Bangkok Joe’s Last Week

In Closing, News & Culture by RUNINdc

Bangkok Joe‘s will be closing its doors this week to make room for a new contemporary restaurant from Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan and Owner Mel Oursinsiri.

We want to thank YOU for your continued love and support which played a major role in Bangkok Joe’s continued success. We are forever grateful and look forward to serving you again once Mama Rouge is open at The Washington Harbour.


“Since opening in 2003, Bangkok Joe’s has received amazing support from the community and our patrons”, said Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan.  “We’re committed to re-investing in our restaurants to ensure that we continually offer guests the best possible dining experience. By completely revamping the restaurant with a hip vibe and interior, new name and new menu, we hope to deliver the same exceptional experience which our customers have come to love and enjoy over the last decade. They deserve it!”

Bangkok Joe’s will close its doors as of June 1, 2014. The new restaurant named “Mama Rouge” is scheduled to open in September 2014.  For more information on the progress of the new restaurant opening, stay connected to Mama Rouge on Facebook ( and@mamarougedc on Twitter.

Bangkok Joe’s, located at 3000 K Street in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour, has attracted celebrities such as Nicholas Cage, Nicole Kidman, first daughter Jenna Bush and Miss Universe Natalie Glebova. A member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Culinary Advisor to the Office of Commercial Affairs, at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, DC, Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan is hailed for her creative talent and dynamic Thai inspired cuisine. She has been seen sharing her Thai cooking and dumpling techniques throughout the DC metro area.  Bangkok Joe’s sister restaurants, T.H.A.I. in Shirlington ( and Tom Yum District (, are both located in Arlington, Virginia.