KraPow E5

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95 reviews
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Thai
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
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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BR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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OT
London
5 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!!

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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.

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Responded on 5 April 2019

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

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FF
London
68 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.

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Responded on 25 March 2019

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

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dining experience. Was interesting to try new cuisine even if some dishes were too hot for my own taste. The owner was warm and welcoming and explained all dishes even providing lime and sugar to ease the heat from the spice. Great local place excellent food and great value for money. Would definitely be back and recommend to others.

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks Jason, great to host you! Hopefully we'll see soon soon - we have some less spicy dishes on the menu for you to try next :)

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD, STAFF, ATMOSPHERE!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

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

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food - nice people - will definitely go again

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much Allan, hopefully see you again soon!

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EB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fab food can testify after just coming back from Thailand

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much Emily! See you again when you need your Thai food fix! :)

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and lovely friendly service, what more could you want!

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much Emma! We'll hopefully see you again soon.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Not my first time here and certainly not my last!

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

We LOVE hosting you Laura, we'll see you again soon ;) xx

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service, I highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back!

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much Lily, look forward to hosting you again soon! :)

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. If you go, get the yellow curry! If you’re taking a date and want to know if they share food. This is the place to go, unless you’re dating a Joey.

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much Pedro, we'll hopefully see you again soon!

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great value. We went on Sunday afternoon with two children and it was all very easy.

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S
London
25 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really chilled restaurant with amazing food and service..loved it!

KraPow E5
Responded on 17 March 2019

Thanks so much! :) We'll hopefully see you again soon.

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Saturday with our 2 girls (6 and 9) at 5.30 . The welcoming feeling was instantaneous. Richard was equally welcoming and friendly. Our table was ready straight away - although we found that we were lucky to get booked. Eloise was our waitress and nothing was too much trouble - despite all of our questions about the dishes!! There are a various selection of dishes but not too many to be overwhelming. We tried the mild chicken curry (mainly for the girls), buttermilk chicken (sauce on the side not on top), brother in laws eggs, the beef penang (I think), clams from the specials board all with sticky rice and jasmine rice . Absolutely lovely !!!! Chef Paul is a star !!! We ordered drinks but there is also a constantly refreshed supply of mint water brought to the table - nice touch. What with the ambient background music - a gem of a place - highly recommend . Was pleasantly surprised to find the on street parking charges were only Monday to Friday - a big bonus!

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JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food, really nice atmosphere and great service. . . what more could you ask for!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure.

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T
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best thai food I've ever had. Fantastic service and great atmosphere!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found the food outstanding and it blew me away how something that simple can taste sooo good. it not your typical Thai food. I did not personally pay for the meal. I found it decent price :)

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious - those eggs!! mmmmmm! Would highly recommend

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a small pop up.

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p
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, tucked away in Homerton, lovely staff, attentive, cosy atmosphere, good food and prices. Menu is eclectic and good value. Drinks on trend. Make a booking and enjoy the taste and ambiance. Well worth the trip.

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EY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really good and the so was the decor. It's a cosy little place in Homerton. If you want to have some delicious Thai in a humble setting, I'd recommend.

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L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here - had wanted to come for a while after following these guys on Instagram for months and it didn't disappoint! Everything tasted really fresh and authentic, it was really nice to get a different flavour of Thailand to the standard Thai restaurants. All the staff were really helpful and it was a nice cozy space to have dinner on a cold Friday evening. Will definitely be back!

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 January 2019

So glad you made it, and thanks for the feedback! Really look forward to hosting you again sometime soon.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, even a great selection when you are trying to eat healthy. Great service, I will definitely be back to try more of the menu

KraPow E5
Responded on 28 January 2019

Thanks so much, we look forward to seeing you again!

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JD
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had 4 dishes in total. Loved the Kra Pow pork and Fried Chicken. We weren't fans of the yellow curry or prawn starter and thought they lacked flavour.

Overall good and I'd give it another go.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful and friendly staff (I think one of the owners was ‘hosting’. I tried two local northern Thai dishes that I know from my Thai cookbook that I’ve always wanted to try. One thing is that we craved a bit more veg than what was on offer - the meat dishes were very meaty. There was one salad and one veg curry, I think that was it. But all in all - Super Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, will come again.

KraPow E5
Responded on 22 January 2019

Hi Katrin, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for the feedback, we're always looking to refresh the menu and introduce weekly specials, more veg dishes has been noted. Thanks again.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Alchohol is overpriced. Tables are small with a cittleey tin that takes up too much space.

KraPow E5
Responded on 19 January 2019

We're really sorry to hear about your poor experience. We are working on a solution for the cutlery (thanks for the feedback), and depending on your drink selection (we avoid cheap/nasty wine) we feel the drinks are reasonably priced for the area. Hopefully you felt differently about the food.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service- glad we came - we’ll definitely be back

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HK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic place. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Quite cramped and loud, but very nice for a quick meal.

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