KHONG River House
KHONG River House

KHONG River House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.khongriver.com/
  • Phone: 3057638147x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 11am-4:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ricky Sauri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email events@khongriver.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered. Thursday Lunch $5, Thursday Dinner $10, Friday - Sunday Lunch $10. Friday - Sunday Dinner $15. Meter street parking is also available, as well as Municipal parking garages and lots.
A word from KHONG River House
The Mekong River, or Khong, as it is referred to by locals, has long served as the central form of connectivity from the Tibetan Plateau down through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It brings together the people and their varying cultures while its banks and valleys create one of the world’s most biodiverse and fertile areas. This melding of disparate tastes, ingredients, and techniques has resulted in the bold, complex harmony that is the hallmark of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine.
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KHONG River House reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)hot spot (41)good for groups (40)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (26)vibrant bar scene (19)great for lunch (15)late-night find (14)romantic (13)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Recommended.
    CrushedSnailVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    50 Eggs, doing an excellent job with Thai. Keep up the good work.
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    fit for foodies
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  • AEF1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    service rushed-we waited 10 minutes for a waiter, and once he arrived did not ask us if wanted drinks, food served lukewarm-clearly premade and minimally warmed up
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    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Favorite pick
    Wannabcritic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you're in the mood for something exotic and sophisticated this is the place to go!!! Drunken Noodles are in my top 5 all time favorites from anywhere!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gastrojunkieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Second time dining here... First time was late night feast and this time was late lunch early dinner. Fantastic food! Great suggestions by the waiter; everything so well flavored. Hot & Sour cocktail an interesting choice if you like spicy. Short ribs are yum as is the pork fried rice and shrimp skewer.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Great boozy brunch, service ok
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a great time with a group of friends. Came for the good food and bottomless drinks-- bloodies, mimosas, etc. Service was very slow but manager came to apologize and help out. Very friendly staff. Cool vibe.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Mediocre Asian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not sure what all the fuss is about. Asked for spicey food. Instead had chicken wings which were sweet. Duck was generous but also sweet. Glass noodles were spicey but also meh. Prawns were also bland. Overall, fairly overpriced mediocre Asian food that is expensive by virtue of being on Lincoln road, one of the big tourist areas on South Beach. Others may disagree but if your palate is broad you'll be disappointed.
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  • Delicious
    happypapi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was recommended here by a friend. We arrived a bit late for our reservation and even though they were busy, they seated us right away. Our server Dana was fantastic, guiding us through the menu, and actually stopped us from ordering too much food. My wife REALLY doesn't like spicy food (her loss) and she recommended some dishes for her limited palate. The short ribs were excellent, and the crispy duck was amazing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good tasty food
    SyllyPants
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Other than the water server putting her body on me every time she filled the table's water glasses, the place was excellent. Pad thai was perfect. Short rib was excessively fatty.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • First disappointment here
    Deb9227VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been here many times, but it seems they are resting on their laurels. Short rib appetizer was fatty, chewy and generally inedible. Waitress was smothering and then non-existent. She brought us wrong dish and then disappeared.
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  • Worst experience ever!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went last Saturday with my wife and a friend to this restaurant, when we get there they sat us very fast, the server took at least 5 minutes to greed us and take the order of the drinks. We ask for the Spice menu and they explain to us that only is available Monday to Friday. We decide to stay. When we order the food, we order one appetizer to share and three main dishes. After 25 minutes waiting for the food one of the main dishes that we order came out. We ask for our appetizer and the answer was I don't know about the app. We call the server and with attitude said to us "what is the problem guys". All the food was cold, not even warm. I left an finish my dinner at Citi Hall and having better service and food.....
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  • Stefano
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Decor is vibrant, Food is rich, fantastic, different and very tasty! The French Rose wine we had was very affordable and a great wine!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used to be remarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Been to Khong on several occasions previously, but things have declined here. Service was mediocre, rushed. We interrupted the front door greeter on her phone to get seated. Food was authentic, and as described on the menu - most plates were bursting with flavor. Jasmine rice never arrived ... The service and management staff just seem to be stale, maybe tired.
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  • Great girls night out!
    Girlfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    AMAZING crispy lettuce wraps & dumplings, the ribs are good but too fatty for me, everyone else loved them! They even have a spicy gin cocktail that goes perfectly with the food--such nice flavors!! Donuts at the end were seriously redic!!!! Service was perfect. Fab night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good Brunch
    RealMVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Small plates, great quality, drunken noodles too expensive and the portion is small.
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    great for brunch
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  • The best place to eat asian food !
    Vicky
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food, original and tasty, and winderful waitress called Farah. We will return for sure.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change not for the Better
    MangiabeneVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have dined here many times and the food was always excellent. I hadn't been in 6 months and returned to find a new menu, new chef, and lunch prices much higher. I ordered the shrimp which was was 2 large prawns for $19 at lunch - ridiculous. The shrimp were very plain. The shisito peppers were drowned in a thick gooey sauce. The appetizer noodle wrap was excellent, as were the dougnuts. I was with 3 other people who all thought that their food was fine, but not great anymore. The waiter was really good, but the water woman had not been well trained. The hostess wasn't the most welcoming. The Spice menu, which no one ordered, was strange -a cold salad to start, a cold salad entree, and then sticky rice for dessert. Please change back.
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  • annoyingly overpriced
    eavesdropletsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    the menu had changed (a lot) since the last time i was here — options were less & prices were outrageous! the waitress greeted us in a tone you'd expect from a greeter at the GAP. the first dish to the table was the lettuce cups — previously a sharable stack of lettuce with a bowl of pork, vegetables, etc. — now reduced to four pieces of iceberg lettuce, each topped with a small bit of topping. i asked if the dish i remembered was still on the menu, to which the waitress replied 'we never had that.' the short ribs were next – great sauce, but only 4 pieces of meat. then the pad thai – a smallish, dry portion for the price. there are so many better restaurants in miami beach now. skip this one.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amazing food. Loved the chiang mai chicken and the eggplant!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright
    KarinDM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to this place because of its location. Theres a bar/lounge upstairs. The service was excellent, quick and friendly. The only downside is the price. I didnt mind paying $20-40 for my meal, but i was expecting to be wowed. The food is good, but not worth the menu prices. I feel i could get the same quality food in a local vietnamese mom and pop stote. The inside is nice and clean, very stylish but rustic. And they have interesting mixed drinks (beer and bourbon anyone? Surprisingly refreshing). I personally had the minty tamarind iced tea, very good Overall, a good place with good food, but not worth the prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • excellent
    shelly
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great find delicious food and wonderful staff. Great place for a large group or a date night night.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere!
    AlyssasimpsVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went here for the first time with two other people on recommendation and loved the meal! The food is fantastic (had the short rib currey) and a great value for what you're paying (portions are a good size and prices are somewhat reasonable). We all had different cocktails and all were exceptional. Our dinner came out in a short amount of time which was great as well. My only complaint would be our waitress-she seemed new and didn't seem knowledgeable about the menu. Also talked very quiet which was hard to hear with the loud music. Overall great experience!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average with high prices.
    KingVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Disappointing and overpriced. The pork rice bowl was good, but the noodle bowl was a letdown. The signature drink was gross and overspiced. Go somewhere else.
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  • EXCELLENT!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved this meal! Will definitely go back. Very memorable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef Jerky
    DT22
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The beef jerky is rare to see on a menu at a restaurant, but it was delicious and a great appetizer.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Born2Eat
    Foodhigh
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Cool design, High energy music, Reaching to deliver authentic Asian with American spin on Gin drinks. Knowledgeable and pleasant server.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Menu for brunch is ridiculous. You have just a few options....don't go for brunch/lunch
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  • Nice atmosphere, mediocre food
    BOBC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The décor and ambience were very nice. I had the yellow curry- mediocre. My wife had sea bass- $46 and not deboned.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gourmant
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food is exceptional, ambiance desirable ... acoustics could be a bit better to moderate the 60's music and the occasional diner who can't moderate his voice and makes sure everyone in the restaurant is listening.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We got to restaurant and they wanted to sit us in the back where there was nobody sitting and there were plenty of tables to accomadate two in the front. Second time this has happened to me. The back smells of the bathrooms and not very appetizing. The food was great but they had run out of certain items (it was 7pm).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Disappointment
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very disappointing experience; food was just average; very surprised that the food and experience was not better especially when this restaurant has been rated so highly- but not my experience.
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  • Excellent Asian experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Place does a fabulous job of incorporating dishes from various Asian countries. Great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BUT...
    Wendy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    the food is not uniformly fantastic. One dish fabulous , one dish ok! There are four side dish choices of vegetables- we love vegetables- two of the four (our first choices) were not available!). The eggplant side dish was, however, fabulous!
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    late-night find
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  • Wonderful Food, ambiance and Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A capsule review: We went to Khong River House to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. It lived up to our already high expectations. Excellent food, great drink selection, liberal portions, and a highly knowledgeable and amiable staff. The ambiance is great as well. Highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice atmosphere
    Lise
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The restaurant has wonderful atmosphere and great service. We started with papaya salad which non of us really liked, had sauteed Chinese broccoli which in our opinion had way to much soy sauce but was good. For our entrees my husband had Prawns which he says were just OK nothing really special, I had drunken noodle which I felt was a smaller portion but it was tasty. Our daughter had mussels which most of them were closed which is not a good sign she had to send them back. I will say the server was wonderful and the manager came over to say he was sorry and took off the mussels and gave us free dessert. So all in all it was good but to us not great.
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  • Amateur service food misrepresented
    Phiding
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went with my wife while on vacation. We eat out quite a bit and are not the type of people who often send back or complain about an order unless it's eggregiously wrong. I ordered chicken pad Thai (which is an up charge for the protein). When I got the dish it had only (what appeared to be) tofu in it. I called the server and pointed out they brought it without the chicken. He proceeded to have me look around the dish until I was able to locate the sole piece of chicken in it. Again, not one to complain and certainly not one to ask for bill adjustments but absolutely nothing was done and the final bill came out with the protein up charge. Completely amateur service and a disgrace to charge for what we got.
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  • Great dinner place. Near Lincoln.
    Terbonium
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    One of our favorite places for dinner, but disappointing for brunch. 50 eggs best brunch spot is right down the street at Yard Bird.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai cuisine!
    DorisVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love the different dishes and the different flavors of the sauces
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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  • It was alright
    Alberto
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The waiter was great, service great the food cvs me in really fast overall. I'm ok with expensive menus when it's just amazing the food but somehow although the menu had interesting choice didn't felt the flavor on the food except the spicy.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Meh
    Savamikey
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I had been very excited about eating here, and I was profoundly underwhelmed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Did not live up to expectations
    GabbyVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Based on some reviews, we went to KRH on Monday for lunch. The place was relatively empty, but that was to be expected on Monday. We thought that we would get burst of flavors, above and beyond a regular Thai restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was not very exciting and somewhat bland. The portions were very small, so we had to load up on rice to get full. Nothing special - you would get a better value going to a neighborhood Thai restaurant.
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    scenic view, hot spot
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