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“Great Thai-Food and lovely owner”

Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away
Ranked #144 of 665 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The success of Kung Thai Durban North has now given birth to what Nina (Chef and proprietor) and Kit (proprietor) calls their "new baby" in the village in Umhlanga. The name Kung Thai, "City of Thai" and the logo of the dragonfly was inspired by the fusion of eastern tastes from every Thai city and the dragonfly symbolizes freedom. The decor of Kung Thai is minimilistic, red and white with signs of 'home' throughout. Picture Kung Thai Restaurant - Umhlanga in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Northern Suburbs (DBN), Durban and Surrounds, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa The menu is true Thai inspiration and most of the herbs used in the dishes are grown by Nina in her garden at home. A meal at Kung Thai is a meal that assures you of true Thai authenticity. Adamant on quality, every meal is prepared fresh and if Nina is unhappy about the freshness of a single ingredient then she'd rather not make the dish. Picture Kung Thai Restaurant - Umhlanga in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Northern Suburbs (DBN), Durban and Surrounds, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Every mouthful of every meal is a trip of the senses to Thailand, from the Puu Cha ( Prawn and Crab donuts) to the Chu Chee Duck (Crispy duck served on a bed of spinach, topped with red curry paste, coconut milk, lime leaf, basil and chilli) There is a standard menu with all the Thai favourites but as Nina explains she gets bored easily so she has an additional Specials menu, which changes regularly. When asked what her 'signature dish' is, with absolute humility and total lack of vanity, Nina answers "Everything. I can't say" because people return time and again and always try different menu items, so much so that all items are as popular as each other.
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I really experienced a great evening - as traveling alone I was invited to the owners table to share my diner with Her and a friend - have been glad of that and the food tasted as it would in Thailand... lovely...

Thank Elias_Swiss
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Excellent authentic tasting Thai food served by friendly waiting staff. The place itself isn't anything particularly fancy but it doesn't matter because the food is so good. Could do without the two guys who i assume are owners, wandering round all the time asking if you're ok but not doing much.

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

For a not so hungry birthday girl we decided to settle for a light Beach Salad and Fish cakes and it was delicious!

Thank Aaltjie
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

I landed here accidently to celebrate a friend's birthday. I was surprised at the number of options these people have for Thai food. I have eaten Thai food earlier and was not impressed. however as my friend insisted I try something I ordered a Thai curry on the recommendation of the waiter. It was delicious and came with a serving of noodles.

The place is clean and service is good. parking might be an issue but then its the same for all other joints nearby. I will be back soon.

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Thank hansal r
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Guys this is a must try I came here just for a quick meal and got the meal of a life time. The owners are friendly and staff are very accommodating!!

Thank WesleyVZ
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