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King & I Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
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822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E5, Canada (7 & 8 ST SW)
(403) 264-7241
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

The King & I is the benchmark for food, service and excellence in hospitality. I lived a long time in Field BC. It is a 2 hour drive to Calgary - we often made the trip special for Thai food. A few anecdotes: 1) I accidentally parked illegally at lunch - my car was towed. Mel drove me to the... More 

1 Thank bruce_in_toronto
Calgary, Canada
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203 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

In looking online they do not show a wine list, however, they do have one. We decided to try the COCONUT PRAWNS $11.00 for 4 and they were served with a mild pineapple plum sauce. The prawns were coated with enough coconut and were juicy. Our next appetizer was SATAY NUEA - 4 for $8.00 or 8 - $16.00. Delicious... More 

1 Thank yelowdaisy
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is a must stop every time I'm in Calgary. The food has never been anything but great! The ingredients are always very fresh and every dish we've tried has been great! Haven't tried them all, yet... The service is excellent every time. This is a place well worth checking out if you haven't already!

Thank CanadiaRose
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

We both love Thai food. The food was served hot and timely. Our server was friendly and helpful. The taste of the food was okay, but not special. We had the beef and chicken satay as an appetizer. And two chicken selections. Nearly every dish had a coconut flavor involved, not my personal favorite. Again, not bad, but after awhile... More 

Thank Louisianagirl99
Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Staff were very friendly and the restaurant was nice. The food did come out quickly.. not sure if it was busy or not. The ingredients did taste fresh but they were weird combinations, i had asparagus in my thai chicken curry, I guess it was a Canadian twist, but the 5 of us that ate all had a lackluster dinner.... More 

1 Thank Chris N
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't been to the King and I since 1999 and boy was I missing out. Now that I'm 16 year older my palate has changed, " for the better". I can't believe how great the food is at King and I. The calamari ( breaded style) is one of the best I've ever eaten and the sauce that it... More 

Thank elizabeth h
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ritchieman
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 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 

Thank David A
Kingston, Canada
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Nancy T
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Shari4321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?