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KI Tru Thai

148 Old Salt Lake Road | Hains, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
+61 408 848 211
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (5 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
148 Old Salt Lake Road | Hains, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Went over just after kitchen closed for dinner but the staff were really nice and friendly, doing all they could to fix our hungry stomach, and surrounding our table with heater to keep us warm. Thank youuuuuu!! The Thai food tasted really good and authentic!...More

Thank ZeniaL22
Anthony B, Owner at KI Tru Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Thank you.we love to please.

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Beware this restaurant is only open on Thursday and during the summer some Saturdays. The wine is good and inexpensive as is the food. I would go again anytime.

Thank Drjack183
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I drove here straight off the ferry, the place was buzzing with locals and visitors. It seemed like the place to be on a Thursday night. Great live music, plenty of seating and parking. The service was friendly and the servings well...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our night at Tru Thai, service was friendly and food was yummy, but probably not spicy enough for some. We opted for the $30 a head meal which included four dishes and desserts and coffee. There was plenty of food to satisfy us....More

Thank lovetravelAustralia
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere of the place was immediately immersive, the service was exceptionally friendly, and the live music that started shortly was a welcome addition. The food was good - I personally like a little more spice but I understand it’s not feasible to cater to...More

Thank Boffinfn
Reviewed 16 January 2018

What a busy place! We arrived at 5.30pm and the place was full. We enquired at the bar if there was room for 3 people & they kindly accommodated us. Only a short wait & we were able to sit at the bar with a...More

Thank Jeannine W
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This was certainly an unexpected experience in KI! Each Thursday night they are open for business with a food truck set up in a shed and a bar on the opposite wall. When we were there it was absolutely flat out - there was a...More

Thank TravellerKRH
Anthony B, Owner at KI Tru Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi KRH,with over 15 dishes on hand we have a large menu of Beef,Lamb,Pork,Chicken,seafood,vegetarian and more.Our Chef and staff are from N/E Thailand and serve and cook those traditional dishes.Thailands menu and style does change in each province.We are glad you enjoyed the evening.Regards,Tony.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The food was good, the prices reasonable, but the main reason to go to this place is the atmosphere! Great set up, fun mood, proper drinks for sale (also dessert for thosd who are interested - had a yum tiramisu cheesecake) and also a live...More

Thank Corrine I
Anthony B, Owner at KI Tru Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you ,we strive to make the experience very special.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great atmosphere with a touch of fun! A mobile food van inside a massive shed with an open entrance. The food prepared on the spot is delicious. We opt for the sit down service and it was well worth it. The owner was very welcoming...More

Thank IssyPP
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere ok food not really authentic thai, just pumped out meals pub style with lots of veggies

Thank Wayne F
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meg l
19 July 2018|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
Thank you,we have done our best to inform the public via our fb page,Tourism K.I.our phone message bank and all links to fb.We close for a couple weeks this time of year while the Chef goes back to Thailand for more... More
1 November 2015|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
Hi Bruce.thanks for your enquiry.We had a massive day yesterday(Saturday) at the Kingscote Show and finished at 5pm.We are open every Thursday evenings at Willowbrook 148 Old Salt Lake Rd.also known as(Flour Cask BayRd),from... More
26 August 2015|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
Hi Neville,K.I.Tru Thai is open every Thursday evening from 5pm.at Willowbrook Property 148 old Salt Lake Rd.(Opp)American River turn off,driveway 1 km.from main Rd.on the right.We also open at Kingscote every second.Sunday... More
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
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  • Address: 148 Old Salt Lake Road | Hains, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Kingscote
  • Phone Number: +61 408 848 211
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Authentic Thai food prepared and cooked by Thai Chefs using Fresh K.I.Produce,served in echo friendly sugar cane and bamboo dine in or take away plates/containers.Also Coffee and sweets bar by K.I.Tru Thais Barista with soft drinks and juices.Live music is on every Thursday evenings by local musicians to provide a great atmosphere.K.I.Tru Thai has plenty of wood fires and heating with inside and semi enclosed seating.We now have VIP tables,so no lines,$30.00 a head for a 4 course meal with table service for groups over 6. Also with our mobile food van we can come to you for your special occasions.K.I.Tru Thai is also open every second Sunday in Kingscote by the Wharf playground from 12pm.to 8pm.
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