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 149 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant with amazing food!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
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.

S
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 :-)

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

cute restaurant great for vegans food was really good

A
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.

m
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.

JC
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.

HM
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!

OT
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.

m
London
7 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!

NA
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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AR
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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JH
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.

LR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

NA
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!

BD
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!

m
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.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love krapow ❤️

T
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.

AF
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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CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MN
London
6 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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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
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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EB
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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C
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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RM
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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C
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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NG
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!

BD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
London
7 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.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the food, as close as it gets in London to real Thai street food really. Not cheap though but lovely

WE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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