Kanlaya Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was opened Panida Kongjun seven years ago. Panida grew up in Virginia and has been working in the restaurant industry for a long time. She worked her way up from serving to owning her own business. The restaurant is named after her aunt Kanlayaís original Kanlaya Thai restaurant, which was in Chinatown. Authentic Thai cuisine is the focus at Kanlaya Thai. Panida is from Southern Thailand, so the recipes have a Southern influence. She describes the food on the menu as ìfood I eat everyday.î She makes sure everything she serves tastes good and is great quality. The customer favorite dish is the Crispy Ka Pow Chicken, made with deep fried slices of chicken sauteed with garlic, chili, bell peppers, and basil leaves, in the chefís special sauce. Another popular option is the Pad See Ew. It is a wild rice noodle dish with Chinese broccoli, eggs, and sweet soy sauce. The restaurant also has a wide selection of Thai teas, smoothies, and Bubble Teas. It is BYOB, so bring a bottle of your favorite wine to enjoy with your meal. One thing Panida loves about owning a restaurant is the ability to come up with creative specials. She likes being able to have fun in the kitchen and give customers new choices. Kanlaya Thai offers dine in, takeout, and catering. They take reservations. They are open daily for breakfast and lunch. Check out Kanlaya Thai next time youíre in Harrisburg for delicious and authentic Thai cuisine!
1030 S. 13th St
Harrisburg, PA 17104