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“Very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kinkao

Kinkao
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Ranked #951 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Spitalfields
Description: Fine Dining in London, Thai Style. Traditional Thai hospitality, No Service Charges and what we Genuinely believe to be the Best Thai Food in London.
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good food that comes in large portions and one main dish per two diners is enough, if the mixed starter is ordered.
The staff were polite and helpful without being intrusive. Lovely atmosphere and decoration.
Slight downside is that my friends complained about their food being much spicier than indicated on the menu.

  • Visited August 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding thai food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing - this has been the best Thai food we have had since coming back from Thailand, authentic and delicious! Definitely recommendable!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bmarcoa
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Tasty Food, Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been to Kinkao three times with my boyfriend and we have always had amazing service and tasty dishes. The menu has a wide variety of curries, stir-fries, soups and salads. The fish and vegetables are always very fresh and a citrus, spicy and hot are all used in a well-balanced way. Nothing is too expensive so this is a great eatery for midweek or a Sunday.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good Thai - makes a change from all the Curry Houses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice to find a decent Thai restaurant on Brick Lane - a place famous for really sub standard Bengali Curries. Good quality food with some really good flavours - this is the 2nd time ive been to this Thai restaurant and I will likely go back - it's not out of this world but it doesn't disappoint either. The only downer - the tables are little close to each other to you may be subjected to listening to the other diners conversation which is annoying to say the least. The other downer - the restaurant thinks its appropriate to play crappy pop music videos on 2 flat screens in the restaurant - not only is this distracting by it does nothing for the atmosphere - it would be far better to have images of Thailand or to get rid of the TVs.
However - if your after a good value Thai meal for roughly £20 a head this place does the job.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VANTERHEYDEN
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London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Service was slow, but the food made up for it. Wonderful Penang curry and fried rice. Draught Singa beer (who knew?) and great beef salad.

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Thank Duncan K
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