KIN

4.4
590 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Lunch
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 – most of the food is gluten-free and each meal supplies at least one of your five-a-day. 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.
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JO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was disappointing and were told we couldn't move tables to the nicer part of the restaurant as they close that part down first, so had to sit under very bright lights.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good - they were very busy so service was slightly slow. (I went at lunch) Really enjoyed the food and have been back since

L
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and the service is fast and friendly.

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We really like Thai food and have had the dishes we ordered several times before so knew what to expect. Unfortunately the food at KIN was just OK and actually slightly bland. The cocktails were pretty ordinary too, though quite reasonably priced.

Service was very prompt and friendly but a bit unstructured. For example, we ordered similar drinks and my drink was brought 5 minutes after my companions. My companion was also left without cutlery for the main dish. When we asked for the bill, they came with the card machine to take the payment before we’d seen the bill itself, which then arrived. Nothing major and happy with how prompt they were but could be improved with attention to detail.

Ambience was fairly good and as with most Thai food it was reasonably priced.

C
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time visiting Kin and it did not disappoint! Super yummy food, good value for money and excellent service! Very happy I live so close!

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but a bit too creamy for our liking. Otherwise, the staff was attentive; the service quick. We arrived 15mns late but they checked with us beforehand and moved our reservation. The ambiance is casual and the surroundings modern and comfortable. Good for a catch up with a friend.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this place, just wish they stayed open a little later on a Friday lunchtime. Sometimes a couple of the staff can make you feel like they're doing you a favour/will bring the bill and request payment while you're eating... but we still keep going back cos the food is great and love the variety on the menu

l
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, friendly staff and quick service for lunch

G
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Sadly the restaurant was vv quiet when we went, understandably as it was early. But the open windows with Leather Lane's rubbish bags wasn't particularly ambient.

Additionally the food wasn't made fresh, it was obviously reheated as it came out in less than 5 minutes which was good to be quick, but the veg (cucumber & tomato) had been dried out either through heat or being left out.

I had a terrible stomach ache following my nasi goreng too, which i think would link to the reheated rice. V disappointing

MR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All I can say is wow, lived up to all the reviews and more. The food was excellent and there were lots
of vegetarian choices for a member of my party.

Great value for money...will be going back for another visit.

m
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to Kin for my birthday, we were around 34 people, we pre-order which ws very useful and all went very smooth. Food was great, staff was very kind and price was very accesible.

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good quality food, dealt with the random requests of our group really well

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I am in London I come here. I used to work on Leather Lane and there is a food market with many different Thai options... but this should be anyone's number one choice. Always sooooo freaking good!!

NS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good atmosphere.

AR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Thai food. The service was fantastic. The waiter is lovely. We will come back!

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointing. Staff seemed overwhelmed with our party of six and it took forever to be served. When we were, members of our party who expressly requested mild renditions of their dishes (and we were told it would be possible), we’re unable to enjoy their meals due to the inordinate amount of spice (ie chopped up chilies mixed in in addition to an already hot sauce). My curry was so salty that I had a headache the rest of the evening.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I've been to KIN and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food is phenomenal, the service friendly and I cannot recommend it highly enough!

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, defiantly recommend to all. Good variety for vegetarians.

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with lovely staff, everyone was friendly, very accommodating even though we were a bit late. The food was absolutely delicious and was well worth the price, the portion size was amazing! I would definitely recommend!

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and amazing service, have already recommended it to friends - thank you

KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was soo nice! And reasonably priced! Will defo be back :)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They don’t open new bottles of wine on the weekend so you can’t have a glass!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely food and ambiance. They were a little too keen to clear out starters tho.

EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kira and another member of staff (young black guy with a mini high top, who's name I unfortunately didn't get before he left) were awesome. Kira was super attentive, and the guy gave the absolute best menu recommendations - completely spot on. The food was delicious, well portioned and very reasonably priced. Lady with long black hair kindly tweaked a cocktail recipe slightly for us on request, and it was perfect. This was my second visit to KIN, and chose to return with another group for friends who all really enjoyed it.

All I'd say is, we were told about 4-5 times altogether that there was a 2 hour seating slot, it became a bit of a running joke between us as to who they were going to tell next. I don't know if this has been an issue for guests/KIN in the past, but it got quite repetitive.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was a busy lunchtime and the food was excellent even if the service was not superb. Overall it was a wonderful meal though.

F
London
29 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chilled authentic restaurant with delicious flavours. Great lunch spot. Would deffo go again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This our third time, very disappointing. No pork available and food less good than before. A real shame because used to be fantastic.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing yellow curry!!! Great service and really good value - would def recommend!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fabulous owners, warm friendly environment at a great price.

KT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, with friendly staff. We dined at lunchtime so felt a bit rushed by staff to leave, (food was still in my mouth!) but otherwise a firm favourite for lunchtimes.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great little place. I went with my mum, it was a little loud as it was a busy midweek lunchtime. Had the Singapore Noodles which were good, but I would have expected the vermicelli noodles to have been a lot thinner. Chicken satay was excellent.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very good and I really liked the options on the menu, but unfortunately my friend could not choose much as she did not like certain ingredients in the food or was allergic, when asking to find something she would like it was a bit of an issue. I thought the food was quite authentic though and enjoyed my experience.

MK
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good lovely and service fine. Acoustics in back room made chatting to my lunch partner difficult

MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service for lunchtime, a little packed.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Kin is such good value for money, big portions of really high quality flavoursome asian food. If you can't handle spice there isn't too much variety, but they can tone down the heat on some dishes if you ask them too.

HS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very authentic. Will definitely be back!

DS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Hands down best Pad Thai in London!! Many options for vegetarians we well.

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem of a place on Leather Lane - the red tofu curry is delicious, service always great and fantastic value - my favourite place in the area!

AJ
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing! The food was outstanding and perfectly prepared with fresh ingredients and spice! We loved the simplicity of the restaurant from the clean setting to the flavors of the dishes. The price was a wonderful surprise, too! I highly recommend KIN.

ER
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kin as ever is awesome. There were lot of happy vegans. Just one hiccup with an order (misheard so wrong food initially brought out) but quickly rectified. Definitely will always recommend Kin!

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