Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hour at the King & I: Asian-Inspired Appetizers and More on South Grand

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

"Fresh rolls" at the King & I. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • "Fresh rolls" at the King & I. | Photos by Mabel Suen

The Place: The King & I (3157 South Grand Boulevard; 314-771-1777)

The Hours: Happy hour is offered Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: Pick-two $5 or $8 appetizer combinations. "Happy hour for two" dinner packages are also available that include two drinks and two dinner items for $30-$35. Daily drink specials vary by day including $6 martinis, $5 signature cocktails, $2.50-$3.75 beer specials and $5-$8 sake specials.

The bar and dining area.
  • The bar and dining area.

The Scene: The full bar at the King & I features a supplementary dining room with sleek, modern finishes. Located at the corner of South Grand Avenue and Juniata Street, the space provides prime people watching or simply a comfortable spot to hunker down for a hot meal. Named Best Thai Restaurant in RFT's annual Best of St. Louis issue, the restaurant's mainstay is Thai cuisine with menu influences from Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese eats.

Varying drink specials by day.
  • Varying drink specials by day.

The Food: For $5, diners can select two items from an appetizer list that contains spring rolls, pot stickers, crab rangoon, fried tofu and Thai ravioli. For $8, select two items from golden calamari, fresh rolls, fried scallops and crab sticks. The "happy hour for two" menu features three separate categories: "orchid deluxe" featuring Thai dishes, "dragon deluxe" featuring Chinese dishes, and "bento deluxe" featuring Japanese dishes. Options within include pad Thai, orange chicken and tempura.

Did the King & I make the grade? Find out on the next page.

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