came to this new thai restaurant on the recommendation of my client, who actually works at another thai restaurant.. we won't name names haha! what he told me was, "the food is pretty good but the prices are high for the portion size and location (whalley)".
the food. we enjoyed all but one dish that was served to us, which is usually my favorite, pad thai. it was sweet, bland and too dry, in my opinion... which was a shame because that's what i came for. satays were delicious, tender, and well seasoned. veggie spring rolls were tasty as well but just like any other spring roll you could find anywhere else. we had fried rice which was very good!! have to compliment the chef with that one... btw, like the other reviewer said, rice is not included which is too bad but give the fried rice a try... a nice blend of seasoning and not at all oily. also had another dish that i can't recall the name of that had sauteed veggies, choice of meat, and cashews... sooo good!!! plus a curry that was really good too but the size of a large cup of soup (yes large cup not bowl!) overall, taste of the food was great but portions small. you will NOT get full from ordering just one entree.
the drinks... cocktails were strong and reasonably priced. also recommended.
the service... the servers are almost always visible and ready to help you but what happened to service with a smile? service is polite but most definitely not friendly. also noticed that our server really didn't know much about the menu and had to refer back to the menu whenever we asked something.
ambience... is very modern & cool... refreshing yet sterile... but i still liked it. did not appreciate the state the of the single unisex bathroom tho. wouldn't have cared if it was just the unfinished floor but on top of the unfinished section of the floor, there was 2 pieces of random hardware lying on it.
friendlier service and adjusting the entree sizes would keep me coming back. but yes, i will give it another try in the next couple months.