2003 - The Idea
Thai Sapa was born out of Chef Tung’s passion for cooking in her native home of Vietnam, & her husband Dennis’ love of both the town of Sapa & the world-famous Thai coconut dish, Tom Khaa Gai. An opportunity opened up upon their arrival to Springdale, Utah & Zion National Park in the winter of 2003 when the owners of the Watchman Cafe, which closed for the evenings, offered them a nightly venue for their Thai Sapa restaurant concept. The overwhelming success from Thai Sapa’s weekends-only start in March led to being open seven nights a week by October.
The popularity of Thai Sapa came from the best Asian food inspired from the Sapa tribe & great restaurant service to guests.