Thaikhun Glasgow – Restaurant Review

My love for Thai food developed when me and my husband spent our honeymoon in Thailand 8 years ago.  From then on, we equally share the same passion for Thai cuisine.  When Thaikhun emailed me to ask if I’m interested to do a review for their newly launched Children’s Menu, I didn’t think twice of accepting the offer as it had been a while since the last time we dined in a Thai restaurant.

Thaikhun is a quick growing Thai street food restaurant brand which offers customers a very different casual dining experience.  Currently, Thaikhun has 8 restaurants across the UK.  They’re in Oxford, Cambridge, Guildford, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen.   Furthermore, it has a few upcoming launches this year and 8 more additional restaurants in 2017.

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We were booked in for dinner yesterday at 5:00pm, which we were all so looking forward to.  In fact, we arrived at the place far too early, that’s how excited we were, lol.

  • Location

Thaikhun Restaurant is situated inside Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow which offers plentiful and free customer parking.  I think the location in itself is already a bonus, it’s convenient for everyone who doesn’t only go there to dine but to shop as well without having to worry of the parking charges.  And in spite of it being inside the shopping centre, they are open until 10pm everyday so having late dinner is not a problem at all.

Sorry for a blurry photo, need to do it quick while there's no passersby.
Sorry for the blurry photo, need to do it quick while there’s no passersby.
  • Atmosphere

I must admit, I’m blown away with how the restaurant is authentically decorated.  I was told, the decors came all the way from Thailand.  How amazing is that?  As soon as we got in, it was like we got lost in the middle of the shopping centre and suddenly transported through the streets of Thailand.  Being mesmerized is an understatement.  It also possesses a very welcoming and homely feel to it particularly for me, as it reminded me a bit of my home country in Philippines.

Entrance
Front view
Bar Area
Bar Area

 Inside may appear eccentric and yet it is overflowing with character from the floors, chairs, lighting, table setting, bar area, walls, signage and ceilings.  Every little touch they put into the decor made it feel so realistic.  The traditional rustic surroundings is equally adorable and admirable.

The lovely variations of ceiling decorations.
The lovely variations of ceiling decorations.
Beautiful mismatch of wall decorations.
Beautiful mismatch of wall decorations.
  • Children’s Menu

Thaikhun had officially launched nationwide their new children’s menu. The new offering helps parents encourage young diners to try new food in an accessible way.  This exciting new menu was shaped up with their aim to:

“Our aim is to bring families together with an experience that both parents will love and excites young diners, leaving a lasting impression. For the most adventurous young diners, Thaikhun is offering free creepy crawlies, an experience the little ones won’t soon forget.”
 
Children's Menu
Children’s Menu

Now the most important taste-test and selection… Honestly, I’m not overly impressed with the children’s menu, purely because the selection is very limited.

Vegetable sticks to start…  Big thumbs up for offering kids something healthy and significantly nutritious.  However, the starter might be appetizing for most kids but my kids are not too keen on raw vegetables unfortunately.  They still tried it though which I’m glad of as this might spur their interest into it.

Ruby tried eating the red pepper sticks
Ruby tried eating the red pepper sticks

Phad Thai Tray…. In fairness, I love the mix and match concept of the main meal… kids can choose between noodles or rice, choice of meat and sauce.  The menu encourages kids to try something new and different for their taste buds.  I like how their food were served in colored trays with matching cutlery, so cute and truly appealing for the kids.  Additionally, I’m happy how the meat were cut into bite size when served, I think it’s such a brilliant idea… I wish all restaurants will do the same, less hassle for parents and avoids the risk of choking for kids as well.  Kudos for that!

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Reimer and Ruby enjoying their noodles topped with grilled chicken and creamy nut-free satay sauce.
Reimer and Ruby enjoying their noodles topped with grilled chicken and creamy nut-free satay sauce.

Ice Lolly for dessert… Reimer and Ruby enjoyed the iced lolly, he had the strawberry flavor while she had the chocolate flavored one.  They loved it that much that it disappeared in seconds.  Again, I would have liked more choices on dessert too.

The new menu includes free creepy crawlies to entice the most adventurous little eaters.  My kids weren’t too adventurous for it, although they had a look at it, touched and smelled it.  It’s definitely a unique offering for kids, a dining experience that they will remember for a while.

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Per child cost £5.95 for the 3 courses including a drink which seems reasonably priced.

  • Our Food

I have to say, you will be spoiled with the variety of choices on the Menu.  It took us ages to decide which to choose as we want to try all of them.  Did I say we liked Thai food?  Overall, food tasted really good, way up to our expectations… the zingy combination of Thai flavors is at its finest.  Food was also beautifully presented specifically the dessert.

Tempura Prawns and Tom Yum Soup for starter
Tempura Prawns and Tom Yum Soup for starter
Pork belly with red curry sauce and Prawn Massaman Curry with a side dish of steamed rice.
Pork belly with red curry sauce and Prawn Massaman Curry with a side dish of steamed rice.
Thai Waffles with green tea ice cream and Banana Fritters with vanilla pod ice cream for dessert
Thai Waffles with green tea ice cream and Banana Fritters with vanilla pod ice cream for dessert
Kids enjoying Thai waffles and ice cream too.
I shared my Thai waffles and ice cream with the kids and they enjoyed it.
  • Customer Service

As above mentioned, we arrived at the restaurant rather early, instead of a 5:00pm booking, we pushed our luck and see if they can accommodate us earlier than booked time and they did with pleasure.   That’s what you call good customer service!

The Duty Manager was very nice, he greeted us at the entrance, accompanied us to our table and explained to us the menu as expected by first time diners.   There were a couple of staff who served us and some just came round to have a little chitchat with the kids which really made us even more comfortable.  They were all friendly, pleasant and made sure to ask how our food was.  One staff even came round showing us the native Thai hat which we had fun trying on ourselves.

I have to say, the customer service is superb, certainly the icing on the cake… It made a massive difference to our dining experience at Thaikhun on top of the food of course.  The staff whom attended us were exceptional.  (Sorry I forgot to ask the names) Keep up the good work!

I so love this photo of us.
I so love this photo of us.

To sum it all up, we absolutely had a specially distinct and wonderful dining experience at Thaikhun.  We would definitely be coming back to dine in again.  I undoubtedly highly recommend it to everyone as well, trust me you’ll not regret it.

Please check their website if you want to visit one near you.  You can also follow their social media accounts below:

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 Disclaimer:  We were invited to dine in at Thaikhun Silverburn in Glasgow for the purpose of this review.  However, all images and opinions are entirely my own.

Have you dined in at any Thaikhun restaurant?  If not, do you consider visiting one nearest you?  What can you say about their new children’s menu?

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34 thoughts on “Thaikhun Glasgow – Restaurant Review

  • we recently revised Thaikuhn in Guildford – I was so impressed with the food and think the prices are really reasonable #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thaikhun is such lovely restaurant, with great food and impressive ambiance. I truly agree with you, prices seemed reasonable and definitely worth a visit. Thank you.

  • I LOVE Thai food but I really don’t eat it enough!! Probably once a year if I am honest! This sounds fab! Beautiful decor!
    Shame about the limited Childrens’ menu but it sounds like everything else made up for it. Customer service really does make ALL the difference IMO. X #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Totally agree with you, customer service made all the difference in our dining experience, on top of the food of course which were all so delicious. I don’t eat Thai food regularly too as there’s no Thai restaurant nearby. Thank you for dropping by!

  • I love Thai food, I spent a few years teaching in Bangkok, so have really developed a love for it. I don’t eat out very often, but this looks like a great place for a little treat and reminder of my love of Thai food. Glad you enjoyed, those curries and waffles look divine.
    Amanda. #kcacols

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hopefully there’s one near you so you can visit Thaikhun too as the ambiance of the restaurant won’t fail to remind you of your times in Thailand. Great restaurant with great food, definitely worth a visit. Thank you.

  • I love Thai food. This is a beautifully decorated restaurant. I’d be interested to know if there’s one coming to Devon any time soon #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s a fast growing company, so hopefully they will open one soon near you. Thank you.

  • I absolutely love Thai food, I’d love to try this restaurant, and a great looking kids menu as well, sounds perfect. Your photos are fab by the way. Thanks for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you can come back again next Sunday.

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you… if there’s one near you, it’s definitely worth a visit. Good thing that they offer kids menu as well so everyone will equally enjoy dinner.

  • Oh Wow! Look at you and the kids wearing the hats. You are such a cute little family. You are so lucky that Thaikhun is nearby. I wish we had one near us in Hitchin too. I love the deco. Not many Thai Restaurant in the UK are this brave of miss match – they tend to go for a plain Jane elaborated with gold linings. This is very authentic indeed! The kids meal looks great too. My kids had their first banana fritters the other day and they love it! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious outings on #FabFridayPost! Great review!

    • ReimerandRuby

      Totally agree, I find them so brave for doing a very authentic Thai street style restaurant. In fairness, they have done a good job and the food won’t fail to impress, the service is superb as well. I love wearing the hats on, even Reimer enjoyed wearing it too although slightly bigger. Thank you.

  • This place looks great. I love it when places are decorated like that, all the quirky bits and pieces to look at. And the customer service sounds top notch, it always makes such a huge difference, especially when the take time to talk to the kids.
    #TheList

    • ReimerandRuby

      So so true, I think superb customer service made a big difference in our dining experience. And the ambiance as well is very impressive. Thank you.

  • We have one in Aberdeen but I haven’t been able to drag JHogg into it yet – he doesn’t really like Thai food! The kids menu looks great for wee ones #MarvMondays

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hope you can visit one in the future. Food taste great… and creepy crawlies provides a unique experience for the kids. Thank you.

  • Wow my little ones would absolutely love it here. I am off to see if they will be opening in Leeds anytime soon x

    • ReimerandRuby

      The creepy crawlies offerings is somewhat interesting for kids.. unique experience for them too. Thank you!

  • it sounds so great. We are going to try this restaurant out next week. So excited. #TriedTested

  • Oh I love the decor, it looks so interesting. And a great idea for the creepy crawlies, how fun. It’s a shame there wasn’t more choice for the kids menu but the food all looks and sounds great. I love the picture of you guys! #BloggerClubUK

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s the only downside of it though, but apart from that… everything is superb. Thank you.

  • Wow it looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  • Mud cakes and wine

    Sounds a fantastic place I too love Thai food, I agree the way they serve the children’s food is just brilliant and the decor would keep mine entertained just looking at it. #bloggerclubuk

    • ReimerandRuby

      Totally agree, we were totally entertained with the decor itself, so unique. Thank you.

  • Wow this looks absolutely fantastic, and a kids menu that doesn’t involve chips is always a bonus. We used to live in Vietnam and often went to Thailand and loved the food there too. My mother in law lives in Ayr, so we often come to Glasgow, can’t wait to try this out!

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, I love that kids menu is not the usual chips. The staff are superb, so you’ll sure have a fab time. Thank you.

  • It’s refreshing to find a Thai restaurant where children are encouraged. I love to introduce my son to new cuisines, but it’s not always easy to fins somewhere suitable. #TriedTested

    • ReimerandRuby

      We also do that to our kids, encourage them to try something new… they loved their noodles which is great. This restaurant definitely offers kids new and different food choice and the creepy crawlies is unique experience for them too. Thank you.

  • I don’t think we have ever been to a Thai restaurant, but this one looks really tempting – shame we don’t live a bit closer! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • ReimerandRuby

      They’re a fast growing company, so hopefully they’ll open one close to you.

  • Oh wow, this looks amazing!! Everything from the food to the customer service and I love the way it’s all decorated, so fab. Wish we had one close by. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • ReimerandRuby

      I does look amazing inside and the excellent customer service made so much difference, on top of the food too. Hope you’ll have one close by coming up soon. Thank you.

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