A new fixture on the dining scene in Adelaide, Koko Thai opened its doors to the hungry South Australian public in 2015, and they have been building quite the reputation for themselves ever since. Based on O’Connell Street in North Adelaide, bounded by gorgeous parklands and the city centre to the south, they have a menu that takes in the full breadth of the Thai take on Southeast Asian cuisine, from spicy curries to warming soups and superb seafood.
Thai food is known for its diversity and delicate balance of spices. They base their cooking on finding the equilibrium between four key flavours: salty, produced by fish and oyster sauce; sweet, derived from palm sugar; sour, added into the cuisine through tamarind and citrus fruits; and spicy, from the fiery chillies that permeate almost all dishes. At Koko Thai on O’Connell Street in North Adelaide, they have perfected the use of these elements to create a menu that is exciting the city of Adelaide.
Koko Thai shows this balance of flavours through a varied menu of Thai favourites. Among the starters are spring rolls and fish cakes, their soup selection is based on the Thai classics of tom yum and tom kha, and their mains include seafood, noodle dishes, stir fries and curries. Although Koko Thai only opened in 2015, they have been attracting the interest of many within the Adelaide foodie scene, so if you are planning a trip out to O’Connell Street in North Adelaide, make sure you book a table in advance.
Food was delicious - as to be expected! Service was impeccable and was a delightful lunch. Definitely will be returning! Must have their Coconut Rice!
Excellent variety of tasty and fresh food. The staff were friendly, information and accommodating. Highly recommend the restaurant as a pleasant, not too loud place to eat.
Food was delicious, so fresh and tasty. The staff were lovely and Allan was fantastic, couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be back. Thank you Koko Thai