Restaurant Kiin Kiin
Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen 2200, Copenhagen
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, People watching, Relaxation, Trendiness
Expert review of Restaurant Kiin Kiin
I like Kiin Kiin. A lot. And that really is saying something as I am generally indifference-to-hostile when it comes to Thai restaurants. Despite its Michelin star, I was dubious about dining at the popular Kiin Kiin, not least because the only other Michelin-starred Thai place I've dined at was London's Nahm, which I found massively over priced and hugely disappointing. Anyway, forget the comparison. There is none to be made. The one place I WOULD compare Kiin Kiin to to is Longrain in Sydney, and if that means anything to you, you'll know that's a very favourable comparison indeed.
Forget the blandness of laksas and the familiar mantra of red curry/green curry. Kiin Kiin is all about the full compendium of Asian flavours - fresh, sharp, sour, sweet, savoury, salty and sometimes all of them at once - you only find by exploring Thai hawkers markets or getting locals to cook for you. The locally brewed beers were deisgned to go with spicy food and work brilliantly. Better, I suspect, than the wines on offer. The non alcoholic drinks including homemade sodas and iced teas are a nice touch.
Think deep fried quails eggs in spicy sauce or scallops with lemongrass and tamarind. To my surprise the traditional red curry quail was also excellent.
Laid back, comfortable and cosy, I don't think there was anything I didn't like about the place.
Very friendly and sincere, the passion of the guys running this place shines through.
Stuck out in a slightly edgy area (we're only speaking relatively here though - this is Copenhagen), it will probably overtake the meat packing district as the city's new foodie hot spot what with Relæ opening just up the road.
Unless you're ordering takeaway (how cool is that? A Michelin-starred takeaway), the set menu is the order of the day.
More information on Restaurant Kiin Kiin:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Takeaway
- Modern, Thai
- Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen 2200, Copenhagen
- 3535 7555
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 5.30pm-midnight(last table bookings 9pm).
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times