Cambo Thai Restaurant 金寶泰國菜館
English Address : G/F, 15 Nga Tsin Long Road Kowloon City
Chinese Address : 九龍城衙前塱道15號地下
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Phone No. : 2716 7318
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Categories : Thai | Seafood | Group Dining
Spending : $41-$100
Overall Score : 3.2
178 vs 74 vs 57
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Opening Hours: 星期一至日: 11:00-01:00
Number of Seats: 45
Payment Method: Visa、Master、Cash、UnionPay
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sunflowerting (242 Review(s))
if you agree with sunflowerting that foods should not have the boundary about come from old or new restaurant,
neither rich nor poor decoration, the first point & last point is : delicious
lucky found that fusion
(both thail & vietnam style) in a same company when the order can cross-over 2 style at the same time!
raw beef noodle
with delightful soup-base & tender thin beef slice over onion & not so soft rice noodle
BBQ & longan icy drink
(pork, chicken & beef) juicy & large portion with the yummy satay sauce
raw big prawn
around 8 pieces but the size is a little bit uneven, taste fresh & look good
finally pan fried noodle in Thail-style with sweet & sour sauce, taste just right when the noodle is not that oily, texture is not too soft & chewable at the same time
happy pre-women's day!
~ bowl: table for 8 to 10 both local HK citizen & western tourist keep the restaurant busy even it's a weekday;
~ good service without service charge !
~ total expense: around $200
Recommended Dish(es): raw shrimp 生蝦刺身,mix satay 沙嗲,raw beef rice noodle 生牛肉河粉,pan fried rice noodles in thail-style 泰式炒貴刁
Date of Visit: 2013-03-07
Table Wait Time: 10 Minutes
Rating : Taste4 Environment3 Service4 Hygiene4 Value for Money4
ylena (5 Review(s))
Is is hard to find good Thai food in Hong Kong. Most places have one or two good dishes but the rest of the menu is below average. We decided to try Cambo Thai as it had the highest rating for Kowloon City Thai restaurants. We went on a Saturday night. The restaurant is actually a group of several buildings. All were packed but we managed to get a table for four on arrival in one of the rooms on the top floor.
Considering there were only 2 waitresses serving around 70-80 people I thought the service was good. We didn't need to wait long for our drinks or food.
Tom Yam soup - one of the best I've had in Hong Kong. Full of flavor and large enough for four people to have a taste as a starter.
Thai pancake was delicious.
Price - at 170 HKD per head including drinks it was very reasonably priced.
The rest of the food.
All deep-fried dishes (we had selection of starters from both Thai and Vietnamese menus) had a nasty old re-used oil taste.I was looking forward to try the rice-paper rolls but they lacked flavor.
Celebrity dish - agree with the previous reviewer. It looked nothing like on the picture and whilst it didn't taste as bad as the rest of the food it was nothing special and the portion was tiny.
Verdict - the only reason to go back would be Tom Yam, but is it worth the trip to Kowloon city? The search for a perfect Thai place goes on....
Recommended Dish(es): Tom Yam,Thai pancake
Date of Visit: 2012-06-30
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD170 (Dinner)
Rating : Taste2 Environment3 Service4 Hygiene4 Value for Money4
Cambo thai - average
Foodieface (1 Review(s))
We went to Cambo Thai last night after reading some great reviews on this site & as I am pregnant I had a craving for spring rolls & tom yum soup.
Firstly, we made a reservation for 7.30 but there was no need as we were ushered in immediately. Menus were given & our bottle of wine was opened & we were given beer steins with which to drink it - interesting! But the setting is very casual so we were not too perturbed.
The place seems quite clean & busy & they appear to have a couple of locations on the same strip. We had a couple of attempts to get the waitresses attention so we could order. Once we ordered, the food came out in no set order but was arriving within 10 minutes. I must add that I ordered a lime ice drink that was delicious. It was really tart & exactly what I was expecting.
We ordered (to share):
Thai Spring Rolls - these were yummy but not what I would call a spring roll. They were basically a prawn wrapped in spring roll pastry & deep fried. They were nice but had no seasoning or additional vegetables in them of any kind. The dipping sauce was quite sweet. I still left craving real spring rolls!
Vietnamese rice paper rolls with prawn & pork - these were a highlight & really fresh with lots of mint & lettuce & vermicelli noodles and a beautiful sweet/sour dipping sauce. They are quite large but we easily demolished them as they were yummy.
Steamed rice - We ordered this to go with our main meals but it came to the table at the same time as the entrees, so basically sat there going cold for the 20 minutes it took for our mains to arrive.
Beef with garlic, ginger & eschallots - I couldn't discern anything even remotely thai about this dish. It looked lovely with 1cm cubes of beef surrounded with 1 eschallot & lots of cloves of garlic. There was no discernible ginger, either visibly or to the palate. The sauce was more like a pepper sauce. This dish was actually quite nice but almost seemed like a winter dish from Europe!
Celebrity dish of mixed seafood & vegetables - this was the most disappointing dish of the night. It looked nothing like the picture in the menu and had only 2 small prawns, 2 mussels and a tiny lonely piece of calamari. The veges were crisp but so tiny. I would not order this dish again!
Tom Yum Goong - Now this soup arrived on it's own little bain marie so was kept piping hot. The flavour was divine & rich & intense and definitely satisfied that craving for tom yum soup. The straw mushrooms were really fresh but unfortunately the prawns were roughly chopped, shells & all, & were really difficult to eat.
Overall, we ordered too much food for the 2 of us and the bill was very cheap - only $298. That being said I would only go back for the tom yum soup & the rice paper rolls and to be honest, don't think I will go back
Recommended Dish(es): Tom Yum Goong,Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
Date of Visit: 2012-01-07
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD150 (Dinner)
Rating : Taste3 Environment3 Service3 Hygiene4 Value for Money3
ABetty (1 Review(s))
Thought of having Thai food today, so went to Kowloon City for food and since Openrice has a lot people comment on this restaurant, we decided to give it a try.
After we have orderd our food, the first dishes came around 10 mins later, very small dish and at unreasonable price. We waiter another 15 mins for the second dish after finishing the first dish. We didn't even mind on the time they serve food (thought it's consider quite long wait) caused we always have no expectation from restuarant like this type of standard.
Unfortunately, even after finished our 2nd dish, there were still no sign on the following dishes we've ordered, so I politely waved for the waiter to ask on this matter. Too bad, 2-3 waiters/waitresses were around but no one care to answer us, and pretend they didn't see us. Finally after a few attemps, they answer us in a extremely rude manners, and ask us to continue waiting and didn't bother to check the status.
Waited for a while more, we decided to leave, and this time, we told another waiter that we didn't want to wait anymore and decided to cancel all our orders, instead of checking the status of dishes for us, he actually asked us to leave. Saying "if you cannot wait, you can leave"..... Worse, the waiter made us wait at the counter when we want to settle the bill. Now when I think back, should have left without botheting to pay.....
Though their business is doing ok now, but if they continue to act this manner, I am sure they will lose a lot of reputation and hope one day, their business will deteriorate. Waiting see that day!
Date of Visit: 2011-05-08
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Good and consistent
BonVivant (238 Review(s))
Perhaps we didn't try the house special - raw shrimps and "juice bursting" prawn balls - so maybe that's why I didn't find any of their dishes spectacular with that extra "wow" factor, but overall the dishes were well executed with a lot of flavours, the quantity was sufficient for 4 persons to share each dish, and although the waiters needed a bit of prompting, you could forgive them because the shop was really busy, and it's always warming to see the boss (you can't miss him, his big head shot is in every menu) being courteous and polite to his customers, toiling away with all the other staff.
We had chicken curry with baguette, coconut salad (a bit too crunch and hard for me, very spicy which I like, though probably it's safer to stick with papaya or mango salad next time), appetiser platter (satay and pandan chicken were particularly nice, and the prawn cakes were also fluffy and golden brown), stir fried kale, pad thai, and 3 kinds of dessert - sticky rice pudding with mango, coconut and sago pudding, and sweetcorn and mango pudding (which didn't look particularly appetising, and the taste was just so so, I'll give it a miss). My friend commented that the little containers for the puddings were made with skill, no staples or sticky tape to hold it together. Every little counts.
Overall, it's a good place to eat in the area as it's famous and quality guaranteed, but be expected to queue for a table most nights than not. If you want a more authentic experience, try one of the smaller shops nearby where you can see the thai people gather and eat (can't miss them, especially the ones who dress like they're about to go for "work").
Date of Visit: 2010-03-14
Spending per Head: HKD130 (Dinner)
Rating : Taste3 Environment3 Service3 Hygiene3 Value for Money3
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