All Thai'd up offers authentic Thai cuisine for eat in, take out or delivery.
This place is not your typical fast food Asian restaurant. All the food is made right there, which is a healthy sign. I usually am a sucker for spicy food, but the food here is waaaaay too spicy! I ordered a pad thai and red curry at 'medium' thinking it was going to be spicy enough for me, but not too spicy. Boy was I wrong! It was waaay too hot! I was sweating and reaching for some water in no time, which was a little strange for me. I even asked the waiter whether my order had been mistaken or something and he said no.
Having read some favorable reviews of this establishment we decided to give it a try.
It is located in a very poor spot on a busy road in the middle of an industrial area. We ended up parking around the corner by the Islamic mosque.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was not very appetizing. The place appeared old and worn with a Thai facade in a failing attempt to invoke appropriate ambiance.
The service was a bit slow due to the fact there was only one lone waitress looking after everyone. She did not re-fill the water glasses unless summoned back to do so.
The food was OK but nothing special. The peanut sauce on the slightly tough satay was very heavy, almost like peanut butter.
The vegetables were a bit tough. The flavors were for the most part authentic. The rice pilaf was OK.
I would certainly not classify this establishment as best for Thai food in the Tri-Cities and would consider Chada Thai much better if a little pricier, not to mention the fact that Chada Thai is better located, far less dingy and with better service.
Would we return? Simply put, no.
I am not an expert, but daughter and husband have been to many thai restaurants in the lower mainland. We went there 3 weeks ago, and all said BEST THAI they have ever had. So went again this last weekend with 9 guests, some from Kelowna, and know thier food. Again. WOW this is amazing. Best part is Husand of cook Garth came out to explain to us that they use all fresh ingrediants for everything, but mainly to warn us that the chilies are cut fresh. Soooo order mild and have a side dish of the fresh chillies to add as needed. Good thing as, very good at mild. Highly reccommend the All Thai'd Up's Jealousy . only choice...Suicidal... But wow what a dish. I hope more try them out. Yes slightly out of way but as soon as enter, the rest of the world is gone. Fantastic. The only spot my kids will take anyone now.
I went to thailand a few years back and this is the closest I can find to real thai food. All dishes I have had have been first rate. I will be back over and over. Location a little tough and not the nicest room to be in. Parking is not great.
Yes, this place is in a really strange location, sketchy to say the least. It's very tiny and the ambience is inside is kind of grungy. I went on a Friday night with 3 other people and when we got there there was no one around so we sat ourselves. There were 2 occupied tables in the restaurant and for some reason it was eerily quiet, no background music or anything. For some reason, there wasn't enough cutlery on the table, and one of the cutlery was unravelled and missing some utensils, which was kind of strange. After the hostess was finished serving the other tables, she promply gave us cutlery as required. Throughout the night there was not much communication with her, if any, but she did fill our water glasses as needed, although I guess it's to be expected since we were the only table there!
We had spring rolls to start but it was nothing special, I thought there was a lil too much ginger in it. We ordered 3 dishes, a red prawn curry, a beef pad thai, and one of their special dishes with rice noodles, mixed veg and prawns. The red curry was a little salty and more liquidy/soupy than I'm used, but otherwise fine. The pad thai was alright but didn't really stand out, and the last dish looked kind of messy; it probably should have been plated in a bowl instead of a plate since it had alot of liquid but otherwise but was otherwise fine.
I guess in comparison to other thai restaurants we've been to it's pretty average, there's nothing really wrong with it but nothing spectacular either. There's not many thai restaurants in this area so we'd probably go here again.
we've been driving by this place for months and joking that we should try it as the place from the outside looks so dodgy. Then we checked out the other reviews here and also a friend recommended it. We had takeout last night. When we opened the bags, the rice and pad thai were decent sizes comparable to the normal amount you always receive from takeout at other place. However the main dishes were in the two cup plastic containers like you get at the bulk food store and not even full. we were worried that we wouldn't have enough food. Food was very tasty..pineapple/tumeric rice, cashew chicken, ginger pork, yellow curry chicken and the one with triple meat layering, but there wasn't enough considering we paid $80 for it.
We were craving the #27 Panang Curry with salmon so headed over to the restaurant at around 7:30pm on a Friday night....and got our food at 8:45.
When we arrived we saw that there was a table of 7 that had ordered, table of 2 looking at menus, and 3 tables eating/finishing up. What we love about this place is that everything is made to order. Unfortunately, when there is a large group where each person orders a separate dish (don't they know that this is family style? Order some dishes, put it in the middle and try everything!), it slows down the process considerably. We also saw 3 take out orders go out while we were there. The table of 2 that sat just before us waited as long as we did too.
I still recommend this restaurant because I love the curry and the charm of a family-owned business with 1 server. But it has its disadvantages. Perhaps with more success and popularity (it seems popular already!), the restaurant will be able to have another server or help in the kitchen.
Definitely try the Panang Curry. Next time, I might try the All Thai'd Up Jealousy but I'm not sure if I can handle the "suicidal hot" spicyness!
What do you get when you have a personable service combine with some of the best cooking in town? That's All Thai'd Up. I've travelled to many cities around the world and tried many restaurants that claim to have the best Thai food. None of them can compare to All Thai'd Up.
Their service is friendly and personable. You'll feel more at home or at least a very special guest at your friend's house.
The surroundings weren't ideal considering the train tracks, auto body shops, and tire shops; however, they've did a very good job with the renovation. It has the feel of a very laid back coffee shop instead.
Highly recommend it and they may get their liquor license soon. With the possibility of live band and after hour menu, how can you resist? If you've never tried the place, you're really missing out.
We ordered takeout so can't comment on what it's like to sit in the restaurant, although it was empty on a Friday evening. The food seemed really fresh, and the flavours were great, but the prices are really high given the portion sizes... however would definitely order from here again for a treat, prices are too high to order here regularly.
Don't let the unexpected location fool you, this place serves absolutely fantastic thai cuisine that tantalizes the tastebuds. I especially enjoyed the spiciness of the panang curry. The service was very good, we really appreciated the warmth and hospitability of the people who worked there. They took the time to answer our inquiries and shared their knowledge of thai cooking with us. A great little restaurant!
Walked to the restaurant on a summer evening. Food was delicious and authentically prepared. I believe two sisters originally from Thailand are owner operators of the restaurant, please confirm for yourself I'm not 100% on that. We had a fish cake appetizer a salad and a main course meal. The meals use a lot of fresh vegies which I like but found I had to order an extra plate of rice to round out the meal. I found the total bill a little pricey in the end.
This was the second time we ordered take out from this restaurant. The curries are excellent.
> chicken green curry
> panang chicken (house specialty curry)
> spring rolls
> rice pilaf with coconut milk and pineapple with turmeric powder and tropical herbs
> chicken Phad Gra Prow (mostly veggies, quite small portion for $17)
We ordered medium spiciness and it was quite spicy. I recall the first time we ordered take out from here and the green curry was medium spiciness, I was surprised how spicy it was. Much hotter than what I'm used to, but we could still taste all the nuances of coconut milk and homemade curry.
My husband really liked the Panang Chicken (a house specialty). It was a red curry with peanut sauce. Very good. The chicken was not overcooked, it was perfectly tender.
I preferred the Green Curry Chicken, which had a good amount of tender chicken breast, bamboo shoots, red peppers, and thai basil.. It didn't have any eggplant though.
The Spring Rolls were delightfully crispy. They were stuffed with a lot of vermicelli/glass noodles and shredded carrot. The sauce was sweet and slightly spicy. The dipping sauce looked very homemade. Nice!
The coconut pineapple rice was a nice change from regular steamed rice. There were large chunks of fresh pineapple. Pretty good deal for $5.
I would highly recommend the curry dishes and the spring rolls. The only disappointing thing here was the bill. Our bill was close to $60, which I thought was quite high for take out. I would order curry from here again, but probably not the veggie dish, or the spring rolls (expensive at $7 for four rolls).
We also found out that their Pad Thai dish is made authentic style (not western style). It is NOT tomato based (which is westernized), it is tamarind based sauce which is made from scratch ingredients. I was shocked with it the first time we ordered it, bcs I was used to the westernized Pad Thai. We ordered Pad Thai the first time we did take out from here, but we did not order it this time around. I guess I am used to the westernized version. I also found the sprouts were overly wilted and the noodles were very small bits. I like longer unbroken noodles in my noodle dishes. It made me wonder if the noodles were made from dry rice noodles, which didn't impress me.
Overall, a solid dining/take out experience. We would order curries from here again!
I have been loving this place since it opened. I spent some time in Thailand, and absolutly LOVED the family photos there. Loved how the place felt and have even gone there for a birthday (which was just when they opened, and they expidited a Liquor licence for me!!) The Family run business makes you feel like your Thai aunt is cooking for you. The Pad Thai is the best and freshest and best tasting i have ever had. And trust me, i went all over thailand looking for the best, this tops it all.
Now the green curry.... nothing makes my day perfect without this. Add in some chicken and it has to be my favorite meal ever! They are friendly and fast!! NOT greasy (which seems to be an issue with a lot of thai places) and all authentic ingredients!
I cant get enough of this place!!
In fact, I am going there tomorrow.
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My husband and I have driven past All Thia'd up for more than sometime. We have always said we wanted to try it but have our "favorite" resturants we love to indulge in. My husband was top of his class in the Culinary Program at Malaspina College, Nanaimo, BC. WE LOVE TO EAT!! More importantly, we have a passion for trying new foods and resturants. Like any couple we get tired of ordering the same old thing.
Tonight, we ordered out from All Thai'd Up! (Firday night). After reading the negative reviews I was hesitant because I HATE TO BE DISSAPOINTED! We decided to order our food to go, we were told on the phone it was a 25 minute wait and that is exactly what it was! It was not that busy in the actual resturant, but my husband said it sounded busy when he called in the order. The host was nice and polite and made the transaction smooth. We ordered the Gaeng Dang: Red Curry #18 and Satay #1 and one Rice Pilaf because it had such praise by all reviewers. It was phenomenal! The Red Curry dish was awesome, we ordered two, one for each of us and it was very spicy dispite it being medium spiced, but as you eat it gets less spicy? (I was worried it would'nt be hot enough)....Needless to say it was perfect! Be prepared though, it is very spicy (make sure you order the rice with it). The satay was great! Yes, the peanut sauce was thick but it was yummy; and was a perfect match with the spicyness of the Curry. The portions were great we filled up on what we ordered and we both didn't finish.......Untill later that night;) Our bill was $38.00. I know what everyone is thinking maybe the owner is writing these good reviews. I am here to tell you that this is a real review. I was very extactic about the food. I used to eat Thai all the time and my husband and I have eaten at Go Thai in New West. THIS PLACE IS MUCH BETTER! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED!!! YUM. We will be there again All Thai'd Up;) O and BTW the inside of the restaruant was CUTE and COZY! Not sketchy, or run down at all!
My family and I have been regulars at All Thai’d Up for some months now and we all agree it is the best Thai cuisine we’ve eaten in the Fraser Valley (and we’ve tried them all). We’ve travelled to Thailand numerous times and love the food, but our problem was finding a restaurant here that cooked traditional Thai food the way we had it there. We were unaware of this little restaurant, tucked away in the corner of Port Coquitlam on Kingsway, until we read about them winning the Readers Choice Award for the best thai restaurant in the Tri-Cities. After our first visit we couldn’t have agreed more.
We have found that most of the Thai restaurants around Vancouver have ‘westernized’ their menus and seem to have cut corners on some of the ingredients (maybe to cut costs?), but this leaves you short of experiencing the true range of flavors Thai cuisine can give you. This place doesn’t seem to miss any of the proper ingredients when preparing our meals. We now know that they make their own plum sauce, peanut sauce and curry pastes right there in the restaurant; and they make spring rolls to die for. They also make a Rice Pilaf (coconut rice with pineapple and turmeric) that we can’t get enough of. Our favorite dishes are the Panang Curry, Phad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Cashew chicken and their signature dish – All Thai’d Up Jealousy.
The restaurant is in an out of the way location on an industrial strip of Kingsway, close to Westwood, but parking isn’t a problem on the street in front. It was a surprise to find the interior of the restaurant so charming and welcoming, with personal photos of Thailand, by the family that owns All Thai’d Up, covering the walls. We are always made to feel like guests in their home when we are there. We have found it to get quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights (especially with the Take Out orders) so we usually go on Thursdays or Sundays, or call in for a reservation.
The prices are the same as other Thai restaurants in and around Vancouver, but the quality of the food surpasses most others and the portions on their menu items tend to be larger as well. We always seem to have leftovers to take home for lunch the next day. There is seating for about 25 to 30 people and they are licensed, so I can always enjoy my Singha beer with my meal. It is a family run business and the Chefs are Thai. We recommend this place to any we meet and we hope they will survive these hard economic times (especially with the HST), for it would be sad to lose this little gem of a restaurant in Port Coquitlam.
have ordered from here about ten times in the last two years. Solid little restraunt with great food. I would give it a 5 for food but I feel there could be more meat in some of the dishes.
food comes quick and yes, it can be busy at times but it can also be dead more often. as far as i am concerned this is the best asian food in all of poco.
To my surprise, this little hole in the way is quite alright! Although the food is a bit pricey for the amount you get, the flavours are absolutely rich and delicious. I recommend the Gaeng Dang (red curry with chicken). That's my must have.
The ambience is pretty cool too. It kind of reminded me of a Buddha Bar when we stepped in the first time. The waiter/owner/husband of the chef is also really nice and personable. This is my favorite Thai restaurant right now.
Hole-in-the-Wall has over time come to be known as a hideout a gang escapes to elude a pursuing posse. When one passes the Kingsway, Port Coquitlam, location of ‘All Thai’d Up’, it can easily be missed, day or night. The largely industrial and railway area surrounding ‘All Thai’d Up’ would easily hide anyone who enters it. ‘All Thai’d Up’ is an unpolished gem you will find in this hole-in-the-wall.
My wife was looking for restaurants in the Tri-Cities area and happened upon ‘All Thai’d Up’ when looking at top ratings at ’dinehere.ca’. It seemed inconceivable that a worthy restaurant could be found in this area. Well the adage ‘beauty is only skin deep’, or in this case a lack of beauty, is appropriate.
I have enjoyed Thai cuisine for more than 15 years, both in Toronto and Vancouver. Yes, as some reviewers have noted, this is not your typical restaurant Thai cuisine. The same goes for the owners, their approach to Thai cuisine, and their surroundings.
The owners, husband host/manager/waiter/bus boy, wife cook and sometimes waitress, is a team started from a trek through Thailand 20 years ago. Mrs. ‘All Thai’d Up’ cooks from a tradition of fresh herbs, freshly made curries, and a method more commonly found in the home, most especially found in her Tom Yum’s and Tom Kha. I will be back for her Tom Yum Gai.
Any worthy Thai restaurant has a good Tom Yum, but it is its curries that determine its authenticity. Her Gaeng Dang (red curry with chicken) has made me a number one fan.
I came to love Thai cuisine while living in Toronto at a small whole in the wall on Dundas Street. It is still a hole in the wall, and doing very well. Often it is the small, hungry, and principled restaurateurs and chefs that deliver quality food and a comfortable atmosphere at great prices that in the end will create an enduring success. Location is irrelevant.
There are some interesting extras about ‘All Thai’d Up’ that make it unique. They host a salsa dancing group. They teach Thai cooking, free. They teach how to make herbal remedies, teas, juices, and healthy cosmetics. They have poetry sessions, Thai meditation, and more. ‘All Thai’d Up’ has soul to serve up with their curries.
Now, ‘All Thai’d Up’ has been operating for 6 months, and their freshman short-comings are evident, no where more evident than in their service delivery. That is not to say their service is bad, or that they are not seeking to ensure satisfied customers. Mrs. ‘All Thai’d Up’ took our order, but forgot to write down and make my wife’s order. When we asked where the dish was, our host owned up to their error, and rushed the dish through. It was great. They also did not charge us for the dish, and we did not have to ask for redress because of their error.
I would suggest that ‘All Thai’d Up’ needs a bit more resources to ensure they can deliver they tasty meals in a timely fashion. This was evident with our appetizer, Satay. The chicken is charcoal broiled which matches well with their freshly made peanut sauce. However, the skewers cooked too long and the chicken crossed into dry. I can tell that if could for the right amount of time, Satay would be standard on everyone’s orders.
We will be returning to ‘All Thai’d Up’, and I dare say we will order takeout as well. I would suggest that eating at ‘All Thai’d Up’ is better as you get your meal hot as it was intended. I would also suggest that you be patient and encouraging. This gem is worth our support, and an effort by ‘All Thai’d Up’ to improve service delivery.
It is a weird location for a restaurant. There is retail a block away, but they are squarely in the commercial zone. Parking is minimal. We thought we would give it a try after seeing a number of the other reviews here and although it is not too bad, it can't quite live up to some of the hype. As Thai food goes it is certainly better than many, but not the best in town. We did take out, so I cannot comment on the presentation or table service. The dishes were good, but not great. They could definitely improve the ambience with a little more capital employed on the interior. The take out service was slower than we were told and they missed one item in the bag, but not on our bill. It is the closest Thai restaurant that offers take out at dinner and we would probably try it again. Their menu is online, but their web site was down. There are some other interesting sounding dishes that we would like to try. Prices are in line with other Thai restaurants, but a little much given the non-food related parts of this establishment.
I am thrilled to have such an amazing Thai food restaurant in town. I though I did not enjoy Thai food, and then tried this quaint little place. The food is amazing, quite spicy but perfectly balanced flavors. Everything about this restaurant makes it worth the money. I have paid twice as much for food I have not enjoyed nearly as much. The owners obviously take great pride in their product, and it will keep me coming back!