Thaikun, George Street.

If you browse the Thaikun website you will find out that the phrase “Thaikun” means “Your Thai” and it’s easy to see how this approach has been passed into the restaurants.

Admittedly, it’s taken me a while to get to Thaikun since it replaced Cleaver but having tried to book previously, I now understood why it’s always busy. It’s a hustling, vibrant place that is full of diners and atmosphere.

When we arrived we were taken down to the lower floor and seated and immediately surrounded by memorabilia.  My group all decided a cold Chang beer was essential for this experience so while we decided what to eat we sipped cold Thai lager; ideal.

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In terms of food we all wanted starters and decided that three hungry boys needed the Sukumivit Platter to share – described as the following: “a taster platter with some of the best-selling dishes, from the night street food market of Sukumvit 38, in Bangkok – Thai fish cakes, chicken spring rolls, honey pork and steamed vegetable dumplings.”

This sharing food was nothing short of spot on. The perfect amount of street food bites to get us warmed up for the main event:

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In terms of the main event, I went for Duck Massaman curry with sticky rice while my friends went for Prawn Geang Phed (Red Curry) and Goong Phad Gra Tiam (Garlic King Prawns):

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The food was excellent and the pictures don’t do it justice; strong flavours, presented well in a busting venue didn’t disappoint. This is the ideal venue to kick an evening off or for a relaxed meal with friends and we were event treated to a procession through the restaurant to celebrate someone’s birthday which just added to the atmosphere – you will definitely go away feeling this is your Thai.

FoodOfTheOx rating: 8.5/10

https://www.thaikhun.co.uk//thai-restaurant/oxford/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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