Ginger Kiss

3.8
65 reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Modern Thai Kitchen with a changing specials menu. From Thai classics to inspired fusion dishes, we pride ourselves on our fresh ingredients and authentic taste. Located in the heart of Clapham Junction Ginger Kiss is a great and casual meeting place to meet your friends and enjoy a relaxed evening.

The inspired menu features classic Thai dishes like Tom Yum and dishes with a modern twist, as well as more innovative offers that we change regularly. Our owner is in love with cooking and will be making sure that your meal and evening is flawless. Please ask for any special requests as we always aim to please – our large circle of regulars is proof of that.

Enjoy your evening with a selection of house drinks and unique cocktails made with fresh ingredients or Bring Your Own Bottle of wine or bubbles for a £5 corking fee.

Low-carb, vegan and gluten-free friendly!

Open since 2016.

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CharlieM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had to 're order drink twice before the came so we then ordered double.

Got food 20mins before closing.

Had good company and made a joke of it but overall for all round service and food poor.

I think the were under staffed and felt sorry for the lady.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and friendly staff and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend

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Diner1122
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Average quality food for the price. Wouldn't go back

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TomK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Atmosphere was perfect too.

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Kaman
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent food and lovely staff a great venue to have a relaxing meal with friends or hired out for parties.

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DebbieC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service v friendly and efficient. Great music and atmosphere but could still talk - not too loud.

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carolineB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. We waited ages to be seen, and our food took extremely long to arrive.

No lighting for our table, and so we read our menu in the dark. The starter was good, but the main course was not pleasing, because of poor taste and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely independent restaurent. Small menu with a great selection of delicious dishes which we enjoyed very much and so reasonably priced. It's clean and welcoming and the staff lovely.

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Bevy
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being a lunch it was quiet and the service was amazing, such a friendly lady looking after us. The food was delicious and fresh and they offered to make up anything that wasn’t on the menu if need be. I would recommend Ginger Kiss.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night
Chicken satay had a very strange taste which I personally didn’t like.
Pad Thai was good. Calamari was soft and tasty

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Steph
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than first expected and will definitely visit here again.

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Sunshine
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a catch up some friends and it was an excellent choice, the food was yumi, service very friendly, I would return definitely.

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nicola
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Out for our girls Christmas dinner, food was really very lovely! My friends was a lot spicier than she wanted and a couple dishes were a bit cold, but overall was very tasty and would return

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there about 3 times now. With a couple of different friends This is a very nice restaurant, comfort seating space. The food was really good they have a good selection of vegetarian food as well as offer different custom changes to any dishes, My friend is Vegan they offered to cook it for more choices. I’ve been completely satisfied after each visit. Thought they being independent restaurant it have to working harder to survive in this big markets and i can feel welcome it on each visited.. here Ginger kiss you have my 5 star rate.

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jadearlinton
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very comprehensive menu and very flexible to change things for vegan etc choices and food was fine, nothing special but nice for the price. The atmosphere was a little strange as quite empty and cold on a Thursday night but it’s a tricky place for restaurants so overall it’s fine.

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Mel1010
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite a quiet restaurant, but it was a Tuesday. Staff were lovely and offered advice. Food was lovely!

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vipSMK1
London
93 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I don't know how Ginger Kiss stays open. We were in there 7.30 - 10.30 and only 3 other small groups came in and left. They were so lovely but just didn't deliver! We asked for more time before ordering and then had to summon someone when we finally realised we hadn't ordered. When we asked for a second bottle of wine they didn't have another chilled, but made a big deal about making it chilled.. The food was fine, but totally unmemorable and I was expecting so much more after the chat from the owner.

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vipsoledinerlondon
London
53 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really tasty food and great value near to Clapham Junction Station. We would certainly go again when we are in the area.

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vipGY92
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They were short staffed hence waiting long delays for our food which was brought out at different timings, not ideal when celebrating an occasion.

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clairealex
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super wonderful space. Lovely welcoming and great food. Love the modern interior and friendly service. The food was so delicious. I took my friend for her birthday and we were well impressed!

MR
MrsRed
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased with my Ginger Kiss experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the good food, great service, lovely cocktails and it was a great setting for myself and my partner for our date night. I enjoyed a Thai curry which was made to suit my needs as I am a vegetarian and enjoy vegan food also whilst my partner enjoyed a chicken and prawn curry. The waitresses were lovely and very accommodating. We will definitely be back here again to enjoy some more great food and tasty cocktails. We would recommend the Ginger Kiss cocktail itself.

Thank you

JM
JefM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ginger Kiss has been really nicely decorated. It has a classy but relaxed feel. We visited on Sat dinner a place is filled with two large tables almost full as we arrived on 7.30 pm. Staff are friendly. The lady staff advised four of us, Food were cooking fresh from scratch and few big tables ahead of us but we were OK, Saturday night I just wanted to relax have good meal with friends. We not regret! 30 min later are food service. The food all taste delicious! We had selection of starters and I had a Duck curry for my main witch was tasty. I like the selection of food and drinks on their menu. You don't feel overwhelmed with too much choice , but there is something for every palette. We had a good evening, will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aesetically pleasing from the outside in this beautiful restaurant and bar pulls you in and you do not regret it. The service is friendly and attentive the waitress advised us on best food and drinks to have. . We are group of four so we ordered many dishes to shared the food was delicious taste fresh home cooked we really enjoyed so glad we here i had a good birthday with my family. This place has a lot to be proud of. It sets the tone for excellent quality throughout. It's a rare London gem independent restaurant. Loved the Ginger kiss cocktail.

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vipLondonFood
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food but good personal service

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vipcaribbeanqueen
London
46 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was OK. .the main course taste good but my chicken and cashew was salty. The menu is limited and and the non alcoholic mijito tasted awful..the fishcakes I had to start were like rubber....not a wow but we weren't rushed so could have a nice long conversation so that was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Sadly the chef was not working due to a foot injury on the day of our booking. The service was dreadfully slow and muddled - the waitress appeared to be doing everything even helping the stand in chef in the kitchen! The food took forever..... the drinks took forever..... and it wasn’t until we were paying our bill that we were told what the problem was. Communication would have been greAt or at least a complimentary bottle of wine. We did have a birthday cake bought to us - so some compensation! Never again !!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spotted it when searching online for a restaurant close to Clapham Junction which I do not know, and where I was going to meet some friends. Photo online (green = plants on the wall) attracted me, as did the food. Which was very delicious, ambience was as nice as I had hoped for, and the service was great. Would definitely go again.

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WillP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very unfortunately, ginger kiss wasn’t open when I turned up for our ‘confirmed’ reservation.
Google said it was open, as did the website itself. I got into trouble with my girl friend on her birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experience overall. Food was very nice. Service a little slow, but very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely little restaurant. Food was lovely and it is beautifully decorated inside with simplistic vibes. 100% would go back

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vipkatieambulance
London
92 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It's such a shame that the service such a disaster because the food is really lovely. I had a table for 11 booking on a Saturday night, it wasn't busy there was only us and one other table. It took them 25 minutes to bring our first round of drinks. Unfortunately throughout the night, despite asking for prosecco they kept bringing Brut (and then tried to charge us for prosecco). At one point my friend asked for a cocktail, then had to ask for it a further 4 times before it eventually arrived almost an hour later. We asked to order food, the lady was like 'what you want to order food already?' we had been there for over an hour by this point. When the food came out, only then did they tell us they didn't have enough duck rolls and asked for us to order something else, at the same time that we were all eating our food. Eventually the final starter arrived. The food was actually very nice, well seasoned, good sized portions and fresh. The real palava began when the mains came out and they had forgotten 5 of them. So 6 of us were sat with our food whilst the other 5 had nothing. They didn't even know what they had forgotten and had to take the five orders again. We had all finished our meals before the new meals even came out, when they did come out they came out on bizarre plates and the sauce was precariously balanced very close to the edge. We had a reservation at a bar at 9.15 (after getting to Ginger Kiss at 7) so some of us had to leave whilst our other friends finished their food. We then ordered the bill whilst the others were eating, it took an age to come out and when it did it was incorrect. They argued over us paying service charge, which we refused and by this point we'd had enough so they eventually removed the 5 mains and 2 bottles of fake prosecco. It's a shame the service is so awful as the food is delicious. If you can't serve a big table then don't book one, the restaurant wasn't busy but there was just no organisation whatsoever, a real shame.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Interesting menu.

The food was good and tasty and reasonably priced.

Can’t really comment on the ambiance- we were early and were the only customers.

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AnnieG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely place! The food was delicious - really fresh flavours. The service was great - just enough attention and with clear knowledge of the ingredients, but also plenty of space so my friend and I could have a lengthy catch-up without feeling rushed. We arrived early, for pre-dinner cocktails and we ended up staying till closing.

NP
NiravP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, friendly service perfect for a relaxing evening dinning

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It was quiet when we went for our meal, the server was prompt and helpful We wanted simple and quick and that's what we got
We had pad Thai which was great and on the server suggestion homemade coconut ice cream It was perfect
The Victorian lemonade was so refreshing as well
Perfect for a Monday night meet

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Tonyd
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best Thai food we have had in years, fresh ingredients, almost entirely gluten free, well presented. It is also good value for the quality.

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Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with a personal service, will definitely come again.

J
Joan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was okay. It was okay. It was okay. It was okay.

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Katy
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

great food, great location. Delicious fresh ingredients

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Outinlondon
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Unfortunately we didn't really enjoy our experience here. The crispy chicken starter was really tough (as though reheated), and the prawn pad Thai wasn't really like pad Thai at all, with an unusual red sauce. The prawns didn't taste good at all and I left them on the plate. After letting staff know, nothing was done about it and we were still charged service. Would not return.

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Ginger Kiss is rated 3.8 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.