Bring your friends and family in to Sticky Rice, and experience authentic Thai cuisine, in a hospitable and sophisticated environment.
Not impressed..and Im not that hard to please, Really !!
Just spent 50$ on a 20 minute meal,as we were treated with curt and impatient server. We made sure to arrive by 8pm as I noted on the website that they were open until 9pm, fair enough...when we walked in the door the hostess looked annoyed and told us they were closing soon. Should of took that as a warning and turned and ran to the Cactus Club across the street, but instead asked if we had time to eat, she replied "of course". As soon as we were seated we were asked to decide what we would like, said we could use 5 minutes to decide, were not offered drinks or appies at that time. We both decided on a simple dish of Pad Thai,mine w/chicken, his w/beef.
When they arrived the server said she was sorry the chef made a mistake so they were both "chicken" as if that should be okay with us! My fellow diner doesnt eat chicken ever, so we asked that it be replaced...
So here I am with my meal and he is waiting for 10 minutes for his, didnt know if I should send mine back also as it would get cold as I waited?? The server was annoyed and we could hear the chef complaining and laughing at us, as if we were so difficult!! Again should of got up and left, didnt feel welcome at all, a couple people walked in and ordered take out and they were treated a bit better, but still not welcomed at all. Like you should apologize for being inconvenient or something?! We were half way through our meal and were told they were closing and our bill was brought, that ruined it and we asked to box our food up and get the hell outta there...it was only 8:55pm and our bill for this miserable experience was $56.00. We could have gone to the Keg, Cactus Club, Milestones etc etc. for the same cost and recieved great service.
The food was okay, but nothing special, generic actually. I work in a sucessful service based business and would never dream of treating a customer this way. Its true that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression"!! Wont be returning or recommending to any of my customers, family, or friends anytime soon :(
I got takeout the other night. I ordered a small seafood Tom yum soup and an entree, cashew nut chicken. That put me out more than 27 dollars. If the food was actually good I wouldn't complain. I receive a really small cup of soup and about 2 and a half cup of veggies, chicken and maybe 6 cashews. The food was super sweet. Too much sugar over powered everything. that's all I could taste. I felt ripped off with the portion sizes. I could have gotten a prime rib dinner with ,potatoes, veggies and caesar salad at the keg for less than that. I do not recommend this place !!
We've had takeout from Sticky Rice numerous times and have always found it good. We recently dined in and found that to really be the ticket to enjoying the food at this restaurant. Friendly service by server and by the manager/owner?? - I always get the same thing, Veggie Salad Rolls and the Deep Fried Tofu and they, on this occasion in specific, were outstanding. My husband tends to choose different things and on this occasion went with the Basil Chicken Rice and the Thai Wings (his ultimate favourite wing). He said his food was fantastic and had enough to take home for next days lunch to boot.
It's not cheap to eat here, but we consider it a nice treat to do so and will continue to patron such a great spot.
PS. get the tea! the tea they serve is the best i've ever had and enjoyed an entire pot all to myself :)
My biggest complaint is the service. It's slow. I went there, and they where completely empty. Even then, it took five-ten minutes to get my drink. My appetizer came out with my meal. The food is okay, but does not make up for the service. I may order takeout, but never dining in again.
Didn't know where to go for an early dinner in South Surrey and was about to head to Cactus Club when Sticky Rice Thai & Asian Cuisine caught my eye. Love to try asian fare in Surrey as good quality ethnic food, much less good quality food of value is seriously missing from this area. But I digress.
The restaurant is obviously new. The ambiance is solid, I'll give it that. Dark woods, with asian fabrics and flowers. I hoped they put as much into the food as they put into the decor.
We ordered Tom Ka Gai (Spicy Coconut Soup), Beef Satays (but it comes as a lettuce wrap - more later), papaya salad, green curry and pad thai.
The soup was sugary sweet. I've heard that to avoid using MSG some restaurants use sugar to bring out the sweetness that MSG does, but this was dessert sweet. It had the requisite lemon grass pieces, and some other herbs (I didn't see all of the necessary herbs), but it was definitely lacking a bit of sour, bit of heat, more simmer time and huge reduction in sugar. Fail
Beef Satays. You know who makes a good Satay? Tropika. And it's a pretty basic satay. First, it's on a stick. Second, it's bite sized. Finally, it's seasoned relatively well. And to finish it off, it's got a basic peanut sauce. The satays here are not on a stick... which pretty much tells me it's not a satay! And the portion of meat is huge. I mean, it's flat and large, so unweildy to share. Finally, it was tasteless and tasted as if it had been tenderized chemically. Bland and boring and came with lettuce to make lettuce wraps. It should be renamed "lettuce wraps". Fail
Papaya salad. Wilty, soft and too fishy. Needed to have lots of lime, the extra sugar that went into the soup and not arrive looking brown. Double fail. But I didn't have the heart to tell her that it tasted disgusting so I said it was too spicy and she took it off the bill.
Green curry - although it said that it is a mild curry, be forewarned that green curry is marked as a medium curry almost everywhere else. However, I found that if you eat the meat or the egg plant alone, the heat is low, but the sauce eaten with rice, the heat is much higher. The green curry was good, but the meat was tenderized (but most asian places do this). Good, but a bit pricey at $18 dollars.
Pad Thai - if you get it with the prawns, you pay extra, but the prawns are big, good and you get a fair amount. Peanuts are on the side. My kids really liked this dish, and so did the adults. Great!
Service - they seemed short staffed but we had dinner around 5:15, and when we left another waitress arrived. Our hostess was also our waitress and she was quite busy, and forgot our drinks.
Value - poor. Just can't justify paying $18 for curry when the rest of the stuff is so blah.
Was hoping we found a good Thai restaurant close to home... but sadly, we cannot return.
Stopping in for a quick lunch I ordered a Tom yum and pad Thai. My small $10 bowl of soup arrived and tasted like tomatoe chicken soup. Having been to Thailand several times and eating my fare share of Thai food here at home, I have never tasted terrible soup like this. I informed the waitress that is wasn't good and I didn't want it. The manager arrived promptly telling me that that is just how they make it and I will have to pay for it!! She basically said "too bad, you ordered it, you pay for it". After threatening a nasty Internet review she finally conceded.
She then brought my pad Thai over and hovered over me like I was a 5 year old to see if I liked it. It was also bland and terribly unauthentic.
I will never eat here again. Not only is the food not good and the manager seriously lacking some customer service skills, but is it greatly over priced.
That's my first impression, meh. I've been to couple Thai restaurants, but this one has the most 'basic' taste to all. What I mean by that is, Thai food is usually served with rich taste, whether it is spice or sweet. Sticky Rice does not have that side to their dishes. It's good for first timers to Thai food, but if you know a thing or two about Thai food, I suggest another place.
ps. Please do not get the Thai Ice Tea. It is NOT GOOD.