Category Archives: Cuisine (Thai)

Khao San Road

326 Adelaide West, Toronto, ON
(Peter St & Richmond St W)
Tel: 647-352-5773 (KSRd)

A super busy Thai restaurant located near the financial/entertainment district downtown. This is one of my favourite Thai restaurants in the city but they do not take reservations. Unless I can make it there when it opens, I’ll have to pass because of the long line ups. Other than that, the food is delicious and the Thai ice tea is amazing .. It is nicely sweetened with a floral aroma and caramel flavour after-taste. If you’ve never tried this before, I strongly recommend it!

• Khao Soi (braised beef with noodles in curry sauce)
• Panang curry (red curry but more flavourful)
• Thai Ice Tea
• Tapioca pudding (if you have a very sweet tooth)

Good to Know
• Best seats: On the lower floor at the back (more privacy)
• Service: Good but not very personable due to the volume and flow of traffic
• Atmosphere: Simple, cozy and trendy
• Ideal for: Quick eats or lunch (I don’t recommend for business gatherings or conversations. Because of the noise and traffic, it’s very difficult to hear each other.)
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: N/A
• Patio recommended: Yes

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Salad King

340 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
(Yonge St & Dundas St)
T: (416) 971-7041

Reopened earlier this year, Salad King still attracts the crowds from Ryerson, Eaton Centre and Yonge Street.

Although conveniently located, SK is not one of favourite restaurants because I find the noise really travels and have difficulty listening to the person I am dining with. Although I only like a couple of dishes, I do prefer SK more than Spring Rolls.

• Calamari
• Green curry chicken

Good to Know
• Best seats: None; mostly community tables
• Service: Mediocre
• Atmosphere: Simple; long steel tables and bench seats
• Ideal for: Quick eat; take away
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: No; first-come-first-serve; they do not take reservations
• Patio recommended: N/A

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Golden Thai Restaurant

105 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2G3
(Church & Queen)
(416) 868-6668

Since Salad King closed, I’ve been looking for a really good Thai restaurant. Here’s one that has been around for years.

• Green Chicken Curry (but a tad saltier than I prefer)
• Ginger Tea (from real ginger, not the powder stuff)

Good to Know
• Best seats: No preference
• Service: Good
• Atmosphere: Comfortable
• Ideal for: Business, date, family
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: No
• Patio recommended: No

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