Going from working directly with customers to being the head of a restaurant, Netnapa “Sky” Prommana knows the business inside and out.

Starting as a server at Bangkok at Beltline a number of years ago, Prommana took over as the owner of the business last August. Now, she’s using her experience and culture to create new dishes and bring fresh ideas to the table.

“I love the restaurant; it’s not just for work,” Prommana said. “This is like a place of memories; we know a lot of our customers.”

Prior to Prommana taking over the business, Bangkok at Beltline served the type of Thai dishes–from curries to drunken noodles–that many customers would be familiar with. While keeping many of the fan favorites, Prommana is beginning to add new menu items from northern Thailand, where she is originally from. It’s a style of Thai cuisine that Prommana said focuses less on using coconut milk due to the lack of coconut trees in the north and uses chilis that pack more of a depth of flavor rather than just heat.

“My partner, he likes to cook and create recipes, so when we work together, we like to make dishes not on the menu,” Prommana said. “We have a passion to represent northern Thai food.”

Prommana is also bringing new dishes to the restaurant’s Saturday afternoon tea, which mixes Thai cuisine with British high tea. Using her passion for baking, Prommana has been adding items to the tea menu to help keep it seasonal and ready for special holidays and parties.

Coming out of the pandemic, Prommana said business has slowly begun to pick back up, noting the restaurant was kept afloat by loyal customers and helpful neighboring tenants.

“We have good support from our neighbors,” Prommana said.

As she looks to make Bangkok at Beltline her own, Prommana said she hopes to continue the restaurant’s previous success while adding her own unique flair. Prommana also said she’s looking to bring back the restaurant’s license to serve alcohol while still keeping BYOB as an option.

“Because we get feedback when I create new items, we know what customers like. We just give them a try and ask for their opinion,” Prommana said. “They like our recipes, and that drives me to be passionate about it.”

Bangkok at Beltline

100 S. Central Expressway, Ste. 108, Richardson



Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m & 4:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 12 p.m.-9:30 p.m.