I had a great experience at Kinkao. The food was amazing and the staff was both friendly and service minded. I can highly recommend this place.
I had the lunch deal which is currently approx £8.50 for a starter and a main - this comes from a slightly reduced menu in the usual manner.
I had the vegetarian Pad See-ew and some deep-fried fish cakes. Loved the Pad See-Ew but the fish cakes were a little small. Jasmine tea on the side took me over £10, but extremely good value and friendly service means that I would definitely come again.
We were walking down Brick Lane, a bit disappointed, because after hearing the neighbourhood was so nice our expectations were high. All those pushy guys trying to get you into their restaurant - we did not like that at all. Suddenly there was this cute little Thai restaurant without those annoying people and we decided to go in. The staff was very friendly and polite and the food came really quickly. And gosh, it was AMAZING!!! Seriously, the best Thai food I have ever tasted and it looked nice too. And it was not that expensive at all! I can highly recommend this place: the food is great and the service is perfect for not too high a price.
I had a lunch meeting in the area and I was told that this place serves up some seriously great Thai Food. I was not lied too.
Kinkao is one of those spot that maybe tries a little too hard with atmosphere (each table is individually carved with designs below a glass plate, which comes off a little bit cheesy) but it's a nice kind of over-effort. Like they want you to have a very good time with some very good food.
And the food is very very good.
They run great lunch specials. I can't remember exactly the price (I believe it was about £9) but I got a small starter, main and drink included and it was fantastic. I always go with a Pad Thai with chicken staple at a new Thai spot and it was delicious. Not too sweet or spicy and great sticky noodles. Yum. For the starter I went with the spring rolls, which were fine, nothing to write home about. I should have went with the corn cake though that my associate got, because they were phenomenal.
We got there at 2, not knowing that they close at 2:30 and then reopen again at 5:30pm. They were nice enough to let us start until 3pm but then really threw us out. Fair enough, just know the time when you are going.
I would stop back in without question, if for no other reason than that great lunch special with great lunch food.
We popped into this Thai restaurant wile on a visit to Shoreditch and were very pleased with our meal. It was our first visit to Brick lane and although the area does look very run down and almost a bit rough there appeared to be more Indian restaurants there than we have seen anywhere else.
We chose the Kinkao mainly because it was the nearest to our car and we fancied a Thai meal. The staff were very polite and friendly and were happy to advise us on popular meals. We chose a mixed starter and although in the Thai language it looked very unusual in reality is was Spring Rolls, Sesame Prawns, Chicken Satay and a few other snacks. The Stuffed Chicken wings were something we hadn't tried before but it was excellent.
Our main course was sliced beef in vegetables, Chicken and cashewnuts and rice. We had drinks with the meal followed by coffee and the whole lot was about £45 for two - excellent value.
If you do go to Brick lane for a meal then we recommend you take the time to explore the area, it is quite interesting! Great for young people with lots of outside bars, clubs and casual eating places.
We, too, stumbled into this place during a stroll on Brick Lane and we were glad we did. Authentic Thai food in a pretty restaurant with lovely decoration and atmosphere. We tried various curries which were all yummy. The highlight is the coconut rice, oh dear! I don't remember ever ever eating rice as good as this! I ended up eating rice and curry separately because both were soo good and I couldn't bring myself to mix them;) Only the service is not very consistent and varied from a friendly welcome to a very shirty treatment when we couldn't immediately decide on the type of rice we wanted. Therefore only 4 stars from us.
The best Thai food I've ever eaten was in a small beachside restaurant in Pattaya, it was cooked pretty much in front of you as the kitchen was open. The smell of the cooking food was almost too much to take and we were starving by the time it got to us. The food itself was just about perfect.
I haven't found anywhere that matched that so far but this place did come close.
We intended to go for an Indian as we were in Brick Lane but when we passed this place it looked beautiful with lots of decorations and fruit carvings in the windows.
I convinced my partner to try this and it was a good decision. The food was delicious, I had the crab for starters and a sea bass for the main course, my partner had the chicken satay and a cashew nut curry for his main. The bass came on a wonderful raised metal plate with a candle inside either to keep it warm or to make it look nice!
The food was probably the second best Thai I've had, after the beachside restaurant in Pattaya.
Our bill with drinks included came to just about £38 for the two of us so while not as cheap as in Thailand, it was definetly good value for money here in London.
If you're looking for a good place to have a Thai meal I don't think you'll be disappointed if you choose to come here.
The second best Thai food place I've ever been to!! Seriously the starters were amazing to begin with and the entrees were absolutely amazing. The staff was not only very friendly, but made sure we had water constantly and asked us if our food was good. The ambience was also very lovely due to the beautiful native Thailand designed chairs and tables. The menu was even decorated beautifully! Please come here if you want Thai! You are in for a great treat!
This is my local Thai place it opened about a year ago and has quickly become my favourite restaurant for a casual catch up with friends. I had my birthday there recently as I knew it was a place everyone could afford and that the food and service would be great. The staff are super friendly would honestly be difficult to find more friendly restuarant staff anywhere else in London. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced I am slowly working my way thorugh the menu but have generally been impressed with the quality of everything I have eaten and the generous servings. They also do takeaway which is great for when I don't have the time or energy to cook. This place is a much welcome change from a lot of the lower quality restaurants on Brick Lane.
Authentic Thai Cusine prepared in a traditional manner.
Pad Kra Pao
Pad Med Ma-Moung (Cashew Nut Curry)
Su Rong Hai (Tiger Cry)
Pla Nuang Se-Ew (Steamed Sea Bass)
Established in 2010.
Kinkao aims to provide the most complete Thai dining experience you will experience outside of Thailand.
A restaurant cannot survive without repeat business and we believe the only way to achieve that is to have satisfied customers.
Combining what we believe to be the 'Best Thai food in London' with a friendly welcoming service, we hope to give all our patrons a memorable night out.
We don't believe in service charges being added to the bill, we believe instead that if diners are happy with their food and service, they will leave the tip that they feel is appropriate. And if customers don't enjoy their experience, why should they be forced to pay a service charge as well?
We also don't believe in trying to squeeze as many customers into a limited space as possible. Instead we offer spacious (fabulous hand carved!) seating, believing that one satisfied customer is better than two unhappy ones.
So if you are looking for the perfect Thai meal and night out, then why not try Kinkao.
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