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Green and Yellow


Kao Sook Thai Cuisine is a traditional family - owned restaurant, bringing intricate flavors and wonderful aromas of Thai herbs and spices to the table. Our homestyle setting is welcoming for families to gather, couples’ night out, or a quick lunch break.

"Kao Sook"

“Kao” meaning “rice” and “Sook” meaning “cooked” or “well-done” pays homage to jasmine white rice, which is a staple that accompanies almost all dishes in Thai cooking. Yes, even the noodles are made from rice! Thai people love to eat rice for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert (sticky rice and mango, anyone?). Rice is so ‘ingrained’ in Thai culture, that we use it as a verb for “to eat”, gin kao, literally means “to eat rice”. A common greeting among Thai people is gin kao reu yung?, meaning “have you eaten yet?”.

A Little Story of Us

Kao Sook Thai Cuisine is an award-winning local Scotts Valley restaurant serving up authentic family style Thai cuisine. Chef/Owner, Mo (Thanchanok) and her husband took over the restaurant in September 2021 when the previous owners retired. Mo came to Santa Cruz in 2014 from Bangkok, where she had been working in the hotel and restaurant industry since attending University. She grew up in a local village in the countryside about 6 hours North of Bangkok where the community including her family were local rice farmers. At Kao Sook Thai, what hasn’t changed are the recipes and warm friendly staff. We continue to make upgrades to the kitchen. We have our eyes on adding new items or a little tweak here and there to your old favorites. We always are looking for customer feedback on what’s good , really good and could be better… stop by, say hello and taste for yourself the love and passion we put into every dish.


Established in 2011, Kao Sook is located in the heart of Scotts Valley, right in the Scotts Village Shopping Center. With our friendliest and accommodating staff, we are delighted to serve you the next time you stop by!



Angel Wings

Crispy chicken wings stuffed with vermicelli, pork, crab, herbs and spices.

Image by Pierre Bamin

Opening Hours
** DAILY, 7 days a week **

We are OPEN for Dine-in & Take Out !!!


Served Daily

11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Served Daily

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday  Open 11am - 9pm

Contact Us

245 H Mt. Hermon Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

831 - 439 - 9520

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