Naviya's Thai Kitchen now open

Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.

Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.

The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina.

Naviya and Kim La Barge have earned rave reviews at their string of Thai restaurants, first in Grand Marais, then on Penn and Lyndale Avenues in Richfield. Now they're peddling pad Thai, spring rolls, and more across the street from the former Linden Hills Co-Op. The restaurant's beer and wine license expected by late January.

Naviya's Thai Kitchen 2812 W 43rd St., Minneapolis, 612-276-5062 Lunch Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm Dinner Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 4pm-9pm; Sun 4pm-8pm