Urban Thai serves traditional Thai fare in an eccentric Yaletown setting.
My wife and I just went to the restaurant today for lunch. The food was just OK. We were disappointed with the service. One of the female servers was rude. She first came to our table to bring the menu. When she was ready to take our order, we asked whether we could use one of the dining coupon . She lied and answered that we could not use the coupon for lunch. However, it was stated that the coupon can be used either for dinner or lunch. Then, she went and she didn't come back to our table again. She still served the table beside our table. The other server served us.
One more thing: We got charged for $1 to get some fish sauce for our meal. I am not sure if this is normal and we didn't mind paying $ 1. However, for all the Thai restaurant we have had our meals, we were never got charged for asking some fish sauce.
We went here to celebrate Canada Day, and the place was busy but had enough space to accomodate us.
After repeating to the server for the 5th time who ordered what, and explaining once again who was on which bill, we awaited our food anxiously and irritatedly.
As if ordering wasnt enough of a mix-up, the food came to us mishapped, and at different times of up to 20 minutes.
The food, might I add was flavorful, yet everything on the menu had a similarity of simply a soupy mixture of ingredients.
My food, I found had black peppers, and my awful decision to eat one caused a burning pain in my tongue ruining my appetite for the whole night and causing my pain to not go away after 5 glasses of ice water.
The servers were cold and rude, and didn't seem to be paying a whole lot of attention. Confusion and irritation were the two words I'd use to describe with, and it doesn't help that they couldn't understand a word we said, and vice versa.
I was not impressed and did not enjoy my evening. Don't expect my return :|
Not sure how many people know but along with their amazing daily lunch specials for only $8, Urban Thai has other fancier weekend lunch combos for a couple bucks more. Splurged, well, actually, it was only $11.50 and it doesn't break the budget at all... had the most delish platter of noodles and eggs and veggies. It came with the house salad, soup, calamari and coconut rice. My friend had a different platter with their famous green curry. It was a great meal to unwind after the week, and we went away impressed. The service was good even when the place was really busy. Overall, we would recommend anyone to try it, and the location couldn't be beat in Yaletown where everything is cool.
Food was so-so... I always order their hot and sour soup, calamares and yellow curry for the "All you can eat" brunch. But man is their service the worst. The waitresses are a bunch of B****! They are beyond rude and unprofessional. They ALWAYS ALWAYS get tables and orders mixed up. Rude and dumb huh. Get the waiter to service your table.
Friends took me here last week for brunch. $11.95 all you can eat off of a limited menu but it still had many great choices. I think this is one of the best values around and I think many people agree as it was lined up. I will definitely return for another brunch visit.
My boyfriend and I went there for lunch.
We both ordered the weekend brunch menu and it was a nice surprise!
It include a small bowl of soup, small salad, one spring roll, and main dish ( your choice from more than 10 options). For the location and what it was, $9 was pretty good deal.
Only disappointment was the Pad Thai, my boyfriend ordered. He liked it, but it was way too ketchupy! Many Thai restaurant make Pad Thai with ketchup or tomato sauce, which is not authentic at all!
But I really dont care so much because my dish was great for the price and I will come back on weekend again soon.
Took my wife for her b-day last week. Service was prompt and the waiter was very friendly and made us feel at home. Nice atmosphere overall for a special night out as a couple. Red curry with chicken can't be beat as well as the spicy green beans. We like Thai food so good curries are very important to us, and the curries here were right on. Will be back for sure as everything that night was really impressive.
I just came home from dinner at Urban Thai and am still trying to get the taste out of my mouth. While I have yet to find any restaurant in Vancouver that can make a great pad thai noodle, this was without a doubt the worst I have ever had. The "prawns" were small tasteless shrimp, the sauce was mostly ketchup, the crushed peanuts were a small sprinkling of peanut sand, and the entire dish was a tasteless glutinous mass. The very nice and accommodating server offered to bring me something else. She agreed that the pad thai was not like what they ate back home in Thailand. She suggested another noodle dish, although the name now escapes me. It won't matter because after my second mouthful (second only because I had to make sure I had tasted correctly the first time), I bagan to long for the pad thai. This dish was pretty much the most horrible thing I have ever had. It was the same noodles as in the pad thai, but this time saturated in a very salty tamarind type sauce. It contained what I was told was minced chicken, chopped green beans and what appeared to be an entire bunch of fried basil on type. My companion ordered a chicken dish in green curry sauce, which was okay, if you like your food very salty and otherwise unremarkable. Please Vancouver, figure out how to make pad thai!!! And by the way, you can actually put chicken and shrimp in the pad thai at the same time.
I hate this cold weather. I have been looking for something that will warm by belly after work. Some co-workers and I drove by and decided to try this cozy looking restaurant. WoW!!! First what amazing service. Valet parking. Something only 5 star restaurants have. Very helpful on cold days. Headache find parking spaces dt. When we entered somebody helped us right away. The food selection is fantastic. We did not know what to order and the waitress helped us with our selection. We wanted something exotic and spicy and that's what we really received. We had the Pigs Jowl to start of with. Sounds weird but very tastey. Then we had Nork-Gra-Jok Thet (Ostrich), Tom Kah (Soup), Pla Pad Prig Khing (Sauteed Fish) along with a few other exoctic hard to pronounce foods. Every was so tastey it was unbeleavable. First time I ate and did not walk out feeling cold in this miserable Vancouver weather. If you like service, good food and staying warm you must try..
Try the lettuce wraps and the green curry chicken. You won't be disappointed! YUMMY
The delivery was a little slow... 45 min-1 hr but food is fresh and tasty. If you are looking for some good thai food on a rainy night then I highly recommend the Urban Thai Bistro.