Our party of 3 wanted to have Thai food for lunch and I guess this would be the most popular Thai restaurant so we checked it out. Parking is not too bad, but you might have trouble finding one if you don't beat the lunch crowd as it gets pretty busy there.
Food: We ordered pad thai, seafood combination with green curry (wrapped in foil), beef with eggplant, and cocunut-flavoured rice to share. (We totally forgot, but should have ordered their tom yum soup which is also good!)
Service: It was really busy for a Friday afternoon, but we wished that our servers could offer us water more often (or even leave us with a jug of water) to put out the 'fire'.
Ambiance: Haven't been here in ages and doesn't look like anything changed.
Price: Reasonably priced and a good value because the servings are rather large.
Overall: As expected, the food was good and it's no wonder why it's such a popular place and has been around for years. We'll be back sometime soon.
We love Thai food and thought we should give this place a try.
We ordered Vegetable spring rolls and boneless stuffed wings to start with. It took ages to first bring the spring rolls which tasted bland. Then once we were done with that they brought the stuffed chicken wings. The flavour was good but were very chewy. I was a little upset at that time it would have been nice to have had both appetizers alongside each other but whatever.
We then ordered Red chicken curry, chilli pepper fired rice and pad Thai . The servers seemed very rushed. After every 5 minutes we had a different server ask us if we needed anything. My boyfriend jokingly said "may be our food would be nice!"
All dishes came one by one. Again it would have been nice if they brought it out all together. Rather than have two cold dishes and one warm.
The chicken curry had no curry or to be fair the chicken and vegetables seemed to have been dipped in curry and then served. The chicken again was rubbery. The chilli pepper fired was actually really good. I took one for home too. And the pad Thai was sweet. I didn taste any chilli. The sweetness was overwhelming and the egg smelled stale for some reason.
Over all this place was major disappointment. I'm better off getting my thai fix from a food court with seriously better service and better tasting food.
We tried this restaurant because lots of favorable reviews around. Service wise, our waitress was prompt and courteous. The place was clean and bright. The yellow curry chicken was fantastic! Beer selection was outstanding as well. For the main dish, the Garlic Sauce steamed veggies and a side of coconut rice is very good. We also all agreed that the Spicy Noodles-Pad Thai came in second place and was very tasty as well. For dessert, Lychee Sorbet was refreshing after a full meal. This is a good value restaurant, If you want a really good meal at a reasonable price, go here.
We visited Thai House last night for the first time, and will definitely be back! The spring rolls were amazing, the chicken skewers were real chicken breast meat, the red curry was super-spicy but delicious, the prawn/veggie/garlic dish full of fresh-chopped veggies and over 10 huge prawns, green curry was great, Pad Thai fantastic...I cannot say enough good things! Service was also very attentive!
I wasn't particularly looking forward to eating here because I am not a huge fan of Thai food and I have heard the downtown location is pretty bad. The wife and I had some gift cards that needed using so we decided to look up the Thai House that had the best reviews and it was the Richmond one. Service was attentive as the restaurant was only 30-35% full on a Saturday during lunch time. We ordered the spicy green beans, Red Curry Seafood (forgot the name of it but it was one of the day's specials) and two bowls of the coconut rice. The beans were pretty good but the Red Curry with coconut seafood dish was simply amazing....We ate up everything even though my wife isn't a big eater. The prices are a little higher than what I would usually pay for a meal but the seafood dish really made up for it. Service was pretty good as well.
I would advise people to avoid this location of Thai House. Unless you would like to pay for expensive and ill-tasting food. First of all, their marinate or whatever they use to salt the pork is overdone. Pork was very salty. Their satay is quite dry as well. Their vegetables are poorly prepared. Onions are super long and carrots are very hard and thick. Their pineapple fried rice was mushy. With very large chunks of pineapple, some of which were sour. Their pineapple shell is tiny and cold. Not room temperature, it was cold. And that made a portion of the rice inside the shell also cold. Because their shell is so tiny, they scoop some rice onto the side of the plate, which touches the outside of the shell. I wonder if their staff even cleans the outer shell before placing rice next to it - probably not. The lettuce used as garnish on their satay and chicken wings were brown/yellow. Their waiters argue with you and lie by saying that the pineapple is cut fresh just before the rice is placed inside it. Well, if their definition of "freshly cut" is a pineapple shell that is pre-cut and wrapped with saran-wrap placed inside a cooler, then clearly they don't know what fresh is. After this horrible experience, I learned from a friend of a friend who said they re-use their pineapple shells.
The place is packed. It was jam packed yesterday. Apparently, they get all the local lunch crowd. I was having a quick lunch with the lady I am seeing near her work. They are that busy. Go early if your girlfriend wants asian food! I had the red chicken curry and the most odd chicken nugget-type things. (apologies for not remember the name). Those nuggets were tender, juicy, savoury little pillows of deep fried weirdness. The curry was ok as well, maybe not perfectly balanced between the salty, sweet, sour and spicy intensity.
We werent out of there as fast as we wanted because we had the afternoon to ourselves.
My friend had pad thai noodles (he said it was so-so) but I can only say positive things about my dish (Thai spicy noodles with chicken). I devoured it within minutes. This restaurant and me are regular dates. It was crazy-busy that day (Friday dinner lunch) but I was amazed at how fast and efficient the service was because I get to see my man not often enough. I cannot wait to come back and try some other dishes with my man.
Was around the area as saw someone off at the airport in the morning. Decided since I was in town to meet up with some friends who work in Richmond. They recommended Thai House but it was my first visit. We all had their lunch special and it came with rice, spring roll and soup. The red curry was awesome though the chicken cashews I had off my friend's plate was pretty good too. Glad I went as now anytime I'm in Richmond, I will definitely go back as for $7.50, it's really good food and a proper lunch unlike drive through. Oh yah, best of all, the waiter said there are other restaurant locations in Vancouver where I work!
Our first visit to the Thai House in Richmond was a pleasant surprise. Is this the best Thai food I've ever had? Maybe not, but it was really quite good, with mostly nice flavour blending. Only one disappointment: the rather bland red curry that came in the coconut shell needed more intense flavours. Since there were four of us; we ordered the dinner for four, stuffed ourselves and there was still food left over! The bill, with a couple of extras, was still under $100! The place was full but our server made us feel as if we were the only ones there. He was cheerful and eager to please, even offering a substitution when my husband said he wasn't keen on ostrich skewers (which the rest of us wanted). Our drinks were regularly replenished. The food came out fast (at times, a little too fast) and hot. Standouts: excellent satay sauce and the seafood soup. Huge portions, good value, tasty food, excellent service, central location.
A couple friends and I were in Richmond, and we wanted some good eats. Came across the Thai House Restaurant, and found parking easily so we were off to a good start. We've been to their downtown location years ago and it was pretty good. Turned out that the Richmond location didn't disappoint. Never tried something so weird and exotic as ostrich in red curry but my friends made me order it. Never knew I was missing out on something so good. Went away wanting more of it as had to share. Spicy beans were just right. Lettuce wrap was good. Didn't know until later from another friend, but they SELL packages of their awesome curry already premade. Gotta go back next time for sure to buy some.
FOOD - Good!
PRICE - not expensive if you have the COUPON!!
SERVICE - efficient, waitress was VERY nice, didn't like the manager though
WAIT TIME: reasonable
AMBIANCE: lights too dim! CAN'T see food!
The girlfriends and I decided to have a dinner gathering here, and we each ordered an item. I really enjoyed their coconut curry chicken in the coconut bowl. It wasn't too spicy considering the menu warned you it was 3 chillies worth. The pad thai was at par. If you like al dente pasta, the noodles there are really "chewy". What I thought was a downfall was the fried rice we ordered. I personally don't really like overcooked soft rice, and possibly because of the sauce it soften the rice even more. I'm not a big fan of raisins as well so that wasn't a favorite of the night for me.
We brought 2 entertainment coupons in for dinner and that saved us $23. Our bill came up to $40 tip incld that night.
A possible return!
I been to this location twice & was quite disappointed. I didn't want to come here the second time but our out-of-town guests were staying in richmond. We had out 8 people & it took them 15 minutes to set up, even though the restaurant was half full. The manager,who served us at the place had the biggest frown on this face the whole time, it doesn't hurt to smile! When we asked for chopsticks, he gave us a disgruntled look. Half of the food tasted good. The Pad Thai was too sour to eat, & I could taste chunks of salt in it. I don't recommend this location at all!
My wife, son, brother in law, and myself had an excellent evening at the Thai House. I have never had Thai food before and I must say Thai is a wonderful cuisine. We had ordered in as well and the food was equally good. Some of the dishes may be a bit spicy but that is perhaps how Thai cuisine is prepared. Would love to visit Thai House again.
Man, the food was so salty. Worst Thai food I've ever had. There is no good Thai food in Vancouver. Definitely not worth the $13-15 per dish. With their quality it should be $7 per dish instead. Gordan Ramsey would shut down the kitchen if there was ever food like this in his restaurant. They try to be upscale by changing your plates like in a fancy restaurant, but their food just says it all.
First time visiting this restaurant, and felt very welcoming by staffs. Manager was very friendly and patience to give us recommendations. Spring rolls Yummy! Curry Chicken Fried Rice tastes and smell so good!!! Dessert was friend banana with mango ice cream...I left with a very happy tummy and smile on my face! ^^
what more can you ask for except a resonable bill for 6 people with 3 drinks and pop came to $153.00 We chose the dinner for 6. It was tastey and lots of variety. I could have eated more but it was just a tidge salty but hey its not supposed to be healthy.
Great service and we got a free umbrella.
We couldn’t get parking at Yaohan Centre where we normally eat casual ‘cheap and cheerful’ Chinese food in their large Asian food fair. We go in a huge group for Friday lunches from our office so we were in a jam. We drove around and decided to check out the Thai House’s lunch special which we heard was pretty good. A couple of us have been there for dinner but it was a while ago and remember liking it. Man, have we missing out big time! Their lunch special was amazing, and believe me, we as a group all have different tastes to satisfy. You get a lot of choices which surprised us as you can get their famous curries but there’s also other a lot of other dishes. Too many to remember but we couldn’t believe it especially since lunch specials are usually very limited. The meal came with soup, a bowl of rice and a spring roll. Overall, we were very impressed by the food, and the service was prompt even for a big group of us which we needed as our time is limited. We vowed to forgo the mass produced, greasy and fried items we’ve been subjecting ourselves too for years. The Thai House food left us full but not in a good way as it was fresh, made for us on the spot and overall much healthier. Oh yah, forgot, it was unbelievable because the price came to only $7.50 for each meal. Makes you think twice why we never thought about going there before. We’re a big fan now and will be back for sure every week.
We arrived at 12:15 and were promptly seated- water arrived, order taken at 12:17 - that was it - first plate arrived after 1 pm - cold except for the spring roll, the remainder of the dishes arrived at 1:15- no explanation - although another table must have been aware of the speed, because they must have pre-ordered and the food was placed at their seats before they arrived! Server clearly avoided us - came by once - with a duh look, as if to go check and then never re-appeared.