KIN

4.5
688 reviews
£25 and under
Thai

Top tags:

Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 688 People Are Saying
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ses89
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place, good for a quick eat but nothing out of this world. Service was friendly, tasty cocktails, but food was pretty mediocre.

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ConnieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Thai in London! Food, staff, cocktails are all perfect! Also, service is super fast :) We order diliveroo from here once a week and will miss going in.

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Beata
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a second visit and we were not disappointed! Sat outside with friends, an effective heater kept us very cozy. Lovely, tasty food and great service. Just go, COVID safety very well observed

KIN
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Beata, thank you for visiting us a second time. Your feedback means a great deal to myself and the team during these difficult times. Thank you + stay safe 😊🙏👍

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Paulette
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, KIN NEVER disappoints. Great food, excellent service and team!

KIN
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Paulette - thank you so much for your positive feedback and support. We're really fortunate to have fantastic customers like yourself 😊🙏

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kman
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Really good service too with proper covid measures in place

KIN
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thank you 😊 We're really pleased you enjoyed the food and had a great experience 👌

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING! Great food (definitely recommend the Pad Thai and Duck spring rolls!) Very fast service and the staff were lovely! Very covid safe - which made me feel very comfortable. Cocktails were delicious too! 10/10!

KIN
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thank you for the fantastic feedback 😊👍

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JulianC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From booking to end of the meal everything went smoothly. Food was great, service was great and the atmosphere in the restaurant was good too

KIN
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thank you so much Julian. You've been really kind with your feedback, it's really appreciated 😊🙏

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

An awful overall experience. Food was awful, we were a group of 6 and tried various dishes, not one was good. Really disappointing experience, coupled with shocking service. I advise you look elsewhere, not worth your time or money

KIN
Responded on 12 October 2020

We were unexpectedly very busy & the staff were overwhelmed but they tried their best. I believe this was communicated to everybody, who were very patient & understanding. We went back to check if you were happy with the food & one of your guests said the food was 'tasty' & 'all good'. All your plates came back clean. You even ordered the wings twice. Let's be honest, you didn't like a female person asking you politely to keep the noise down when you were shouting & disturbing our other guests.

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EmmaT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great hosting with great social distancing measures in place. Fabulous food. They couldn’t have been more accommodating!

KIN
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for the great feedback Emma 😊

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Janin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great tasty food and great service - would go back

KIN
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thanks for your kind words and positive feedback 😊🙏

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sarahb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic food at a great price.

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LW23
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and really enjoyable atmosphere. Felt appropriate measures in place for COVID and would recommend.

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Beata
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise! Covid advice well implemented and felt very safe. Loved the menu, a good range of dishes especially for vegetarians. Excellent service and an enjoyable evening.

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Swetlii
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice casual setting, good customer service. Food was good for a quick bite to eat, quick service.

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JaneC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food here! The staff are brilliant too

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and even when one dish was too spicy the staff were happy to get it sorted for us! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The service was good but the food was not as good - quite bland and the starters were quite small.

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Scrubmemama
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great experience the food was tasty and fresh and the portions were substantial. The atmosphere is really relaxed and cool. I felt very safe and that the staff were taking extra precautions to make the experience a good one.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and friendly service, would definitely come back!

KIN
Responded on 29 August 2020

Thank you for the great feedback Caroline :-)

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Leel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great last minute reservation close by and participating in the eat in scheme. Seated immediately outside, wonderful serves and food came quickly. Recommend.

KIN
Responded on 29 August 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to serving you again soon :-)

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VanessaN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, great good, great COVID precautions

KIN
Responded on 29 August 2020

Many thanks Vanessa, we really appreciated your kind words and positive feedback

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vipAkshithM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was not great neither was the food, pretty much the two things necessary for anyone That goes out to eat

KIN
Responded on 29 August 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We're genuinely really sorry to hear about your experience. We wish we had the chance to make it upto you on the night had we known about your unsatisfactory experience. We always try to ensure customers are happy with their food and experience. We would have happily replaced your dishes free of charge. Thank you for the feedback and please accept our apologies.

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LiamJ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Would definitely recommend.

KIN
Responded on 29 August 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Liam :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
81 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, staff are so polite and everything is well organised.

KIN
Responded on 21 August 2020

Thank you for visiting us and for the lovely compliments 🙏😊

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Betto
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great value and a lovely evening!!

KIN
Responded on 21 August 2020

Thank you for the great feedback 😊👍

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Carmel
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, authentic food. We sat outside and felt like we were on holiday. With the eat out to help out it’s great value. Lovely evening.

KIN
Responded on 21 August 2020

Hi Carmel, thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback. We're really happy and you had a great time and enjoyed the food. 😊🙏

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DawnH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first meal out post lockdown and it was perfect. Lots of safety measures in place but did not feel weird at all. Had a really nice vibe and the food was great!

KIN
Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi Dawn, thank you for the great feedback, it means a lot to us at KIN. Thank you for your support, please stay safe and we look forward to serving you soon.

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ChristianM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner al fresco in historic Leather Lane Market. Highlight were the pork dumplings. Will come again!

KIN
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you Christian, we're delighted to hear you have an enjoyable meal. Thank you for your support during these difficult times and we look forward to serving you soon 😊👍

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Jesse
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First, the salt & pepper calamari starter was amazing. The fried chicken wings were decent. The Khao Soi (Chiang Mai Curry Noodles) was full of flavour and the noodles were done well. All serving sizes were good portions.

We chose to sit outside and the setup was a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions, and all things considered, the service was done well!

KIN
Responded on 25 July 2020

Hi Jesse, we are really pleased to hear you you had a good time and thank you for your positive feedback and support. We hope to serve you again in the future, many thanks 😊🙏

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MartinD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The welcome we were given was very offputting. More like going into a sterile hospital/clinical environment. Not fun. Not relaxed. You can’t make your customers feel welcome if all the staff wear masks. First rule of hospitality is smile at your customers. This is not possible though If the staff are all wearing a face mask!

The restaurant was empty of customers, and it was not surprising. The sort of people who come into work in central London at the moment are not phobic about disease, and can put the risk from the current coronavirus into perspective. They do not wish to be treated like children when they go to a restaurant.

I suggest the restaurant relaxes up a bit, interprets government guidelines more sensibly, and makes eating out fun again. Otherwise they’ll go out of business.

The actual food tasted good but it was poor value for money.

I hope this feedback helps.

KIN
Responded on 15 July 2020

We completely disagree with your feedback, it's misleading. Our main priority is to protect our customers & staff. We don't have beds or hospital equipment, so I don't think it looks clinical. We've reduced our seating capacity, put up 1 large plastic screen & placed hand sanitiser on each table. All staff wear a face mask/shield. Is it wrong to protect our customers & staff? I suggest you read up on the government guidelines as you clearly haven't read it & forgotten 45k+ have sadly died.

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KateS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service could be a bit more professional- our order was wrong meaning we had to wait for one of the dishes to be made again

KIN
Responded on 25 July 2020

Hi Kate, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food. Please accept our apologies again for the error. Unfortunately with all the changes we have made since the full reopening, we've made a few mistakes which we know are not acceptable. But we're pleased to say we've refined our processes to reduce these types of errors. Thank you for dining with us and for your support. 🙏

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ClareB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is incredible, I’ve missed it so much. The food was delicious and it was great to see them taking the social distancing seriously and staff wearing protective gear.

KIN
Responded on 15 July 2020

Hi Clare, thanks you for your positive feedback especially regarding social distancing. Stay safe and we look forward to serving you soon 😊

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NicolaC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Kin, our dinner was amazing. What wonderful service, given the circumstances. The food made us very happy. 🙏👍

KIN
Responded on 15 July 2020

Hi Nicola, thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it 😊🙇‍♂️

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FoodieFoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault anything. These guys have gone above and beyond to provide the best service, especially during these times. Messaged us the day to confirm our bookings. No queue. Very clean, food was outstanding. We left bursting. Everything were reasonably priced. Great atmosphere, social distancing was in place. A group of Australians next to us were being annoyingly loud but of course it’s not KIN’s fault. Took a while to deliver our food so they apologised and took the drinks off our bill. Will we come back? Absolutely. 5 stars. Thank you KIN team.

KIN
Responded on 15 July 2020

Hi, thank you for the great feedback. We're really happy to hear you had a great time. Thanks again 😊🙏

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LucyP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Quaint cosy setting, delicious food and cocktails, lovely staff and good COVID measures in place.

KIN
Responded on 15 July 2020

Thanks for dining at KIN and the lovely feedback. Also, really pleased to hear you were happy with the COVID measures we have put in place. We look forward to serving you in the near future. 😊

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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!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from KIN using the Order Online button. KIN also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. KIN also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7430 0886.

KIN is rated 4.5 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.