Restaurant Kiin Kiin

Price guide: Expensive

Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen 2200, Copenhagen

Price guide: Expensive

Restaurant Kiin Kiin

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
3.7
3.7
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, People watching, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Restaurant Kiin Kiin

Great modern Thai food at a price (but worth it).

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

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.
 

Ambience: 

Laid back, comfortable and cosy, I don't think there was anything I didn't like about the place.

Service: 

Very friendly and sincere, the passion of the guys running this place shines through.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

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:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Modern, Thai
Address:
Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen 2200, Copenhagen
Telephone:
3535 7555
Website:
http://www.kiin.dk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 5.30pm-midnight(last table bookings 9pm).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Restaurant Kiin Kiin? Would you recommended it?