I've been here several times for lunch and really enjoy the down-to-earth service. The lunch menu selections are really good value and range from $7 to 9 for a set plate, usually consisting of soup or salad with your main course. I normally go for the green curries and they are consistently well made and follow the mild-med-spicy choice that you've requested. Pad thai is also another fan favourite and it does taste better here - none of that ketchup substitute that you can find at places like Thai House. Aside from the great food, I'm particularly impressed with the service. Servers are Thai and very conscientious, gracious all around. Despite a very busy lunch rush, they managed to cater to our large group of ten. Free tea on the house that day.
Ambiance is simple; warm burgundy coloured walls, basic tables and chairs, and ubiquitous photos of King Bhumibol and royal family. Perfect place for a casual meal and definitely not pretentious. Great value considering their high overhead being in the heart of Kerrisdale. If I lived in the area, this would be one of my neighbourhood haunts.
Went in here for dinner. There was one server and one busser working i think. As one spoke very little english. The service was polite but not attentive.
Tried the papaya salad, pad thai with prawns, stuffed chicken wing, fried rice, green curry with chicken and tom yum. the stuff chicken wing at chili club is much better. the papaya salad was good but a little too tart for my taste bud. the tom yum was good but not outstanding.The fried rice and pad thai were very good and tasted authentically thai. as mentioned the pad thai uses tamarind for its tratness and colour. it is al dente noodles as mentioned. The green curry was weak and watery for my liking. but overall not a bad thai restaurant. Wash it down with a couple of young coconut water. Like i would in Thailand.
would not go out of my way to try this place again. but nevertheless not a bad option for thai food.
This place has the best pad thai in the city. I've tried pad thai at so many places, and they ALL drench it in tomato-y sauce. The spices, the minimal sauce, and the flavour is amazing! Service is solid.
I really like the salad it comes with too. Fresh and simple. Great start to a yummy lunch.
Massaman or some places spell it Matsaman is my favourite Thai curry. I was so excited when I saw that they have it on the menu. I ordered it as a lunch combo which came with soup and rice. I say the protions were dicent for under $10 bucks.
The place looks really nice and the service was really good. I was disappointed with the curry though as it tasted watered down and a bit bland. I was actually wanting to ask for some fish sauce. It had a fair amount of meat though and not just sauce/broth. I also ordered the Thai iced tea which was a bit too sweet.
Maybe I'll give this place another try and order something else next time.
There are many reasons why I will go back to this restaurant. Firstly, the coziness of this small restaurant makes one feel very comfortable without feeling cramped. Secondly, the service staff are very friendly and attentive. Lastly, the food is great.
One dish that stood out was the Pad Thai. Since this is such a common dish it was refreshing to be served something that wasn't doused in red-orange goo. The al dente pasta was also a surprise. All these years, I hadn't noticed that every other restaurant I'd been to was over cooking their noodles.
I look forward to returning to this restaurant and providing updated reviews.
(The conservative rating submitted today is due to this being my first visit to this restaurant.)
My husband and I were coming back home from an early and very quick 7 am trip to the Sunshine Coast. On the way home we decided to stop in Kerrisdale for lunch. Hoping for something quick, I remembered that there was a Thai restaurant located near to Cafe Artigiano. We both were not feeling too up to speed and were very happy to be seated immediately upon entering even though every table was full. Our orders were taken promptly and within 5 mins. our spring rolls were brought out hot and fresh....although not overly flavorful. Our main orders were delivered to the table before we'd even finished the appetizer which we weren't adverse to seeing that it was lunchtime and we were happy to be taken care of quickly.
My Tom Yum Goong soup was really delicious with lots of herbs and a nice pungent and spicy taste to it. The prawns were big and succulent, something that is often not the case. My husband opted for a lunch special: rice noodle dish with wide rice noodles, egg, chicken and chinese broccoli. We both thought this dish was quite good with a nice robust flavor....although we'd like a little more broccoli and chicken please. The "salad" that comes with the lunch special is a bit of a joke being a few pieces of iceberg lettuce and a tiny slice of tomato and cucumber.
Service was quick and efficient and the waitress serving us checked to make sure the level of spiciness was ok for us which we thought was nice.
The W/C were quite clean and the ambiance of the restaurant was comfortable and homey.
Nothing outstanding really, but very decent and welcoming when you want a quick, easy lunch.
We dine here regularly. As someone said, the service is gracious and everyone is really nice and friendly. Pad Thai and fish cake are our favorite! I’d say they are pretty authentic since I’ve had them so many times in Thailand. My only complaint is the prices; a simple vegetable dish costs over $9. I find it somehow overpriced. We always pay around $40-50 for two adults plus 1 small child and we don’t eat that much. Maybe we should try lunch next time. Otherwise, this is one of our favorite restaurants in Kerrisdale.
This is our local Thai restaurant and while it may not be a destination experience, it is nice to have solid, consistent Thai food within walking distance. The Pad Thai is really good - instead of that gloopy, ketchupy stuff, all too common in several Vancouver Thai restaurants, this one is al dente noodles with less sauce and more fresh veggie toppings. The Thai Beef Salad is tangy and spicy - it seems that regardless of ordering it mild, medium or hot, it is always the same amount of heat - often too hot when ordered mild. The curries are boring, ditto the soups but the spring rolls are housemade daily and crispy good. So our take-out is usually: Spring rolls, Chicken Pad Thai, beef salad and rice. The staff are truly nice, efficient and hardworking people.
Food: Portions were fine, but dishes lacked that oomph. I think the Pad Thai was good, but everything else was standard and the same as any other that I've tried at other Thai restaurants.
Service: OK as well, just not impressed.
Ambiance: Nothing special.
Price: Moderate, not overpriced. I'm not planning on going back though.
We went to this place twice. The first time the food was quite good, the sauces had just the right taste, and the ingregdients were fresh. So we decided to pay it a second visit. But the second time, though we order the same thing, wasn't quite the same. The food seemed like "day-olds" or been sitting around for too long. I hope this is not the norm.
This is a great family run little restaurant. The curries are delicious and the appetizer wonton thingies are so good. It is a pleasure to eat hear as the servers are all pleasant and happy. You don't wait long for service or food. They are great for take out, too, but don't do delivery.
Very happy with our dinner which totalled a wee $44.
We had Pad Thai (very good, the best in Van I had ), Tofu Green Curry (who would have thought Tofu and green curry is a good match?), Papaya Salad (light and fresh), Tom Yum Goong (just right!) and steamed rice.
For a cosy restaurant in Kerrisdale, I didn't think the place is overpriced. And for a person like me who is fussy abt her Asian food (as I am one too) - especially Thai's, I went home very happy. The food here tastes authentic enough, and this coming from someone who spent numerous happy vacations in Thailand and its surrounding islands!