"Fish Cheeks is named for the lean, tender cheek meat that is considered the tastiest part of a fish and a delicacy in Asia."
Fish Cheeks is a seafood-focused Thai restaurant on Bond Street in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Most recently Ohm, 32, cooked at Nahm in Bangkok, a fine dining restaurant featured on Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Chat, 29, has been cooking in Manhattan kitchens for the past several years since graduating from CIA. Chat and Ohm first learned to cook from their parents, who owned a restaurant in Thailand.
At Fish Cheeks, the brothers offer authentic Thai cuisine inspired by the flavorful, approachable food they grew up eating. The menu is served family-style as it would be at home, and includes enticing dishes such as coconut crab curry with hand-crushed red curry paste and Goong Aob Woon Senn, a baked shrimp & pork belly dish with glass noodles. Dev Johnson of Employees Only oversees the beverage program, which features Thai-influenced cocktails as well as a selection of beer and wine to complement the menu.