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“Kendo in Palmer now.”
Review of Kendo's Thai Food

Kendo's Thai Food
Ranked #393 of 911 Restaurants in Anchorage
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Kendo is legendary serving great Thai inspired food out of a small trailer in the industrial, warehouse, train yard of Anchorage near Ship Creek. We in "the Valley" just got lucky because Kendo's Cuisine is here now. Located along the Old Glenn Highway in the shadow of Bodenburg Butte Kendo has moved out of the trailer and has small indoor seating and take out alfresco dining on the deck overlooking the mountains or at conveniently placed picnic benches under the cottonwoods.
The food he produces continues to be some of the best Thai food you will find anywhere, anyplace. It is worth searching for this gem, you will be rewarded with a great big smile and food that is prepared with love and kindness.
Oh, he's closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Thank Ted R
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

This place is a hidden gem. Don't let the facade fool you! The food is cooked to order, and is absolutely amazing. Kendo cooks until he runs out of ingredients each day. Therefore, if you're not there early, he might be out of your favorite dish! With that being said, if he's out of something in particular, he'll make a dish up on the spot. He always seems to be in a good mood, and it's a fun place close to Ship Creek.

Thank AKAggie96
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Kendo's is an iconic place in an industrial section of Anchorage. The host is friendly and engaging, the food is great, and the location ... well, it both lends a certain ambience and detracts from the good food. Dick Sanchez started the Arctic Roadrunner in a trailer, but later built a couple of stores which enhances the dining experience. Perhaps Kendo is biding his time before moving on to bigger things.

Anyway, about the food: I recommend the Teriyaki Chicken. It is not as sweet as standard teriyaki and it has a more complex flavor. Also, excellent is the Thai Curry Chicken which is slightly spicy. Both dishes are served in a styrofoam box with lots of noodles (or you can choose rice). On top are chunks of broccoli, slices of chicken, mushrooms, sprouts and green beans. He also has a Thai Basil which I have not tried but friends report it is very tasty.

Call ahead. Kendo opens sometimes, he closes when the ingredients run out, and some days he's busy with things other than cooking wonderful food. Plus, if you call ahead, you can place your order to be ready for pick-up when you arrive.

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Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Kendo's is in the industrial area of Anchorage and sits very close to Ship Creek and the bike trail. The reason for the review is not the location but the food. It is really , really good not your average thai food. Kendo does a twist on the usual fare and I think a twist for the better.
The chicken basil is my favorite I like the mushrooms and ginger twist he does to it. He is open for lunch summer and winter best to arrive earlier then later.

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