Chilli Cha Cha, the Thai restaurant which has been in operation at 494 Haight Street since 2002, has abruptly closed.
The reason for the closure isn’t immediately clear. Owner Penpetch “Penny” Asaneevutigorn tells Haighteration that she quit, and that her partner is looking for a new location for Chilli Cha Cha. When a location is chosen, it will be announced on the restaurant’s website.
As for what will happen to 494 Haight, a tipster tells us it will re-open as a new Thai restaurant soon. A sign on Chilli Cha Cha’s door seems to confirm it:
We’ll keep an eye on it.