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KIN

4.4
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653 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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If Asian street food is what you crave, then KIN in London’s Clerkenwell is the very thing. The KIN kitchen offers authentic pan-Asian street food from Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam, among others. KIN’s ethos is simple, fresh and healthy – with lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. The drinks list complements everything perfectly as it includes a good selection of craft beers, artisan teas, Vietnamese coffee as well as wines from emerging vineyards. The décor is casual and smart, with stripped brick walls and wooden floors, white paint and vibrant detailing. This stylish air conditioned spot is relaxed and welcoming, a delight among street food restaurants in general.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 653 People Are Saying
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CherrelleG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really tasty food, I’ve gone here a few times and it’s always great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food, loved the specials. Quick & easy service. Tables are a little too close together with empty tables today so no need to be sat so close to other diners. Can be a little noisey as no soft furnishings to deaden the sound.

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twesty
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a table for a large party of ~14 people and KIN was really accomodating. Good contact before to make sure everything was on plan, and then great food and service on the night! Would highly recommend!

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lunch booking and the dishes arrived quickly. However for the pinapple rice where it was indicated as non spicy, the dish came in spicy and they were really quick in fixing another dish without spice

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Stulct
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, some of the best pad Thai I’ve had and great and personable service.

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LindaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden little treasure in Leather Lane. Very tasty food and excellent service made for a lovely evening.

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SharonH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early catch up dinner with a friend. Service was friendly and quick. Our food was outstanding best veggie Singapore noodles I've ever had. Very accommodating to my friend who didn’t want one of the ingredients in her dish. Fantastic puffed tofu!

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JaneC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service. Francis was brilliant. It’s so reasonable too. Looking forward to returning soon. Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An unpolished gem! I shall return.

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Sonya
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food portions are huge! We could have shared one between two of us. The food was tasty and authentic - and very fairly priced. I marked down slightly for service as one of the waiters was a little abrupt and service was a bit slow when we wanted to get more water/the bill etc but apart from that we had a great meal. Thank you.

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lovestoeat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thai place, that does classics as well as some of the lesser known dishes. Been a few times and the quality is always great! Nice atmosphere and lovely staff, I can highly recommend!

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cs94njw
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue, romantic and warm. Pad Thai was awesome. Chicken leg dish was a bit dry.
Mocktails were awesome!

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LuckyKate
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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GabriellaP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent and the there is a lot of variety. Service was good and had a really lovely night

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LaurenR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Massive portions here. I came for lunch and couldn't finish my noodles. It's a good place for a payday lunch with a pal.

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EoinOB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with very generous portions and friendly staff! Was fairly loud but that just goes to show that everyone was having a good time! Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Alison
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They accommodated a large booking well, there were 12 of us. They did forget one dish but discounted 50% for that plate to make up for it. It was a nice gesture but a shame it happened. Food overall was good, 'poo sacks' still in the prawns which wasn't ideal and I would expect to be taken out in a restaurant. Small cozy restaurant, nice decor and good selection of drinks.

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KeithO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Very busy but we knew it could be so booked in advance. Highly recommend.

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ChewieEats
London
108 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good time. Food was tasty. We had the chilli oil wontons (veggie) which was good although can't taste much of the filling as the yum sauce is quite strong. But its yum. Also had veggie potstickers and for me the pastry is just that tad thick but it's a personal preference. Mains were the week's special pad cha with Prawns which was good and the pork belly pad krapao which was yum again, the sauce was sweet but not too sweet and moreish. My egg looked like a bit got lost on the way to the table and wasn't resting on my rice like my friends prawn dish. But no matter as the yolk was still runny and I just put the small egg on my rice and my friend gave me her yolk haha. Quite a bit of onion in my dish which on reflection was probably to compensate for the fact I asked for no bell peppers. Again, no matter as my dinner mate was happily swapping them for the green beans in hers. Win win. Wasn't spicy though as described on the menu... Could have done with more spice for me but was very tasty anyhow with some good melting fat on the meat too. Best thing, that.

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Sherlock
London
25 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting, very friendly and extra helpful staff .

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SophieT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal all round!

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SuzieBee
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked through Open Table 30 mins before the reservation time. When I arrived with my party of 3, we didn't have a table because of the delay apparently through the app. I was embarrassed and we left .. the alternative was a 45 minute wait. It's not so much Kin's fault but the App, but you need to make your guests aware of this so we don't arrive and you can't accommodate us. And I certainly don't want to receive a "how was your dinner?' email when I clearly wasnt there. All just a bit of a disappointing experience really.

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vipMyaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is excellent as always but the portions seem to be getting smaller and therefore, value for money is going down...

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AD123
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The staff handled seating process very poorly, seated other tables before us and made a fuss about us giving up the table in 1 hour despite us having a reservation and the slow service. Typically love KIN and the relaxed ambience and service so was sad to have such an odd experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great staff & good location

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Anon
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My friend and I visited for a the third time and the meal was really disappointing. My friend had noodles, which she said were very greasy. I had one of the specials, a beef meatball and brisket soup. The broth was nice, the meatballs pretty tasteless and the brisket was SO fatty - I know it should have some fat running through it but most of it was inedible.

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Paulette
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

KIN never disappoints. Food is always incredibly good - which explains why it's always packed and you should book a table or be prepared to wait up to 15-minute wait at lunchtime (but so worth it)!

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JJLondon
London
30 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good Food and value. Very busy lunchtimes and service still good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, staff were friendly and helpful. Good quality of food.

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Esther
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was quick and efficient, the waitress checked up on us and made sure everything was alright. The 4/5 stars rather than 5 for service is simply because there was some confusion with getting us our bill and I had to flag someone down to get some more water a few times throughout the meal but honestly that’s just nitpicking. It was a lovely place and I’ll definitely go back if I find myself in Farringdon. Thank you!

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DayOne
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, great price!

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MeganW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was delicious, waiters were initially friendly but hosting 14 of us seemed to get rather complicated for the waitressing team and so it took a long time to get settled. We also only got part of the deposit back, as 2 of our teammates were unable to make it - which seems slightly unfair given how large our party was! Would recommend but it's a small place so smaller groups definitely easier to accommodate

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UpaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A cosy and lively restaurant. Good food and menu selection, and decent portion size! Great value. Will definitely go back

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Phil
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a great place for lunch or dinner - some interesting food, and friendly service

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FlashKnickers
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food here is great, but the staff were inattentive and somewhat rude.

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Stephanie
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our food and the pad Thai was really nice. Not too spicy but had a good kick to it.
Service was good but felt they wanted our table back as it did get busy towards the end of our meal.
I would recommend and I would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Had to pre-order, since we had a larger group at peak time, but it meant we were served quicker and more time to socialise with each other

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zeesh
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the ambience was perfect. Make sure you book as it's very busy at lunchtime!

FAQs

KIN does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. KIN also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7430 0886.

KIN is rated 4.4 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.