The King and I Restaurant

30 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee WI 53203
$$ Thai Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick

For over 30 years, the King and I Restaurant has been hailed as one of the most popular and authentic Thai restaurants in the Midwest for both classical and innovative Thai cuisine. With the freshest high-quality meats, seafood and vegetables, the King and I Restaurant consistently raises the bar for Asian dining and with 65+ item menu, there is something for everyone.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 30 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee WI 53203
  • Cross Street: Kilbourn
  • Cuisine: Asian | Thai | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: 10.00 |
  • Phone: (414) 276-4181
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Private Room, Takeout Available, Valet Parking, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.65 out of 5 stars based on 244 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2022
Theodore K.
Volcano Chicken is the best

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Kris S.
Great food and service! We had fun celebrating our 36 Anniversary there…

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2022
Rebecca H.
Thank you for accommodating our group of 11 without much notice and taking separate checks. Loved the food. All staff was gracious and helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2022
Paula V.
The employees here work very hard! I'm sure like everyone they are facing staff shortages. Our food was served timely and delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2022
Scott A.
Great meal, nice experience. They hustled and we enjoyed our meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2022
Matthew K.
The duck was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 28, 2021
Crystal S.
The hostess greeting was very lackluster. We appeared to be invisible why 3 people complained about a previous bad customer. Finally we were seated and everything else was superb! Delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2021
Thomas C.
We did not go. Bad weather and traffic prevented our timely arrival. Tried to call all numbers that we had for the restaurant to cancel this reservation…but no answer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2021
Denise D.
Best Massaman curry anywhere!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2021
Alice F.
Always great!

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 06, 2022
Julie G.
Pretty good. Liked the ethnic music.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2022
Andy S.
Great food , generous portions, and generally very good service. Food comes out fast and close together, so if you want to enjoy your appetizer or soup or salad slowly, don’t order your entree til you’re done with the 1st course or hot food will line up on your table. They had a couple of larger parties come in that tied up the servers for a while away from ours and other tables later in our meal but the staff was hustling and tried really hard to keep everyone at each table happy. Our longest wait was for our bill. Will gladly return to this old favorite.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2022
David H.
The food was really very good, but it was expensive. The restaurant was attractive. I recommend The King and I to anyone who likes Thai food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 31, 2022
Cathy D.
The food was very good but short on wait staff. Didn’t get one order right but corrected it and everything else was delicious.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 04, 2022
Bosko J.
Everything was good but they ran out of Thai beer.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 24, 2022
Paul S.
Great food, and a good value.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 29, 2021
Janet H.
Food was delicious. The excellent service included a fun joke when our grandson was handed the bill. Appreciated the extra rice given us to take home with leftovers. Good variety of vegetarian options.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 18, 2021
Elise H.
Good food, Milwaukee tradition. Not enough servers or hosts.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 17, 2021
Larry G.
Excellent food and service. And a great location, too.

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 21, 2021
Lyle S.
Loved the spring rolls, great service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 20, 2022
Stuart L.
Our first waiter was terrible. We were finally assigned another waiter (Lee) who was excellent and rescued the experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Gregory O.
Volcano chicken was awesome! The beer could have been colder, but overall, it was very good. We’ll be back again!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 01, 2022
Ted W.
Great experience. Prices seemed a bit high for the quality. Our server was a bit distracted and inconsistent. Food was very tasty however! Good variety at our table and everyone had a decent time.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 31, 2021
Rosalee K.
Party of 3 Food not hot but mostly tasty Only 2 servers seen for the whole restaurant Errors on bill corrected twice

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 05, 2021
Christina H.
While the food is good it is a bit high priced.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 2/10
Mar 10, 2022
Martin C.
The king and I was a staple restaurant for my family in the 90s. We loved the old restaurant with the traditional dining table. We moved years ago and on our first family trip back to Milwaukee in decades we went back to the king and I. The menu was same, but the food just lost some it’s magic. I know Bob, the founder passed away but I fear so has the attention to details. Overcooked chicken, greasy wontons just to name a few,

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 02, 2022
Thomas J.
Stall door broken in men's bathroom

Overall: 7/10
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Service: 9/10
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Jan 30, 2022
ALAN V.
Our waitress snapped at the waiter that told us to sit in her section they were arguing in front of us

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 26, 2021
Milan B.
The waiters attitude was poor. Treated us as if we were unimportant to his other duties, as there were only 4 other tables busy we were surprised. Also, there was no Thai tea available for a 5:00 pm dinner reservation, the busiest time for a dinner reservation. The back up beverage ( lemonade ) for one of our party was also not available. Food was good but appetizers were small, Thai spring rolls served was not even 1 small roll per person. Very disappointing for a popular item. Greeting by hostess was slow and disappointing. Not at stand upon arrival and gave us no welcoming greeting . Also was underdressed for her position and represented your good restaurant poorly. All in all as a frequent customer, we see the main dishes consistently good. Appetizers small and overpriced for what you serve. Overall hostess and waiter service extremely poor. Not friendly, timely, or welcoming. Milan Bundalo

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 18, 2021
Kara S.
Address on the iPhone map was wrong. Felt Like we were being rushed out the door before they closed. The restaurant did not close for another 20 minutes. We felt like we could not finish our conversation. Food was excellent though.