Owner Narumol Kantaphak said the menu gives people a lot of options.
“I never want a customer to walk away without something to eat,” she said.
Kantaphak and her husband both have restaurant industry experience. When they decided to open their restaurant in Colleyville, they chose to serve two kinds of cuisine.
Kantaphak went through culinary training in Thailand. She also grew up watching her grandfather make his specialty: red curry with Thai chilis, she said. He used to make it for her as a child.
“When he [grew older], we tried to make it to make him happy because it was his favorite,” she said.
That red curry is only one of the many recipes local residents can find at Kantaphak’s restaurant in Colleyville. The kitchen dishes out a slew of Japanese plates and ramen options as well.
Kantaphak’s interest in ramen grew from her time working at another restaurant in Fort Worth, she said.
“When I saw them cook, I loved it,” she said.
A cousin later introduced Kantaphak to a ramen chef from Japan. He visited Kantaphak for three months and taught her how to cook the dish properly.
Kantaphak said some of the restaurant’s most popular items include the crispy duck ramen, pad Thai and takoyaki, which is a typical Japanese snack made with battered octopus and dressed with fish flakes and sauce. But these items make up only a portion of the menu.
The goal is to offer an assortment of quality dishes so all diners can find something they like, Kantaphak said.
“I tell customers, ‘When you’re happy, I’m happy,’” she said.
Kanta Ramen & Thai
5509 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 270, Colleyville
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-9 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.