Since 1995, This courteous and cozy restaurant is the North Shore's first and original house of Thai cuisine.
I've been going to Krua Thai everytime I'm in North Van... the owner and chef are really Thai and the food is authentic compared to some watered down Thai restaurants. The staff is helpful and the owner makes a point to know his customers which results in excellent customer service. Look for Jerry next time you're in.
Food wise, this place features the best pad thai I know. All the curries (green, red, yellow) are done with just enough spicyness to balance the rich flavours. I really liked their satay chicken skewers (moist and juicy) and the beef salad (the beef was tender and the salad was very appetizing).
It's a smaller place, so get there early or be prepared to wait on the weekends. I would definitely go regularly if it was closer to home.
A great Thai place for authentic thai food. Only been there for lunch but have tried all of the curries, pad thai and pad siew. I think the best curries I have tried. Great prices for lunch. Small place which gets you in and out very quickly.
We;ve sampled many Thai restaurants in Vancouver over the years and the Krua has become our favorite local Thai place. Cozy and authentic dishes, all washed down with Thai ice tea while watching the people pass on Lonsdale. The curries are excellent, and the red curry in a coconut shell is one of our favorites. Highly recommended, as are reservations.
Arrived at 5:20 and it was half full already and 2 tables reserved - definitely recommend reservations if arriving for dinner on a Friday night.
The restaurant is small but very quaint. I liked it. Service was quick. The menu wasn't super large but we still had difficulty choosing as everything looked so good. I can't recall the names of the dishes but one was chicken over spinach with peanut sauce (the chicken was overcook - very dry) and the sauce was too thin but still tasted very good. The other dishes we had (also can't remember the names) but there were okay, nothing outstanding. The noodles were a tad bland and the spicy dishes had just a hint of heat (Canadianized I guess).
Will we go back, sure some day but it didn't knock my socks off to want to return soon as it was okay. Oddly enough the waitress didn't even come by to ask how things were, I found that odd and made us feel not so welcome as she was asking other tables how they were doing - maybe she was shy? (don't so). But some day sure we'll return.
It breaks my heart to write this but what was once the best Thai on the North Shore is no more. Surely this place has changed ownership or something because it is so different from what it was. And in all the worst possible ways...
I took my new girlfriend there tonight with kind of a smug look on my face because I just knew how impressed she'd be. I let her do the ordering because I trusted everything on the menu and she had some allergy concerns.
Folks, I'll cut to the chase - the food was as bland as could be. The quality of it was horrid. I could go on for ever about how disappointed we were but you get the point. Avoid this place and save your memories of it's once glory days.
So sad to say goodbye to an old friend but this place is dead to me.
The restaurant is cozy and authentic. They have a really good Thai food. If you get there, you have to have their "all-time house favorite", "Pad Thai". They have really yummy Pad Thai. You can go check it out and compare to others that thought it was good.
pad thai had bones and sauce was ketchup
red curry coconut beef was horrible
no veggies at all!
no green onion no red peppers no bamboo
meat was chewy
waitress was cute but that won't cut it.
first time I went and last time I'll go.. sorry guys but not sure if there is a chinese cook or your light bill is to high
Had a hankering for Thai food, and we found this little place on Lonsdale somewhat by accident. We were very pleasantly suprised by how good the meal was. the dinnig area is very small but felt cozy, not cramped. The service was quick and cheerful, and food was delicious. We'll certainly be back!
This place seemed nice enough. When I went in and ordered a Lunch Special (Pad Thai), the taste was not like the one I had in Thailand. The color looked red and that led me to the fact that they could possibly be using tomato sauce instead of the real tamarind sauce and that is probably only because they want to use less costly ingredients. The quality of the food was a bit low, but I'm not complaining. Also the proportion was a bit on the small side, but I guess that would be fine related to the price. Through my opinion, this place would be for those people who like small amounts of food.