Fodor's Expert Review Kin Khao Thai Restaurant

$ Athlone Thai

Many regard this as the leading Thai restaurant in the Midlands, if not all of Ireland. Adam Lyons runs a slick first-floor operation in a 650-year-old building on the west bank where the extensive menu features dishes from the Isaan region of northeast Thailand, including the Crying Tiger (grilled fillet of beef on a sizzling hot platter with a hot chili sauce). Typical dishes include curries with beef, lamb shank, duck, and pork served with jasmine rice. It also serves a range of fish and vegetarian dishes. The early-bird menu served until 7 pm is good value at €20. Ceiling fans and balloon bamboo lights help create the perfect gastronomic scene—it's not hard to imagine yourself in Chiang Mai. Keep the water jug handy as the smooth richness of coconut milk doesn't offset this fiery food.

Thai Service Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

1 Abbey La.
Athlone, Co. Westmeath  Ireland

090-649–8805

www.kinkhaothai.ie

Known For:
  • Flaming curries
  • Extensive menu of authentic dishes
  • Best Thai food in the Midlands
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon., Tues., and Sat.

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