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“Nice duck”

Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away
Ranked #143 of 664 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The success of Kung Thai Durban North has now given birth to what Nina (Chef and proprietor) and Kit (proprietor) calls their "new baby" in the village in Umhlanga. The name Kung Thai, "City of Thai" and the logo of the dragonfly was inspired by the fusion of eastern tastes from every Thai city and the dragonfly symbolizes freedom. The decor of Kung Thai is minimilistic, red and white with signs of 'home' throughout. Picture Kung Thai Restaurant - Umhlanga in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Northern Suburbs (DBN), Durban and Surrounds, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa The menu is true Thai inspiration and most of the herbs used in the dishes are grown by Nina in her garden at home. A meal at Kung Thai is a meal that assures you of true Thai authenticity. Adamant on quality, every meal is prepared fresh and if Nina is unhappy about the freshness of a single ingredient then she'd rather not make the dish. Picture Kung Thai Restaurant - Umhlanga in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Northern Suburbs (DBN), Durban and Surrounds, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Every mouthful of every meal is a trip of the senses to Thailand, from the Puu Cha ( Prawn and Crab donuts) to the Chu Chee Duck (Crispy duck served on a bed of spinach, topped with red curry paste, coconut milk, lime leaf, basil and chilli) There is a standard menu with all the Thai favourites but as Nina explains she gets bored easily so she has an additional Specials menu, which changes regularly. When asked what her 'signature dish' is, with absolute humility and total lack of vanity, Nina answers "Everything. I can't say" because people return time and again and always try different menu items, so much so that all items are as popular as each other.
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The duck was very good. Loved the chicken mince salad and also the tiger steak salad. Service is average. They are willing to change a dish if you ask. I dont really have a complaint about them. Been back twice in one month.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Kung Thai serves some of the best Thai food I have eaten. It is not the same old Thai fare that so many restaurants serve. The Beach Garden Salad is awesome and the duck (served in a number of ways) is always a worthwhile meal.
The service is friendly and attentive - definitely highly recommended.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

By far the best Thai in Durban. I have been to the DBN North location many times and decided to visit the new restaurant in Umhlanga. It was really great and the food was to die for. I will be back definately.

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Thank Rod D
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Thai food that was tasty, well presented and of good quality. Good personalised service from both staff and management.

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Thank Yenusha R
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Reviewed March 3, 2015
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