KraPow E5

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Thai

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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.
What 122 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good value - yeah all good really!

W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great spot, food amazing, friendly service, and great value..

KraPow E5
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place . Always a winner and great food.

KraPow E5
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thanks so much Emma! Look forward to hosting you again soon

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, love this place. Gets so busy though so make sure you book. Really love that this has been such a success for these pop up guys.

Please can you extend into the shop next door, it's getting too popular!

KraPow E5
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thanks so much for the review Clarke. And yes, we're working on it! :)

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RM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and staff. Definitely has different flavours and some chilli heat! Restaurant was very warm but then again it was super hot outside too. Lovely to sit outside though

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks for visiting and the review. And yes, apologies, we don't have air con and it can get a bit hot and humid inside when we're busy! Hope to sit you outside next time :)

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Incredible food. Excellent and friendly staff. Great for people with allergies. Good times all around. One of my favs.

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks for visiting and the review Calum! Hope to see you again soon.

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighbourhood Thai restaurant. Food is delicious - watch out for items on the menu that are marked spicy as they are HOT!

BD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! Lovely food and staff are fantastic. I am definitely going back soon

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good overall but not as punchy in flavour as I was expecting. Particularly disappointed in the Som Tam salad as it’s one of my favourites. It was not spicy at all and didn’t appear to have been made with dried shrimp and had no umami or sourness either. Extremely bland.

The wings were good if a little too salty, and the mussaman curry was decent. Grapaow rice was delicious.

I will try again as maybe it was an off night and it’s great to have someone attempting to bring authentic Thai food to Hackney.

Service was attentive and friendly.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and absolutely loved it. Great food and excellent service!

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks so much for visiting and the lovely review Emma, we hope to see you again soon!

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and quite large portions, two of us ordered 2 starters and 2 mains and we took away leftovers. Friendly staff and a relaxed vibe. Good value for money too.

WE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really authentic. Reminded us of our time in Chiang Mai.

GF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food in a cosy and inviting setting. The staff were attentive and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend eating at KraPow. I’ve eaten there a few times now and it’s been a delight every time!

KraPow E5
Responded on 11 August 2019

Thanks so much for the review Giselle, we'd love to host you again soon! :)

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed all food and atmosphere was perfect. Would definitely come back again.

KraPow E5
Responded on 11 August 2019

Thanks so much Helen, look forward to hosting you again soon.

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ZB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We usually go to a Thai restaurant in Leytonstone, have been for past 15 years thought it was the best in east London but after tasting the food at KraPow I’ve changed my mind. Small restaurant with a upbeat welcome water offered immediately. Menu is pretty small enough to choose from, we started with buttermilk chicken pieces a Thai herb salad and Miang bites each dish scrumptious followed up with Rendang beef curry minced pork dish and sticky rice . Dessert was banana spring roll with mango sorbet .
We drank their house white wine which was reasonably good and well priced. Definitely want to return A.S.A.P. ,,

CE
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food here is incredibly delicious with options for everyone, however unfortunately the waitress serving us was incredibly rude to us throughout the evening, and clearly didn't want to be there. I suggest that the owners maybe hire staff that are friendly and happy to help, as sadly this really tainted our experience.

JK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Thai food on Chatsworth Road. Unassuming from the outside but fantastic food inside. Portions are a good size and dishes came quickly. Slight hipster vibe but food is what you're here for. Recommended.

KraPow E5
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thanks so much for the review and recommendation. We look forward to having you back again soon!

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BF
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

High hopes when reading on website about krapow being better than boring green curry and pad thai. In my opinion they should have stuck to the green curry and pad thai.

KraPow E5
Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Bob. Thanks for your feedback. Would be appreciated if you could please send additional information about your experience to us as we are always striving to improve, and this is obviously needed if you felt so badly about your time with us. Feedback can be given via our contact form on our website. Thanks

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great people great food. Also very very reasonable.

KraPow E5
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to having you back again soon!

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent food and service. We love this place, I’m always thinking about when I can next go back!

KraPow E5
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to having you back again soon!

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ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the fourth time i visitors the restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere always great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing Thai food a some of the best I’ve had in London

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food that’s reasonably priced .
Warm feel about the place and friendly staff

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 June 2019

Thanks so much for the review and feedback

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service, food too salty and overloaded with chilli. Noisy loud and packed in.

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 June 2019

We're really sorry about your poor experience. We were short on staff the evening you dined with us, and your feedback on the food has been given to the kitchen. Apologies again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai food in London hands down!!

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 June 2019

Thanks so much for the review and feedback, hope to see you again soon!

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VJ
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food and nice laid back atmosphere. Feels as close to authentic Thai food as you might find in London. Highly recommend.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at Krapow - the food was very well executed, with some really interesting, fresh flavours. It’s a cute little spot

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 June 2019

Thanks so much for the review and feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

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

Best Thai food anywhere- getting close to best food anywhere!

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service! So lucky to have this authentic northern Thai restaurant on our doorstep!

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 June 2019

Thanks so much for the review and feedback, we love being E5 locals, and hope to see you again soon!

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Relaxed and friendly local restaurant, with delicious different Thai food.

KraPow E5
Responded on 26 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review, hope to see you again.

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BV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is authentic, the ambience is nice, the concept is good. However, price seems really good on the menu, but the portions are rather small.

KraPow E5
Responded on 26 April 2019

Thanks for the feedback, which is something we will discuss further when reviewing the menu. Whilst we do operate a 'street food' concept we do strive to use quality (& more expensive) ingredients, both local (meat and produce) and also our imported Asian produce, which may be an explanation for the smaller than expected portion sizes. We hope to see you again.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round.. food and drink were simply wonderful!!

EC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Nice small restaurants with an interesting menu consisting of Thai dishes from Northern Thailand.

All dishes were cooked and served nicely.

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to leave a comment. Hopefully see you again soon.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only place I have found in London which serves authentic Thai dishes superb

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to leave a (much appreciated) comment. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and nice people

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review. Hopefully see you again soon! :)

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round. Great food and service. Love it.

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to having you back again soon!

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JK
London
76 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding little Thai restaurant in Clapton. The food is so well cooked, the flavours and spices are exceptionally balanced, and the food looks great. Can’t wait to return!

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to leave a comment. We can't wait to have you back! :)

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EG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be coming back. We visited on Thursday and the restaurant was packed. Really enjoyed the beef panang and buttermilk fried chicken

KraPow E5
Responded on 5 April 2019

Thanks so much, look forward to hosting you again soon.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place and food overall was very good with a few proviso's Werent made aware all the dishes starters and main were all coming together would have preferred a starter/main course service
Not the biggest dishes but then the prices werent high so no real complaints but if you are a hunger beaver take note.
The starter i had was overally salty (veg stir fry "starter") though the veg were lovely
My partner had pork mince as one of the dishes, not recommended
Chicken coconut soup was really good though as was the fried chicken
Bonus- House white wine was really good
Will be back but maybe more careful about what we order

KraPow E5
Responded on 25 March 2019

Thanks for visiting & taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the restaurant and some of our dishes, and even the house white! The menu does state that dishes are served 'once ready', as this type of service is common practice at the Asian table. Our menu is designed for sharing so we look to avoid the 'entree/starters' & 'mains' service commonly found with other cultures/cuisines. We'd love to host you again, we can recommended some less spicy/salty dishes. Thanks :)

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere - definitely coming back.

KraPow E5
Responded on 25 March 2019

Thanks so much Kate, look forward to hosting you again soon!

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