Sang Thai is a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant serving authentic dishes from both Thailand and Vietnam n an upscale environment.
Been here twice in the last week; once for dinner and once for lunch. I have to say lunch fared much better than dinner. The ambiance is very nice at night for dinner, with a lady playing on a chinese piano instrument, but the food was kind of meh - the mango lemon tilapia was small and drenched in mostly sauce. The Roti, while big, didn't have the tastiest accompanying sauce. The pineapple fried rice was tiny and didn't come in a pineapple like other Thai restaurants. The most disappointing dish was the Mango Sticky Rice at the end. They gave us an almost rotten mango and it had no coconut sauce, so something didn't taste right. For lunch we tried several items between 9 people. Taste and portions seemed a lot better for lunch except for the Tom Yum seafood claypot which was super salty. But we did enjoy the lemongrass fried chicken, basil beef, red duck curry and the fried banana at the end. Even if we went on our own for just 2 people, their lunch specials seem pretty reasonable with a tasty meat, plus rice and soup. Overall, not bad, but not great that I would go back. =(
This is the second time i've been here and after this time I definitely had to comment.
Went here with my family (5 adults 1 child) because I had a $20 coupon. At the front, it says to mention the coupon before ordering, as some items (dimsum, etc) can not be combined with coupon. The set menu for 4 seemed like a good deal so we ordered that, but I asked our waitress if we could use the coupon for the set menu. She took our order and left. After 5 minutes, she comes back and returns our coupon, saying that we cannot use it. We say that we will order something else then, and look at the menu.
There must have been a language barrier because she leaves, and it takes us another 5 minutes to flag her down. We tell her that we want to cancel and order off the menu, cuz we then we can order exactly what we want. She's like "uh oh!" and checks with the kitchen. She comes back after a couple of minutes and says "the order is already being made, sorry!" and we're like "wtf!". Cuz we specifically asked her if we could use the coupon prior to ordering, and she should have made sure we could use it before she put the order in.
We decided not to cause anymore issues, although I was a little pissed. The food came a few minutes later, all dishes at the same time. Thai food is my favourite type of food, but there was nothing to distinguish it or make it something I'd order again.
While we were still eating, they tried to push dessert on us and we said "later" cuz we were obviously still chewing. 10 minutes later, my parents were still eating, and they put dessert on our table anyways, which I thought was a little rude. It was fried banana, and trust me, there is better fried banana out there (Banana Leaf!!). All in all we felt rushed, and I definitely didn't think it was worth our hard earned money.
On a good note, they finally decided that yes, we could use the coupon, so that was a plus cuz otherwise I would have requested a refund from the coupon company as I'll never eat there again.
Just went there over weekend by recommendation of my friend. I have no idea about the Thai food, and I asked the server for help. The waitress was very knowledgeable and arranged a set menu for 4 of us. We had Tom Yum Soup, Vietnamese Spring Roll as appes, other four dishes as main courses, and deep fried banana as dessert. Each dish has it's own specialty flavor and all tasted good! Very good combination. A young lady was playing a Chinese musical instrument which I had never seen before. It sounds beautiful and amazing. Very good experience for me.
My sister, her boyfriend, and I decided to try this place out for lunch today. The restaurant looked promising when we got there and all of us loved the decor and ambiance of the place. It's only downfall is the giant wall that seperates the front lobby area from the dinning area; it was hard for the waiters to see us come in, we had to walk past the lobby into the dining area for him to see us.
We were seated quickly as there was only 3 other occupied tables. We all ordered from the lunch menu ordering the chicken pad thai, sweet and sour chicken with rice, and the red curry with chicken. All we can say is the food was SO sweet! It was syrup-like sweetness that made it hard for us to eat. While the pad thai was alright, it didn't have that authentic tangy tartness that I've come to love about the dish. The red curry was hot (which was expected) but that strange sweetness we found in all the dishes made it difficult to eat; even the dressing for the salad was sweet!
The waiter had mentioned earlier that their chef liked things sweet when I had asked for more tea for my Thai Milk Ice Tea (which was too sugary also), but we were not expecting the food to be sugary!
If sugary and sweet is how you prefer your thai food then this is your restaurant. Unfortunately, the food here is not for us. However I'd like to mention the waiter we had was excellent and fast. He was always there when we needed something and was very friendly.
went here for dinner recently. Large place and only a few tables occupied but we're early eaters. We were greeted warmly and took a while to go through the large menu. Our server was quite friendly. We choose Sweet and sour pork, a fish dish with mango and some noodles. The fish was served in a fish shaped metal dish with it's own burner that kept it sizzling. I should have taken a picture, it looked so nice. I was surprised that the fish was deep fried pieces, but the taste was quite nice. The pork had good flavour as well as did the noodles. The lady at the next table sent her food back as she said it wasn't like in Thailand, but having never been there, we didn't know it wasn't authentic. We had leftovers to take home and they were nice the next day as well. We'll definitely go back or get take out as they seem to have quite a few bargains on their to go menu.
Went to Sango for dinner, the restaurant is trying hard to be a fine dining establishment, but the ambiance is confused. White table cloth, plastic tea pot; live music, big screen tv with baseball playing. The live music was great, I wish that the musician had been there the entire time, but when we arrived, the music was a weird mix of asian pop and celine dion playing a couple notches too loud.
We ordered Roti to start, vegetarian green curry and vegetarian pad thai.
The Roti was ok, the sauce was tasty but the roti itself was on the greasy side.
The green curry was the best food of the night, perfect blend of spicy and creamy.
The pad thai was not the best, a bit too vinegary and not hot by the time we got it.
Because it was a Friday night and the restaurant had put out a groupon that day, the place was super busy and I think they were understaffed because of it. Service was slow once the place got busy.
We also got charged for tea, putting our bill at $37. In general I think that was a bit steep, we got fair sized portions, but the food wasnt great so I cant justify spending that much on mediocre food.
I would go back, but I would stick to the green curry for a sure win.
Dined In. The food was good except for the prawn pad Thai. It had a burnt taste to it which made it impossible to eat. We told our server (the owner) of the burnt flavour and the extreme bitterness and she kindly replaced it.
Prawn pad Thai #2 was just as bad as the first! Burnt flavour and so bitter we could not eat it. We brought it to the owners attention once again but she insisted that is how it is.
My family and I have eaten there many many times and prawns pad thai is always On our list of items we order. We are familiar with this dish and fully know this items sauce, or frying pan it was prepared in, was burnt and burned.
We gave it back uneaten but we were still charged half price as we were told it was not there mistake.
REALLY ! burnt food is the customers mistake???
We have lived in Port Coquitlam for 15 years and we have eaten at almost every restaurant in Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. We first tried Sang Thai about 6 months ago and were quite impressed with the higher end decor (for a Port Coquitlam restaurant) and we found the food was delicious and the lunch specials were a good bargain at around $8 or $9. The dinner menu was quite extensive and the food was also very good but the prices for dinner and quantity of food were not nearly as good a bargain as for the lunch specials so we generally only went for lunch. Over the past 6 months we had lunch at Sang Thai about 6 or 7 times and always came away impressed with the quality of food and the prices.
We were in a pinch 2 weeks ago and ordered take out dinner from Sang Thai, we ordered the Pad Thai, Green Curry, and 2 salad rolls. The quantity of food was much larger now in the take out containers and the food was just as delicious as when when we first ordered 6 months ago but we still found it a little bit expensive. On the way out 2 weeks ago we picked up their new special combo menu and noted that they have for eat in, take out, or delivery a choice of about 30 items where you can choose 3 items for $20 (or 4 items for $26). We tried it tonight and ordered for take out the chicken chow mein ( I know it is not Thai but it was still excellent), chicken red curry, and tofu with chilli garlic sauce and beef. For the chow mein they even put the sauce, meat, and vegetables in a container separate from the fried noodles so the fried noodles would be crispy when we got home. We got home and opened it up and for $20 they give you very big portions and the food was fresh and delicious! My wife and I commented that for what we got tonight for $20 we could probably barely buy all the ingredients for $20, never mind making it, and never mind having it taste delicious. Sang Thai with their new special combo menu is a screaming bargain!!
My husband and I decided to give this place a try since we were frequent customers of the old Pearl Castle (we're sad they closed down). The decor of this place is nice. It had the old structures but they make it more Thai-ish. Friendly customer service and we were seated right away.
They had a lunch menu with some special combo items. I ordered the Prawn Panang from the set menu that includes some rice, Vietnamese spring rolls, and salad ($10). My husband ordered the Bankok (yes, that's how they spelt it on the menu) fried rice ($8). We also ordered the Thai tea ($3) and dessert was Deep fried bananas with ice cream ($4).
First the Prawns.... Good flavour for the curry sauce and nice sized prawns. I would've liked more pieces since it only came with 4. The rice were a bit undercooked/dry. Some bites are ok, but there will be some spoonfuls where it's grainy. The salad is a mound of chopped lettuce, which I didn't mind. Spring roll was good! It's the kind wrapped in rice paper. The dipping sauce is disappointing though. Too salty and not sweet enough.
The fried rice.... VERY GOOD! This dish gained the restaurant the extra star. It was delicious! The flavour was there and they're generous with the chicken chunks. Definitely a must try. Portion is pretty good for lunch.
The Thai tea was awesome. We're told they use their own blend. It's very very good. Not too acidic and very aromatic.
The dessert was so so. It's deep fried bananas with vanilla ice cream. Normally this is my favourite dessert. They tried to be fancy and drizzled the dish with chocolate sauce and mango sauce. The chocolate sauce works well, but the mango... ummm not too well. It's too sour and it's not a very good flavour profile with the bananas and ice cream. Maybe I'm just not used to it. I will definitely order this again and ask them not to put the mango sauce on. The bananas are fried to perfection though. So overall not bad.
After all is said and done, the service was excellent. Our water glasses were never empty and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. They came to our table a few times to check if we're enjoying our food. We'll be visiting this restaurant again to try the other dishes.
I past by Shaughnessy street couple days ago and saw Sang Thai with a "Grand Opening" sign. I asked my friend if he wanted to try out tonight and now both of us loved the place. The interior looks great and comfortable. I ordered Pad Thai which I always order when I'm eating at Thai restaurant and red curry chicken. Both dishes are big portion and taste good! I love the red curry even it was little too hot for me. We used to go to Chada Thai when we crave Thai food, but they are too pricy. Now I have new place to go.
We had long awaited the opening of the new Thai / Vietnamese place that replaced the original failed "Pearl Castle" bubble tea and Taiwanese meal place (The Pearl's former owners spent loads of $$ to set up the place, but seemed to forget that this is PoCo).
First impressions: nice decor with Thai artifacts scattered throughout. Pleasant greeting from hostess, who seated us promptly and gently placed a expensive looking bound menu as we seated - she placed mine upside down in front of me.
The prices seem fair for the type of restaurant they seem to be emulating, classy yet not casual, but yet not fine dining. Time to order. There was a minor discussion amongst two wait staff at our tableside concerning who was to wait on our table - they are assigned tables. We ordered the stuffed chicken wings with butter sauce as appetizer and two curries, one of which was the duck curry described on the menu as a house specialty. The waitperson asked if we wanted the wings as appetizer first, so we answered yes.
Moments later, we noticed that we had not specified the level of spiciness (1, 2 or 3 pepper levels in the menu, we wanted level 2 ), so we flagged down our waitperson, only to be told that the spice levels could not be specified, that they were "set!?" We thought this very curious.
The beef curry dish was delivered in short order, but not before another discussion amongst the waiters whether it was for our table or not (we weren't sure ourselves as it seemed rather fast and the appetizer had not arrived as first as requested). As it turned out, it was the beef curry dish we ordered, but it was lukewarm, the beef extremely dry and the potatoes chunks in the curry were raw! We told the floor manager about the lukewarm dry beef and raw potatoes. He apologized and suggested we could order something else. So we ordered curried lamb.
The appetizer wings came out. They were simply plain deep fried wings, apparently marinated only in salt. At the centre of the plate was a dish of sweet chili chicken sauce, the bottled type, intended for dipping. There was not a shred of the pork and vegetable stuffing as stated on the menu and - the butter sauce?
My duck curry was temperature hot and had a reasonable amount of boneless duck pieces, but I could not find a single piece of pineapple - the menu description stated that the it was cooked with lichees and pineapples. Cherry tomatoes were apparently an acceptable substitute for pineapple?
The replacement curry was also temperature hot, but the boiled lamb pieces appeared to have simply been placed in the curry sauce while raw and allowed to cook along with it. The lamb showed no browning from being stir fried or pan fried which would have given it extra flavour.
My companion, who uses fish sauce in her home cooking, thought that the kitchen seemed have forgotten to add fish sauce to their dishes. We both thought that it was unforgivable that the menu describes one thing and what comes out is another. We were both disappointed.