East Side King Thai Kun closed down its truck at Steampunk Saloon, as pointed out by a tipster. Visits to both the West 6th bar and Thai Kun’s location at Whisler’s confirmed the shutter. There are no plans to relocate the truck as of this point, according to an ESK staffer. A rep stated that the Thai Kun team is "focus[ing] on its other projects."
ESK’s trucks have gone through several Austin switcheroos and shutters through the years. The ramen-focused location at Hole in the Wall closed last winter and was replaced by Michi Ramen’s new concept Yatai this March. Other previous homes included Wonderland, Shangri-La, Grackle.
ESK owner Paul Qui was arrested last month for assault and said in a statement that he would check himself into a treatment facility. He also oversees sushi counter Otoko and Qui, his namesake flagship restaurant. East Side King and Thai Kun are also run by chefs Thai Changthong and Moto Utsunomiya.