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Nakhon Kitchen (Hougang)

3.7

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Queues are a common sight at Nakhon Kitchen, but the specials are worth the wait. At this community-loved non air-conditioned branch, the tom yam ($6) comes in three versions – in clear, thick or coconut bases.The restaurant is also big on seafood, teeming with a selection of over ten dishes.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 17:30 - 22:00

+65 62868785
$15 based on 209 submissions
Dinner (41 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (32 votes), Lunch (31 votes)
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Fast and affordable Thai food

We stumbled upon Nakhon Kitchen by chance, and it has become one of our go-to places for authentic, value-for-money Thai food – the food quality is consistently good, and there’s no service charge / GST (but also no-frills service and no air-conditioning).

Be it weekday or weekend evenings, the queues are equally long.  The great thing is, the restaurant is very well-run. From our experience, a queue of 10-15 pax takes only about 10-15 mins to clear.  The menus are handed out and orders taken while you are in the queue, so the food is served rather quickly once you are seated. Once you are seated though, it can be a little slow if you try to add dishes (so do it all at once in the queue!)

We frequent the branch at Holland Village, though they have equally-popular outlets in other parts of Singapore e.g. Hougang, Bedok, Pasir Panjang.  From the online reviews, it seems like queues are expected at all the outlets.

This is definitely not a chill out spot or fancy restaurant. But if you are craving for Thai food at affordable prices, this is a good place to go.

For more info on the food reviews and pictures, refer to our blog:
https://angiekayexplorer.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/review-of-nakhon-kitchen-holland-village/

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20 Mar 2015 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Fast and affordable Thai food

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We stumbled upon Nakhon Kitchen by chance, and it has become one of our go-to places for authentic, value-for-money Thai food – the food quality is consistently good, and there’s no service charge / GST (but also no-frills service and no air-conditioning).

Be it weekday or weekend evenings, the queues are equally long.  The great thing is, the restaurant is very well-run. From our experience, a queue of 10-15 pax takes only about 10-15 mins to clear.  The menus are handed out and orders taken while you are in the queue, so the food is served rather quickly once you are seated. Once you are seated though, it can be a little slow if you try to add dishes (so do it all at once in the queue!)

We frequent the branch at Holland Village, though they have equally-popular outlets in other parts of Singapore e.g. Hougang, Bedok, Pasir Panjang.  From the online reviews, it seems like queues are expected at all the outlets.

This is definitely not a chill out spot or fancy restaurant. But if you are craving for Thai food at affordable prices, this is a good place to go.

For more info on the food reviews and pictures, refer to our blog:
https://angiekayexplorer.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/review-of-nakhon-kitchen-holland-village/
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05 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good and value for money Thai Food

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We went to the Pasir Panjang Outlet of Nakhon Kitchen after reading Hungry Go Where review. The menu is quite varied and all the popular Thai dishes are included. The restaurant decor is basic and has no air-conditioning but the economical prices make up for it. Vegetables and meat dishes cost about S$ 6 to S$ 8 while fishes are about S$ 12 onwards. We were recommended to order the deep fried red fish (S$ 12) and it is very crispy and delicious. All dishes are good except for the green curry. 


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08 Oct 2014 • 164 reviews • 7 followers

Good, affordable Thai!

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Our initial plan was to brunch, but we decided to have Thai instead. Especially after hearing Nakhon Kitchen, which is in my girlfriend’s hood, being pretty popular. We reached at 12pm on a Saturday. And while we knew there would be a queue, what we were not expecting was for the queue to be really long!

As it neared our turn to be allocated a table, the staff passed us the menu so that we could quickly order as soon as we were seated. And we waited for approximately 30 minutes before we were finally seated.

I would say Nakhon Kitchen is a place for a fuss-free meal. It’s a non-air conditioned eatery with tables placed within and outside of the shop unit. We were seated outside and were fortunate that the weather was cooling that day. =)

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Homemade Thai prawn cake (4 pcs), $12 – We liked how Nakhon Kitchen was generous with the ingredients. Breaded chunks of minced prawns and vegetables deep fried to perfection. Nice.

2) Stir-fried kang kong belachan, $6 

3) Tom yam soup (clear base), $6 – For this, one can choose between clear or thick base, and choice of prawn, seafood or chicken. And our clear soup was deceivingly spicy! Needless to say, we did not manage to finish the soup

4) Pineapple fried rice, $6

5) Phad Thai noodles, $5

6) Mango sticky rice served w/ coconut milk, $5 – This was not too bad. I liked that the sticky rice was really chewy, although I would have preferred the mango to be sweeter.

7) Thai ice tea, $3 – It could be due to the spicy tom yum soup or it could be the milk thai was really tasty that I finished my drink even before all dishes were served. Ha.

That said, Nakhon Kitchen is recommended for a quick (minus the queuing) and fuss-free meal. With its affordable prices, I say drop by for some Thai food if you are in Kovan. One can also follow up with some desserts (cakes and waffles) at Hatter Street which is just a few units away!

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27 Aug 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

yummy and tasty and cheap

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who doesnt want an excellent buy? this resto gives us a lot to look forward to. nice and tasty food and cheap that you got so much value for your money.
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05 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nakhon Kitchen food ~ yummy!!!

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Agree that the food served is superb and at an affordable price. Service is not too bad as well!

Tips: go in a bigger group is better as you get to try more dishes after queuing sometimes for more than an hour.

Will go back!
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