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Kanomwan

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736 1/2 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023-3118
+1 713-923-4230
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Holliday, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since the early 90's, and out of the many, many Thai restaurants where I've eaten across the U.S., Kanomwan makes the best Beef Panang, to me, by far. This includes the famous and excellent, Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, thought by many to be the best Thai restaurant in the country. The taste of kaffir... More 

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Thank Panang1
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been a community favorite for decades. The previous owner died six years ago but was the character of the restaurant. he hated it when anyone made special orders or ordered food milder than standard. He would spell it you or refuse to make the changes at all. Think "Soup Nazi." But he had a good heart and... More 

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Thank BrentandLiza
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We have been eating here since 1990! It is the best Thai food you will find anywhere in Houston! The Satae (A1), Spring Rolls (A4), Coconut Soup (S3), Clear noodle salad (S8), Cashew Chicken (H6), Fried Shrimp (H15), Fried Snapper (H11), and all of the curries are favorites of ours!

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Thank DisneyBoundMomma
Katy, Texas, United States
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Several friends raved about this place. Unfortunately I didn't find it to be anything special. We waited a long time to get water. We waited even longer to get a waitress to take our order. The food came about 10 minutes later (not fast enough for lunch). We shared Tom Yum soup but it was tasteless. I had Green Curry... More 

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Thank Kevin W
pistolpete
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small place that isn't that easy to find even with a street address but let me assure you it is worth the effort. Hands down the best Thai food we have ever eaten. The service can be spotty at lunch so get there before they open at 11:30 and get in line to be seated and waited... More 

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Thank pistolpete7255
Baytown, Texas
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

On Thursday 2-18-16 at approximately 1130, I stop by Kanomwan Thai. It was my first visit there and I was excited to visit the location. Upon entering the restaurant an lady just yelled out to seat yourself. I should have taken that as a hint because her tonality was a little rude. As a sat at my seat I observed... More 

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Thank Kenneth H
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

I keep going back because of the food. It is spectacular. The service and friendliness are not the best but the food makes up for it in spades.

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Thank Khaderi
Pearland, Texas
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We have been eating here for years. The food is awesome, service is very good, and the best part is that it is BYOB. They will provide bottle openers and wine glasses, do not charge a corkage fee. Their green curry is absolutely fantastic.

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Thank Mike R
New York
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is the best Thai food I have ever experienced. I have been going here for over 25 years, and have never found Thai food this good in any other Thai restaurant in the country. It is not a restaurant for those solely interested in ambience, it is just great, unique food.

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Thank David E
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The Thai food is good. They allow you to bring your own wine till 8:00pm. The service is good considering it's only one waitress working on the day I went. I don't know how it would be if the restaurant was busy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 1/2 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023-3118
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-923-4230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?