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Istedgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ranked #621 of 1,539 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Reliable, middle-level Thai restaurant near the station - seems popular with business people

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having been in Europe for the past 3 months, this was the first time we ate fried fish (a whole and intact fish!) in Europe. It was crispy and tasty. We also ordered the ribs but we felt that the ribs were a bit too tough.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ordered a satay with peanut sauce (pretty good), spring rolls (so so), red curry chicken (fresh) and red curry shrimps (fresh). The curry is quite good, flavorsome and not too rich with coconut cream. Definitely try the mango dessert, which comes with glutinous rice and a sweet coconut cream.

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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After a week of Danish food, the taste bud is yearning for something fragrant and spicy. What could be better than Thai food? Of course the concern is whether some Asian food in European cities are toned down and made to cater for local tastes. But it was a nice surprise. It is as authentic as you can get. Green... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant is near our hotel so it was a fall-back on our first night in Copenhagen. I don't think we would have picked it if we hadn't been so tired. The food food was OK but not exceptional. The atmosphere was a bit tacky and the service was a bit slow but if all you want is acceptable Thai... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As I stayed in a hotel nearby, I went there one Wednesday evening for dinner. I did not find the place very crowded, and easily got a table. The staff was friendly and efficient, and the food is reasonable - not excellent but on the better side of what you can get in Thai restaurants. Prices are also reasonable, for... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We decided to eat here on our first evening in Copenhagen because it had rained all afternoon and we didn't want to stray too far. My partner had never had Thai food so I though this restaurant may present the opportunity for her to try it. The restaurant was quite busy but we managed to get a table. We settled... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ate here for convenience as we were staying in the hotel opposite and it was our last night. As far as Copenhagen prices go, the restaurant was reasonably priced and with a good selection of dishes - lovely and spicy! Service was good and prompt and the food tasty

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Good portions, plenty of veg and meat in the main course dishes. Overall a lovely meal and reasonably priced.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Cosy restaurant, friendly staff but disappointing food. Both mains were very (very) salty and not very pleasant. prawns seemed tough and didn't seem fresh. Price felt expensive for two mains, 1 soft drink and 1 beer was 450 dkk.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We ate at the Poon Chai on a wednesday evening,the place wasn't that busy.The service was prompt,friendly and helpful.They provided glasses of water with out being asked.The menu was in 3 languages including english. The dishes we ordered arrived hot and were tasty (all or most dishes come with rice included in the price).There was draught beer as well as... More 

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Address: Istedgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen
Cuisine: Thai

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