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.

Reservations

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

October Monday Bank Holiday
Oct. 31, 2022 Dinner 17:00 - 21:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
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

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 973 votes

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Sep 20, 2022
Sonya H.
Food was just outstanding, service was excellent. I would drive the hour to go back and enjoy the food and experience all over again

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Aug 21, 2022
Elaine A.
Fabulous food, can't wait to go back

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Aug 03, 2022
Christopher D.
Great customer service and friendly staff as always highly recommended

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Jul 23, 2022
Gary E.
As always, it was a fantastic experience

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Jul 03, 2022
Liane K.
Absolutely beautiful food and fantastic staff. Definitely a place not to miss while in Athlone

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Jul 02, 2022
Elizabeth L.
The service was great, even on a very busy night, food was lovely, small bit of veg in the tai green be nice with it , otherwise, everything was brilliant, lovely restaurant, nice staff, enjoyed the night.

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Jul 02, 2022
Sinead K.
Delicious food with excellent service.

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Jun 17, 2022
Tina C.
Really loved the food.... and the service was great too. Thanks. ( We did find it a bit noisy..had to lean in to hear each other as the restaurant filled up.)

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Jun 06, 2022
Paul M.
Absolutely everything was fabulous, food, service, everything was excellent.

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Jun 04, 2022
aisling t.
Food was fabulous. Staff were excellent- very good service and a bit of fun too.

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Jun 01, 2022
Brian C.
Loved it, the service was great and the food was some of the best Thai I've had in Ireland. The restaurant itself is designed really well and makes for an enjoyable experience, will definitely be back.

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May 28, 2022
Jessica F.
Great food and good selection. Thank you and see you again

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May 21, 2022
Eoin B.
Beautiful food, great service, top class

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May 10, 2022
Kieran M.
Very quick service, two course meal under an hour. Food was nice. Will go again

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Value: 6/10
Apr 25, 2022
Sharara M.
Our waiter, Felix, was excellent! Very attentive, friendly and efficient. Best service I've experienced at the restaurant. Value gets scored down because I ordered three mango cocktails, and they were 12 euros each!!! Exorbitant for a tiny, yet delicious, cocktail. Also, on making the booking online, I specified that we were celebrating a birthday, but nothing was done about this on the day. I chose not to take it up on the day, as we had a good time nonetheless.

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Apr 24, 2022
William B.
This restaurant was the best Thai food we have experienced, 5 stars for food, service and ambiance

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Apr 10, 2022
Martin S.
Absolutely fabulous food and service.

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Mar 30, 2022
Teresa H.
The food is always so good Kin Khao

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Mar 14, 2022
Caroline C.
Fab food, service and value. Will be back.

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Feb 12, 2022
Teresa F.
Lovely Food - great service

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Feb 08, 2022
DAVID G.
Everything was perfect staff very friendly and attentive,efficient and the food was excellent. Loved it

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Jan 25, 2022
Shauna L.
We got the early bird menu, great value. And we had a great time for my dad's birthday

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2022
Akiko O.
Kin Khao has never disappointed us with their quality of food. Their service is flawless. We don't need to ask much as they observe the customers' needs and provide the service without even been asked. It's a place I can bring my friends without hesitation!

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Dec 12, 2021
Sharon S.
Lovely food. Nice atmosphere. Will be back

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Dec 12, 2021
Ciaran M.
Can’t fault the place! Food was gorgeous, staff were lovely and friendly, loved the decor in the restaurant, it felt cosy! The homemade iced teas and lemonades went down a treat too! Thanks so much, will definitely be back soon again.

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Dec 07, 2021
Anne R.
Very enjoyable evening. Food and service excellent.

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Dec 06, 2021
Elaine H.
Excellent as always.

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

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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

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Nov 12, 2021
Victoria C.
Food was very tasty, generous portions. Really good wine menu. Overall a lovely experience

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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

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Oct 26, 2021
ian k.
Excellent food and service

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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.

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

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

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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!

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

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Oct 04, 2021
Kevin M.
Great food, staff are attentive and very helpful, service is quick.

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

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

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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
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Sep 17, 2021
Avril C.
Amazing food & brilliant staff. Lovely, relaxing atmosphere made for a perfect evening, would highly recommend!

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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!

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Aug 30, 2021
Irene S.
Excellent experience all round

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

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Aug 25, 2021
Declan M.
Very expensive

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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
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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

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Aug 18, 2021
Anne F.
Excellent restaurant would highly recommend

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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.