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Thai Garden

555 Clarke Road, #5
Coquitlam, BC V3J3X4
Tel: (604) 931-8263 Order Online

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Quickest Delivery Ever
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 11:27am [Dine in]

We used to eat in with our ebook coupon here and it was decent Thai "flavored" food - good portions, yummy and we were always full. They could work a bit on their ambiance though. Everything in the restaurant looks a bit run down and in desperate need of a facelift. We recently got their flyer in the mail and learned that they do delivery! Has to be a minimum of $15 and within 5 kms! So we ordered a Thai Chicken and Curry Beef and was told that the delivery would take 45 mins to arrive. Around 20 minutes later, our doorbell rang and the food had arrived! I was very impressed and our order was piping hot!! Thai Garden is not authentic Thai, cuz you can tell in the flavour of the dishes and most of their staff are Chinese, but for a local neighborhood restaurant closeby, I'm quite happy! =)

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It depends ...
By applepie of Burnaby (129 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

The name says Thai Garden, but the food doesn't taste very "Thai" to me. So if you're looking for authentic Thai food, this may not be the best place for you. But for me, who just wanted a tasty meal at a reasonable price, this place served the purpose last Friday. The servers, while not too chatty, were always nearby and easy to find if you needed anything. This is a place I will probably go back to if I am in the area again.

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Fills the void
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

And little else. Oh it does emtpy your wallet. For over $30 we got one appetizer(spring rolls that taste the same as the ones you but at Costco) one curry, one pad thai. Oh and rice, that was extra, you don't get it with the runny curry HUH? Curry passable but nothing spectacular. The pad thai here was never outstanding but it has gotten worse over the years.. They use the wrong size noodles and there is no "sauce" of any kind to speak of, just red colour, two green onions, no bean sprouts I could see and a tablespoon of peanuts. No heat either. Blech. Pretty much our list trip here.

Oh and my friend acutally had a nap while waiting for the service. It was that slow.

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Was fine for lunch, but dinner was another story
By jettastorm00 of Coquitlam, BC (23 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with a friend of mine and it was a decent value for the food that we got. The portions weren't huge (I didn't have to have half of it packed away like at most places) and it was nice and fresh tasting. The server was very polite and the food was fairly prompt.

The next day, I went there for dinner with my husband and it was a WHOLE other story. The server was VERY rude and abrupt and kept interrupting us, I was nearly showered with someone else's wine order, and the food tasted blah, even though it was almost the exact same order that I had placed for lunch the day before.

I haven't been back since and I'm debating if I should venture out there again....

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The sloowest restaurant in VAN
By milou of East Van (46 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

This is the sloooowest restaurant we've ever eaten. They had full staff working on Saturday night but not enough kitchen staffs apparently. The restaurant was only about 60% capacity on Saturday night (around 7:15 pm). We ordered Chicken Lhad Na and Beef Panang Curry. The food arrived 50 minutes later, and to make matter worse there were 2 parties that arrived after us received their food first. During our wait, we chatted with another diners sitting next to us. They told us that they also waited for a long time and their padthai was terrible. Finally our order came and the beef panang was just ok nothing special and the Lad Na was ok but not authentic. The food is border line bland and nothing compare to URBAN THAI or THAI HOUSE in Metrotown. Luckily we used the Entertainment Book Coupon. Without the coupon, this place is simply not worth it.

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Worth eating here for sure
By WestCoastMunchers of Coquitlam (34 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

My wife and I are new members to Dine Here though have eaten in many places in Vancouver, the surrounding area and in many countries. We love Thai food and we recently moved from downtown Vancouver to Coquitlam. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and prices at this place. The ambience needs attention as it is not of a typical, initimate Thai restaurant; it is more like a canteen. Despite this we would most certainly give it our thumbs up with the lovely food here. Easy parking outside too.

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You get what you paid for..
By Pucca of Coquitlam (28 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:12am [Dine in]

I read the two reviews before mine before going there..I was happy with the food and the service was always polite and courteous. That was just wonderful. However, I kinda wish they had paid a little more attention to us so we didn't have to ask them to refill our waters a few times and forget our rice. Overall, it's pretty good and I'd go there again, especially with the price of the food. You definitely get a good deal with the food and price. But I'd still rather go to Chada Thai for Thai food because the food just tastes richer and more flavourful than Thai Garden. The curry's a little more watery than I'd like and a little less flavourful; however, I'd definitely go back to Thai Garden when money's tight and I want cheapish but decent Thai food. :)

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Not Authentic
By 301056349 of coquitlam (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Have been here on several occasions, both for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu is a great deal with large plates for about $8.00. The spring rolls are delicious; however, the rest of the menu that i have tried is not great. Having tasted real pad thai and pad see yeow in thailand, this food really does not cut it. Their dishes lack spices and they use the same kind of noodle for every dish. I have asked and their pad thai is made with ketchup (you can definately tell). Overall, if youre not picky, the lunch menu is a good deal, and the servers are very accomadating.

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Good food and Good service!!
By binh5354 of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 9:13am [Dine in]

This is the best Thai Restaurant that we been in the last 8+ years. My wife used to live in the area therefore, we went there very often. The food are excellent such as Tom Yum Gon, Noodle salad (order every visit), Pad Thai, Appertise Combo (Great selection of everything, and Green Curry (Order everytime). We also enjoy their service very much. Eventhough we are living in Vancouver area, we often drive there for the Thai food. It is hard to find places that could provide both good food and good service with a reasonable price all at once. Good luck.

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Awesome cashew chicken
By David-Vanderbyl of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

I have been visiting this restaurant regularly for about 15 years now for lunch, dinner, and take-out. Every time I visit I get the same thing: the Stir fried Cashew Chicken (Gai Pad Met Ma-Muang). It's just to die for!

I've been to this restaurant so many times over the years that I've seen them at their best and worst. On the rare occasion we've had slow service, and a couple of times they even forgot the cashews in my cashew chicken! For the most part, however, the service is reasonably fast and friendly and the food is consistently excellent.

I'll also add that the lunch menu is a great value. You get a smaller portion than dinner, plus rice, for about $7.

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It is what it is
By yuantam of Burnaby Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

An awkward location, yet on a saturday night it was pretty happening.

Upon entering, we were seated within 5 mins- Albeit our table was small and could barely fit our party of 5's eating plates. We were nonetheless seated promptly.

We ordered pineapple fried rice, prawn curry, pad Thai and seafood curry to share. The plates the dishes arrived on were huge! But the curry dishes have the same sauces and fillers just different meats. The only thing I really liked was the fact that they quick and very attentive.

The taste of the food wasn't bad. However, it's something I could have done at home with store bought sauces. Granted you get what you pay for. This Thai place is practically the only Thai restaurant in like a 5 block radius. I still expected a bit better. For our dishes we paid about $45 not including tip.

Service here is great! But if you're here because you want to try really good thai food. I would choose another place.

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mediocre
By yuki of Main and 30 (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 9, 2007 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

I personally found the food to be quite mediocre at best. The Pad Thai tasted like the Kraft version of an authentic Pad Thai. Tasted like they used ketchup for the sauce. For the best Thai food in the city, try Chada Thai in Coquitlam. Real, authentic Thai food. The best I've ever tasted.

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Excellent
By traveller of US (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

This restaurant serves good food with excellent service. Judging by the good crowd at lunch, others think the same. The menu is the standard Thai fare, with reasonable portion sizes. For the price it really is excellent value. I plan to return for dinner.

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Substandard Thai
By thill01 of North Vancouver (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

We went to Thai Garden for dinner on Friday night. We arrived around 7:00pm and the place was pretty much empty. This should have been our first clue. We were hungry so decided to give it a shot anyway. We ordered the Prawn soup, which had very little flavour except for a slighly off prawn flavour with only a couple of prawns in the soup. We then ordered the Green curry, Pad Thai, and Brocolli in oyster sause. Neither the Curry nor Pad Thai were anywere near authentic. The Pad Thai was tomato based instead of tamarind and the green curry had so much corn starch it had the consistency of concentrated mushroom soup. The flavour for both was bland and uninteresting. The brocolli was the only positive note as it was fresh and well prepared. The ambiance was cold and somewhat sterile. It did not feel like a place to sit and spend time. There are so many other quality Thai places in Vancouver, I would give definitely give this one a miss.

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flavourful
By ginger33 of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:39pm [Dine in]

i come here mainly for their coconut soup, you can order it spicy, medium or mild, it has so much flavour because of the bay leave and the lemongrass thats in it, the chicken thats in it needs to be cooked more though, i also like their lettuce wrap, it's only kinda messy to eat, so make sure your hands are clean, their service is fast and friendly. and the prices are fair, ample parking.

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Terrible.........
By Jenny_Karma of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

I would like to start this with the preface that I never review restaurants, and I usually try to cut the place some slack when something goes array. However, this meal was so bad I had to let the public know. We went here on a Friday night after some discussion on what to have for dinner. We had high hopes about this place as it has been here forever and I thought, there was always a large number of diners.

We walked in, there was no one there besides a noisy family on one side of the restaurant who left quickly. We were seated next to the bar, which was awkward in a restaurant with no diners. All of the staff stood at the bar and watched us the whole meal which made things even more uncomfortable. The servers were friendly, and they were definitely attentive, overly so, and clearly bored.

We ordered the Mee Krob Lard Na, the Prawn Red Curry, Steamed Rice & Veggie Spring Rolls. The spring rolls had very little filling and lots and lots of greasy wrapping. They came with a watery chili sauce that had no flavor and has something mysterious floating in the middle. The Mee Krob came next, family style. The crispy noodles looked as though they came directly from a package and they were still in a square shape. The sauce was gelatinous and the beef was chewy. Then the Red Curry, which is usually delicious every where and hard to screw up. It was okay, however, the prawns were a little slimy (which worries me) and way over sauced. The sauce was also goopy and had little flavor. The bamboo shoots were definitely from a can.

The best part of the meal, besides the beer, was the green tea ice cream. They forgot to ask us if we wanted dessert so I had to return the bill when it arrived to get the ice cream but it was good. Obviously store bought but good.

The bill was more than I felt necessary for this meal, for 1 beer, two mains & 4 spring rolls it came to $52 dollars.. which was the last nail in the coffin for me.

I'm left with a stomach ache, and disappointment.

Never again!! - at least we can laugh about that time we tried Thai Garden.

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