King & I Thai - Closed

1346 Lasalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403


  • $$; $$$
  • Business Dining, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Ever had a pina colada in a Thai young coconut? How about a cucumber martini infused with fresh Thai basil? If those don't sound like the standard beverages in your neighborhood Thai joint, that's because the King & I is the neighborhood Thai joint for the hipsters and power brokers of downtown Minneapolis and Loring Park. Other points of difference include the physical size--it's a spreading complex full of statuary and Thai artwork, ever-ready to host big events--a DJ in the lounge after 10:00 p.m., a pretty outdoor patio in the summer, valet parking, and, most of all, a menu and service staff equally at home dealing with either Thai newbies or connoisseurs.

Related Stories (2)

  • King and I Thai to close December 17
    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:11 a.m. by Keane Amdahl

    Early Saturday afternoon brought about the beginning of the end of an era as downtown Minneapolis's premier Thai-themed bar and restaurant, King and I Thai, announced it would be shutting its doors after service on December 17.King ...

  • Long Live the King
    Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 4 a.m. by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    "We know people are downtown-leery, so we wanted a situation where they could just pull up and get out of their car, and enter the restaurant."


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