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Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away

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Chartwell Drive | 13 Lighthouse Mall, Durban 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2050
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has good food but not more. It gives you a feeling that you are in thailand. The service was not the best i have ever seen. But dont forget we are going to eat at the resturant so the food was good and thats 80%. So well done

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Thank nir147852
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I love Thai food, and for Durban, it does not get more authentic than Kung Thai where Nina who is part owner and chef is Thai. I have never had a bad meal at Kung Thai and have tried many of the items on their extensive menu. This visit I had the Prawn Pad Thai which was as tasty and... More 

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Thank Allison S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Since the departure of Yum Thai, the area has been in need of a decent Thai restaurant so we thought we'd pop into Kung Thai. Kung Thai has the chef from Yum Thai so we were hoping for big things. We opted for take away and ordered over a couple of drinks. The staff were welcoming and the place had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I think this restaurant is over rated. I love Thai and I always go when I can find one however the taste here is only average. The service continues the theme of middle of the road. A missed opportunity in view of the excellent location in the village

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Thank JayAimDee
Switzerland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Owners are lovely and food is excellent... Special food sometimes that is not on the menu if you're lucky as i was... :-) Very friendly personal and relaxed atmosphere - don't miss it...!

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Thank Elias_Swiss
Rixensart, Belgium
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Good service and tasty food. The selection on offer was quite wide, with several variations possible.

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Thank Colin_in_Belgium
johannesburg, south africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

we started with crisp duck in peanut butter sauce and my friend had seafood curry and i had beef noodles - we went back again and ordered the exact same food two days later it was that good

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Thank jojohannesburg
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

very nice food. i do love Thai food though so im an automatic fan. Not the cheapest place to eat, but the quality of the food is good though. Spicy, too spicy for my boyfriend but goof for me. Food tasted authentic, rather than it came from 'Uncle Ben's' pantry.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

we were with a group of 7 with one gluttenfree person and a 3 year old. Starters, including the sate were nice (unfortunately the peanut sauce comes cold) and the duck spring rolls great. Main dishes I can recommend the crispy duck, not really Thai, I think, but nice. besides this, from the curries the massaman, was the best of... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Kung Thai - there is one in Durban North and one in Umhlanga - is a favourite eatery because the food is the same standard as you would get in a good restaurant in Thailand. I feel I can compare it to Baan Khanita in Bangkok. Meals are a well coordinated taste sensation on your palate - no matter what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chartwell Drive | 13 Lighthouse Mall, Durban 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2050
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.

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