Each time we end up in Kingston we always end up going to a pub called The Cocoanut and eating Kai’s Thai Food. The Cocoanut is situated on Mill Street, which is a side street along Fairfield S and opposite The Fairfield Recreation Ground. Originally Kai’s Thai Food was in another pub – but something happened there, and the seating area was much smaller… I think most of the customers that go there are the regulars or just live nearby.
The menu is reasonably priced, the food is made when it is ordered so you may expect a long wait. I suggest that you get there really early – probably before 7pm to get a good seat. However we got there a bit late (around 8.30pm) and didn’t get to eat our main course until after 9.30pm!
All of it is authentic Thai food, so if you order anything with 2 chillies it is mega HOT. I also suggest getting a glass of water with your food if you do decide to have that… 🙂
I can’t remember the dishes names, but enjoy the pics…
|Starters for 3 people|
|No. 19 – My dish with duck|
|No. 19 – Mr Fly’s dish with chicken|
|Miss Pinky’s rice noodles with duck, this is a 2 chilli, but was
toned down with sugar – my friend can’t eat much spicy food
|A chicken, nuts and rice salad – a bit spicy and vinegary|
All three of us were so full in the end – we couldn’t move!
Total cost came up to around £55, that included some of our drinks. Each dish depends on the type of meat you ask for.
My geeky rating: 4.5/5 (lost a 0.5 mark because of the wait, otherwise I would’ve given full marks!)
If you LOVE Thai food, I recommend this place!
I also recommend the Tom Yum soup.
You get a choice of meat with the main course – duck, chicken, pork, beef and even prawns…
The wait when you’re really hungry!
Address: The Cocoanut, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2RF
Tel: 0208 546 3978