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King & I Thai Cuisine

822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta AB T2R 0E5, Canada (Beltline)
(403) 264-7241
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Ranked #223 of 2,895 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Beltline
Cross street: 7 & 8 ST SW
Transit: The restaurant is very accessible with the C-Train , Bus service provided by the City of Calgary.
Description: The King & I was the first restaurant to introduce Thai food to Calgary. Since 1988 this upscale Thai dining room has been serving signature dishes designed to tempt you. And designed is the operative word at The King & I. Winner of numerous awards, The King & I offers beautiful, stylish series of elegant and contemporary dining rooms with superb ambiance. The setting, which is truly conducive to lingering over dinner, the service and unique, delectable dishes combine to create an evening that shouldn't be missed by anyone appreciative of fine cuisine.
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was okay, I thought it lacked in flavour and size and the amount you pay for the portion you receive is a little over the edge. However, the wait staff actually took into consideration that I had a peanut allergy and brought out a peanut-free pad thai!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food was delicious. We had ordered incorrectly and our lovely server looked after us and brought us what we needed to make a memorable dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a great place to eat we couldn't find fault from start to finish. The server was very attentive and helped with selecting a good balance of tastes and explaining the heat of the various dishes. Service was quick and the food was the best Thai we have eaten anywhere. The meat and fish was tender and cooked to perfection... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Have been here a few times and it's always an enjoyable experience. Visited recently for a dinner with friends knowing that the broad menu would have enough choices for everyone to find something they like, including some vegetarians in the group. Good service, good food. I particularly enjoyed the spicy pork chops on this last visit, and the banana spring... More

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lured in by the ads outside... we ended up getting a couple of noodle dishes. They were OK, but a bit stodgy. While it was definitely OK - no issues with service, cleanliness or anything - something about the place didn't speak to us. Haven't had the urge to go back.

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had eaten years earlier here and remembered a wonderful dining experience. Unfortunately, I took my family here yesterday and it was memorable, but not in a positive way. The server, although friendly, seemed to be on an upselling mission, telling us we were not ordering enough food and was suggested the highest price dishes on the menu. The Tom... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The décor of this restaurant is lovely. They offer to take your coat when you arrive which would be a great service when it's cold outside. We had booked for a party of about 10 or so and were seated in a semi private area. We had 2 servers during our meal and they provided good service to bring the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I love this restaurant, the flavours, the decor, the exemplary service and the value. Thai food has some spectacularly spicy dishes and I love the lemon grass and the coconut that are incorporated into Thai food. The atmosphere is exotic and takes me back to scenes from the movie 'The King and I'. Service is very good without you feeling... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a taste of vegetarian heaven (for me)! Don't get me wrong, they do serve meets and fish in this restaurant but I stuck to the vegetarian options and tried a variety of dishes. I was so impressed by the flavors, presentation and environment of this restaurant. I would highly recommend any of the vegetarian options! I would go back... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My wife and I had our anniversery dinner at the King and I on Monday. The food and service were great. Mel one of the owners with Bingo their head chef are one of a kind. You have to have the Poppy Shrimp. They are so light and the sauce was fantastic! We had the Satay's as well for starters... More

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