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Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away

Chartwell Drive | 13 Lighthouse Mall, Durban 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2050
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
9 Jul 2018
“thai favourite..”
25 Nov 2016
“Good food”
Closed Now
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian
$$ - $$$
Chartwell Drive | 13 Lighthouse Mall, Durban 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

sue has been carried on the legacy of bangkok wok..the beach garden salad is a must, they still do the best red duck curry and the signature dish kung thai duck is a dish you simply have to try..to finish, try the deep fried ice...More

Thank robin5566
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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...More

Thank nir147852
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...More

Thank Allison S
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...More

Thank The_foodie_police
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...More

Thank JayAimDee
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...!

Thank Elias_Swiss
Reviewed 30 May 2016

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

Thank Colin_in_Belgium
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

Thank jojohannesburg
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...More

1  Thank Jessie_swan
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,...More

Thank JLJB182
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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