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King & I Thai Cuisine

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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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Today
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    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
thai food, but you are on the prairies

Went here with 7 people. We ordered food to share among us. The decor was clean and neat, and I felt comfortable in the atmosphere. We went here with folks that have been here in the past and enjoyed the food, etc. The service was great, the food was okay. I thought the Tom Yum Soup was good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
ritchieman
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vancouver
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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English first
vancouver
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here with 7 people. We ordered food to share among us. The decor was clean and neat, and I felt comfortable in the atmosphere. We went here with folks that have been here in the past and enjoyed the food, etc. The service was great, the food was okay. I thought the Tom Yum Soup was good but my... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday. We have been coming here about once a year since 1990. Every time we come here it reminds us of the great cuisine we experienced when we were in Thailand. The food was very nicely presented and the staff were amazing. They were very accommodating to my wife's gluten & dairy intolerances.... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went there in August 14 and it was very good. Nice, clean an relax place to eat and have good conversation. The food was very good and fresh and the service was very good and helpfull. It was our first time and we have no regret, if we go to Calgary we will go there again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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?