat-Sun | 11:30am - 4:00pm DINNER Mon-Thurs | 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri | 5:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday | 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sun | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Late Night Bar (Kitchen Closed) Fri-Saturday | 11:00pm - 12:00am

832.695.9999 2651 Kipling St.. Ste. 101 Houston, TX 77098



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