Great in every way
Décor , food , service , all very outstanding! Second time here and every bit as good as the fist time. The food is Duck, Prawns, sticky rice, Brocc all outstanding with the right amout of spice. Can't wait to visit again...
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Great Service
The food was outstanding. Having traveled to Northern Thailand and Vietnam I can honestly say the food at Khong River was an amazing representation of both of these areas. Not your typical Thai food et. al. Pad Thai and other average Thai dishes. These were rather an amazing ode to the food of the north. All of the food was delicious, came out quickly and with friendly service! Highly recommend trying it out. Be prepared to get hooked!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, bad waiter
The food was awesome but the waiter had his head elsewhere. Had our empty plates on thr table at least 15 minutes before I had to tell him if he could please take them away. Did not come once to ask how the food was.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yum! Worth the drive to the Beach.
Great, unique menu items, plus the Thai Fried Chicken special was outrageous! Every bite of every dish was lively, fresh and tasty. I loved the Char Grilled Thai Eggplant. The bar menu with their gin selections will take years to explore. Gin really goes nicely with their Northern Thai menu. We've already decided that we HAVE TO go back for their Tuesday Thai Street Food. The James Beard recognition was well deserved.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food&incredible service
Wow! The food was awesome. We ordered the tasting menu so we could try a bit of everything and we were not disappointed. We had so much left that we had a huge lunch the next day. The only complaint...if there was one, we had to ask our waiter to have the chef ease up on the hot chilis a bit...but otherwise the food was so tasty! The only thing better than the food was the service...even the bus boy was engaging and friendly...the waiter was awesome- explaining everything and being very attentive but not intrusive. He was so great we tipped him 25%! Fun with two but maybe something even better in a group...the whole experience was great!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food great vibe
This is one of the few good restaurants on Lincoln rd (doraku and balans are my other faves). I had the wide noodles and pork - very tasty but only a little bit of pork :( but it was yummy nonetheless
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
So happy to finally have a real Thai restaurant (no jut a take out place) in sobe. Green papaya salad, curries....everything I tried was delicious!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new restaurant not typical of something off Lincoln (not the European people outside begging you to come in and that everything is 25% off, plus they don't auto add gratuity (which I hate that restaurants do)). Nice atmosphere for authentic Thai food. I thought everything was priced accordingly except for drinks which run $13 each, so don't look to start boozing there. Food was priced well. Everything was delicious, server knew what to recommend. They give you delicious cookies with the check.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
No power, no food
We LOVE this place, but due to an electrical issue, the restaurant had to close for the evening. Look forward to the opportunity of dining there again soon!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful restaurant with
A wonderful restaurant with great authentic food and ambience. Will definitely be back
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's a real change to go to a Thai restaurant that not only serves great food but looks cool. The food was appropriately spiced and fresh and if I was in town longer a second visit would have been in order. Worth a visit if Thai is on your list.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good addition to the Thai restaurants in South Beach.
Menu is different from most Thai places and food is more authentic. Love the freshly made papaya salad which the chef will make as spicy as you like.
Service is great with very friendly waiters.
Definitely a place to go to once a week for lovers of Thai cuisine. Hopefully prices don't increase as it becomes more popular.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time here (we are NYers), food and service oustanding. One dish better than the next. Fun casual energetic place. Captures Miami.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their food is amazing!
I've been at this restaurante 3 times, in different ocasions, and the food always was perfect! The spices are very well balanced, good-looking dishes, very aromatic and flavorful. This is definately the best Thai restaurant here!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thai one on
Spectacular Northern Thai cuisine. Not the usual we've been force fed. Beautiful high ceilings, large windows, wood and metal fixtures and birdcage lights. Wonderful.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Authentic Thai
Delicious Authentic Thai cuisine with great decor a a great vibe. Very different menu than your average thai restaurant.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun culinary experience.
Really fun, interesting food. Not something you can find at any old Thai place. Worth the trip. Not for those on a diet or looking for low sodium or healthy fare. Definitely for a fun, weekend splurge.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different Brunch Spot
Brunch was amazing, especially the coconut pancakes. All egg dishes were good. Our first round of coffee was stale and old. Had trouble getting our server's attention but finally did and she brought us fresh good coffee. Oh and if you are a fan of condensed milk as I am, don't miss the Vietnamese coffee!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice thai choice near Lincoln Road
We went with friends on a Monday night. The place was quite. We love the setting and ambiance, but I would love a little more of light, it was hard to us to read the menu. The food was very good, we are not use to eat Thai so we are not experts in that matter. We tried the noodles and we like it, the branzino and the chicken noodle curry was our favourite. All their cokctails drinks are based on GIN, we choose randomly and were excellent.
What I would change: the menu is intended to share and I love that, but what I don't like is to eat my food cold as they bring all the dishes together most of the dishes went cold after a while.
The branzino has bones and they didn't warn us, it would be nice from the waitress to do that.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice as always
We have been there many times and always had a good time. The waitress was very nice, but we always had a good experience with the waiters/bartenders. The food was good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place for a Birthday!
From the yummy happy hour drinks to the delicious appetizers and dinner, it was a very memorable experience!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I live in the area and happened to walk past this restaurant 3 weeks ago...and have been there twice since then. We love Thai cuisine and this restaurant has a nice modern twist. The sticky rice is amazing and all of the food is prepared quickly without sacrificing any taste. We look forward to many more date nights at Khong River House.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Asian is hard to come by
I'm from Toronto and there is a vast selection if authentic Asian cuisine from all countries, but after living in south Florida for almost a decade I find that the Asian here is very Americanized and bland. KHONG river house is NOT That! I was so impressed by the authenticity firstly, and the boldness and complexity of flavours was outstanding. Truly a great restaurant and don't be afraid of the spice!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in SoBe for Foodies
My boyfriend and I tried Khong River House for Saturday Brunch, and the food and menu were so incredible, we came back the next day for dinner!
Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It is beautifully decorated in a unique rustic way that suits their food experience perfectly. The service is fantastic, the servers are very attentive and knowledgable about the menu and all the different spices that go into the food.
There isn't one meal I've tried at Khong that I would not order again! Each meal is more delicious than the next! Everything is cooked and spiced perfectly, and the drinks are artfully made. Must-Try's: Thai French Toast, Korat Beef Jerky.
By far the BEST restaurant for foodies in South Beach, esp those who love ethnic food!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Thai great experience
Was impressed with the quality of the food and favors of the Thai food. Our food contained many authentic Thai ingredients which are not often seen in the US. Very nice decor of the restaurant. We ate late so it wasn't too noisy or crowded. The service was,friendly and efficient. I was fine and my wife brought a sweater but another table of women were complaining a lot about how cold the dining room was so women should bring a sweater. Have heard a lot about the company, 50 Eggs restaurant company which owns KHONG River House and was impressed with everything about the restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Khong river house
Loved the decor and ambience, and the dining room was pretty quiet. Music from the bar not too loud, and the service was excellent, unobtrusive but thorough. Food is innovative and beautifully presented, but all are spicy. There should be some milder dishes for contrast. Portions ample for sharing.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it, we came 2 nights on a row. The menu is not so huge, that I consider a very good thing. Even the wine we tasted was so good. Maybe just a little weakness on the desserts, as usual with asian restaurants,
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical Thai
Very interesting chef creations and twists with Thai cusine. As with all the restaurants in this group, very trendy and great spin at the bar. Very enjoyable meal and experience. Also the staff was extremely friendly and offered wonderful suggestions from the bar and the menu that were out of my "comfort" zone, but very much appreciated and enjoyed. I loved how our server said, "I challenge youmto try this." I do love a good dare......
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot, interesting very unusual food (it is real, not Americanized) Sometimes quite spicy. Knowledgeable bartenders. Incredible selection of Gins. You can see kitchen and all the details that go into this elaborate, interesting, layered explosion of flavors. Details, like different varieties and shapes of rice cookers, matter...
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Entertainment and Diversity
Our dinning experience was absolutely entertainment and diversity for our palates. Different flavors, different spices, different food combinations, all well done, and not too greasy. Vegetables, meats, nuts, fruits, and spices in wonderful combinations. Loved it!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Revisit Khong River House
I looked forward to returning to Khong! We thought it a perfect way to celebrate our birthdays.It was Miami Spice Wk. but we informed that it was not participating when we iasked. Odd, as the table nxt door had the special menu. Not ot a big deal,we ordered from the general menu anyway. Appetizer Pork Balls,OK, would pass next time around. Eggplant & Ground Pork- delicious & very spicy, as we enjoy it! Crabmeat Fried Rice-Divine!, harmonious, & perfectly balanced. Jungle Stew, while flavorful & spicy, ingredients fresh, was something we would not order when we return- Maybe a noodle dish instead. Desserts arrived without any mention of our BDays, disappointing! Coconut Cake- yummy, Thai Donuts w/ 3 dipping sauces an encore!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing! Had the
Food was amazing! Had the tasting menu, the chefs are gifted
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was fantastic. Great cocktails, great vibe, friendly staff and great food. It's perfect for sharing and trying new things. I would highly recommend the Burmese fresh noodle wraps, Norwestern style pad thai and my fave the Massaman beef burry. So delish!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind
Try the chicken Pad Sew!
Great ambiance and decor.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely amazing.
The food was absolutely amazing. It truly takes you back to Thailand!!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth Schleping to Lincoln Road
Usually avoid any and all restaurants on Lincoln but this one is worth making an exception. Food was wonderful - great selection with even Glueten free option as well as food for vegetarians too. Wait staff helpful and attentive. Definitely will return. From appetizers to desserts - a real winner1
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, can't wait
Delicious food, can't wait to go back and bring friends. Décor was great as well. Everyone is friendly.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was incredible, atmosphere gorgeous, and the Miami Spice Menu is one not to be missed before it's over!!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food allergy friends
Not thinking I took my friend who is allergic to all fish and seafood to my newest fav, Khong River House. The not thinking part is that fish sauce is an ingredient in many of the sauces. After a few failed attempts with our server, the manager came over and was able to coordinate with the chef in making a special dish off the menu...sans fish sauce. And lunch was a success after all.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not easy to find authentic Thai food in South Beach, and Khong fills that void. Service is excellent, but the real perk is the food! Those flavors are so unique and palette friendly--give it a try!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is always interesting
Menu is always interesting and delicious! Beef jerky is a winner. Very creative cocktail list - featuring primarily gin cocktails, which go very well with the Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Be sure to make reservations, because this place is popular!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thai purists - get over yourselves
I work in the area and so does my girlfriend, so we were looking for an alternative to fighting the Friday night traffic. That usually means trying out a new South Beach restaurant, so this time it was the Khong River House's turn. I had heard/read much about the latest 50egg effort, and only the Thai food purists seem to not like it. Maybe it's just me, but I don't feel 50egg has any obligation to recreate Thailand molecule for molecule. The food is just delicious - especially the curry dishes - and that should be enough for anyone. The drinks menu is exclusively gin based, and the Killer B is just fabulous, as is the Korat Beef Jerky. Both of these are just $6 during happy hour.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the very best
Had the tasting menu ($80) worth every penny. Food kept coming but each time the food was better than the previous course. I think 6 or 7 in total.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience.
It was a great experience. This was my second time here.
The brunch is wonderful and dinner is equally lovely.
It is proving to be a consistenly great experience. The staff were
Lovely. I will be back.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome and creative drinks and meal. Try the duck!!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were in Miami and decided to try this restaurant that is just around the corner from busy Lincoln street. We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious food (my favorite was the eggplant with pork) & the friendly service. We've dined in other south beach restaurants in past visits but often felt that the restaurants disappointed (more about the scene than the actual food). I also thought the decor was unique but mostly I would come back because of the yummy Thai food.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Thai in Miami
I have been to Khong 3x within the past couple of weeks and I will be returning again. They have some o the beat noodles and curry in town.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Khong River House to celebrate my birthday, using the easy online reservation tool. I noted on the online reservation that we were celebrating my birthday, and that I could not have gluten or dairy. We were warmly greeted and provided a GF menu. We nervously brought our daughter, concerned that some of the travel review sites indicated it is not a good restaurant for kids; any concerns were allayed when our hostess and server greeted her with friendly and warm smiles & treated her very kindly. Although the clientele weren't family types & kids clearly aren't the norm, we were fine. I had the best Pad Thai I've ever had. Our server brought my sorbet on a lovely birthday plate, complete with candle! I would gladly recommend Khong!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the pad thai!
Good beer selection, amazing pad Thai, could have a larger piece of duck in the duck curry dish
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten free friendly
We pick this spot as one noted for it's celiac friendly menu, and it delivered! Tables were a bit cozy, but perhaps one could request a larger table in advance. It was packed when we arrived, but the servers were attentive and had prepared ahead with the gluten free menu (I had booked on-line and noted the celiac exception). The food we ordered was amazing, the only regret I had was that the spring rolls were not celiac friendly . ..
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM