Nok's Kitchen

Nok's Kitchen
8 Gloucester Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6EG
  • Telephone 0131 225 4804
  • Opening times Sun–Thu noon–3pm; 5.30–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm.
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Nok's Kitchen

Pocket-sized restaurant in Stockbridge offering Thai classics in a cosy and intimate setting.

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You could wander through the nooks and crannies of Stockbridge and never know Nok’s Kitchen existed, tucked away as it is off the main drag, up the narrowest stretch of Gloucester Street. The menu at this cosy, elongated dining room mainly covers traditional Thai favourites but also works hard to make use of Scotland’s larder. Yum ped is a salad of deep-fried, rather than roasted, and looses a little moisture which would benefit the accompanying mango, cucumber and shallots, but the lime and chilli dressing pulls the dish together. The krung tod (king prawn tempura) stands crispy, light and tall in its serving stand. Gaeng massaman is a mild, creamy coconut curry of tender lamb. Pad ka prow of king prawns spills out of a grilled red pepper, the heat of red chilli and cleansing flavour of thai basil shaping a fresh, zinging sauce mopped up by subtle coconut rice. Desserts range from the expected black rice pudding to ten flavours of ice-cream, including some unusual Thai variations like panang.

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Courtney Hyde Peyton visited Nok's Kitchen on 10 March 2019
  • High point: The intimate atmosphere
  • Low point: More Thai influence in décor would be nice
  • Notable dish: Pad ka prow w king prawn
  • Average price: £10.50 (set lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £15 per bottle