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The King and I

#130 of 1,241 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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830 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1701
+1 414-276-4181
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in the 'King and I' for lunch this week, and was pleasantly surprised. The lunch menu is fantastic and you get so much for your money. The beef soup to start was surprisingly delicious and perfect to warm us up from the cold. The main meal was pad Thai with delicious egg fried rice and a spring roll. I... More 

Thank Alisha A
Madison, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best for Thai food. I enjoyed the chicken curry (believe it was #31 on the menu), ordered with 1 star (*) coward as this dish is rather hot. The serving size was generous, however, the rice was more on the sticky side than fluffy, but once the curry mixture was added, it was fine.... More 

Thank Tumbleweed854
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place is good place to have good thai food. Generally there is a good wait time @ this place if you are planning a weekend trip. The food is really good and quantity is decent. Food is well prepared and presentation is also nice. Its only once I had a bad experience when the staff got the same order... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent volcano chicken!!! My mother in law said the salmon could use work though! But if you like spicy Crispy volcano chicken this place has it down!

Thank Sayler K
Juneau, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Had a couple nice lunches while staying at the Hyatt across the street for business conference. Unfortunately one of my dishes must have gotten mixed up with another customers because my food at one of the lunches was good but tame, despite having ordered it spicey. Would have liked to see the look on the diner's face who got my... More 

Thank Greg V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Years ago this was a really good restaurant, not so much now. I won't be going back. The food was bland, service slow and no follow up by the server.

Thank Wackytiel
Thaiorchidguy, General Manager at The King and I, responded to this review

Hi, Would you be so kind as to tell me what you ordered? Also name or description of your server? I would like to improve any shortcomings of your experience based on your opinion. Thank you! Derek GM More 

West Jordan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Our trip brought us back to Milwaukee for a second time, wife wanted Thai or Indian. I picked this one due it's closeness to our hotel and some decent reviews. Our driver informed us that this was the oldest Thai Restaurant in Milwaukee. I wasn't expecting much in ambiance or food, thinking newer was better. I was proved very wrong,... More 

Thank Paul W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stopped by for dinner during a work trip and got a vegetable summer roll and tofu Pad See Ew. Both were incredibly delicious - the Pad See Ew was one of the best I have had. The staff was also incredibly helpful and friendly in helping me pick out a dish and customizing the spiciness to my liking. When... More 

Thank ksharms
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food is good solid Thai, and lots of varied choices. The service, on the other hand.. Let's just say when you aren't sure if you should tip, not because the service was "bad", but because it didn't even happen. Having to walk up to the bar to get a glass of wine should never happen, but it did!

Thank Statman24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered the pad Thai with a half star (out if 4) and it was very spicy! I could still taste all if the great flavor of the dish. Those who were with me were much more adventurous with spices and could barely eat their food. So.... Start light on the heat. Very good food and service.

Thank Holly N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 26
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1701
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-4181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?