Auburn >Food & Dining > Koong Thong Thai Cuisine
709 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA | Directions 9800247.300553 -122.225143
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED
King County's best yellow curry chicken – I love Thai curries. This restaurant has the best yellow curry chicken I have ever tasted. They make a pineapple/onion/red bell pepper style of yellow curry without potatoes or peanuts. It is not too sweet.
Other very highly rated dishes I have had from them: cashew chicken, panang curry beef, phad thai.
The genial proprietor has been a valuable information source for me in learning what I have learned about Thai cuisine. One entertaining bit of family dynamics: sometimes for months on end, the father of the family cooks and the mother is at the register. Other times, the mother cooks and the father is at the register.
I do not eat from buffets, so I can't comment about that. I have eaten at this restaurant or had food from there at least 100 times in the last 10 years. I consider it a real gem.
One entertaining afterthought: as a person with no Asian ancestors but who likes spicy food, I have at times found it difficult to persuade Asian chefs to add enough peppers to my food. I asked these people to make it "hot the way Thai people who really like hot food like it." I was, for the first and last time in my life, unable to eat what I was served (recall: I asked for it) without diluting it with about 10 parts steamed rice to one part Thai food.
Good Thai in Auburn. What more can you ask for? – I quite like this restaurant and am always pleased with what we get. For the price, the quality of food is satisfactory and their curry is among the best I've had. Noodle dishes leave somewhat to be desired (overcooked noodles sometimes) but the phad thai is flavorful and portions are filling. The soups are good too. Auburn is otherwise sorely lacking when it comes to good take out, so Koong Thong is always the place we call when we're craving some flavor and spice!
You call this Thai food?! – I've tried this place about 3 times in the past several years and it never changes. Lunch is a dirty buffet and the food is over cooked slop. Tables are never cleaned when someone leaves. It's obvious they don't like cooking just trying to make a few bucks. How have they survived?
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