~ Chai-Yo Restaurant Richmond ~

Fresh Asian Fusion

Chai-Yo Richmond

Chai-Yo Restaurant is owned by Bu-nga Krataitong and Nuttavut Rodsienglum.

The concept for Chai-Yo Restaurant grew out of our love for fresh and innovative Asian cuisine and our desire to make it available to more of our wonderful customers.

Delicious, healthy food at affordable prices that our customers love to eat – this is what we want to share with you. And we cater to everyone, whether you like it spicy or not so hot!

We developed a love of food thanks to our mothers’ cooking. Nuttavut’s mother in particular was a fantastic cook and she is an inspiration for everything we do at Chai-Yo. Our recipes are all about using the knowledge we have from cooking with our families in Thailand and around the world, taking the best local ingredients and experimenting and adapting to the local palate.

A Family Restaurant


A string of popular Asian fusion restaurants has joined our business since Chai-Yo Restaurant was opened. We started out as a husband and wife team with one café and now have 70 staff (and two sons) in our Simply Asia Food Group family. The other restaurants and cafés in our group include: The Lemongrass in Richmond; SAMKO Café and Miracle Restaurant in Nelson; and Bamboo Garden, The Lemongrass and Chai-Yo Café in Blenheim.

Family is all important to us. We have based Chai-Yo Restaurant on that same principle – we want our customers to feel welcome and at home when they visit us. Likewise, our staff are all a part of our wider family. With delicious food adapted for the Kiwi palate, reasonable prices, and a welcoming atmosphere, we want all Kiwis to experience great Asian fusion dining.