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Sleek New Thai Restaurant Officially Opens in the Heart of Ballard Saturday

Secret Savory will serve up river prawns with galangal sauce, fermented Isan sausage, and boozy Thai tea

A view of Secret Savory restaurant’s interior, with the name written on one wall, plus Edison bulbs and dark wood furniture in the dining room.
Secret Savory features food from multiple regions of Thailand.
Courtesy of Secret Savory

Ballard denizens are about to get another Thai food option. After a few nights of previews, Secret Savory will officially open on 2213 Northwest Market Street Saturday. The restaurant’s cuisine covers four different regions in Thailand, with letters next to each menu item indicating from which area the food originated. Among the offerings are river prawns with galangal sauce (from the central region), salted squid and egg (from the south), and fermented Isan sausage. There will also be a handful of cocktails on the menu, including a Thai tea with two different kinds of rum (cocktails are $7 during a daily happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.).

The exterior of Secret Savory in Ballard shows a neon “open” sign and flowers lining the windows.
A view from outside Secret Savory.
Courtesy of Secret Savory

From the initial looks of things, the restaurant — in the former home of Root Table — is going for a minimalist, modern vibe, with floral touches, white walls, and those ever-popular Edison bulbs lighting the dining room. It’s also not shy about its name, which is emblazoned in huge letters on one wall.

But will it make a name for itself in Ballard? Secret Savory will have some immediate competition in the neighborhood. There are three Thai food restaurants within a couple of blocks of that location, highlighted by the acclaimed, Isan-focused Pestle Rock, known for its memorable crab fried rice.

Secret Savory

2213 Northwest Market Street, , WA 98107 (206) 829-8867 Visit Website