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Istedgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Description: Reliable, middle-level Thai restaurant near the station - seems popular...
Reliable, middle-level Thai restaurant near the station - seems popular with business people
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  • 4
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  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome fried fish!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toronto
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Hamburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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N.Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Senior Reviewer
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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Istedgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Reliable, middle-level Thai restaurant near the station - seems popular with business people

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?