Coconut is one of the most popular places for Asian food and cocktails in Reading. We’ve served more than 150,000 customers since we opened our doors in May 2014.
3 years ago, in Reading nobody knew who/what/where Coconut was. It’s been a journey!
We face difficulties all the time, as a team, we learn from each other, we help each other to get through these difficulties everyday. Without the staff, we can't build such a successful business in this short period of time.
As a director of Coconut Bar and Kitchen, I am proud to say, we are one of the best teams in Reading. Our mission is simple and clear to our team members. We want " Our customers who come in to Coconut and feel proud to be here. We always pay close attention to our customers’ feedback. I would like to take this chance to say ‘thank you’ to all our customers. Most of our regulars have become friends. Here we have dream and hope, that’s what pushes us forward. We will keep making Reading proud.
We hope we can open another Coconut Bar and Kitchen in the near future, so more people can enjoy our great food and drinks and our lovely atmosphere.
Please feel free to come in to say ‘Hi’ to us; we are always ready to serve you!
Kaman Lam, General Manager
Whilst studying Hospitality and Tourism in College I worked various positions in various restaurants. This sparked my passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry.
I began my success in Coconut Bar and Kitchen, by first building a properly trained team around me. I am very passionate about my work at Coconut Bar and Kitchen and I am often referred to as the ‘heart’ of Coconut. I love doing what I do and it’s fulfilling. Many customers have become friends and it’s heart-warming to see smiles. At Coconut we are all about people. People come first. I'm proud of what we’ve accomplished together as a team. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the heartfelt commitment and unified effort from our people.
What I love about the restaurant industry is that it’s constantly changing and developing – new restaurant concepts to the art of bartending.
My advice for those interested in the industry is to never stop learning and to challenge yourself to be better every single day.
I am driven by the success of others and have learned that in order to be successful, the right team has to be hired and they must have the passion and attitude for providing genuine hospitality.
I strongly believe that the power of a positive attitude carries extraordinary results.