Kang In, Cambodian Restaurant in Dubendorf

Green tea at Kang In

I’m always on the look out for Asian restaurants near me so I went to try Kang-In in Dubendorf.

Very hard to find: they don’t have a big sign post at the top of the building. I drive by almost everyday and never noticed it. When I asked the waiter he said he’d need to ask permission but he’s been there forever, 13 years to be precise, so I guess people just know where to find it.

We went for a cheap and cheerful lunch. It tasted like Thai. We went for the lunch buffet:

  • Entree: deep fried spring rolls and money bags
  • Main:
    • Prawn in a Red Curry: coconut milk, eggplant, bamboo shots, onions, basil
    • Chicken in a Panang white curry: coconut milk, eggplant, lemon leaves
    • Beef Massaman Curry: Peanut Curry in coconut milk with potatoes and cashew nuts
    • Vegetable curry – not too sure which curry they used there
  • Dessert: fruit plate including canned lychees and longan, rockmelon, orange, pineapple, kiwis
  • Drink: pot of green tea
Spring rolls and money bags for starter at Kang In
Spring rolls and money bags for starter
4 hot dish buffet at Kang In
4 hot dish buffet at Kang In
Exotic fruit salad at  Kang In
Exotic fruit salad

What we liked:

  • service: nice straight forward Asian dude
  • tasteful decoration: they don’t try to mix and match decoration from various south east asian countries. One picture of Angkor, dark walls, wooden table, soft lighting, that did the job for me. I felt it wasn’t too much of a fast food.
  • the buffet lunch: simple but tasty, quick and relatively good value. All you can eat from the entree, main and dessert buffet above + one drink for approx 27 CHF (from memory as my husband took care of the bill)
  • Some reviews mention the amazing Tom Ka Gai, I should go back and try that
  • tea came nicely presented with candy sugar (but who uses sugar with green tea though?)

What we didn’t like

  • no sign post obviously visible from the street
  • one dish was sold out and never refilled – I’m guessing it was the veggie curry

Details:

Kang In Restaurant

  • Website: http://www.kangin.ch/
  • Opening hours: 
    • Monday to Friday lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm but buffet served until 1.45pm only
    • Monday to Fridy dinner: 5.30pm to 10.30pm
    • Saturday: dinner only 5.30pm to 10.30pm
    • closed on Sunday
  • Bookings by phone only: 043 355 00 44, email (just in case):info@kangin.ch 
  • Address and map: Zürichstrasse 27, 8600 Dübendorf (next door to City Coiffeur orange sign)
  • Parking: 30 min free on the opposite side of the road then maybe 50c an hour (my husband took care of it so I’m not 100% sure but parking is cheap in the area anyway)

Check out our favourite Asian restaurant in Zurich: Asiaway (Oerlikon)

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