A Thai street food restaurant is coming to Colfax
Denver resident Ploy Limpapath was homesick.
So she decided to bring Thailand to Denver with her new restaurant Lucky Noodles on Colfax Avenue.
“I moved here from Thailand 15 years ago,” Limpapath said. “My mother and grandmother have been selling food for 40 years as market vendors, and I want to tell their story through my food.”
Limpapath previously worked for over a decade in Hibachi grill restaurants. She opened Lucky Noodles at 1201 E. Colfax Ave., Unit 102, with the help of her cousin and friend on July 23.
Customers can try a variety of traditional Thai dishes found in street markets, such as street noodle soup with rice noodles in chicken, pork or vegetable broth topped with steamed bean sprouts and fried garlic. Limpapath adds a family touch with dishes such as red curry with grilled chicken and grandma’s noodle soup.
“It’s a taste of home and the passion and love of my family,” she said.
Limpapath signed a lease for the approximately 1,100 square foot space in late February. It previously housed the Triple Tree Cafe. Despite the pandemic, she felt like it was “fate.”
“Nobody knew how bad it was going to get, but if I hadn’t signed then, I never would have,” Limpapath said.
Lucky Noodles is currently open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday for takeout only, although customers can enjoy their food on the shop’s patio. Limpapath plans to open for dinner in the near future, but is cautious for now.
Limpapath tried to make the space as “friendly and intimate” as possible, adding candles around the shop that she made with handpicked Thai scents.
“I’ve read reviews from people saying Colfax can be intimidating, but I wanted to change that,” she said.