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“Thai fusion at it's best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kiin Kiin

Kiin Kiin
Ranked #33 of 2,245 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 94 - USD 165
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Inner Noerrebro
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Thai fusion at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

We have visited Kiin Kiin a few times the last couple of years. Again our experience were exceptionally pleasing. Ambiance, service and food are all perfect. On the night we were the first seating to try the new set menu, which obviously is interesting. The chef came along several times, and the waiters where keen in getting feed-back regarding the menu. It was fabulous. What makes this restaurant very interesting, is the way the elaborated dishes are presented in a modern, laboratory oriented ( Mr. Blumenthal) way using foam and smoke etc. This is done in a way where they still manage to preserve the sophisticated flavours from the dishes. Thai food can simply not be better !

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012 via mobile

The combination of thai flavours, gourmet kitchen when it is best and cosy interiour is unique. This is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited. If you are into michelin star style of food and like the wonderfull Thai kitchen this is a must. You will not recognise any of the dishes from your trip to Thailand, yet somehow you will recognise all the flavours in a completely new combination. If you can afford it, do go all in and choose the wine menu, where you will also experience wine as you have never had before, which combines perfectly with the complex flavours from the imaginative food.

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2 Thank GeorgeDenmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Only thai restaurant in the world with a michelin star. Very good service

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Thank aidualk
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Copenhagen
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Diing diing!!!! Full score: food and wine, Negative score: service & overall experience, Result: unsatisfied diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

If Kiin Kiin in Thai means ‘come and eat’ then they should add something to the name, where it also means ‘come and eat but better yet, take away’. It hurts me immensely that I am giving this ‘Michelin star’ restaurant 4 stars and not 5. Although the 4 is also a stretch, but I will give that for the out of the world Thai food and very cleverly paired wine menu. However, as far as I am concerned, a Michelin star restaurant is about an overall experience and we naively expected that on Valentine’s day when my husband had booked ‘The Table 9’, months in advance as a surprise for me. First, let me clarify that the hullabaloo about the Table 9 is a big sham. Although the gazillion cushions make the little corner look pretty and cozy, it is however ignored by the waiting staff as they can float around the entire floor without problem but coming to that corner, which people fight to reserve – nooooo! It is also right next to a preparation counter or something because we heard clanging of silverware and utensils throughout our dining experience.
I will not talk a lot about the food at Kiin Kiin because it is by any measure the best Thai food you can imagine and they really don’t need to work on that – it is perfect. So is the wine menu, since I have always imagined Thai food paired with beer. They have done a brilliant job pairing the wines with the amazing, creative and yummy dishes. Having said that, I would like to come back to what, and probably the only thing, they really need to work on to make this anything close to value for money and a worthwhile experience for their diners. The service and the staff. We had some four to five different people serving us, without any coordination between each other. We requested the first waiter to speak with us in English, hoping that he would spread the word – that didn’t happen. We had to request that every time to all the different people coming and serving us. Sometimes we had to request the same person twice! Just days before this, we received exactly opposite consideration from a very normal, non Michelin starred restaurant, where once requested all the waiters remembered that our table spoke English. At Kiin Kiin, however, we unfortunately had the luck of frequent visits by a steward who was a complete Diva. Without a reason, he started bad mouthing Danes and their food habits. Instead of being passionate about the food he was serving, he complained about how Danes are unnecessarily proud of a particular area in Denmark where Kiin Kiin got raw materials from. He went on nagging to such an extent and period that the really fascinating curry icecream/little balls garnished on our dish started melting on the plate and this wasn’t the only time we got the pleasure of hearing the atrocities Danes are capable of. At another point, he stood and argued about how a green leafy vegetable, in the dish he was serving, was ‘cauliflower’ and not ‘cabbage of some kind’ which it obviously was – I mean, who doesn’t know the difference between a cauliflower and cabbage? I don’t need to work at a Michelin star restaurant to know that. One of the waitresses who served us, also quite frequently, was completely numb and robotic. Once we asked her about something that she promised to have answered from the kitchen, but never bothered to come back and tell us. All the people serving us seemed to be in their own world, not proactive and totally uninterested in what they were doing. However, this is something that surprised me the most – every time we got wine served, the waiter/waitress would tell us the name of the wine and the year – and that’s it! Well, we are capable of reading that ourselves. If we have chosen to spend as much money on the wine menu as we are on food, we would like to know why that wine was chosen for that dish, where is it from and other nuances which provides for a complete and great dining experience.
I really don’t know how they got the Michelin star, either they got lucky or we got unlucky but honestly, no matter how good the food was – I will not return because the service was so horribly bad that it made the dining experience totally not worth the money. If I am spending that much I want everything to be, at least, perfect, anything short is a compromise on the restaurant’s promise of being different, being exclusive. Mr. Henrik Yde – are you listening??

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SupremeSerendipity
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Interesting & inspiring”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Definetely not traditional thai food, but more like a high class top quality thai food experience. Pleasant environment, interesting food cmbinations, lovely evening.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Palma S
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