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King & I Thai Cuisine

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Neighborhood: Beltline
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King & I Thai Cuisine
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822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta AB T2R 0E5, Canada
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822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta AB T2R 0E5, Canada (7 & 8 ST SW)
The restaurant is very accessible with the C-Train , Bus service provided by the City of Calgary.
(403) 264-7241
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The King & I was the first restaurant to introduce Thai food to Calgary...
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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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing.

First visit back in 10 years. Service was fast and friendly but the food tasted like it had been cooked the night before and reheated for us. The coconut shrimp arrived in under 5 minutes and was too tough and dry to even get off the skewer. The rest of the food was lacklustre. We won't go back... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
Shari4321
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

First visit back in 10 years. Service was fast and friendly but the food tasted like it had been cooked the night before and reheated for us. The coconut shrimp arrived in under 5 minutes and was too tough and dry to even get off the skewer. The rest of the food was lacklustre. We won't go back. Very disappointed.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The service was very good as mentioned by other reviewers. I was surprised by how quickly the food came. It had to have been prepared ahead and basically put on our plates. My pad Thai was OK but more like you'd get from a mall food court. I expected it to be better because this was a sit-down restaurant with... More 

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Calgary
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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145 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta AB T2R 0E5, Canada
    (7 & 8 ST SW)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is very accessible with the C-Train , Bus service provided by the City of Calgary.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighborhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: (403) 264-7241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?