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Dining Guide

Thai Kun

On a short block, tucked between high-end shopping and high-density apartments, is an almost Disney-fied version of Austin. Hip coffee shop, barber shop, cocktail bar—they’re all here, with better parking and fewer hipsters. We understand that the selection of bars and eateries was handpicked, including the only brick-and-mortar version of this beloved East Side King food truck favorite. Oilcloth table coverings in bright colors keep the outside dining festive; just don’t expect the trailer menu. A starter of mussels was overpowered by copious strands of young green peppercorns, but the tangy sour sausage was addictive and played on some underutilized taste buds. Grilled ribeye with a basket of sticky rice came with a potent pepper sauce and was well balanced by a pile of fresh herbs, but it was the umami-saturated clay pot filled with little bits of pork belly, shrimp, and shiitake mushrooms with glass noodles that will bring us back.

City: Austin


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 11601 Rock Rose, Austin, TX, 78758

Hours: L & D 7 days.

Phone: 512-719-3332

Website: eskaustin.com/v2/thai-kun-rock-rose/

Last updated: April 6, 2016