KraPow E5

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Thai

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About

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.
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SaraD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious spicy food, lovely friendly restaurant. I would definitely recommend.

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KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was a little disappointed by this place. Unfortunately the food was too salty, the portion sizes quite small, particularly the rice, and generally didn’t live up to expectations. There are much better more authentic Thai places in London than this place. Sorry to leave a negative review!

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SRH1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - delicious flavours great staff & really chilled place!

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NoemieC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good nice little place to go for Asian food cravings. The food is really tasty and the place is lovely. The only bugging thing is that we got served pretty late and still we have been asked to leave the table for a certain time- when we were still eating and half way through our dinner. Hopefully was just a one off. Otherwise I recommend !

KraPow E5
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thanks so much for the review and feedback. For a table of 2 we do operate a 1hr 15mins turnover time (which is communicated upon booking), and must ensure this is monitored on busy nights, such as Friday and Saturday to ensure bookings don't over-run. We did have a large booking due after your sitting. We gave you a 15mins 'warning' before the end of your meal to ensure you weren't too rushed. Hope to see you again soon.

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Miri
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Interesting Thai food in a funky setting. Delicious cocktails. Not much can go wrong.

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scribbler
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite things about moving to E5! Delicious food and great service.

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thanks so much! We love serving the Clapton locals! :) Hopefully see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant with amazing food!

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micha
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, great place, relaxed atmosphere. We will be back no doubt.

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JimB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, though the pork relish was a little too hot to handle (I was warned, but woah!). Nice cocktails too. The restaurant is a little cramped, which may have contributed to the high noise levels. All in all, a very nice meal.

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Sooz
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and friendly service.
Nice to try some more unusual Thai dishes, particularly enjoyed the curried noodle soup, so flavoursome!
Will definitely be back for more :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

cute restaurant great for vegans food was really good

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Austindris
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been waiting to come here for a long time and it did not disappoint! The food was exceptional, and I was so glad to find a decent Kao Soi in London! Can't wait to go back.

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vipmonkchips
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Krapow is lovely. Some of the best Thai food I know, and just around the corner. That is, a local joint, which just happens to be excellent. Fresh tasting, very spicy dishes. the prawns with tamarind in betel leaf are fab. also really tasty cocktails, though they're a bit too easy drinking for comfort.

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JennyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always busy and buzzing. A bit cramped. But good Thai food - which seems to be fairly authentic. Plenty of veggie choices too. And friendly staff.

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HMMc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service. Really nice place to spend the evening with a group of friends. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice food and very easy for vegans!
Would recommend for anyone wanting a casual tasty dinner.

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meekaa
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. The wine (any of it) is not good... but the food is so great, I’d let that slide. Have been many times and will continue to do so!

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vipNurilyaA
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Our go to!!

KraPow E5
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thanks so much Nurilya! See you again soon

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AlexR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Thank you for a wonderful evening :)

KraPow E5
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thanks Alex, glad you enjoyed your evening with us!

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JonH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food at great prices. Krapow's mission statement is to end the rich sweet and by now frankly boring thai food you can get anywhere in the UK. This amazing little place does exactly that. If i lived closer i would go every week.

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L12R34567
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice local place, food was amazing but very spicy....

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vipNurilyaA
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, really authentic flavors and we ate so so much that literally had a food coma afterwards. Kudos to the chef!

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BrensD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little restaurant with a very friendly owner and waiting staff, plus very tasty and reasonably priced food. Will definitely be back!

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vipmonkchips
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is nailing it. Good simple cocktails. So many tasty flavours in the food, and *plenty* of chili heat. Some other Thai restaurants seem to be afraid to present really hot food, but not Krapow. We really enjoyed the prawns in a betel leaf, and the new pumpkin fritters. Krapow is cosy, busy, friendly, good for families or grown ups, dates nights. Attentive service that isn't over-bearing. A gem in Hackney.

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MattP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing, best Thai food in a while, will definitely be going back!

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Andy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always utterly brilliant. Everyone needs to go here!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love krapow ❤️

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Thanh
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Its very casual and abit cramped. Food come out pretty quick and noce mint tap water bottles as complimentary. I would come back and highly recommended.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very coeliac friendly - wings and miang bites were a treat for someone who doesnt get to eat those kind of dishes out regularly!

KraPow E5
Responded on 4 November 2019

Thanks so much for the review and feedback! Hope to see you again soon :)

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ChrisR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always! thank you! The fried chicken and KraPow Moo are a must have

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MaxN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is sooo good! Probably my favourite place in Clapton now 👌

KraPow E5
Responded on 4 November 2019

Thanks soooo much! Really appreciate the feedback, hope to see you again soon! :)

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vipIanA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Waynex
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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EmmaB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipClarke
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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RichaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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Calum
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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NatalieG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BlerinaD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Coquettey
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

FAQs

KraPow E5 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. KraPow E5 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3858 9858.

KraPow E5 is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.