Go Thai is a reasonably priced, spicy Thai food hidden in a large former donut shop. For vegs, seems that anything can be had with tofu. Homemade pies.
Went there alone for dinner one night. Been meaning to try this place for a while now because of the decent reviews I've been hearing about this place. Not much ambiance to speak of, the decor was a little dated and because it's an open kitchen, the air smelled like food and grease as soon as you walk in. The washroom was a little dingy too and looked as if it was hazily put together.
Anyway, I decided to try their pad thai, which was $10, fairly reasonably priced for most pad thai's I've eaten. I was expected a good decent portion, but when my plate came, it was about half the size of what I've expected, more like an "afternoon-tea" sized meal at a Hong Kong style cafe. Half the plate was noodles and the other half was raw bean sprouts which they have probably washed but have not drained properly because there was a ring of water all around my plate. The taste was alright, nothing extraordinary. There were like 5 small shrimps of my plate, which definitely tasted like frozen shrimps, and fried tofu that was quite greasy.
All in all, was not impressed with this place and won't be coming back.
After having read the earlier reviews, I was excited to have a new Thai place to try out. So some time in Sept, I made my way to New West. Couldn't find it at 1st, but as we were about to give up, we saw the difficult-to-miss sign. It shouted Nuffy's & not an ounce of "authentic thai" other than in bold print on the signage. Inside were 1 solo diner, another 2 tbls of couples. It's like the clientele of the old Nuffy's were left behind during the changeover. Immediately, turned car around & unanimously voted on dinner plan B.
Now, 9 positive posts later, I just couldn't resist going back & never judge food by the decor, right? Ok, now some window dressing has been added, etc. The server of the night & kitchen staff seem Thai except for the dishwasher in the back. Later, a caucasian couple came in behind the counter & serving. They gave off the air of ownership tho maybe it's just a partnership--I didn't care enough to inquire.
The prices seem reasonable enough. The food though were more of the homecooking variety. That's the sense I got. The Tom Ka Gai was very coconut milky & buttery. I tasted more butter than any other flavour, but that was definitely the highlight of the meal. The rest was mostly disappointing. The green curry dish was also very buttery & mainly filled w/eggplant that sponged up all of the butter/oil it seems. The chicken was all nicely tender. The deep fried wings were tastily crunchy, otherwise, just okay. The rice they served tasted of lower grade & definitely refridgerated a bit too long. It's nearly bordering on powdery. Definitely avoid the Pad Thai. That's been stirfried w/ too much dark sauce/oil & for a little too long that it's just mushy & clumped together. Didn't touch much of it. Packed it to go, picked out the prawns the next day & threw out the rest. As for the packing bit, they didn't pack our soup! That was the only leftover I was looking forward to having the next day since though milky & buttery, was still tasty enough.
I went to have lunch at Go Thai last week and was impressed with the food. It appears they've tried to improve this place a bit as far as interior goes. The food is authentic and the prices reasonable. The location may pose some challenges but I think I will be back! Tried the Pad Thai, Tom Yum Koong Soup and it was good.
Attentive server and the food came fast, within a few minutes! Server suggested hot sauce and brought it before we could even ask. Food was a fair price with lots left for lunch tomorrow. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Pretty busy with what seems like return customers. Definitely will eat here again. Was tempted to try deep fried ice cream desert with blue berries and strawberries but we were too stuffed!
Our family has travelled to Thailand and we've known the owner since she first opened the restaurant and offered cooking classes. We noted that she ordered a lot of the spices directly from Thailand. Since moving, we've tried to find another restaurant that matches the richness of the flavors that are offered at Go Thai. We have not been successful in our search, despite numerous trials at other restaurants. A particular favorite of ours is the Masaman Curry. Although the decor is fairly simplistic and there is no glitz or glamour, if the primary purpose of going is to savor some truely authentic thai dishes, then you won't be disappointed!
This place got it all...great food with great price. Located close to the tri-cities area, I found this place to be the best-value thai food outside the vancouver-burnaby area.
Normally, I use the pad thai and the curry as a gauge on how good a thai restaurant is. Although not the best pad thai in vancouver, it is still up there. same goes with the curry. the price and portion are also quite good. The lunch specials are especially worth it, just $6 per person. Tom yum soup is also exceptional, it is made fresh.
The other advantage that this place have is that it opens late and on weekends (including sundays). you don't find that too often.
They don't do so well on the ambience side. It's a sit down and go restaurant. Maybe that's the reason why they named it Go Thai.
My wife and I dined here just last night and I felt being ripped off. Don't be fooled, the place may look like a fast food place but you're paying top dollar for a small portion. If you compare it to Thai House in Metrotown, the portion is about 80% to them, and the food prices are also about 80% to Thai House, so you're actually paying Thai House portion in this donut shop outfit. Forget about the ambiance, this is definitely not a place to take your first date out.
We ordered beef panang, padthai, and garlic peppered chicken. The beef panang is ok about B rating, padthai ...is different, if you like sweet then you'll like it, not like a regular padthai, the one that made me so dissapointed was the garlic lover chicken. They served a meager portion of garlic chicken on a steam broccoli and carrot for $9.95... The dish look like a vegetarian dish...because the chicken is too small of a portion and you don't taste the garlic...because the soy sauce is too strong. Overall this dish is a complete rip off. Go ahead and next time you order this dish to tell us about it. You'll be like...is that it?
After all said and done the bill came to around $32. I said, "I'm not coming back!" If you want good Thai food but don't want to spend their exorbitant prices go to Thai House in Lonsdale Quay for their weekend lunch buffet for only $11, or Urban Thai in Yale Town for the same price as well.
So after we finished eating at Go Thai...I told my wife that I'm still hungry so we finally went to Costco and I bought myself a hotdog.
My wife and I had lunch here. We'd had take-out a few times and found the food decent, even if portions were a bit small at times. We usually order the Pad Spinach, Matsaman curry, and Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables.
We also like the Pad Thai usually. But not this time. My wife ordered L1 which is Pad Thai with a side salad. These two clashed badly as they were both intense tasting and vinegary. When we get Pad Thai with take-out, its quite nice and comes with sprouts and nut bits. The Pad Thai with the lunch special was unpleasant tasting (I tried it) with no sprouts or nuts. The dressing on the salad was overbearing so my wife ate very little of it.
I ordered L9 which was a OK but lacked a certain oomph. It was called Lard Na, and was a chicken and vegetable stir-fry on fried noodles with a fried roll on the side. Veggies were fresh and the roll was quite nice. The sauce for the roll was the best part. Not much flavor in the stir-fry itself.
What saved the meal was the spicy coconut milk soup, Tom Ka Gai. Not a drop was left in the bowl. We would return just for the soup alone, and maybe rolls with it. Otherwise, we'll stick to evening take-out as the lunches aren't so good.
With the wind storm knocking out power to our building and after reading all of the acclaimed reviews of this place (formerly Nuffy's donuts), me and my wife decided to try this place out. As soon as I walked in I thought I was in a cafeteria and was disoriented. The friendly owner asked us to have a seat.
We ordered the run of the mill, shrimp fried rice, green curry with eggplant and pad thai. The fried rice and the curry were quite tasty, but the pad thai was below par. Way too salty and sweet (too much hoy sin sauce or whatever sauce). It had no tomato flavour to it whatsoever, which is a departure from all other pad thai I've had. The prices were reasonable and some of the cheapest around for Thai food, but the portions were a bit on the small side too.
All in all, it was ok and being a family run business, the staff are friendly, but nonetheless it did not live up to my expectations. I may return again, but I will definitely not be ordering the pad thai. I considered mentioning how salty/oversauced the pad thai was to the owner, but I decided against it being that the people seemed so pleasant.
This is one of my favourite Thai restaurants in the area, and yet it is relatively unknown! I've been there many times. The food is inexpensive but very tasty. The atmosphere is not special but whatever. It's also usually not very busy, so getting a table is not a problem and staying private is not a problem either. I meet a girlfriend there sometimes before our date and like how they get us out fast. They do take out as well and I've picked up takeout from there many a time. The pad thai is their signature dish but they have a lot of other dishes as well.
The food was very good. The curry and pad thai were both delicious. It seemed like very good Thai home cooking. Every table (but not us unfortunately!) seemed to order the spring rolls. They looked REALLY good. We tried the deep fried banana, and it was perfectly done.
Complaints would be that the decor and sign/logo make it look like a diner. 4 tables of guests arrived at the same time so service was a bit slow. There was only one waiter and 2 kitchen staff. They all seemed very competent, but we had to wait a bit longer for service.
take out from here was terrible.Expensive and not good! The chicken curry had 2 small pieces of chicken. I did not enjoy this food at all.When I phoned to complain the woman was rude and not at all sorry.
atmoshpere is not very good and they need to turn on the heat in the winter time.
honestly its a catering joint with some tables .
the server does not listen sometimes.
she will bring the food spicy after you have asked for medium.
Went here with the family last week, It is not a "high-end awesomely authentic" Thai food restaurant, but it is very clean, good service,and good portion size for the price. We enjoyed it. It seems to be cleaner and better managed now than in the past?
No problems reccommending it for a nice Thai dinner or lunch, or takeout. It was not super busy when we were there (Saturday night) but there were a few customers who were coming in to get takeout.
If you like good Thai food, you're hard pressed to find it in New West. Pattaya is OK,...portions are small. Go Thai is messy, portions are small, and they use too much sauce! But flavour is OK. That's about it, all just OK. Great Thai food is downtown, unfortunately...or Chili House in Chilliwack. Or Seattle. Sorry.
Since this modest restaurant used to be a greasy donut shop, I approached it with caution. After my first meal I was hooked. Each dish I've had was a pleasure. The lunch menu is good value, coming with rice and spring roll. I generally eat one of the stir fries, and the veg are always fresh, the flavour excellent. I love the fact that I can get a healthy meal and still enjoy an exotic treat. And, it is great that almost all the dishes can be made vegetarian just by choosing the soy protein. My only complaint is that it gets very hot inside when the weather is hot out. There a patio, but the noise of the Columbia and Braid intersection make that less than pleasant until evening.
Took my wife n kids for mothers day dinner. we arrived at 7:20 pm order 3 appetizers and 4 dishes. Till 8:20 pm we were served only 1 appetizers while the people who came after us all got their food. My kids were getting really hungry. They only had a person serving the restaurant. and after checking with the chef/owner about the delay of our order she raised her voice to my wife that because we order appetizers and lots of food our will come out late and its not her fault the she cannot cope up with the orders. This was when i decided to stand and i told the guy that i will pay for the skewers and he said it was ok and we all walk out and went to the nearby Hons. I will never go back to this place ever.
Based on where it's located, run as a mom and pop business, I think it's a really good find. Quick service to the door or to the table, and a friendly attitude. Not the longest menu, but it satisfies the Thai food urge we get often. Portions are Asian size not North American, so order appetizers and coconut rice to fill in the gaps.
Very tasty and delightful.
This neat, clean and attractive neighborhood restaurant keeps me coming back for very tasty Thai meals full of flavour and made with care in the open kitchen - usually by the person I take to be one of the owners. I have eaten here perhaps 30 times now and have probably tried most things on the menu. I enjoy the red curry chicken, the Tom Yum Gai, green papaya salad, and more but the mango sticky rice (in season) is my favourite of all. I find two people can dine in the evening and take home a decent quantity of leftovers for $40 all in. As mentioned in other reviews, this is not a white tablecoth experience, but it is what it is and does an exemplary job at its price point. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area and in the mood.
Had a quiet Monday evening dinner. Basic furnishings, just a regular neighbourhood joint. Had the Pad Thai and Pad Phed and some jasmine rice. Fairly decent in quality and the price was ok for good-sized portions. I've had better Pad Thai elsewhere but in general the food was okay. I'm not sure if I'd return for the same dishes but maybe to try something different next time.
Went there on a Saturday night and it was pretty busy. The ambiance isn't the greatest (a former doughnut shop afterall) however the food was quite delicious. My friend and I ordered matsaman curry with tofu and the pad spinach. Both very tasty. We had coconut rice to go with it, which I'd never had and it was yummy. I'll be back!