If you enjoy Thai food, love to travel and find yourself in Oxford, you must go to Thaikhun, the new restaurant on George Street. The location of Thailkun is very central – George Street is walkable from Oxford train station and the Oxford Backpackers Hostel.
What is Thaikhun?
Thaikun is more than just a Thai restaurant, they have ‘gone all out’ on getting the atmosphere and accessories perfect for a theme night out. I visited Thaikhun with my travel friend Val, a travel friend from many years back, who I met in Rwanda. It was the perfect place for us to share past backpacking experiences and plan future adventures.
Walking into Thaikhun, I was blown away with the planning that went into the restaurant setting. As soon as you enter, this place you almost feel like you are crossing the Thai border!
Thaikhun opened on 1st May and is taking the travelling community in Oxford by storm! They seem to have taken signs, recycled barrels and a Tuc-tuc directly from Bangkok itself!
Thaikhun Restaurant Menu
The menu is based on Thai street food – you can download the menu here. To start, Val and I shared the Por Pia Sod (prawn rolls in rice paper) which were amazing when dipped in the sweet chilli sauce. We had fun getting used to the chopsticks again – we both learnt how to use chopsticks in China!
For mains, I went for the Barbecue Pork on a bed of boiled rice, and it was out of this world! The key thing with Thai food is the contrast in flavours between hot, sweet, sour and salty. The sweet undertone to my succulent pork dish was just perfect. The prices for mains are very reasonable, ranging from around £7.95 for veggie noodle dishes to £15.95 for specials.
I will definitely be returning to Thaikhun sometime soon. In fact, it has inspired me to visit Thailand in the future. I have found out that there are also Thaikhun restaurants in Aberdeen, Manchester and Cambridge, although I haven’t visited these restaurants yet. They will be added to my list, of course!
Be sure to finish your meal with a nice Singha beer and leave feedback here for the chance to win £50 Thaikhun vouchers.
You might also like to read my review of Le Jardin Marrakech.