This is one of my favourite spots in the lower mainland. My Thai is a somewhat hidden gem in downtown Langley. While the decor of the restaurant is nothing fancy, the food is incredible. Best PAD THAI in my opinion and the green currey is to die for. Food quality is high - it actually tastes like you are eating authentic Thai food and not some North Americanised version of it. Absolutely delicious and a little addicting :) The servers are friendly and if you go often enough, they remember where you like to sit and what your regular order is. Try this place - you won't regret it.
we had the fried yams, fried wontons, curry chicken, pad thai, stir fried pork with onions, pork with mushrooms and veggies, stir fried prawns with asaparagus. I like the service, true Thai folks own and run this restaurant, the food could have been more authentic but for Langley, it was good, nothing compared to some Thai places in Vancouver. I did enjoy the chicken curry the most, thick and flavourful. Pad Thai was disappointing, it was bland and too sweet. It was pleasant experience and will return again next time I am in the vicinity but will probably order my own entree next time so I can kick up the spice level to true Thai and not Canadian-Thai taste.
I was excited to try this well recommended restaurant, to my dismay the food was horrible. I ordered their famous pad thai and feel ill!
The restaurant offered the lunch special I chose to take the pad thai and it looked nothing like pad thai.
The food was really salty and I have a feeling it was loaded with MSG as my stomach definitely told me something was not right!
Avoid it if you can.
We went here today and had their $7.99 lunch special, which includes Pad Thai, rice, and choice of entree. The Pad Thai was out of this world amazing, fabulous flavours! The red curry chicken dish I chose was great as well: lots of fresh veggies and bamboo in it! We will definitely be returning to try more off their menu! Also, it's very neat that the owner used to cook for the Thai royal family! The food reflects her experience!
After reading the prior reviews we were not sure what to expect. So...
1. the egg roles came quickly, were hot and tasty. No problems here.
2. the soup was a little on the cool side, temp wise not spice wise.
3. The Pad Thai was good, mild and a little on the cool side.
4. The remaining dishes came hot, with spice and enough to have us leave sated.
5. The place was quiet on a Wed at lunch and there were no complaints with the service.
6. We would gladly visit again as we enjoyed the meal. It was a solid meal with outstanding moments.
Best Thai food I've ever had with great friendly service. I was disappointed when they moved from Brookswood but very pleased to learn they were still located in Langley. The two negative comments surprise me very much because my experience here has always been great.
I have ben dining at this establishment several times a week for several years and have always found the food excellent. I have eaten Thai food all over the world and find that the food here even surpasses most of what you you get even in thailand.
This is an example of restaurant specializing in a particular ethnic food that is actually prepared and served by Thai people with vast experience in preparing that food. Not like some restaurants claiming to be Thai and having no authentic connection to Thailand. Well Done!!!!!
I have been going to this restaurant from way back when they used to be located in Brookswood (approx. 20 years). Recently there has been changes to the way the food is made. The Mun Tord (still amazing) has a slightly thicker coating. The Pad Thai has also slightly changed. Now it is ordered with options of chicken, shrimp or beef. When before there was no option and it had tofu, shrimp and chicken. Even though the Pad Thai has changed in that regards it is still the most authentic I've found across Canada. It isn't brown or redish in colour it is the correct pale colour that Pad Thai is supposed to be. It is also the closest in flavour to what you would find in Bangkok. Every dish is amazing no matter what you order and if you are able to handle hot and I mean really spicy food, the beef dish (K5) is the one you want.
I have been to this restaurant about a dozen times, and this is what I have to say about it:
The food has always been very good or excellent depending on who is cooking. I have been to Thailand and the food at My Thai is very authentic, among the best I have had in North America.
The service has always been excellent. I take the time to make conversation with the server, whether it be the husband or the wife who own the restaurant, and they will often talk to me for a few minutes about dining customs or agriculture in Thailand that are reflected in the cuisine. Wonderful!
Value: I never feel any buyer's remorse or hunger pangs when I get the bill. They recently increased their menu prices slightly (for the first time in over 15 years), and even with the higher prices, I was there just last week and myself and two other adults ate way too much for $15 each all in - and we didn't finish it. For authentic Thai food full of flavorful saffron and lemon grass and other wonderful exotic flavors, I think this is a fair price.
The ambience is good. I wouldn't rave about it, but it's not in the least disappointing or off putting.
Could improve: The restaurant itself is quite large and I think it would feel more warm and inviting if there were some room dividers or drapes to break up the space. The menu could also use an update. The names of the dishes are all in Thai, which is nice in its own way, but I personally would prefer to see it with Canadianized dish names and descriptions that focus on what differs between dishes rather than simply listing everything that is in it.
Just ordered take-out food today (Thursday). Called at 6:10 pm to place order. They said it would be ready in 25 minutes. To make a long story short, I walked out of there at 7:35 p.m. with food that was half cold, and took way too long to prepare. These folks are understaffed and disorganized. The fried rice was the last item for my order. Unfortunately, they dropped it on the floor, so that added another 10 minutes. The lady at the front blamed the kitchen, the kitchen staff just shrugged their shoulders. No one took responsibility. I will never set a foot again in this place that is disorganized and incompetent.
To top an already disastrous experience of, coming home, my car seat and clothing were stained with food as they had done a lousy job with the packaging. Go figure.
I had heard that this was ran by the same people that ran the My Thai in Brookswood before it was bought out, but after eating there I just don't know. The curry was very oily, the "famous" spring rolls were just a few sprouts rolled in a shell, and not very well cooked. The waitress forgot two items and we had to ask twice to get the spring rolls, which of course came dead last. We had a prawn dish which was very tasty, but 6 prawns for 13 bucks seems a bit light. Really, to leave filled two people would have to spend upwards of 50 dollars on food alone. I won't be going back myself.
We were told that the Spring rolls here were to die for and the food was truly terrific. That wasn't the case when we ate there for lunch today.
The menu is varied and large, but the service was horrible and the food was really lacking any real taste. Forget about heat even though we both asked for really spicy, the food was about as spicy as plain white bread.
We orderd the "FAMOUS" spring rolls to start our meal, but they never arrived and we asked twice and were told they were on there way. Our waitress was also the owner, she was very very friendly, but should leave the serving to a pro. We never ever recieved our drinks or our spring rolls, but you can bet they were on the bill when we went to pay.
Save yourself some agrevation and skip this one. THere are better Thai restaraunts within a few minutes of this one anyway !
I had an entertainment coupon for this restaurant, and upon reading reviews on here my boyfriend and I decided to try this restaurant over Best Thai Food Restaurant for dinner. Upon entering, the restaurant was busy and it took about five minutes for somebody to take us over to a table and seat us. It was your typical asian restaurant service, no greeting just straight down to business which is fine. We ordered pad thai, and two different types of chicken dishes one with red curry and one with chili paste, nuts, etc. It took about half an hour to forty five minutes to receive our food because there was only one chef and the restaurant was pretty much full. The chicken dishes were delicious, the red curry was better than places that I've tried. We were most excited about the Pad Thai, our expectations were high because the chicken dishes were so good. Do not order the Pad Thai, it's usually brown and has a great contrast between sweet and savoury. This one did not, it was pale and way too sweet for Pad Thai, I felt as if I was eating candy noodles. I will give that the Pad Thai was a big portion. The manager of the store( a man) was so cheap about entertainment coupons, the coupon was buy one entree get one free, he had posted a sign everywhere saying that you cannot use this coupon unless you spend $30, that is not what the coupon states. I did order over 30, but it still frustrated me that he posted this everywhere because it contradicts the coupon. This place also charged 5.50 for a "medium" bowl of rice, I felt really ripped off because of that. All in all, I think I won't be coming back to this place unless I'm really really craving those chicken dishes, but even then, I'm going to go somewhere else because it's not worth the wait or the money. I'm going to Best Thai Food Restaurant next.