Restaurant Kiin Kiin

Address: Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen 2200, Copenhagen, Denmark
Telephone: 3535 7555

- Expensive

4

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
4.1
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Ambience
3.7
90%
Location
3.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness

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