Thai restaurant YaYa’s Cookbook to open in Short Pump

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YaYa’s Cookbook will occupy about 3,500 square feet in the Downtown Short Pump shopping center. (Kieran McQuilkin)

SHORT PUMP, Va. — Call it a family reunion of sorts.

After taking a hiatus to launch their own restaurants, brothers Joe and Sonny Kiatsuranon will be joining their mother Sukanya Palaart in the kitchen once again to serve up their first restaurant in Short Pump.

Their new Thai concept, YaYa’s Cookbook, is set to occupy about 3,500 square feet at 11674 W. Broad St. in the Regal Cinema-anchored Downtown Short Pump shopping center, Joe Kiatsuranon confirmed.

The restaurant is set to open March 27 – keeping with Kiatsuranon’s custom of opening eateries on the 27th.

“We opened Sabai on June 27 and My Noodle on November 27,” Joe said. “It’s a lucky number for me… when we open on the 27th, the restaurants seem to perform well.”

YaYa’s Cookbook will fill space once occupied by Osaka Sushi & Steak, which closed its Short Pump location in September 2013.

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