With over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, Payathai Restaurant is owned and operated by husband and wife, Jimmy (Tetsuo) Nozaki and Noi (Jaruwan) Nozaki. Jimmy is from Okinawa, Japan and came to America when he was 18 years old.
Noi is from a suburb of Bangkok, Thailand, and she also came to America when she was a teenager. Jimmy and Noi brought authentic dishes from their native countries together to open Payathai Restaurant.
Where it all began
In Chicago, they opened up their first Japanese restaurant, Kikuya. Later they ended up opening two other restaurants, Hinode and Bua Thai, in different locations around Illinois. During this time period, Jimmy and Noi developed their own unique cooking style, stemming from the best Asian dishes and making them even better.
Taking their authentic dishes to Florida
Stop by our restaurant to experience the best authentic tastes of Japan and Thailand! We are conveniently located on the Northwest corner of Lantana and Congress Avenue in Atlantis, just minutes from Lantana, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Greenacres and West Palm Beach.