On one of my frequent reviews of DineHere the reviews of Kon Thai caught my eye and I was more than a little intrigued. Indeed, the place was basically in the neighbourhood that I live so I thought I would give it a try. The first time was disappointing not with respect to the food but because for whatever reason on that day it was not open for lunch.
Indeed, the second try at visiting the place was successful from every perspective.
Myself and my spouse treated an other couple to dinner at Kon Thai and there was not one person in the group who was not jaw-droppingly astounded at the quality and value of the meal.
It was truly that "incredible".
We had a couple of appetizers, shrimp cakes and as well an eloquent variation of breaded shrimps, Tom Yum Goon soup, red curry beef, a wonderfully aromatic stir fry of chicken, cashews, chillies etc, and of course Pad Thai with jasmine rice for the table.
The total bill $61.56 not including tip.
The service was wonderfully prompt and attentive without being intrusive and our waiter was excellent at providing us the information we required to make our choices from both a culinary and quantity perspective.
I have spent several months in Thailand not as a tourist but in the course of my professional career and have developed a decent of not excellent appreciation of Thai cooking.
On that basis I can state with confidence that this dinning experience was one of the best I have had with respect to Thai cusine. While it might be overstatement to say it was the best Thai meal I ever its not hyperbole to state that that I have never tested more delicious Tom Yum Goon; nor is at an overstatement that this is the best Thai food I have had in Vancouver.
As perhaps a foreboding footnote it I was informed by one of the staff that the HST is killing this place and it may not be around much longer; so if you are intrigued by the collectively outstanding reviews of this place and love Thai cooking you may not want to wait to experience place.