South Austin has a new option for casual Thai food. Krua Urban Thai opened this week at 2024 S. Lamar Blvd. in the small space formerly inhabited by Barley Swine. The menu features familiar dishes like Thai-style chicken wings, Northern Thai sausage, a variety of curries, crab fried rice and more. Krua is initially open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, with plans to add lunch, brunch and online ordering.
The small center where Krua is located has seen almost complete turnover in recent years, with Barley Swine, Henri’s, Lick and Horseshoe Lounge departing in place of Krua, Tiny Pies and Golden Goose.