By Gail Bensinger
Glen Park’s newest restaurant, One Waan, is opening Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Diamond Street location where Osha Thai closed in mid-October.
The new owner is Alex Prasertsith, a native of Bangkok who has worked in Thai restaurants since coming to San Francisco eight years ago to study industrial design at the Academy of Art University. One Waan, which means “good memory” in Thai, is “my dream coming true,” he says.
During the first week of operation, Prasertsith says, he will welcome new customers with free Thai iced tea at lunch and two complementary glasses of wine per table for customers ordering full meals. The menu will be similar to Osha Thai’s at first, but will gradually add new specialties. Beer and wine will be on sale, and home delivery and carry-out will be available.
One Waan will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5-10 p.m. for dinner. A website, OneWaansf.com, is in the works. See the December issue of the Glen Park News for a more detailed story on the restaurant and its new owner.