Serving signature Thai dishes in Rochester’s North Winton Village, KHONG Thai Cuisine has gone down a storm since opening earlier this year.
The brainchild of Adam D. Civalier and Sak Southi, owner of nearby Sak’s Thai Cuisine in Perinton, KHONG has delivered a much-needed taste of Southeast Asian cuisine to Rochester, NY. Opened earlier this year and located in the North Winton Village, the restaurant has already achieved a loyal following among locals.
Conveniently situated, the restaurant boasts a varied menu ranging from pork dumplings and spring rolls to KHONG house noodles, sweet and spicy green curry, papaya salad, shrimp dumpling soup, and much more. “We often do a brisk lunchtime trade,” explains co-owner Civalier, “so to cater to customers at this time of day we offer a variety of salads and soups, perfect for lunch.”
Each dish at KHONG is prepared fresh by Southi and his team. Accordingly, spice levels can be individually tailored by customers. “We have a couple of guys who come in regularly and say they want their faces to be blown off with spice,” says Civalier of the restaurant’s spice options. “The good news is that they keep coming back!”
The restaurant’s spice scale runs from one up to five ‘punches,’ with one being the mildest and five being the spiciest. This, explains Civalier, allows customers to order a meal which is perfect for them, every time.
Writing for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper, food and drink reporter Tracy Schuhmacher says of the restaurant, “The eatery is cozy, with seating for 20 divided between tables and counters. The look is sleek and modern, with two flat-screen televisions available for watching sporting events. Trendy modern music provides the audio backdrop.”
Developed from farmland on the outskirts of Rochester in the early 1900s, North Winton Village has grown into a bustling and popular neighborhood. The village today is home to numerous eateries and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The neighborhood is also home to numerous popular bars and pizzerias, plus a much-loved local bagel business. “The North Winton Village neighborhood is awesome, as are the people who live here,” adds Civalier, wrapping up, “and we now have numerous regulars who are coming into KHONG twice a day to eat which is a fantastic feeling for us as a business.”
KHONG Thai Cuisine is open six days a week from 11am-9pm, closed Tuesdays. To find out more, please visit http://khongthaicuisine.com/.