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Thai House Restaurant

1766 W 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K3A9
Tel: (604) 737-0088
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

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A decent place to meet with friends
By VJB of abbotsford (147 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 11:34am [Dine in]

We had dinner with friends here last night. There were 6 of us. We had a very nice get together and it was nice that Thai House did not rush us at any point. We were 3 hours socializing over dinner and at no time was there any indication from the staff that we had overstayed our welcome.

As others have mentioned the restaurant is very dark and I would imagine that in the winter months it would be downright gloomy and depressing. It is not the sort of place for a romantic evening.

The service was decent. But at times I think that they forgot about us. One of the couples arrived a bit later than the rest of us and their drink orders were not delivered for a good 20 minutes. I think they forgot. However on the bright side they allowed us to visit and did not rush us to order or to settle the bill after we had finished dinner. The food was okay. Some of the dishes were very good others were somewhat disappointing. A new menu item – a different recipe for pad thai was disappointing. It was made with egg noodles, more of a spaghetti type noodle rather than the rice noodle and the sauce looked like it was catsup based. Peanuts and bean sprouts were provided to mix in with the noodles. Our friend who ordered this dish forgot to ask for the meat with the dish so it was just the noodles with the catsup like sauce. It was very disappointing . Chicken with spinach was not very interesting nor was a dish of green beans with beef. Prawns with Penang curry were very good. A dish of mango with cashew nuts and pork was okay, nothing special. The best dish that we had was the deep fried cod with their special sauce on a bed of spinach. For dessert we all had mud pie – 3 orders. They do not have a good supplier for their mud pie. It was one of the worst mud pies that I’ve had. The servings are somewhat on the small side. I was still hungry after dinner and dessert and I do not have a huge appetite. We had 2 entertainment coupons so it was a very reasonable meal. 5 of us had beer or wine and with tip it was $50.00 a couple.

I would probably give it another try but it is not a restaurant I would make a special trip to dine at.

There is meter parking right in front of the restaurant but if you drive just a block further on 7th there is free street parking

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Good food, friendly staff
By applepie of Burnaby (127 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

We went for lunch on a not so busy day. The staff - host, server and busboy - were very friendly. Food was great, and was served in a timely manner. We had lamb chop and seafood chilli fried rice. The lamb was very nicely done with a great aroma. The rice I found a little too moist for fried rice, but still very good, with large prawns and scallops. The restaurant is spacious but very dark, and it looks a bit dated too. It can probably use some more lighting or a fresh coat of paint. Other than that, no complaints from me. I will probably go back if I am in the area.

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Not Thai food
By sgtoca of Kitsilano, Vancouver (103 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 9:39am [Dine in]

Enough said and I have eaten on the shores of Phuket to Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The food is overly sugared.

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Dining in the dark
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

This location is somewhat hidden off the main road but a quick save from a friend and before we knew it, we were being seated and hungrily combing through the menu.

We went with the usual dishes you'd find at every Thai restaurant. The satays were again a disappointing starter with subpar flavour and dry, almost chalky texture. The rest of the dishes were a much better showing, particularly the Green Beef Curry and the Tom Yum Gai - better here compared to the other locations. Based on the food, the prices still feel a touch expensive, even for Thai.

Service was passable but kitchen speed was abysmal. It was a rather quiet dinner service that evening so we were surprised it took that long for our orders to come out. Waitresses are friendly, however.

Ambience was dark and dreary. I think all of us would've welcomed a large party to liven up the place. I think all of us consciously made an effort to keep the silence to align with the mood in the restaurant.

Can't say I'm swayed to come back or to avoid it completely, but it certainly doesn't stand out.

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Yummy!
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (70 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 11:42pm [Dine in]

I went here for lunch with a friend during a weekday. They have tons of lunch specials - $7.50. I had the Kaeng Kari Gai (Boneless Chicken with red curry, bamboo shoots & Coconut milk) - yummy to the tummy!!! It came with soup, spring roll, large portion of rice and large portion of the chicken. I couldn't eat all of mine and took some home. We were too full to have dessert. I wanted to try the deep friend banana.
Service was good.
Value was very good.
Ambiance had a nice feel to it. Very clean.
Lunch for two plus tea and tip was $20 - not bad for a big lunch. Will definitely go back.

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Best Lunch Deal
By diningRL of East Vancouver (65 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 1:42am [Dine in]

Decided to try this place for lunch, and it was such an excellent decision!

They had about 15 set lunch specials for $7.50 and another 10 or so for a buck or two more. The specials include a spring roll, salad, soup, & the main - much like Urban Thai in Yaletown which is under the same ownership.

The three of us ordered the Green Coconut Curry Chicken, Chicken in Blackbean Sauce, and a satay(ish) Pork. The verdict?... they're all pretty damn good. Portioning is just right and the price is unbeatable for a lunch special.

Would definitely return soon! Go Coconut Curry Go!

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Good service and good food
By cyberspace of vancouver (78 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:26am [Dine in]

Went for a Birthday dinner here with a group of close friends. The owner suggested some of the specials of the night and we tried 2 dishes. We got some other dishes and a couple of appy's. The food was excellent and service was also good. Very reasonable priced and the quality of food was good. Please note that the restaurant owner is Chinese but they still make good Thai food. It was a busy that evening.

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middling
By yummitummi of Vancouver (46 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:32am [Dine in]

having only visited the north van location in the past and enjoying it very much, my other half and i decided to test out this location, conveniently close to the burrard/5th avenue cinema.
it was a little confusing trying to order...not from the menu [which is large], but because only one or two of the wait staff take orders. the first server we flagged down said to take the order from the waitress. the waitress that we flagged down said to take the order from the other waitress. it was not exceptionally busy at the time.
the food was very good, try the ostrich - it doesn't taste like chicken!
getting the bill took a very long while [>15 min], but reading the below revies i guess we weren't the only ones to have experienced this.

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Good Weekend Buffett
By Dragonsign of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Been to this restaurant for their weekend AYCE. Mrs. Dragon and I decided on short notice to come here for Sunday lunch. It was really busy when we arrived about 1:15pm. Manager said it would be 1/2 hour or more wait but we decided to stay. We were happily seated in 20 minutes. Overall the food items were pretty good, ordered the deep fried chicken wings which were fried perfectly today but some times they overfry it and the outside becomes too hard. Lettuce wrap, deep fried calamari was excellent also. We then ordered the yellow curry, chicken fried rice and the noodles with beef and they all came hot and tasty. Service was a bit lacking as it was so busy but understandable. Ended the meal with some cocnut ice cream for me and mango ice cream for the Mrs. Dragon. I happily recommend this place as the food and service is always friendly and adequate.

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Good Thai Restaurant - even if the portions are on the small side
By infinitime of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:57am [Dine in]

The food is of good quality, even if the portions seem MUCH smaller than before. The price is reasonable, and generally the staff are very friendly. It is a popular spot for those on their way to the movies, and is a overall positive experience. I would definitely go back.

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Our Weekly Thai "Fix"
By llscj of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

We enjoy the food and service at this location. We normally go for the weekend brunch and will make special trips for dinners. The brunch is a great deal and we love the chicken wings and spring rolls. The chili beef, yellow chicken curry, and rice noodle dishes are great. The staff offer exceptional service and we highly recommend this place.

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Love the music and food.
By desi-critic of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

We went to thai house on us/Canada hockey night, it was a quite night for them. As they told me with all parking restriction during Olympic people order delivery more than dine in. We started with chicken satays wich was really good as my daughter said it was best she had.
The server knew was we will like. I was impressed by his knowledge about desi people .we had new style pad thai and green beans with prawns . This is the third time we are having this dish and always consistent with crispiness.
As we went late and we were only table there they never rushed us. For three of us with drinks $ 72 .
About the ambience you can see a part of downtown, but never understood why the play 103.9 QMFM .That is my favourite station but I do not want to listen to the commercial while having dinner outside.
We will be back soon.

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Cheap lunch, and cheap quality!
By Sidneylee of Burnaby (25 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 24, 2011 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch at Thai house with a couple of friends on Friday. I hate to say, but it was the worst Thai food I have ever had. Yuck!

We were greeted promptly at the door, and was brought to a table right away. Service was efficient, and food came in a timely manner. We ordered a red curry chicken, a yellow curry chicken and a pad thai. Spring rolls, soup and salad are included with the lunch set. Spring roll is almost barely a deep fried wrapper, with a few cabbages and carrots inside. The soup appeared to be like coconut soup, maybe coconut broth, with a few slices of mushroom. Definitely not the real version of coconut soup. Salad was a couple of lettuce leafs drenched in salad dressings. We barely touched anything on the plate.

Then there came our "main course". For the pad thai, the noodles are hardly cooked, one had to give it a good chew before she swallows them. Hardly anything in the pad thai, you can probably pick out the 2 shrimps in the entire plate. For the flavor, how about adding some ketchup and chili sauce to your noodles to make it pad thai? I should have cooked at home.

The curries are not outstanding either. I am definitely disappointed. I tried the thai house in Metrotown and it was bad, so I thought I might give a second chance to the thai house at a different location. Same disappointment. Will definitely not go back to the restaurant.

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A bit too sweet
By tasteofvancouver of Vancouver (28 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

I've been here several times and the food is ok. It's not the best Thai in Vancouver, but not the worst either. There is very good variety in the menu but I find a lot of the things to be too sweet. Last time I was there I had a spicy prawn dish that was good at first, but I found to be a bit sweet toward the end.

The ambiance is comfortable, but a bit dated. Food was served quickly but was nothing exceptional. Prices are around average for a restaurant like this.

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Bang On Ho In The Wall
By Miles of South Granville (27 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 12, 2004 - 9:06am [Dine in]

You nailed this one Ho. Don't really have much more to add. Not only was the service bad, but the management was surly and visibly stressed out. Nothing like feeling uncomfortable whilst eating. We did get some love from the busyboy/girl duo. Only regret is I didn't take back a toonie. Next time I'm sending a message.

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Sooooo dark!
By foodie.604 of Port Coquitlam (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Th food was decent but I would say it was more of a Chinese Thai fusion restaurant. The food was tasty, portions were on the small side. Some of the ingredients were obviously canned Ike the mushrooms and the baby corn.

We ordered tea and it came in a beer stein?? The restaurant was really really dark, and the upholstery was tired looking, but I could have been the dark lighting.
Also, the cleaning mop and bucket were out in the open on the bathroom ( eeew).

Can't say I would go back.

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Great dessert!
By lamned of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 2:58am [Dine in]

Everytime I come here, I always order the traditional Pad Thai. The rice noodles are cooked to the best consistency, and the taste is always consistent every time. You can't go wrong with any spicy dish you order. I don't remember the names of what I've had, but every spicy chicken dish is excellent. I should probably get the biggest reason of why I come here...the deep fried banana with mango ice-cream. Even after eating so much food where I feel like I can eat no more, the deep fried banana is a must-order! It's so light, refreshing and delicious. The oil is always changed because it's a crisp light golden yellow, not a brown colour seen in other places that deepfry.

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Food...and downtown view.
By jkniest of kitslano (8 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

We were five of us on a slower night and late too. Greeted with the smile and helped very promptly with the menu suggestion.
Generally we are big eater but they said we can start with few items and see how it goes . I really appreciate that.
The food was ok we had eggplant stuffed with seafood which was good but oily which is very common. Also we had mix seafood noodles which had very good quality veggies
For sure, we will be back.

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Great Dinner Party
By vanfoodie5 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 7:31pm [Dine in]

Went with most of the office for a co-worker's b-day celebrations. I've never been before though some people had. I organized it and didn't know what to expect so hoped for the best. What a relief! Great service and very attentive keeping our water glasses filled and asking if we wanted more drinks. Helped with the menu items too for some of us who weren't familiar. Personally, I'd definitely recommend the spicy green beans, red seafood curry and satay sticks (appetizer). Food was excelletnt! Will go back again for sure to try out other dishes. Everyone enjoyed themselves too so we'll be sure to go back for an office lunch soon as the waiter mentioned they have lunch specials for only $7.50 I think.

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Thai Wins Over Turkey
By kjames of Kitsilano (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Skipped the typical traditional turkey fare, and a group of us decided to go to Thai instead for something different. With so many menu items to choose from, we decided on the Dinner for 8 to take the guesswork out of the equation. The set menu items were awesome with enough variety and spices to make all of us happy and that's not easy. We got to try out all the different Thai curries from green curry with beef to red with duck. Most of us love seafood so we really enjoyed the house special cod as well as tiger prawn dish. We also had a really tasty pork dish as well as black bean chicken. Too many items to remember entirely but they were all good and well worth it. The meal came with rice and appies like spring rolls and satay. Overall, for $142 before drinks and tip divided by 8 of us, we were impressed by the quality of the food and service, and the price couldn't be beat at under $20 each. If you're a novice to Thai food, you should try some of their set menus as they are well thought out and really good.

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