Born in Austin and raised in a foodie family in Bangkok, Dalad Kambhu’s curiosity for flavors appeared at a very young age. After leaving Thailand for New York, Dalad began taking jobs in local restaurants and quickly fell in love with the world of hospitality and gastronomy. In 2013, she co-founded OMAR’s, a private dining club in the West Village.
After Dalad began working as a consultant in hospitality, she joined forces with artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, cooking side-by-side. Together, they shaped their vision for a joint restaurant, and in 2016 chose Berlin as their project’s birthplace.
In partnership with the renowned Grill Royal Group, Kin Dee opened their doors in February 2017, serving contemporary Thai cuisine, cleverly combining seasonal and regional products with original Thai flavors.
“In Thai, Kin Dee means “eat well”. Just like our name says, we want our guests to eat really well and enjoy themselves. Our kitchen serves the flavors we grew up eating at home in Bangkok. We only use fresh & locally grown produce and mindfully raised animal products.
Our curry pastes are made in our kitchen, just like how the Thais do.”
In 2019, Dalad was awarded her first Michelin star, making her one of only ten female chefs in Germany to share this honor.