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“Wonderful Thai food, great location, keen service”
Review of Chiang Mai Kitchen

Chiang Mai Kitchen
Ranked #37 of 629 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $76 - $76
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
London
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful Thai food, great location, keen service”
Reviewed June 19, 2010

The best Thai food in Oxford, without question, despite being up against some stiff competition. A little expensive, never any deals to be had, and you often need to reserve a table in advance to get in (tells you something, given the array of restaurants in the vicinity). Staff are consistently good and the seating can often be a little tight, but it's the food that makes this place well worth visiting.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fine for a standard Thai meal”
Reviewed June 2, 2010

We possibly had expectation set too high, after being enthusiatically recommended this restaurant by two separate people. Food was fine, but felt like it had been tailored for the western palate rather than authentic (was sweeter and less spicy). Service very hectic (booking highly recommended) - and we were put through 3 courses within an hour. We'd recommend it, but as a Thai version of a bog-standard Chinese or Indian - nice enough, but not outstanding.

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Manchester, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed May 25, 2010

Combo starter ok. Main course of sweet and sour duck was fatty with no taste in the sauce, served with stodgy rice that lumped together. Italian Pino Grigio Rose to drink, which is my 'default' option as you normally can't go wrong with it, except this one wasn't good. Quite a quirky place with a good atmospeher, though.

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oxford
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“Excellent Thai Restaurant”
Reviewed May 20, 2010

I have been there for a few times. I love the food,service and atmoshere. You have to see the place if you are in Oxford. Highly recommend.

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England
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“I couldn't see what the fuss was about”
Reviewed April 27, 2010

Tudor Oxford meets Thailand is not a concept I found easy to cope with, and I could swear that the sweet, sickly taste in the pad thai came from a tomato ketchup bottle.

The whole place had a rather empty, other-worldy feel to it, at least when I had lunch there. Just a bit odd, really - no atmosphere and gloopy food. Did I miss something? I doubt I'll ever go back to find out.

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