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Milwaukee: The King and I Thai??

springfever Jun 20, 2008 07:02 AM

I've gotten great recommendations for my stay in Milwaukee, but no one has mentioned The King and I (I ran across it in a search). Has anyone been there? I'm a huge Thai food fan and unless someone tells me this is terrible or only so-so, I'm tempted to try it. I'm here until Tuesday so I have a few evenings to eat out...

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    mike_d Jun 20, 2008 01:59 PM


    I haven't eaten there. Here's an old review by the former dining critic for the Journal Sentinel, for what it's worth.


    or rather a review of one of their other locations..... They've been there forever, so they can't be horrible, can they? Let us know. Obviously, no hound has reviewed in ages.

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      prasantrin Jun 20, 2008 02:42 PM

      I've never been to that restaurant, but I have a general rule that any Thai restaurant named "The King and I" isn't going to be good. No self-respecting Thai person would name a restaurant that. So far, I've only tested my theory once (in Edmonton), and it held true.

      But no harm in trying.

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      1. re: prasantrin
        Foureyes137 Jun 22, 2008 09:38 AM

        I can tell you this statement is generally true in MPLS, though the King & I here does have a great lounge.

      2. itsbubbles Jun 23, 2008 03:15 PM

        I'm fairly fond of the King & I. There are better Thai places in Chicago, certainly. But I found the food to be the best Thai I've had in Wisconsin on a swing through the state last October. They also will really make it Thai-hot for you, if you're into that.

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        1. re: itsbubbles
          springfever Jun 28, 2008 02:13 PM

          Thanks, all. I didn't get there but hope to eat some Thai food somewhere soon!

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