Kanomwan

(713) 923-4230

736 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX | Directions   77023

29.734433 -95.330687

 
Restaurants, $, B.Y.O.B.  more

More Tags: Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: South Central, Greater Eastwood

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Kanomwan

Reviews for Kanomwan

Kanomwan
Recommends

Excellent Thai food, good service - sometimes slow at lunch. BYOB for dinner.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Thai food! – This is a place to eat, not to get great service. To those of you complaining about service leave. Seriously good food. Best Thai food in the city. Place is located in EaDo, so the neighborhood okay. Don't believe the fools that say it's horrible. Don't be stupid, you're dinning in the fourth largest city in the nation.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Been eating at this restuarant for years! – Best Thai food in town. Restaurant has no atmosphere, service is slow, but the food will bring you back each time. I crave the Coconut Chix Soup! I miss Yutanan (the owner), but am so happy this restaurant stayed open after he died. His wife is a phenomenal cook. One try and you are hook. BYOB.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Thai, but be prepared to wait – Be warned, you will not find any Americanized Thai food here, so no melted cheese or fries. Everything, from soups to curries, is loaded with exotic flavors. The food can be very, very hot, specially the curries, so trust the spiciness indicators on the menu or ask your waitress. The soups are something to be experienced, Specially the S1,my favorite, not too hot, with shrimp and mushrooms, served with a hearty portion of steamed rice. You can bring your own beer or wine for dinner. The prices are very modest for the very reasonable portions you get. The egg-rolls are excellent, and the fried rice is among the best you can have locally. They also have authentic Thai tea and coffee, creamy and sweet.

This is a truly family run restaurant, as such , be prepared for the staff to be very sparse, you may have to wait a while to get seated or to be served. The food can take a while, since everything is made to order, so be patient. You may even have to wait a while to pay, again, patience is a virtue. The best time to come is just before dinner service, around 5:30pm, so you will be ahead of the large dinner crowds. The atmosphere is nice and calm, until the droves of regular patrons arrive, when it turns more lively but not annoying. This place caters to a more adult clientèle, so very little chance of screaming kids to spoil your dinner experience.

The restaurant is located in the interior of a small mini-mall called Tlaquepaque Center, so do not be discouraged if you can't see it from the street, plenty of parking, but it fills up fast.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Overrated at Best! – I want to like this place, I do. Based on all the reviews that I read and recommendations from friends, maybe I just experienced an "off" night but I didn't think this place was all that.

The food was not authentic Thai as I expected. It was just another American Thai restaurants at best. I was very disappointed when I left, especially as I said in the beginning, I really want to like this place. I love supporting local businesses especially ones located in EaDo but based on my experience, I don't know what the fuss is all about.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I just don't get it... – Went here with some friends this past weekend. The hostess took forever to seat us even though there were empty tables and the service was undistinguished. I know some people rave about the food, but I think it is pretty average at best. In fact, two dishes looked so much alike that we couldn't tell the difference at first glance. The phad Thai was pretty blah with more bean sprouts than anything else. Frankly, I just don't get the more positive reviews. By the way, this is in a pretty crummy part of Houston. We have plenty of Thai restaurants where you don't have to worry about where you're parked.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DON'T GO THERE. THE WORST Service ever. – I went to this place not too long ago. We had to wait about 30 mins to have the owner come and get our orders. Well actually my friend call the guy and tell him we are ready. This guy just walked pass him like he didn't even exist. Then we have to wait another 30 mins to get our food which is really small compare to others. One of the basil stir fried was soo bad that we had to get it remade. The green curry is not too bad though. At the end of the day, the service just made me don't want to go back there again. I was the one who invited all my friends to this place. NOne of them likes the food there.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst thai restaurant/food I've ever had – By far, the worst thai restauarant I have ever been too. I have recently moved to Houston and have tried other thai places which were far better than this..however everyone talks about this place so thought I would try it out. No vegetarian options! When I asked to have something made without meat, I got a weird look. Then I asked if tofu could be added and the extremely rude owner replied "we don't have tofu". I ended up getting fried rice and some vegetable dish which were both extremely bland and no flavor at all! Service was equally horrible. Honestly, I have never been so compelled to write a bad review for a restaurant. Definitely never going back!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Thai on the Planet Don't go. – I recently returned from a month in Thailand and my eighth visit. I have a deep understanding and respect for the culture. I also know the basic items for an authentic Thai menu. When I made a simple request in fluent Thai for Po Ka Taek the rudest owner I've ever met didn't even look at me and just snapped "no". I asked if he would just make Po Taek from the menu and add a bit of coconut milk. He snapped "no". I asked for Som Tam..(Papaya Salad - Thai Staple....Available in the Thai Convenince Store (good real cheap! Just opened restaurant on Cavalcade)) "no" Yam Talay salad? No. Asia Market will whip it right up for you. I was wearing a handmade peasant shirt from Chiang Mai in the north out of respect for him. This being a birthday party for my roommate, I maintained composure and just didn't order anything. The food I had the previous visit was marginal at best. Anyone who patronizes this ting-tong monster is nuts. Try Thai Gourmet on Richmond. The lovely hostess will greet you with a traditional "wai"; the cook will prepare any dish (and yes the above items are available).

The final straw was when the 9th of our party arrived late just a few minutes past close. He asked if there was anything quick and easy he could have to eat. Not "no" but "no!"

I have never been compelled to write a review and never been to such a horrible restaurant.

One star is too good,. I showed him he palm of my hand which is like spitting in his face and patting him on the head. BAD BAD BAD

Kap Khun Kap

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Why reward rudeness? – So, because Seinfeld made the Soup //azi famous, I guess I'm supposed to think it's OK for a restaurant owner to treat his customers with utter contempt while serving average (at best) food? Sorry, but I don't. I had heard so much about this place that I made a special effort to go here before moving from Houston. Wish I hadn't bothered. The "H6" that so many rave about tasted like candy-coated chicken. The owner was every bit as arrogant and indifferent as the other reviews have stated, and the poor, depressed waitress never managed to make it by our table to refill tea and water glasses. If you have a masochistic streak, this is your place. Otherwise, spend your time and money elsewhere.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Thai food--no ambiance--poor service – Heard lots of great things about this place. The food was very good, but not the best Thai I have had in the US. there is no ambiance in the place--but has a friendly atmosphere. We brought wine and the waitress dropped off glasses and a cork screw-- with no help. Food was served in a timely manner. Pad thai was good, but I have had better. Garlic shrimp were delicious. Owner was calm, quiet and did not yell at us. Most people seemed to be regulars. Prices were very reasonable and we left with a good feeling. I would return for again to try out some other dishes.

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