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736 1/2 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023
(713) 923-4230
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
The food is wonderful.

I come back time and again for the wonderful food. It's delicious. Unfortunately the service and decor/ambiance is terrible. You can't beat the Tom Ka Gai soup and we love the shrimp with spicy red paste and cashews. The chicken version is great too. The decor is cheap and hasn't been updated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The atmosphere is like a casual diner with baseball caps festooning the perimeter of the ceiling. We ordered the fish cake appetizer, a pad thai, a spicy green curry, and a cashew shrimp dish. I have eaten Thai food all over the world and have been to Thailand several times. This food was average, nothing better. Service was somewhat indifferent... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I come back time and again for the wonderful food. It's delicious. Unfortunately the service and decor/ambiance is terrible. You can't beat the Tom Ka Gai soup and we love the shrimp with spicy red paste and cashews. The chicken version is great too. The decor is cheap and hasn't been updated for decades. There is no concern for the... More 

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Houston,TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Tom Yum Goong & Tom Ka Gai soups are the best! Gang Kyo Wan Gai is yummy and spicy. Pla Lard Prig is my favorite dish for dinner. Everythng is excellent at this restaurant.

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Local spot. Many years here. The price is right. Very good soups. Traditional Thai recipes. Serving size is good - not the typical Houston grande. Very busy at lunchtime! Lots of families at dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Been here twice now. Everything was good both times. S1 soup is really fantastic as are the H1 and H6 dishes. Plus it's BYOB if your up for a drink!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been going to this, and the previous locations, for many years. We went again this week with four friends and everyone had a great meal. Still among the best Thai in Houston. Some of us liked spicy and some not, so we mixed it up. Everything was great and the service was helpful and knowledgeable. Not a fancy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Its just not the same "experience" since the owner has past away. The food is still good and the rice soup is the best I have had in the city

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are looking. For authentic Thai, this is the place. The sit on the corner of Telephone and Elgin near The University of Houston. Notice to look at on the outside but don't be shy. I promise you will be pleased with the first bite. The Tom Khai Gai is amazing! I also recommend H1 beef, spicy. H6, the... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's been a long time since I visited Kanomwan and wondered if the quality was still the same since the owner, Mr. Charoenrat, passed away. My husband use to work nearby and we had many a lunch dates there and very fond memories of him. The decor was still the same and the food still a hit. I started with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love the soup at this restaurant. They have a few choices of soup, and they are all delicious! I think the service is very efficient, although some reviewers feel it is not very friendly. I disagree, their staff mean business, and that business is getting food to your table as quickly as possible.

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Additional Information about Kanomwan

Address: 736 1/2 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023
Phone Number: (713) 923-4230
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 1/2 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 923-4230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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