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Thai Kuu
Thai Kuu

Thai Kuu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thaikuu.com
  • Phone: (267) 297-5715
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday, Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Tanawat Nontakarn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Patio heaters for outdoor dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Germantown Ave
  • Public Transit: Route 23, 94, 99, 134, L, R7, & R8.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large free parking lot in front of our restaurant. Please enter the lot through Bethlehem Pike.
A word from Thai Kuu
Experience authentic Thai fusion in our own chic environment.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was outstanding! BYOB There is a great wine shop right next door. Parking on site. In a quaint little town. "Chestnut Hill" A perfect night!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Took my husband to Thai Kuu for Father's Day. He ordered a duck entree that sat in half a pineapple. More than 50% of his duck was all FAT. Had he not eaten an appetizer, he would have still been hungry based on the amount of his duck he was unable to eat. All we received from our server was "the chef sends his apologizes." The restaurant did not offer to comp his meal nor did they offer an opportunity for them to try to try make it up to my husband with perhaps a gift card to come back some time in the future."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is very good and we love dining outside. Great BYO with reasonable prices and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This resturant keeps getting better! The blackened sea bass was crisped and moist. The soup (wanton) was delicious broth with fresh shrimp and vegetables. I also appreciate perfect Thai iced coffee. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The waiter was fantastic. If they could only get a decent cook then maybe we would go back. The Pad Thai my go to dish to assess this cuisine was greasy and tasteless with slices of room temperature too old duck. The only decent dish out of two appetizers and two entrees we had was the tempura squid and it is almost impossible to mess that up. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Good food and nice ambivance....too noisy on Sat. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our second visit and we were not disappointed!! Y U M!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Overall, the service that we received was perfect - very attentive. The atmosphere was calm and romantic, but it was a weeknight.... The food, was alright. In my opinion, all the dishes needed more flavor! http://gf-flamingo.blogspot.com/2014/05/gluten-free-vegan-visit-to-thai-kuu.html"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My girlfriend loves hot rock cooking (which I had never experienced before), so we found Thai Kuu in Chestnut Hill. I have to say it was an amazing experience and I'm hooked. We have been back several times since our first dining experience and have had excellent food and service every time. Besides the hot rock, they have a great Asian inspired menu that can stand up with some of the greats in center city Philadelphia. If you haven't tried it yet, don't wait, go. Oh and don't forget the wine. Love a good BYOB!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food keeps getting better and the prices remain reasonable. This is now one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Thai Kuu this past Saturday night. The Penang Curry and the Pad Kee Maon were so flavorful and perfectly cooked, with just enough "kick" without being over the top. Our server, Twee, was attentive, respectful, and personable. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was very flavorful, fresh and delicious. Service friendly. The website indicates they have Gluten Free food. My daughter has celiac's disease, so we requested a Gluten Free Menu. They did not have GF menu, but do offer some GF dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was terrific, but the young woman who was the hostess and waitress needs an attitude adjustment. When asked if a change could be made, her response was “I don't want to get into an argument with the cook”. She could have simply said that she would ask. When we arrived, she could not find our reservation and simply expected us to accept that. When I showed her our confirmation, she suddenly found it. She does not go out of her way. She should not be in an industry where empathy to the customer is important."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A friend and I tried this place on a whim and the food was superb. Try the fish cooked on a rock, pretty cool. "
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Coconut allergies and Thai food are generally not synonymous but at Thai Kuu, there was a good variety of non coconut dishes to choose from and all the ones I had were delicious. I definitely recommend Thai Kuu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "seating was too close, otherwise a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food is amazing!! Must haves are the thai crispy golden bags, the edamame dumplings and any of the pad thai's. But everything on menu is delicious!! Prices are so reasonable too! We keep going back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The specials are always amazing and it's the best Thai in Chestnut Hill."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Good food & decent service, just make sure you have a reservation, as several folk attempted to walk in and had trouble getting a good spot."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the Panang Coconut curry with seafood my friend got and the cocnut soup special… an coconut sticky rice and mango"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. We could talk at our table but not hear the table next to us. Due to the windows all around, everyone had a view instead of looking at a wall. The service was very good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My Panang curry was great! Thicker than I've had elsewhere and the rice was a tad mushy, not like the long grained Thai rice I've had other places. The service was great, and the place is small and a little right but very nice. It's a good mix between cultural and modern design/decor. I will definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had mid-week date-night dinner at Thai Kuu. The ambiance is very nice and the fact that it is a BYOB made it a top-pick. As a pescetarian, I was initially disturbed by the fact that the Kanum Jeeb (Shrimp Shumai) includes chicken- that fact is not mentioned on the menu, it just happened to come up in conversation with the server. I found the service to be very reactive, rather than proactive (ex. information about "cooking on the rock" had to be requested rather than offered, we never received the chop sticks we requested, and we had to pour our own wine although we were charged a corking fee). Although all the food that is cooked on the rock is served uncooked, everyone who arrived after us was served prior. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The seating was pretty cramped, overheard conversations from every table. Food was delicious. Service was standard."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The space is small but decorated very cute. The food was very good, I would go back just for the food. Our service was terrible. We asked our waiter 3 times to open our wine for us and after 10 mins of him chatting at the bar we had to ask someone else. Also towards the end of the night when the party of 4 next to us left and a party of 2 replaced them, our waiter moved over the extra table to give the new party more space but didn't even recognize our space issues. I was really upset by this. I would go back but not have Chris as our waiter."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Thai BYOB. Staff very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a late reservation on a Saturday night. This is an extremely small restaurant, about twenty tables. We were originally seated next to a group of 8, but my boyfriend asked that we be moved to a quieter table. Then we were able to have a conversation. Our waitress was helpful, but even though she confirmed my boyfriend ordered a calamari appetizer, he did not receive it, after checking with her, she admitted she did not put it in, as she did not remember him ordering it. We shared my seafood bisque, which was great. We enjoyed our both our Pad Thai and Seafood Bass entrees, we were full but not stuffed. Our dessert, Ginger Creme Brulee, was good, but on the small side. We enjoyed our dinner, but do not need to hurry back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is the best Tai Restraunt in the area, hands down. Endamame dumplings, and tempura calamari are one of a kind appetizers and not to be missed. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. It is BYOB so don't forget to bring your favorite beer or wine."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Even with New Year's eve crowd food was outstanding, as usual."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "When we walked in and saw the menu, we were expecting a great dinner in a lovely environment. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to expectations. The "hot rock" mixed seafood special arrived about 10 minutes after the other entree, and the stone (supposed to be 700 degrees) was not hot enough to cook anything. The food had to go back to the kitchen to be cooked, resulting in overcooked fish and undercooked scallops. On the other hand, the salmon roulade was uniformly overcooked."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food was spectacular. However, an overcrowded table next to us (three people on one side of a booth) was noisy and made it difficult to communicate to our server and to each other. Luckily, they were finishing up as we started."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I met friends for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. Everyone loved the food and service and the ambience. Three drove a distance just to eat here."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "It's great to find a decent Thai restaurant. I also love that it's BYOB. Nice size portions and very well prepared. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We got to Thai Kuu all the time and always have a fantastic time. The food is the best Thai I've ever had and the atmosphere is chic cute. BYO which only adds to the perfection!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The ambiance at Thia Kuu is very lovely and warm (it was very blustery outside) however, the food was just fair. I ordered Chicken Pad Thai and it was very bland (very few added ingredients that really make the Pad Thai good, like eggs, peanuts, scallions, etc)- and more expensive than at other Thai restaurants. My friend ordered Sea Bass to be self cooked on a hot rock as did another customer at the same time. The aroma of the searing fish was actually unappetizing and because the lights were low, my friend couldn't tell if the fish was cooked. Another friend ordered the steak teriyaki medium well and it came out slightly rare. But the environment was welcoming with a very good waitress."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I absolutely LOVE bringing my friends here for lunch and dinner! The food is always fresh, delicious and the service is good if it’s not too busy. I recently had a masquerade party of 80 to 100 people and (Thai Kuu catered some of my favorites dishes) – and, everyone noted the food as being outstanding. You can't go wrong choosing this hotspot."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We started with the special cauliflower saffron soup with seafood and it was delicious. although I expected a little more texture from the cauliflower, it was still a good creamy soup. The crispy duck purses were really good, the water chestnuts were the perfect crunch inside. We also had the seafood salad and the dressing was SO spicy. I love some heat in my food but this was almost unbearably spicy. We had the massamon curry with beef and the pad ping karee with seafood. The seafood was cooked perfectly and the curry was creamy and sweet from the coconut milk. The beef was tender as well, and the peanut curry was addicting! Good place overall, plus it's a byob so that's always a great thing!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I've been to numerous Thai restaurants. I typically enjoy the food. But Thai Kuu takes everything to a new level. The Pad Thai is great. All the appetizers and main courses that we tried were excellent and the presentation is lovely. The space is a nice one - at the top of Chestnut Hill. This is our neighborhood. We tend to eat elsewhere when we're looking for a special meal, because it's fun to check out the many excellent restaurants in Philadelphia and its suburbs. But this restaurant draws us to Chestnut Hill for a special meal because it's so good. And it's BYO - a common, $$-saving feature in the Philadelphia area. That compensates for the somewhat higher cost for the Thai food here compared to smaller, less up-scale Thai venues."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I really love Thai food at this place delivers. The food is fresh tasting, portions are ample. Prices are good."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Our first visit here: Went on Halloween, dinner for 5, friends from far. Staff had cute costumery, Rob was very nice and others too. Food met our needs perfectly. Every morsel was eaten up. We'll go back, just as a couple, and enjoy it in the future."
    Dined on 10/31/2013