Some ABC license activity points to a change of ownership at SWATDEE THAI CUISINE in Noe Valley, which has been a part of the neighborhood since 1987. I called in last night to speak with owner James Sawatdee, who charmingly said, “I’m 64, lady!” when I asked him about why he was closing the business. Yeah, that’s a strong reason. Ditto the fact his sister-in-law, who is the chef, is 62 and has problems with her back. Sounds like these dear folks need a rest. Unfortunately he had to jump off the phone and couldn’t tell me more about the impending closure and new tenants, and he hasn’t called me back yet either. I’ll update you when I hear from him. 4166 24th St. at Diamond, 415-824-8070.
The exterior of Swatdee Thai Cuisine. Yelp photo by Melly C.