So I had lunch at Stanley Restaurant today with a friend who says this is his regular spot for Pho. Walking in I was very impressed with the layout of the restaurant, it was clean, looked very nice and was probably the best looking Pho place I have seen in a long time. The place filled up rather quickly with people form all walks of life. The service was good, as with any Pho place you have to ask for exactly what you want. We ordered the Salad Roll my friend had House special and I had the Rare Steak and Flank Pho. The Salad Roll and peanut sauce was well executed and refreshing. The Pho came with generous amount of good quality meat, the noodles were cooked perfectly, the broth does not come spicy from the kitchen you have to add your own chili oil, and it was lacking in flavor. I added the lime, chili oil and sriracha sauce but it still seemed as though something was missing. I may go back to try the rice dishes but I will not be calling this my regular Pho spot.
We went there for a quiet romantic evening, at first glance it looked like we hit the jackpot, the restaurant was nice with a relaxed atmosphere a classy touch.
Once we sat down to order everything changed - the service was poor resulting with us having to wait for our main course for over an hour because of a kitchen confusion (at least this is what we were told).
The real disappointment was when the food finally arrived, mediocre taste and small portions compared to price asked. we left the restaurant hungry as we came which led us to stop at the closest Cactus Cafe to complete our dinner.
This restaurant is a waste of time and money - avoid it.
I tried this place once. The food was pretty good, the location is not bad either. I ordered sushi . I was served maybe 20 minutes after I ordered, which isn't too bad. The pricing is about average for japanese restaurants, and the menu selection is pretty good. I really wouldn't mind coming back to this place.
I have been to Kon Thai on numerous occasions and will keep on going over and over again. I have tried many dishes on the menu and so far they have all been delicious and full of flavour. All the ingredients are fresh and prepared to order. The menu is simple yet varied and the prices are really good too. The service has always been very friendly and like the relaxed atmosphere of the place.
Highly recommended! .. absolutely love Kon Thai, good value for money, excellent food...
I promise you won't regret it!
Great place to have Japanese. You wouldn't expect such a small place in Tsawwassen to beat fancy restaurants in Vancouver but this place does it. Everything on the menu is delicious! The sushi is fresh, the rice bowls are good and the tofu is to die for.
A must visit!
On the very last day of the Ladner Market - a rainy day, too, - we scouted out this fine restaurant for a special occasion meal. We were not sorry.
Unfortunates first: I was disappointed in the appetizer I ordered, which was the scallops wrapped in bacon dish. The best part was the bacon; however, it was the scallops I had looked forward to enjoying. They were mushy and very fishy. As well, the dessert I ordered was disappointing. It did not seem to have been freshly made, and although the presentation was pretty with its drizzled chocolate and cinnamon, since I did not want chocolate (unbelievable, I know!) it robbed the custard of its subtleness if there was any to be found. My dining partners wisely chose the cheesecake, which they enjoyed.
The fortunate: All that having been written, the entrees were very good – and after all, that is what we traveled here to enjoy! The roast lamb dinners were ample and delicious by report. My dish, the Korinthos Chicken was scrumptious and ample enough that I carried some home to later enjoy. The chicken was moist and tasty - and light enough. I would order it again. The rice was nicely flavored – moist and interesting. The potato, too, was moist and pleasant with its lemon and other seasonings that came through well. Those accompaniments along with the Greek salad and our bright, cheerful wait person, added up to a really nice meal in a pleasant venue on a chilly late afternoon. We will return.
We've been to this restaurant only once before, and always wanted to go back. The food portions are generous, the atmosphere is unique, the service is great, and the drinks are cheap! We drove all the way from Guildford to Ladner just to eat at this great little restaurant. My husband ordered the rib special and we were shocked at how large the serving was. The plate was piled high with ribs, too many to count. I had the pulled pork sandwich - it was delicious, and the barbecue sauce was very tasty! The coleslaw was fresh made and nice and creamy. We'll be back for sure, even though it's abit out of the way for us.
We drove out to Kon Thai from Cloverdale because we love our Thai food and usually trust dinehere.ca reviews. I'm sad to say we were disappointed by the whole experience! Notable issues include:
-2 over charges on the bill that we had to reconcile (double charging for dishes)
-they charge for rice! We ordered many entrees; at most Thai places I've been to they provide some free white rice
-They were unable to make the lettuce wraps I ordered because they were out of the ingredients
-The green curry was yellow? and not very good
-The spring rolls were tiny little things (fine, since you got 8 in a $7 order but not what I'm used to): they tasted of black bean and pastry
On the plus side, prawns were cooked well and the banana ice cream served with dessert was fabulous. Service was also good most of the time (they were quite busy, which may have impacted our service).
All in all, I've had much better as Thai goes and unfortunately will not be back!
I have been going here for many years & have introduced many people to the restaurant. I''m sure i've been there well over 100 times & find it consistantly great! Also my friends feel the same way too & we eat out a lot!! AS for the service - we always find it great & when we take Mom they always remember to give her a fork (without asking!!) We just had some take out from ther - Yum!!
The pizza here is alright. No major complaints, but nothing to write home about either. The service is not the politest I have ever seen, but I'm beginning to realize this is a common theme by some (not all) "ethnically owned" pizza places. It's probably just a cultural misunderstanding. Anyways, the pizza is alright and their prices can't be beat. They seem to be consistently good. We only had delivery once and the delivery guy was a bit of a jerk and very slow at delivering, so now we order pick up.
On one of my frequent reviews of DineHere the reviews of Kon Thai caught my eye and I was more than a little intrigued. Indeed, the place was basically in the neighbourhood that I live so I thought I would give it a try. The first time was disappointing not with respect to the food but because for whatever reason on that day it was not open for lunch.
Indeed, the second try at visiting the place was successful from every perspective.
Myself and my spouse treated an other couple to dinner at Kon Thai and there was not one person in the group who was not jaw-droppingly astounded at the quality and value of the meal.
It was truly that "incredible".
We had a couple of appetizers, shrimp cakes and as well an eloquent variation of breaded shrimps, Tom Yum Goon soup, red curry beef, a wonderfully aromatic stir fry of chicken, cashews, chillies etc, and of course Pad Thai with jasmine rice for the table.
The total bill $61.56 not including tip.
The service was wonderfully prompt and attentive without being intrusive and our waiter was excellent at providing us the information we required to make our choices from both a culinary and quantity perspective.
I have spent several months in Thailand not as a tourist but in the course of my professional career and have developed a decent of not excellent appreciation of Thai cooking.
On that basis I can state with confidence that this dinning experience was one of the best I have had with respect to Thai cusine. While it might be overstatement to say it was the best Thai meal I ever its not hyperbole to state that that I have never tested more delicious Tom Yum Goon; nor is at an overstatement that this is the best Thai food I have had in Vancouver.
As perhaps a foreboding footnote it I was informed by one of the staff that the HST is killing this place and it may not be around much longer; so if you are intrigued by the collectively outstanding reviews of this place and love Thai cooking you may not want to wait to experience place.
First time for me at Kon Thai ... very impressed by the quality of the food , the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious .. happy with the bill. Since then I came back plenty of time, especially for lunch as it's very close to the office. It's a great alternative for a real meal (not that chicken sandwich in front of the computer...) that doesn't break the bank. Now, don't ask me the name of all the dishes I tried because I'm rubbish with names, but I can tell you that one of the simplest one (pad thai) is also one of my faves!
I was concerned that Thai might have been heavy for lunch but on the contrary it's been really tasty and lightweight. Also, I got complimentary lemongrass drink from a nice waiter. Also, the lunch menu is very good but not huge choice, while the dinner menu is more generous and possibly even more delicious. With wine and all you spend a bit more, but I can't think of anyone complaining for the bill honestly.
This is def one of the freshest tasting Thai's I've had in Lower Mainland Vancouver. The atmosphere is also good.
I will go back many times for sure... highly recommend..
This Cactus Club has heaps of parking and is easily accessed from Scott Road. Generally their menu items are on the more expensive side, their alcohol pricing particularly so, although they have different items on special on different days of the week. Service we have had has been good, and the servers are characteristically attractive and try hard. Portions - especially steak portions - seem to be fairly small although I wouldn't describe myself as a big eater. Recommend the Szechuan beans highly.
Good but not great Greek food. Plenty of parking around the side and back of the restaurant, and often no reservations needed, simply drop in. Always had their lamb, and never been disappointed. Service varies depending upon how busy the restaurant is, however never had a rude server. Overall a pleasant dining experience.
This was my first experience of trying thai food, and I'm glad to say i wasn't disappointed! I’m so glad the staff at Kon Thai were so friendly, approachable and were so keen to answer all of my questions! One of them took me through the menu step by step and made a number of recommendations! When the food arrived both myself and my partner were surprised at the food. The quality of the food was really high. The ambiance of Kon Thai’s was also nice.
We would definitely advise you to try them!
We’ll definitely be going back.
This new greek restaurant that opened three years ago is fantastic. Great food and presentation. Good quality to detail. This is the best place to have pizza. Best pizza i have had in years. The atmosphere is amazing and the service is great. They also have amazing greek food such as moussaka, spanakopita and souvlakis. Their new wine list is amazing as well.
While hopping on a plane to Bangkok to get some good Thai food may be a bit much, driving all the way to Tsawassen for some of the best Thai cuisine in the Lower Mainland is certainly worth the adventure. Yes, too bad that Kon Thai is all the way out on 56th Street and 16th Avenue (or is it 56th Avenue and 16th Street? Only my GPS can tell)…. On the other hand, if they were located in my own neighbourhood I would certainly be visiting several times a week on the excellent food at extremely reasonable prices (dinner for two, with drinks, came to barely $ 45, with leftovers enough for next day’s lunch). Khla and Wir, the two young Thai men who put together their own menu of very authentic Thai dishes and wield the spoons in the kitchen, obviously know what they are doing, and they do it well.
I wish I could have sampled more of the menu (all items are nicely and clearly explained); as it was, Khla decided what we should eat, and his choices were superb: the Tod Mun Goong shrimp cakes appetizer was very tasty; and the Red Curry roast duck (Gang Ped Pet Yang) full of surprises to the palate: fresh pineapple, lychees, basil, tomatoes, green peppers, all in a creamy coconut sauce. Another dish had fish in a black pepper sauce… yummie. Khla even provided a quick cooking lesson!! The meal was rounded off with a huge bowl of rice cooked with pandan leaves and coconut milk.
I will definitely go back… many times!!!!
My husband and I were visiting friends on the beach when where to eat came up and our hosts told us that they had the best Thai restaurant in the Lower Mainland a 10 minute drive away so off we went to Kon Thai which I later found out meant "Thai People".
The place is clean and crisp in decor and owned by 2 30 something Thai men who have known each other for their entire lives (their mothers are best of friends). One handles the front of the house, the other works the kitchen.
Our hosts had been there a number of times before and, instead of us ordering from the menu, asked the owners to order for us.They would decide what we would have for our meal.
What a good idea that was...
Within a minute, our drinks arrived: a cold Thai tea with lemon that just hit the spot for the ladies and and a sweet iced coffee that Tim Horton's should learn about for the men.
Three dishes of appetizers (shrimp cakes, marinated quail and satay chicken) soon materialized and all were cooked with a light hand allowing the flavours to jump.
The main course consisted of a duck curry with pineapple, lychee and grapes, a lightly fried fish with king mushrooms in a piquant black pepper sauce, and chicken with cashews. The duck curry was a standout and the fish flaked easily with the sauce adding to the delicate flavour, not overpowering it.
It was quite a surprise to have the owner who was the cook come out of the kitchen often to be sure we were comfortable with his choices which we found out were not the typical Thai restaurant dishes from the North East of Thailand but were based on the flavours and cooking style of the South of the country.
All in all, the meal was a great success, the service was very attentive, and the price was surprisingly low.
And while I don't know where the best Thai meal in the mainland might be, I can say that our experience here was a treat.
Kon Thai is highly recommended
Second review. Akari is a solid regular on my list and the reason is clear. They have almost every Japanese items imaginable from Takoyaki to teriyaki to tempura and the rolls are always solid. I've enjoyed coming here for years with friends or with the gf. It has an excellent vibe at night and it's usually very clean and well managed.
Last night I had this strange craving for sushi, and decided to grab dinner of rolls and tempura to go before our outing. The tempura was made to order, so it took a few minutes and they were hot, crisp, and tasted like a good crispy tempura should. Didn't get any of the rice dishes this time, but I probably should have.
What I was impressed about though is the service. We sat by the bar and the chef created these rolls that weren't even on the menu. Every imaginable creations were sampled that night and we were the lucky couple who got to actually TASTE and try them out! The rolls were the Alaskan crab rolls and a mash of the Dragon and Rainbow rolls...melt in your mouth creations. It was complemented well with the house seaweed salad. They asked for feedback on these new dishes and the wait staff continuously refilled our tea. TALK ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
The hall was pretty busy that night too. Only about 3 or 4 tables were empty and still they gave us the full attention throughout the night. Or maybe it was just the night that we went but this DEFINITELY the most MEMORABLE experience and tasty experience at a restaurant in awhile.
Don't miss this place. The deal is even better during lunch.
The workers here are extremely friendly, and greet everyone with a smile and a hello when you walk in the door. The ambiance is great, they have these booth areas with rice paper doors - very cool and unlike anything I've seen in the area. The food was pretty good, I remember the rolls were a bit small though. The price is alright - it's probably more expensive than other Sushi places in the area - but not by too much. It wouldn't be my first choice for a sushi place in the area, but it's definitely a staple if you live near by it.
|1.||Akari Japanese Restaurant|
|3.||Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille|
|4.||Desi Lounge & Restaurant|
|5.||Yummy Wonton House|
|8.||Mt Fuji Sushi|
|9.||Riverhouse Restaurant & Pub|
|13.||Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery|
|14.||Primerose Bar & Grill|
|15.||Hakka Masti Restaurant|
|16.||Rose and Crown Pub & Bistro|
|17.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|18.||Minori Japanese Restaurant|
|20.||Boot & Sombrero, The|