Food: tom yum gai was a bit salty but typical of most thai places we try. had chicken curry and grn beens w/ beef off the special menu. flavour was good, but a bit too much bamboo in the curry for our liking.
Service: our server was very polite and personable. asked questions and made suggestions. wait time for food was reasonable.
Ambiance: lots of pictures, statues, and plants to give that authentic thai feeling. appeared to be clean overall.
Overall: i've had much better thai food, but if you're looking for a quick fix this will do. also, if u've never tried "authentic" thai, this could be a good place to go since i find they dont make the food as spicy or offer more traditional dishes that may not be suitable for all palettes. dont forget ur entertainment book coupon!
Food: had a non-meat eater with us so had to order dishes with only seafood but it turned out pretty good. Had some type of red curry with shrimp and some mussels that were really good. I've also had their chicken with cashews and its excellent. I think their pad thai either with chicken or shrimp is yummy.
Service: hit them on a good night because sometimes it can bad service. Never had to ask for water or anything like that. Good service even though we used an entertainment coupon. :P Only thing that bothered me was that the waiter kept spilling water on our table.
Ambiance: cheesy like the rest of the locations but nice and bright. This one isn't as bad as the burnaby location since it doesn't have that weird fake parrot that burnaby has.
As a newbie to this site I think its best to write some info about one of me and my fiancees favourite places to eat. The food is great but the service is truly amazing. Unlike other asian restaurants we are always greeted with a smile. If you go try the pineapple fried rice !
Let me start by saying I love Thai food.
I ordered take out from here last week. Ughh, what a mistake!!
You can stand there for 20 minutes with a million servers passing you by yet NO ONE seems to see you?!?!
Anyways, I paid $20 for the yellow chicken curry dish & rice. Brought it home opened it up & it was BROWN! I seem to remember yellow curry being yellow! It had no veggies!! Just chicken & potatoes. Where were the peppers? Where were the carrots? It tasted like shite.
There is no comparison to the Thai House on Robson St. Their curry is yellow & packed w/veggies.
I've been here for many times and never had a complaint. The food is great & the service is truly amazing.The food is great portioned , the value is simply fantastic...you get a good tasty soup, spring roll, and your main course…I love green curry & pad Thai here. i can eat here very often eve though lunch or dinner. My favourite Thai restaurant.
This restaurant has been around forever, and I have no idea why it took me so long to try this place. Should have come here years ago, because the food is DELICIOUS!!
My mom and I went there for lunch and we ordered the ostrich skewers, which were cooked to perfection!!! Meat was juicy and tender, and perfectly paired with the yummy peanut sauce. Absolutely to die for!!
We also ordered the lamb curry from their fusion menu and the traditional pad thai. The lamb curry was wonderfully done. Lamb done to perfection and the curry was just the right taste and consistancy...though it might have been nicer if it was a little spicier. The pad thai was very good as well, but we were so full from the skewers and the lamb curry (we also ordered rice to finish up all the curry sauce) that we didn't get to eat too much of the pad thai.
Service was friendly and not pushy at all. This will become my go-to place for Thai food in Richmond!!
I've only been here for lunch (over 10 times) and never had I had a complaint here. The food is great portioned(just right for lunch), the value is simply fantastic...you get a good tasty soup, spring roll, and your main course...
The place isn't spiffy clean or nicely decorated...but for a quick lunch...it can't be beat! And for how busy they get, and how few servers they have, the service is quite well too!
Went there for a Saturday night dinner with my partner, Hargow, his brother and brother's partner.
We had planned to go to a Thai restaurant in Anacortes but bailed due to border line ups. Then tried to go to another Thai restaurant in Richmond called Coco Chilli which we learned that night is now closed.
Anyways, we made reservations and arrived on time. Seated immediately. Very eager and almost too eager staff. To start we had the ostrich lettuce wrap. Very tasty, great on the spices and the right amount for 4 of us. Lettuce was nice and crisp. Ordered the Pad Thai which was good. A little wetter than my partner likes but I was pretty happy with it. Also ordered the green beans, very good. The eggplant though was exceptional. It was stuffed with shrimp, came with a very flavourful sauce.
Bill came to $72.00 before tip and so it was an average price for a nicer meal. What I wasn't so happy about is that we were charged nearly $8.00 for rice. I know prices have gone up but that is on the high side. Asked for rice for 4. Since they know how much rice is involved, it would have been nice if they told us that rice for 2 or 3 to start should be enough and then go from there, but who knows.
I think the tea was extra and it would have been nice if it was complimentary.
We also split a dessert of fried bananas which came with mango ice cream. Very good but would have been better with vanilla. We ordered no alcohol but three diet pepsis.
Everyone was very full and we did have a bit of leftovers but not much.
Waiter was very attentive and eager and went out of his way to look after us.
Will definitely go back for the eggplant.
Ironically, I ordered the pineapple fried rice yesterday evening, and the chef forgot the pineapple altogether. We ordered 3 items of takeout and when we arrived around 6:30pm, the restaurant was virtually empty.
It was my first time at this location. I have had great meals at the Burrard and Robson restaurants, though.
Upon entering the restaurant, we noticed the decor was sadly outdated and very dimly lit. The servers who greeted us were pleasant.
When we got home and opened up the food, we noticed we did not get rice with the red curry we ordered. Ok, I could live with that. Then, we realized that the chef had put in a lot of semi-rancid peanuts into our pineapple fried rice, but not a sliver of pineapple was to be found! Come on, the place was empty yet the chef made such an elementary mistake when! The red curry was just OK, and the pad thai was very blah.
I would recommend the other Thai House locations but not this Richmond one!
I wasn't aware that the lunch service ended at 2:45 so being 1/2 hour late, I was going to leave. The very friendly manager suggested we take the early dinner menu which started technically a 1/2 hour later, which was a gracious compromise.
Mom--who can't eat anything remotely spicy--settled on a nice noodle number with plain broth soup to start. The portions were bigger than I thought they would be for a special menu. I had the red curry which was quite good. The starter tom yum soup was a meal unto itself and very satisfactory.
The Thai iced tea, and in fact all the food, met my expectations. I was happy to walk the distance from the Canada line to revisit an old haunt.
I don't have much to write about the food except it was noting special and not very authentic, it could be because we only ordered Pad Thai but we expect such a popular dish should be done well or at least close to authenticity as possible. My issue with this restaurant is the added 15% gratuity in the bill with no warning except when after you paid and find that out yourself. We went to Thai House in Feb 2011 with a entertainment coupon and the usual, server took our order, brought us the food and later time to pay, told us to pay at cashier. We went to pay at cashier and left... but we felt theres something not right with the total amount and I check the bill and horrified to see the 15% added gratuity, we walked right back in, and the cashier indicated that we used the coupon and he also claim that he did tell us to look at the bill when he gave it to us. Yes, we are really unhappy
Late tonight, on my way out to the airport to pick up my husband, my mom and I stopped in for a quick bite. Since we weren't too hungry we decided to get the Tom Yum Goong soup, Papaya Salad and Prawn Salad Roll. All the food was very good, especially the soup. The salad was a little hot for us but gave us an excuse to order a Singha beer to temper the heat. The Salad Roll was quite typical, large with lots of vermicelli stuffing inside. Sometimes I wish that Thai restaurants in Vancouver would be more creative with their Salad Rolls as is often the case in Toronto thai restaurants, where the use of more greenery and herbs such as mint, thai basil and cilantro help to make the rolls vibrant, fragrant and delectable.
The thing that impressed us the most was the service. Upon arrival, every single employee greeted us with a hello and a smile. Amazing! Felt so welcome.
We were seated at once, there were several quality checks throughout our visit and the food arrived within minutes of our ordering. We never felt rushed even though it was near closing. We left before closing time so that we wouldn't wear out our welcome. Gratious people serving wonderful food.
A best kept secret perhaps but dropped in at the Thai House in Richmond after picking up some friends who flew in. They wanted some good Asian cuisine so came across the place as we usually go to the one in Kits. Turns out the food and service is just as good. Our friends enjoyed the spicy green beans, seafood curry and ostrich curry the best. We also had Tom Yum soup which was very good and ended off the meal with the house favourite of fried bananas and mango ice cream. Yum! Our friends were very impressed and said it was too bad that there weren't Thai Houses where they live as we told them there were lots of locations around town. Sometimes, I think we take for granted places we go to from time to time and don't realize how good they are until someone reminds us. Overall, it was a really good meal to share among old friends.
I read in the Province last week about the Thai House having a great lunch special but had to check it out for myself. I always lived in Richmond, but never dropped in for their lunch as there's tons of Asian fast fiid restaurants to choose from already. Must have been one of those best kept secrets until now as my bf and I had a really good meal, and best of all, the food was good and more than affordable!!! These two factors don't always go hand in hand. Had the beef penag style curry they recommended and believe me, this was really good curry, and we've had our share dining out. He had red curry with lots of veggies and meat, and it didn't disappoint at all. Both dishes came with rice, soup and a spring roll all for only $7.50 each, much to our surprise as the food was really good. Normally when you hear about good places, sometimes the review doesn't pan out but in this case, we were totally impressed. No, the Thai House didn't reinvent the wheel but what they delivered was some really great tasting Thai food to fit our budget. Will definitely be back to try more of their items for lunch and din.
My hubby and I never tried Thai food before. Hard to believe, I know, but for Asian food, we always, always go out for Chinese and sometimes Japanese. Don't know why, really... A couple friends recommended the Thai House in Vancouver as they've been around for decades. We came across their Richmond location by chance when we we were around the area. Had a really decent and unbelievable lunch at only $8! The chicken curry was really creamy with amazing fresh spices. We love eggplant and tried it out and loved how they cooked it. Best of all, you also get with your meal a yummy egg roll, salad to go with your dish and rice. We’re impressed enough to try their dinner menu next month and go beyond the curry dishes. The server was kind enough to tell us that the Thai House also has a weekend “all you can eat” brunch buffet for $12.95 with lots more dishes to choose from. We’re now converts of Thai cuisine, and not looking back!
My husband and I went here on a Saturday night around 8pm, with my mother-in-law. The place was packed to the brim but we were seated within moments.
Service was good. The server was a little theatrical but I think that was his way of trying to communicate clearly in a very loud and distracting environment. It was loud from the number of people there, but I'd rather be in a loud happy restaurant than a pathetic empty one any day!
We ordered a small soup (I think it was the Tom Yum), the red curry chicken with bamboo shoots and the fried cod with house sauce. The food came in no time flat, and we were happy to see that all the items came to the table at the same time.
The soup wasn't that great, too sour and it had too many mushrooms in it.
The curry was awesome. A generous portion of classic coconut red curry with lots of nice tender chicken and bamboo shoots. The fish was even better.. a huge plate of delicious, perfectly fried fish on a bed of spinach, covered with a great tomato/peanut sauce and red and green bell peppers. So tasty.
Prices are a little higher than the average Chinese place, but the quality is great and the portions are very generous. You get what you pay for - no giant chunks of celery or chewy mystery meat.
We couldn't finish everything and ended up taking some home. Amazingly, we were in and out in 45 minutes. We did not feel rushed at all, the food was just really fast getting out of that kitchen and the bill came as soon as we asked for it.
I know we'll be back to try more! The only bad thing I can say about this place was the parking situation. Every parking space in the lot is assigned, and of course the ones for this restaurant were full. I ended up parking in front of a closed salon, but I would have felt much more comfortable if I had been able to find a spot in front of that restaurant.
I went here to eat dinner with my family to celebrate Mother's Day (which is tomorrow) and use up my sister's entertainment book coupon. When we entered, we were warmly greeted and seated by the servers there. The restaurant wasn't full, but it was considerably busy. The lighting was a bit dim, that was a slight problem for my parents; they had to squint to read the menu. We ordered the Gai Yang BBQ Chicken (half), the Mixed Veggies (with no meat) with oyster sauce, the Tiger Prawn Red Curry served in a pineapple, and an Ostrich Meat Yellow Curry. All the food was unexpectedly good. The veggies weren't much of a shock though, quite....average. But we had to order 2 non-spicy dishes because my sister can't really eat spicy foods. The chicken was REALLY good, it was really tender. The dishes were a good size for us, but my whole family has a comparatively small appetite, so 4 dishes would probably not be enough for other people. The servers were very pleasant the whole time, but they weren't all that attentive. But that was fine for us, we were in no hurry to go anywhere. I'm definitely coming back.
I passed by this restaurant a million times before I finally worked up the courage to go in and try. This simple looking restaurant has to die for food inside. Restaurants come a dine a dozen in Richmond but to find an extrodinary restaurant is almost extinct in this area. I went in thinking it was just another Asian restaurant full of grease, msg and generic food but came out so happy and full it was almost magical. The service was even better than the food. There Horw Mok Maprao was so breautiful to look at, the flavor bursts into your mouth when eaten. They make the food as spicy or non spicy as you request. Not sure what to eat ask the wait staff and they will tell you exactly what your cravings are for the evening. Dessert is just as delicious as the food.
For the past several years we've been seeing more and more Thai restaurants opening up left right and center. Lots of imitations that have barely survived or still floating around but nothing beats the original. We've tried many other places but none of them seem to cut it. Thai House has always been a favourite of ours since the 1990's. Not sure but they might have even been one of the first Thai restaurants to open in Vancouver. Their menu has changed for the better with lots of new menu items to celebrate their 20th year anniversary . Kudoes to them for always offering the best in service and food. The staff are always attentive and courteous.
Maybe it was just bad night for others but my friends and i were having a great time. The service was a bit lacking but we went there for some Thai food and weren't expecting to get some excellent service or anything. We ordered 2 green curry and 1 yellow, simply awesome! The chef who cooked the food actually came out and talked to us. she said she has been working for Thai House for over 19 years! gotta give her some props for that :p Anyways, it is not as bad as the others have reviewed. Give it a try ;)