Kao Thai Cuisine

4.7
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$30 and under
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Thai
Located in the old Columbia Firehouse Headquarters (closed down in 1995), this unique restaurant revitalizes the historic building by combining the old and the new - complete with original rafters, floors, and garage door exit.

The goal of Kao Thai Cuisine is to bring authentic Thai culture and cuisine to Columbia. The focus at Kao Thai is to display the diversity of Thai cuisine and give diners a new look into authentic Thai cuisine.

Our menu offers authentic Thai eats that are commonly found on the streets of Bangkok as well as a mix of creative pan-Asian fusion dishes that are fresh & exciting. With a rotating menu of specials, we hope to continuously bring new flavors and dishes to the Vista!
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D
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb, and the service from Zia (?spelling?) was impeccable. We will absolutely return!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Made me feel like I was back in Thailand!

b
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. There were four of us and we ordered the bao and chicken wing appetizers to start. The wings were crisp, and the bao was a folded bun, soft and fluffy, with a delicious filling and extra hoisin on the side. My friend had the green curry which was served in a large bowl and tasted incredible. I had the Pad kapow with chicken. The ground chicken was mixed with red and green bell peppers and onions tossed in a flavorful and slightly spicy sauce. It was delicious! We will definitely be dining here again.

LG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Friday evening and sat outside, listening to the live music from across the street. Wonderful Tom Ka soup and great entrees. They have some of their own dedicated parking which is a major plus in the Vista. Had a quiet table for two, nice fall temperature and a very good/attentive waiter. First time there, we'll be back again.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I dined here this week. Love that they have so many gluten free options. The drink menu is great. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about their menu.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here before going to a show at the venue across the street. Enjoyed sitting at the bar engaging with the bartender about wines. The food was delicious. This restaurant is one of only 2 in the Columbia area on The restaurant week list that has gluten-free options.

LP
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First timers loved it.. they should advertise better.. we had no idea they were in Cola for 15 months now.. don’t hide a fantastic venue😎