The restaurant is going into the former On A Roll Sushi at 63 E. Congress, which closed in July. 

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Senae Thai Bistro is bringing the vibrant cuisine of Thailand's capital Bangkok to downtown Tucson. 

On July 7 it opened up in the former On a Roll Sushi building at 63 E. Congress, which had been vacant since last July. Dee Buizer, who owns the restaurant with her husband Jim, has been in the restaurant business since 1987 and also owns Basil Thai restaurant in San Francisco. Her family members also own the swank Soi 4 restaurants in Scottsdale and Oakland, California. 

Senae tilts toward the gourmet side, with upscale menu items like grilled lamb chops in coconut curry Kae Yang ($25), and duck breast with lemongrass-shiitake mushrooms Pbed Takai ($21). Check out Senae's website for restaurant hours and a full menu. 

You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.