Upscale Thai concept MaKiin opened at the Hanover River Oaks high rise, 2651 Kipling St., Houston. Founder Lukkaew Srasrisuwan, who also owns Kin Dee in the Heights, said the restaurant's name can be translated as a high honor and an invitation to eat, which she is extending to the Houston public.

The venue’s 4,500-square-foot space is decorated with hand-painted and 3D murals depicting scenes from Thailand, including depictions of Thai temples and night markets, according to an Oct. 20 news release. The eatery also features an 800-square-foot patio with seating for 56.

The menu features multilayered dishes using recipes from both the northern and southern culinary regions of Thailand. Entree highlights include the Flavors of Siam, featuring seared wagyu steak glazed with palm sugar with charred eggplant, lemongrass, bird’s eye chili, grilled romaine hearts, and Thai-style sauces Pla and Yum.

Drink options include 50 wine labels and 10 handcrafted cocktails meant to pair with various menu items. The Bangkok Pad Thai drink is made with vodka, tamarind, lime juices, a dash of pad thai flavor, peanut-infused simple syrup and a dusting of chili powder, garnished with shrimp and tofu.