Excellent. Real Thai food like I used to taste it in Thailand. The Thai restaurants here in Vancouver generally make Chinese food with some Thai style. But this place makes the real thing, the real ingredients and the real flavor. The ambience is cozy, and the staff so friendly. And I love the menu. What great artwork--so Thai. And that elephant is so-o-o-o cute.
Its really good. Many, many cuts above the other Thai restaurants in town like Urban Thai, or Chili House, or Montri, or Wimaan, or Thai House, or Salathai, etc. Its really genuine Thai food. Not like the other bland stuff that seems to be the general fare around Vancouver. The flavor here is really genuine and strong, and I do not mean its necessarily spicy although you cna ask for them to make it hot, if you want.
Nothing but the very best. Except for Lhy Thai, which has a very rude owner and clueless servers, this is the only restaurant in greater Vancouver that serve what is really genuine Thai food. The Pad Thai is perfect and just like in Thailand. All the other restaurants use ketchup and make sticky, gluey pad Thai. This is the only Thai restaurant in town that doesn't use corn starch to thicken their curries and the tom yum koong, but adds generous amounts of coconut milk, as it should be. And it is so cheap... But make reservations because the place often is rocking with standing room only and you often have to wait to get a seat. Cozy ambience, friendly staff, good looking women, and careful attention to detail and diners.
I like this place a great deal and have become a regular customer. The food is really authentic Thai, but I think from the central plains because is not hot, hot spicey like in Issaan. Like others have said before... no corn starch or ketchup. They use real tamarind to make the pad thai, like it should be, and real coconut milk in their soups and curries, so that they have a nice, silky feel in the mouth. The food's aroma is wonderful and taste excellent. The place is really cosy, with incredibly friendly, knowledgeable staff will to talk and explain the dishes, what goes into them, etc. I like the items on the special dishes menu, many of which are available in Thailand but rarely found in Thai restaurants in Canada, like khai yat sai and even khao man kai. If you know a Thai dish that is not on their menus, then order it... they will make it for you. And you can ask for special taste... less or more spicey, less or more sweeter, vegetarian style, or whatever... just like in a real Thai eatery in Thailand. Lovely place, lovely food and lovely staff.. and cheap for a Thai restaurant.