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Table - Kinkao, London,

Kinkao

4.6
4.6
362 Reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Friendly staff, traditional Thai hospitality, a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful riverside location, reasonable prices and what we genuinely believe to be the best Thai food in London. Welcome To Kinkao

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7987 7999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Quite possibly the best Thai dining experience available outside of Thailand.
  • Neighborhood
    Isle of Dogs
  • Parking details
    We have our own private customer car park so parking is always available and is free.
  • Public transit
    Island Gardens DLR, Mudchute DLR,
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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362 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It could be better.. while booking i did mention it was for birthday. As we walked in they didnt ask anything just gave us the menu and sat us at the availalbe sit. Then i said i have a booking at 12.30 and was asked name of booking. I did’nt feel anything special even after mentioning it was a birthday lunch. After food was finished they came and took the plates, hubby went for toilet i told the waiter its my husband birthday to that i was replied ok nice, nothing else. I was disappointed aa i waa expecting a little more.

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  2. Duke

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, Ambience and service is perfect

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was kind and welcoming, atmosphere was authentic and service was traditional. We went to try Thai food and the menu was very good. Only issue was the quality of seafood which did not taste fresh but rather frozen. I am not an expert though. It was overall a good experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the location, ambiance, foods and service. Will be back soon

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  5. AyinkeG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down this is the best Thai restaurant I have been to in the UK .. the flavors hit the right proportions .. the lamb chops was the best. The Korean fried chicken wings was also flavorful. I am definitely coming back here again. The ambient was great and the food was very very delicious. In fact delicious is an understatement. The environment was clean and the waiters knew what they were doing and all very friendly. Plus free packing ? Why not ! Definitely seeing you again !! Very very soon !

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  6. QualityThanQuantity21

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food at great price. It was a great time with family.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked an outside table but allocated an inside table. Spoiled our experience. Otherwise food was very nice.

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  8. SherryS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Thai food. Always one of our go to places for Thai!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 atmosphere, food was perfect. Love the decor. Value for money

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  10. SamH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff and delicious food. Best pornstar martini ever

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  11. CandKL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was unfortunate that they had suffered a water leak, but the staff did all they could to ensure our meal went ahead. Food was lovely. Staff very helpful. Interior could do with some TLC.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb, definitely going to go back soon

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  13. RosaLong28

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good and the view is a plus but when h Booking they never advised that the restaurant was closing at 3pm so we just had to rush ordering and eating.. no flexibility whatsoever!

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  14. DavidA

    London

    127 reviews

    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice authentic Thai cuisine. Friendly service. Great location.

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  15. CNFUK

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods are wonderful as always. And with a bitterly cold weather these few days, one feels especially cosy sitting inside warm enough to enjoy the foods and the Thames river view.

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  16. eddiemacca

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, lovely position beside the Thames

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  17. Vivek

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had this on do eat list for almost 3 years now and I’m glad that I finally did! Being a vegetarian it was good to see a separate menu and several options. Seat as reserved (next to window with river view) was given, the waitress very kind and fast. Ordered vegetarian platter for 2 and the quantity was really good.We just couldn’t finish it. The coconut milk soup was just amazing! Order their signature mains Pod Thai and it was really good, the quantity was again sufficient for the price charged. Overall, it was amazing and true value for money. Would surely return sometime soon.

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  18. BobbiH

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view of river and Greenwich. They have a good car parking space to.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing cocktails and the food was unreal

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great Thai food, amazing atmosphere with exceptional service. Would recommend coming here!

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  21. CNFUK

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Green curry and Lamb shank are probably the best in London.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I decided to revisit this restaurant, once known as Elephant Royale Thai Restaurant after so many years. I am afraid the quality of the duck was chewy and burnt, flavours were not authentic to traditional Thai meals you would expect. It was more a Chinese fast food taste from a takeaway. Neither can the service charge be justified...the chef had to prompt the head waitress to serve guests.

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  23. CNFUK

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Green curry is so good that we need to order more rice to go with. Pity the Thai iced tea seemed not so good as before.

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  24. Pete

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely views across the Thames to Greenwich. A slight shame that the outside area was closed and the Chef’s Duck special was unavailable. Would really recommend

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time with great food and service!

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  26. RussellH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and surroundings. Staff very friendly and keen to assist

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  27. Tomw

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is not fresh, the beef in the beef stew is not chewable, and the shrimp in the soup is not fresh.

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  28. PaulB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as always - soft shell crab and sizzling seafood were both great dishes

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view outside, great food and lovely staff

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  30. dineguru

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and lovely view.

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  31. Z111112222

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant with good food but table and chairs need updating and the walkway to the main restaurant is quiet dangerous as you have to walk up a small bridge in the restaurant. Overall very nice food and service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious authentic Thai food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff

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  33. MariamA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for special occasions and celebrations. Extensive menu...everything was prepared freshly.

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  34. jerelyr

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food and drinks and staff were friendly however the services was very very slow I had to constantly look for someone to get their attention so we could order or have our mains bought.

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  35. RuhinaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second visit to Kinkao as we loved it so much the first time. We were going for iftar (to break fast for Ramadan) and it was one of the few restaurants that had seating available to book. Service was impeccable - when they found out we were fasting, they brought over dates and water so that we could break fast while waiting for our food to come. Several waiters came to check we were okay. One of my friends isn't Muslim and ordered an alcoholic drink. One of the waiters came running to let us know it had alcohol in it, to which we let him know it was okay. How thoughtful! Food came in good time and we thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered. Only things to mention are that there's usually more curry than rice and the chicken and calamari was a little on the chewy side on this visit. Ambience was lovely. Even though all tables were full, noise levels and chatter from other patrons was acceptable and the music was low. It was turned off during prayer time I noticed - its the little considerate things that count! We had a waterfront view which was exquisite and just thoroughly enjoyed our evening throughout. Thank you, Kinkao :)

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food. Well spiced and season . Everything was soo good . Cocktails were pretty good too and the service was excellent

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  37. sainas

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to call the waiter every time we wanted to be served

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  38. MarkB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The kids and I booked for Mother's day lunch and my wife really enjoyed it. The food, cocktails and services were great. The ambience and theme made it a good experience overall and we will visit again.

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  39. DavidC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not happy with the quality of food and the level of service, will not go again.

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  40. GLWilson

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere, amazing cocktails, lovely service 👌 truly authentic Thai food, so tasty. A must visit if you're in Canary Wharf.

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FAQs

Kinkao does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Kinkao also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7987 7999.

Kinkao is rated 4.6 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kinkao

8-42 St Davids Square, Lockes Wharf, Westferry Road, London, E14 3WA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Isle of Dogs
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have our own private customer car park so parking is always available and is free.
  • Public transit
    Island Gardens DLR, Mudchute DLR,
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7987 7999
  • Catering
    Quite possibly the best Thai dining experience available outside of Thailand.
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