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Thai-Kun (CLOSED)

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4 out of 5 stars
Thai-Kun at Whisler's
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Barron Fujimoto

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Whisler’s laid-back style of cocktails and open-air patio make it one of East 6th's most popular bars, but just as many people flock there for the ultra spicy Thai food courtesy of Thai-Kun. It's another project overseen by Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya of East Side King, but this time with the menu heavy-lifting done by Thai Changthong formerly of Spin Modern Thai (RIP). The menu ranges from grilled bread with peanut curry (perfect for padding the stomach after a few Pearl Snaps) to the black noodles with beef, a heartier option that's not too overpowering to pair with a cocktail. But be warned: Approach dishes like the waterfall pork and beef panang curry with extreme caution and ask for a preview taste of the sauce—they're two of the city's spiciest dishes.

By: Dan Gentile



Address: 1816 E 6th St
Cross street: between Chicon St and Chalmers Ave
Opening hours: Daily 4pm-2am
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