I'm not sure what's going on with the raves here. We went there on a recommendation from someone I know who said this was pretty good.
Well, it's a hole in the wall in not the greatest neighbourhood. All will be excused if the food is up to snuff! Inside, well, I'm afraid it _looks_ like an amateurish family run joint. Only about 12 tables (and I mean 2 person tables), so not a large place. Seems okay clean, I wouldn't worry about that.
Service? When we went in, it was only about 65-70% full and they were a little bit behind the ball already. It's another one of the places where I can give them credit for trying, but they really got to get organized.
Didn't see anything super interesting on the menu that we haven't seen before. We ordered a soup, stuffed chicken wings, a "cold" seafood mix dish and the seemingly vaunted phat tai. First out, strangely, was the chicken wings and that took a looong time. What happened to the soup? Are they making it from scratch? It finally came, then the "cold" dish (which was merely lukewarm). We had to ask for the rice after waiting (another long while) for it and the waitress seemed surprise that we wanted it now. Finally, another long while later, the phat tai came.
So how's the food? Well, the stuffed chicken wings were okay. Quite decent, though the way it was done, it seemed like they were unsure whether they wanted to leave the bones in or not (certainly they didn't intend to have fish bone in there, right?). The soup was a little too strong and salty but I would give it a passing grade. The cold seafood dish had 3 pieces each of clam, shrimp, squid and fish and then a bunch of tomatoes. A bit interesting, but nothing to be amazed about and a bit skimpy. The phat tai (with shrimp/prawns), well, waaay to sweet and a bit too salty at the same time.
All in total it came to $40 for 2 people with tax + tips, so not exactly a great deal, though we were not hungry.
This is far from the best Thai place I've eaten at. Heck, not even close for Vancouver. Would I go back? Unlikely. It's not bad food, but for the service, quality and price, it's just not worth it. There are better options in town. Solidly not recommended.