The King and I

Rochester, New York

3.8 / 5 votes

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Thai restaurant with veg menu

The King and I is a Thai restaurant in Henrietta, quite close to MCC.

They have a dinner menu with over 30 veg options in a separate, marked section. They are mostly vegan or veganizable. The also have a few appetizers and soups.

The King and I has no fake meat, but numerous tofu dishes, plus your standard curries, vegetable, and fried rice dishes.

The restaurant is very large, and they are accommodating to groups.

Added by timmy_tofu on Dec 28 06 (last updated May 14 09)

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Fast service. Delicious food.

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I've lived in Rochester for 20 years, and in my humble opinion, The King and I is the best of the vegan-friendly restaurants in Rochester. Most dishes at this Thai restaurant is made with a wonderful variety of vegetables cooked to perfection, and the sauces are delicious. The food is served very promptly and the service is terrific.

My personal favorite is the eggplant vegetable, while my boyfriend and a good friend can't get enough of the evil jungle. The phat thai is also excellent. Other favorites include the ginger, the cashew, the panang curry, the phat phet, the spicy veggie, and I could go on and on. While I do agree with the previous poster that the sesame tofu is good, I actually think it's a bit too sweet, and it doesn't come with much in the way of vegetables, just fried tofu, broccoli, and a sweet sesame curry sauce, so, even though it's quite good, I actually don't get it very often.

The soups at The King and I are also good (we especially like the Tom Kar coconut soup) and so is the Som Tom (papaya salad) which can be made without fish sauce on request. The only thing I haven't been that impressed with are the spring rolls, which are okay, just not as great as everything else. Overall though, the restaurant is excellent, and the first place I would recommend that a vegetarian or vegan coming to Rochester should try.

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Between MCC's campus and Jefferson Road - very close to Lori's Natural Foods. The King and I is in a small plaza with a karate dojo and a hockey store. If you're heading south on E. Henrietta, you'll go under a bridge after passing MCC, and the plaza will be on your right and slightly behind you.

390, south of the city, has exits for East Henrietta Road and Jefferson Road, the King and I is between the two, close to either.



$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Thai


  • Large Group-Friendly


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11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
noon - 11pm
noon - 9:30pm

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