A friend was leaving Toronto. so we planned for a nice dinner Friday night. She found online good reviews for this Thai place in Scarborough so we went to try. I got there a little earlier so I let my 2 ½ year old walk around the restaurant as I didn’t want him outside since the sidewalk was right in the small parking lot it is in. As soon as one friend arrived we tried to sit down to look at menu to order. I put little one in boaster seat but he was reluctant so he was kicking and crying wanting out, then I held him so he'll stop crying. One gentleman who might be one of the owners tried bribing him with a piece of candy which didn't calm him down. The lady working at the front also tried to calm him down. Shortly toddler was still crying so the gentleman told us we "had" to leave since he's not calming down. I asked him if he was serious in kicking us out but he ignored more and went into the kitchen. My friend packed up the boaster seat and we took our things and went outside.
Don't know whatever happened to customer service but this place certainly didn't have any and definitely not a family-friendly restaurant. There were only one other couple there who didn't seem to be bothered by the noise and eating their meal. We left and stood outside that restaurant trying to figure out what to do for dinner. Then our other friend arrived, shocked of what happened.
Never in my life did I feel so disrespected as a patron at a restaurant trying to have a nice meal. I will discourage anyone to go to this place despite good food reviews my friend read and wanted to try. So much for a nice meal and way to send off a good friend. Our evening was ruined by person who treated us in an inhumane and abrupt manner. Thought this kind of scenario you only see in a comedy but it happened to us. We don't wish this to happen to anyone else so again, re-consider this place.
I have travelled to various parts of Thailand and I can verify this is authentic Thai food.
I have eaten at various "Thai" restaurants in the GTA, and I can say that this menu is 100% authentic. Not only that, but the chefs are Thai too.
I have been to many Thai restaurants, and the workers are Chinese. Other restaurants invent dishes that are a mix of Chinese, American and Thai and claim to be a "Thai" restaurant.
This place is not like that at all. From my travels, I can see just in the environment alone there are various elements of the Thai culture that only a Thai person would be familiar with, so they're not fakers like the others.
The menu is completely Thai from the appetizers, to the mains to the dessert. I ordered 6 different dishes and they were all great and included all the trademark Thai ingredients.
Kinnaree has a very large variety of dishes in noodles, rice, chicken, beef, seafood, tofu and veg.
I have never seen a Thai restaurant so authentic and with such a vast array of choices.
The service is great. The host is very warm and kind, and the restaurant is big, neat, clean and nicely decorated.
The restaurant is also 'halaal', so the meat is clean and slaughtered in a very humane way.
Go for it!