Kin Khao Thai - Athlone

Abbey Lane, Athlone N37 FF29
$$ Thai Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick

ATHLONE Location - Fifteen years ago we broke the rules by cooking Thai food as it should be. Kin Khao Thai set the standard for Thai food in Ireland. Now is the time to throw away the rule book once again by introducing Isaan Thai to our new menu.
At home, we enjoy food from all over Thailand. Our chefs are a tight team hailing from every region of Thailand. When we cook together, Isaan is the food of choice. It’s also the fastest growing regional Thai cuisine in Bangkok, New York, and Sydney.

Isaan is a region in the North East of Thailand where the food is like no other. It’s both a joy and a challenge to eat. It’s gutsy, fermented and fiery. Each of our chefs has their own passed down family recipe or favourite comfort food from their home town. We cook, eat, and argue over each dish before it makes it to our menu!

We hope you enjoy this journey into our Kin Khao Thai world.

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Business Info

  • Address: Abbey Lane, Athlone N37 FF29
  • Cross Street: Bastion
  • Cuisine: Asian | Thai |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 090 6498805
  • Features: Late Dining, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Open for Christmas Week
Dec. 20, 2021 - Dec. 21, 2021 Dinner 17:00 - 23:45
Open Christmas Week
Dec. 27, 2021 - Dec. 28, 2021 Dinner 16:00 - 23:45

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 17:00 - 21:00
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 16:00 - 22:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 16:00 - 21:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 614 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2021
Terry O.
Overall excellent. Staff friendly, courteous and very helpful. Food delicious. Great value. Wonderful experience. Will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2021
Cheryl B.
What an amazing place. I’m still dreaming about the food. Staff were super friendly and the place was very quirky. Not expensive either. Defiantly going back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 12, 2021
Victoria C.
Food was very tasty, generous portions. Really good wine menu. Overall a lovely experience

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2021
Catherine D.
From the start - on the phone to change our booking time, our experience was amazing. The staff member was so helpful when we changed the time again to an earlier time. Our welcome to KinKao was so friendly as if they knew us (probably felt they did after all the calls

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
ian k.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 10, 2021
Jack R.
Excellent welcome. Staff so pleasant and eager to be helpful. Service was excellent. The chicken wings were very small and the portions of curry were small. Curry flavours were very good. The next time we would not buy the earlybird. Otherwise a very pleasant experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2021
Santa Maria M.
Everything was fantastic! The food and staff were amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Elaine L.
Second time there and food as delicious as the first time

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Rose D.
From the moment we spotted the cheerful yellow building on a dark, wet October evening, we knew we were in for a treat. Superb Thai food in wonderful Asian decor with very attentive service! After chatting a while with the waiter (owner?) regarding our preferences with regard to Thai food, we shared a new addition to the Starters menu, a spicy chicken salad which was exceptionally good. This was followed by two different lamb mains, each of which was excellent. We had no room left for banana fritters, alas, so we shared homemade ice cream instead - this was cooling after the spicy choices we had made. We will be back to explore some sweet and sour options another time!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2021
Karen W.
Fab restaurant, very kind helpful staff, gorgeous food, quick service. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 04, 2021
Kevin M.
Great food, staff are attentive and very helpful, service is quick.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Brendan B.
Excellent as always.the Food was beautiful especially the starter ...thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2021
Garvan G.
There were 4 of us on the night and we all loved it

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2021
Simon M.
Dined 17/9/21 with my husband. Amazing service. Staff so friendly and professional (covid). Quirky, beautiful building. Food was fantastic. Couldnt fault our experience, will return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Avril C.
Amazing food & brilliant staff. Lovely, relaxing atmosphere made for a perfect evening, would highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2021
Eva H.
Love this restaurant, came down to Athlone for the night just to go, food is always delicious and the staff are lovely, will definitely be back again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 30, 2021
Irene S.
Excellent experience all round

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
Laura M.
Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Staff very friendly too

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 5/10
Aug 25, 2021
Declan M.
Very expensive

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2021
Georgina M.
It's a pity you can't modify your booking online. Maybe it could be changed up to 12 hours before booking.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Damien N.
Everything was bursting with flavour as usual. Beautiful food and good service. Marinated pork shoulder and green beef curry were my favourites

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2021
Anne F.
Excellent restaurant would highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Keith R.
Absolutely the most fabulous meal was had by my husband and I. Top class. Would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant if you haven’t tried it before.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2021
Shauna M.
Lovely staff, fantastic food. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Patricia B.
Had a wonderful meal, great service, friendly staff and the were very helpful with the menu, definitely will return again ❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
Orlagh M.
Lovely meal, really couldnt fault any aspect. Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2021
Susan W.
Loved the decor. Friendly staff and amazing good. Great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 24, 2020
Martin M.
We visit regularly. This is one of the best restaurants in the area, with great food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2020
Avril B.
Really great food that’s fresh and tasty. All staff are really friendly and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2020
Deirdre B.
We had dinner In kinhao Athlone on December 4th. The restaurant was completely safe. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would definately come again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 21, 2020
Brigid B.
We had a delicious meal, restaurant is lovely with good social distancing and staff were friendly and efficient (and wearing their masks!). We had a lovely time there, thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2020
Sophie D.
Excellent in every way, fabulous food and excellent service, highly recommend, will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 04, 2020
james F.
Fantastic night out - great food and brilliant staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2020
Patrick R.
Fantastic Thai Food, Excellent Service. Would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 31, 2020
Oumanie M.
Always amazing food and staff. There was just a moment where we needed to ask twice our drinks and it took a bit of time to come but otherwise it was perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2020
John M.
Great food and service ... a favourite when ever we pass through, was one of the main reasons to go to Athlone for a night away .... we will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Adrienne McDonnell M.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Maryrose L.
Amazing food as always. Inspiring specials. Love the new interior. Friendly staff. We were entertaining guests from London and they said it was the best Thai food they've tasted, ever! So lucky to have this little gem of a restaurant in our town.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Olive C.
Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 21, 2020
Anne D.
V enjoyable meal, our second time to dine here. Good choices on Menu & good is v good, we go as food is different to what we cook ourselves. We will return. Thank you. Anne

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2020
John H.
Great food and ambiance

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2020
Bernie P.
Everything delish.... great buzz, great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Muireann C.
Great food as always with warm, welcoming and attentive service - without being intrusive. Love the new decor. Look forward to returning when next in Athlone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Megan C.
Its absolutely my Favorite Restaurant of all time! Food is Fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Eva H.
Fab food, fab restaurant, will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Cliodhna F.
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious and fresh. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Sinead D.
Excellent food and great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Mary F.
As always top notch food

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Joe D.
Excellent food and good, friendly service. Definitely a cut above other restaurants.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Declan O.
Excellent food and charming staff!!