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For years, Thai food in London has been dumbed-down and dull, typically rich and sweet, and served out of chain restaurants and supermarket aisles, like boring and bland Pad Thai or Green Chicken Curry.
It's everything we stand against.
Our flavours come from Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - which are entirely different, punchier and much more complex, with international notes from neighbouring countries Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and China.
KRAPOW MOO | ผัดกระเพาหมู
Our signature dish and namesake... A delicious spicy pork, basil & chilli stir fry, served on brown jasmine rice & runny fried egg.
KHAO SOI | ข้าวซอย
A slightly spicy Burmese-influenced coconut & curry flavoured noodle soup served with pickled mustard greens, Thai shallots, chilli oil, coriander and lime.
GAI TOD | ไก่ทอด
Delicious crisp and succulent Buttermilk Thai Fried chicken, served with sriracha mayo.
Delicious spicy food, lovely friendly restaurant. I would definitely recommend.
I was a little disappointed by this place. Unfortunately the food was too salty, the portion sizes quite small, particularly the rice, and generally didn’t live up to expectations. There are much better more authentic Thai places in London than this place. Sorry to leave a negative review!
Loved it - delicious flavours great staff & really chilled place!
Good nice little place to go for Asian food cravings. The food is really tasty and the place is lovely. The only bugging thing is that we got served pretty late and still we have been asked to leave the table for a certain time- when we were still eating and half way through our dinner. Hopefully was just a one off. Otherwise I recommend !
Thanks so much for the review and feedback. For a table of 2 we do operate a 1hr 15mins turnover time (which is communicated upon booking), and must ensure this is monitored on busy nights, such as Friday and Saturday to ensure bookings don't over-run. We did have a large booking due after your sitting. We gave you a 15mins 'warning' before the end of your meal to ensure you weren't too rushed. Hope to see you again soon.
Interesting Thai food in a funky setting. Delicious cocktails. Not much can go wrong.
One of our favourite things about moving to E5! Delicious food and great service.
Thanks so much! We love serving the Clapton locals! :) Hopefully see you again soon
Great restaurant with amazing food!
excellent food, great place, relaxed atmosphere. We will be back no doubt.
Great food, though the pork relish was a little too hot to handle (I was warned, but woah!). Nice cocktails too. The restaurant is a little cramped, which may have contributed to the high noise levels. All in all, a very nice meal.
Absolutely delicious food and friendly service.
Nice to try some more unusual Thai dishes, particularly enjoyed the curried noodle soup, so flavoursome!
Will definitely be back for more :-)
cute restaurant great for vegans food was really good
Been waiting to come here for a long time and it did not disappoint! The food was exceptional, and I was so glad to find a decent Kao Soi in London! Can't wait to go back.
Krapow is lovely. Some of the best Thai food I know, and just around the corner. That is, a local joint, which just happens to be excellent. Fresh tasting, very spicy dishes. the prawns with tamarind in betel leaf are fab. also really tasty cocktails, though they're a bit too easy drinking for comfort.
Always busy and buzzing. A bit cramped. But good Thai food - which seems to be fairly authentic. Plenty of veggie choices too. And friendly staff.
Lovely food and fantastic service. Really nice place to spend the evening with a group of friends. Thanks!
Really nice food and very easy for vegans!
Would recommend for anyone wanting a casual tasty dinner.
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. The wine (any of it) is not good... but the food is so great, I’d let that slide. Have been many times and will continue to do so!
Excellent as always! Our go to!!
Thanks so much Nurilya! See you again soon
Great food and service! Thank you for a wonderful evening :)
Thanks Alex, glad you enjoyed your evening with us!
Incredible food at great prices. Krapow's mission statement is to end the rich sweet and by now frankly boring thai food you can get anywhere in the UK. This amazing little place does exactly that. If i lived closer i would go every week.
Very nice local place, food was amazing but very spicy....
Outstanding food, really authentic flavors and we ate so so much that literally had a food coma afterwards. Kudos to the chef!
Great little restaurant with a very friendly owner and waiting staff, plus very tasty and reasonably priced food. Will definitely be back!
Richard is nailing it. Good simple cocktails. So many tasty flavours in the food, and *plenty* of chili heat. Some other Thai restaurants seem to be afraid to present really hot food, but not Krapow. We really enjoyed the prawns in a betel leaf, and the new pumpkin fritters. Krapow is cosy, busy, friendly, good for families or grown ups, dates nights. Attentive service that isn't over-bearing. A gem in Hackney.
Really amazing, best Thai food in a while, will definitely be going back!
Food and service always utterly brilliant. Everyone needs to go here!
Love krapow ❤️
Its very casual and abit cramped. Food come out pretty quick and noce mint tap water bottles as complimentary. I would come back and highly recommended.
Very coeliac friendly - wings and miang bites were a treat for someone who doesnt get to eat those kind of dishes out regularly!
Thanks so much for the review and feedback! Hope to see you again soon :)
Brilliant as always! thank you! The fried chicken and KraPow Moo are a must have
The food here is sooo good! Probably my favourite place in Clapton now 👌
Thanks soooo much! Really appreciate the feedback, hope to see you again soon! :)
Good food, good service, good value - yeah all good really!
great spot, food amazing, friendly service, and great value..
Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon.
I love this place . Always a winner and great food.
Thanks so much Emma! Look forward to hosting you again soon
Outstanding food, love this place. Gets so busy though so make sure you book. Really love that this has been such a success for these pop up guys.
Please can you extend into the shop next door, it's getting too popular!
Thanks so much for the review Clarke. And yes, we're working on it! :)
Great food and staff. Definitely has different flavours and some chilli heat! Restaurant was very warm but then again it was super hot outside too. Lovely to sit outside though
Thanks for visiting and the review. And yes, apologies, we don't have air con and it can get a bit hot and humid inside when we're busy! Hope to sit you outside next time :)
Fantastic place. Incredible food. Excellent and friendly staff. Great for people with allergies. Good times all around. One of my favs.
Thanks for visiting and the review Calum! Hope to see you again soon.
Excellent neighbourhood Thai restaurant. Food is delicious - watch out for items on the menu that are marked spicy as they are HOT!
This place is amazing! Lovely food and staff are fantastic. I am definitely going back soon
Food was good overall but not as punchy in flavour as I was expecting. Particularly disappointed in the Som Tam salad as it’s one of my favourites. It was not spicy at all and didn’t appear to have been made with dried shrimp and had no umami or sourness either. Extremely bland.
The wings were good if a little too salty, and the mussaman curry was decent. Grapaow rice was delicious.
I will try again as maybe it was an off night and it’s great to have someone attempting to bring authentic Thai food to Hackney.
Service was attentive and friendly.
KraPow E5 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. KraPow E5 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3858 9858.
KraPow E5 is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.