KraPow E5

4.7
47 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Our Aim: To expand the palates of London folk when it comes to Thai food.

For years, Thai food in London Has been dumbed-down and dull. Typically rich and sweet, and served out of chain restaurants and supermarket aisles, like boring and bland Pad Thai or Green Chicken Curry.

It's everything we stand against.

Our flavours come from Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - which are entirely different, punchier and much more complex, with international notes from neighbouring countries Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and China.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00
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Phone number
020 3858 9858
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Paul Ambrose
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Cross Street
Glenarm Rd
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 47 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious Thai food - a welcome change from the usual Anglo-Thai fare. Friendly and informal.

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s
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place and I'm v lucky that its so local to me. The food is not like your normal Thai as not sweet which i hate, but sour, spicy and salty.. depending on what you have. The fried chicken is divine as is their signature Krapow moo which is a must. They have started to do specials too do do order from the specials. There was only one dish we ordered from the special that i personally found a bit too salty . We had ordered the fried chicken.. the spicy pork mince..if that's on the specials board please order, a pork curry which i personally found too salty, fried rice with chicken
The house cocktail is delicious and exotic.
Total bill for 2 with drinks and service was £55 which is not bad considering the quality of the food.

The atmosphere is cosy and the staff engaging.

I hope they become a permanent fixture in Chatsworth road.
Give these guys a try. You won't be disappointed

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Short menu which allowed kitchen to ensure ingredients were fresh while still offering the necessary variation and originality. Flavours were authentic and all dishes well executed. Highly recommended.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best thai in London. Nice punchy and authentic flavours in all dishes we had! Never thought brown rice could be so good! Definitely will rave to this to anyone I know :)

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SR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really warm welcome, relaxed and friendly ambience. I can recommend a Thai cocktail to get you started. Really exciting food, very fresh and good value. I hope this can become a permanent fixture in E5.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant. Highly recommend. Particularly enjoyed the prawn starter and beef curry.

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c
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Literally the best Thai I’ve had. Very fresh ingredients and very tasty. The fried chicken is insane. Really nice friendly owners.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good value, nice atmosphere and friendly staff

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GF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious food, I enjoyed every single bite. The attentive staff were friendly and eager to tell us all about the food. The wine was great and the atmosphere was so cosy. Would thoroughly recommend dining there.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food in a local restaurant, good to have a little gem like this on Chatsworth Road.
Good value food and reasonable sized portions for what we ordered. Bottle of house red was reasonably priced, but at 14.5% abv it was a little stronger than expected for a house wine!

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BP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m becoming a regular and it’s gettinv awkward but I love this place, and each time I go my palette is hit with new flavours from a dish I haven’t tried and I’m never disappointed. I think I’ve worked myself through most of the menu now. There are no duds. Go. But don’t tell anyone else because I don’t want to be unable to get a reservation here...

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent a real culinary experience not to be missed. Would highly recommend your taste buds will thank you.

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BP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just is one of my favourite places. Period. Hope it gets a permanent spot.

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E
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really disappointed with our experience here.

I had the white turmeric salad to start which was about 60% white raw onion chunks. Really unpleasant.

The menu is also divided into 'small' and 'large' bowls, when in reality these two portion sizes are exactly the same as they come out in exactly the same size bowl - which are both small.

I genuinely don't think I have ever been served such a small main course before. It wouldn't bother me if the quality of the food was outstanding, but in this case it wasn't.

Service was really scatty, food took a really long time to come out, we were charged for extra food on our bill.

We both left feeling extremely frustrated by our experience and essentially ripped off.
Would not recommend to a friend and would not go back.

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RJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with a local and friendly vibe while still managing to turn out extraordinary Thai food made with passion and a true love for Thailand!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Thai food and incredibly cheap, especially for quality and London!

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointing! Expensive tiny portions of nice, but not excellent, food and super slow service.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant and concept is awesome as well as the staff. However was a little disappointed with the food. Portions were quite small nothing compared to proper Thai street food. The Panang curry was nice and creamy but the shrimp started was tiny and nothing crazy.
It was still a nice place to see, but there may be improvements.

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BP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time - brought a bunch of friends this time. Everyone loved it. Every dish was outstanding ... and we had a few. The staff put up with us well too! Will be back if they have me.

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Love this place, I feel some Thai food is under-rated but this northern Thai restaurant really hits the spot and shows you how great Thai food really is. Hoping to go back here at some as all the dishes were amazing and can't wait to eat their food again!!

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BP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Will definitely be returning soon.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Price/Quality is amazing.

I'm vegetarian and although options were limited, the soup with tofu was splendid!

Tofu is not something exciting at all but this was one was very succulent, good quality but nost of all super tasty.

Would definitely recommend

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and a great ambience. Thai Fried Chicken and Khao Soi (Tofu) were absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Thai food that is very different from the normal fare. There are a couple of delicious vegan options on the menu, especially the noodle curry which I had for mains and dessert! Service is great too, we tried extra dishes that were coming up on the next seasons menu, on the house.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always, certainly some of the best Thai food i have had for a long time. very authentic...

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V
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy restaurant perfect for dates or groups.
Nice food
Very good service /Nice people

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j
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend had a really great time here on our anniversary.
The two lads who run the show looked after us lots of lovely free cocktails and dessert.
Oh and the food was amazing too!!!
We will be going back soon

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MA
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service. Lovely feel and vibe to the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, the staff and food were excellent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deserves 6 stars. Intriguing menu, very affordable (£20/head for a handful of starters & mains til we were stuffed), cheerful & prompt service and most importantly food to die for. Scrap that, to KILL FOR. Just go. (Not this Friday, pls, cos we’re going back).

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SB
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really welcome addition to the area. We hope it stays!
Delicious food and great service.

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous Thai food, friendly staff and reasonable prices, highly recommend

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, really good food and beer and super friendly staff. We will definitely come back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service and good value for money. I can't wait to get back for more!

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DV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went and tried as much as we could on the menu, nothing disappointed. All really good portion sizes and the flavours took me back to Thailand! The only thing I’m concerned about is how soon I can go back!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thai food in a lovely intimate restaurant at reasonable price, really hoping they stay long-term its what the area has been crying out for.

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AU
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly staff! Great meal and will definitely go again and hope they start doing takeaway too!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, really fun staff, top atmosphere and amazing value!

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.... really hope it continues. I’ve been looking for good Thai food for a long time. Four starts

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SP
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Thai food in London. Interesting flavours and so tasty. Highly recommend the fried chicken and curried noodles!

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