Bangkok Joe’s is co-owned by Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan and restaurateur Mel Oursinsiri, Thai cuisine innovators who are changing the face of Thai food in the Washington, DC region. The restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine with a modern American twist. Aulie’s innovative dishes incorporate the exotic tastes and aromas of the Bangkok street food she experienced as a child, along with Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and even French flavors she picked up as a result of her culinary experiences in the United States. The menu features a new emphasis on traditional Thai ingredients and flavors to appeal to diners expanding palates and openness to trying authentic global cuisines as well as customer favorites. A refreshed interior pays homage to Thai culture and design. When Bangkok Joe’s opened in 2003, it was home to the first dumpling bar in the National’s Capital. The restaurant was originally open from 2003 – 2014. Back by popular demand, the restaurant is set to re-open on April 7, 2016.