Since its inception a few months ago, Nithan Thai (which means “Thai legend”) has caused quite a buzz for being one of the most expensive restaurants to open in Tel Aviv. It was conceived by Naomi Hurvitz (nee Nam Pitkersaseri) who moved from Thailand to Israel 20 years ago “for love,” in her words, and simply ended up staying. Hurwitz, who grew up in a small village in northern Thailand near the border with Laos, says she’s happy to be able to share her love for Thai customs and cuisine with Israelis. Hurwitz spent some time exploring restaurants in Thailand and other parts of the world to gain inspiration for Nithan Thai.
She ultimately wanted to create a place in Israel that serves royal Thai food.