Koon Thai Kitchen

Bringing you a post from the cell phone camera today.. S and I went to dinner straight from work, and I didn’t have my camera with me.

Koon Thai Kitchen, located on Convoy St (in the Nijiya Market plaza)

I was craving Thai food after work one day, and S says his friend just told him about this place. I haven’t been too impressed with Thai restaurants in San Diego thus far, so my expectations weren’t too high coming in.

I believe this location used to be a Japanese curry restaurant? Not too sure. But apparently Koon Thai Kitchen has been around for over a year, as they were just celebrating their one-year anniversary in August.

The menu is pretty extensive – you can see the full menu online. S saw the words “fried roasted pork belly” and immediately made his decision. Haha.

Khao Moo Dang/Moo Krob: BBQ pork, fried roasted pork belly and boiled egg with house special sauce ($7.99)

This was definitely a Chinese-influenced dish. In particular, the BBQ pork was similar to Cantonese-style char siu pork, and the sauce had a strong five-spice flavor. S and I really enjoyed both the pork belly (duh) and the BBQ pork – flavorful and tender. It was served with a generous portion of Chinese broccoli and a hard-boiled egg – I’m not a big fan of hard-boiled eggs but still, really liked the dish overall.

Pad see ew with beef ($9.95)

Also tried the pad see ew, which is my favorite stir-fried noodle dish at Thai restaurants. You can choose your own protein, and we picked beef. This was really delicious – the noodles had nice texture and soaked in plenty of flavor without being greasy. The Chinese broccoli and beef were also well-cooked. The portion was also quite generous – I had enough left over for lunch the next day.

Overall, we were very happy with Koon Thai Kitchen. I liked it more than any of the other Thai restaurants that I’ve tried in San Diego, and I’m sure we will be back in the future. Hopefully next time I will have better pictures to share with you!

Koon Thai Kitchen
3860 Convoy St., Suite 102, San Diego, CA
(858) 514-8111


  1. says

    I like this place! My other two thai places are Siam Nara (for more authentic, variety) and Thai pepper Cuisine (for the popular American favorites like pineapple rice, pad thai, etc)

    • says

      Oh I’ve wanted to try Siam Nara for a while. I think that’s the same owner as Narraya? I thought Narraya was a bit overpriced for the food but maybe Siam Nara will be better. Haven’t heard of Thai Pepper Cuisine, though – just added it to my list :)

  2. says

    Yes, it used to be Curry House.

    I’ve been here a few times. They have super cheap appetizers (they’re all fried though). We enjoyed their salmon salad, the pad mao kee, and the khao pad nam (their fried rice with sour sausage)…

    I would like to try that fried roasted pork belly dish you guys had next time! Looks good!


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