Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Tom Yum Koong II in Arlington Heights Is Being Replaced by Thai E-sarn Cuisine

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 5 to reflect the fact that a new restaurant will be moving into the recently-vacated space.]

What was once a trio of Boston-area Thai restaurants is now down to just one, as its Arlington Heights location has closed--though a new dining spot will be taking its place.

The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe is reporting that Tom Yum Koong II on Mass. Ave. is no longer in operation after being closed for renovations since the summer. This is the second location to shut down, as Tom Yum Koong III in Newton shuttered a bit earlier this year. The original Tom Yum Koong restaurant on Forest Street in Medford Square remains open.

[September 5 update: The Arlington Patch states that a new restaurant called Thai E-sarn Cuisine will be opening in the former Tom Yum Koong II space.]

[September 23 update: A new article from the Arlington Patch mentions that Thai E-sarn Cuisine has opened.]

Tom Yum Koong II first opened in Arlington Heights in September of 2009, moving into the space where another Thai eatery--Sala Thai--had been.

The address for the now-closed Tom Yum Koong II (and new Thai E-sarn Cuisine) is 1377 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, 02476. The website for the original Tom Yum Koong in Medford is at while the website for Thai E-sarn Cuisine is at

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