Portions are huge. The pad thai came on the plate and the amount of noodles spanned a good 12 inches across in length and 6 inches in width and 2 inches in height. I thought that it was meant for two people. For $8.95 there was a very generous portion of shrimp in the pad thai. It seemed for awhile that every spear of the fork seemed to snag a piece of shrimp. The shrimp was definitley fresh, plump and cooked well. Not rubbery or 'dehydrated'. I'm not a thai food expert, but I've had pad thai at Wild Rice in Gastown, and I couldn't tell much of a difference between the two. "Ketchupy?" Not that I could tell.
Usually I have to go to 'all you can eat' types of deals to feel full and this place had me stuffed, and no I'm not overweight. I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. I have a fast metabolism. Very rarely am I stuffed. Here I was.
The lady is polite, but busy, it took her awhile to get me seated, she was answering the phones. Seems like take out is a big thing.
It wasn't busy when I went in. The ambience is on the lacking side, with lots of cold hard surfaces, but the service is earnest and honest. It's a restaurant where a family works it and where the restaurant supports the family. I enjoy this kind of restaurant, much more than the chain restaurants. I feel that my business helps to support a family instead of some kids makeup and cellphone expenses.
An honest, earnest restaurant.