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Jul 22, 2004 04:14 PM

Thai Resto recommendations for a party of one in Downtown/Midtown

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I have been craving Thai food lately. I was thinking of going next Monday to Real Thailand on Bloor, West of Spadina as I have been there before. I am going on Monday as I want to enjoy my quiet dinner with a good book. I will be going alone. Do you have any other recommendations? I am looking for good food and place where a lady can be comfortable dining on her own. Downtown and Midtown recommendations are appreciated.

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  1. I used to live in Thailand, so I'm picky. Real Thailand was suggested to me by a Thai friend sho said she'd tried every place in Toronto, but that it was the only one she'd go back to.
    I like their lunch special btw.

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    1. re: Ian

      Ian, what do you think of Salad King or Sasi?

      1. re: sonomea

        I haven't tried either, but intend to given the good reviews they gets here. Probably Salad King first.
        Then I'll throw in my 2 cents on it.

    2. Have you been to Salad King? It's a popular favourite just off of Yonge, one block north of Dundas. It's fine for solo diners but can get quite noisy at times.

      I also like Sorn Thai at Yonge St & Briar Hill (a few blocks north of Eglinton) for their yummy plum sauce & pad thai. I have to admit, though, I might be a bit biased because that was the first Thai I had.

      Green Mango (the restaurant not the take-out joint) is okay too. Spring Rolls has disappointed me too often. hths! :)

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      1. re: sonomea

        None of Salad King, Green Mango or Spring Rolls appeal to me as a place to sit along with a book. We went to Green Mango on Tuesday and there was a lot of weird pressure to order quickly (and resulting feeling that we had to be out of there quickly, although they had empty tables). Spring Rolls is noisy/busy and has a quick turnover feel to it. Salad King, I used to go alone to the old incarnation on my way to night school and would read the paper while I ate but again, was always out of there in 20 minutes due to the crowd and noise. When I went to the new downstairs, my friend and I were sat at a large round table with two other women- not sure a single diner would get her own table, maybe upstairs? Haven't been upstairs, maybe they have a more relaxed atmosphere.

        Anyway. Felt compelled to answer as I too enjoy a nice relaxed dinner with a book, and have often dined alone while travelling. Atmosphere is important, if I just wanted the best food I'd get takeout.

      2. What about Golden Thai down at Richmond and Church?

        Atmosphere is a lot quieter...the lighting might be a bit too low if you're trying to read at night though.

        It's been a while since I was last there, but I thought it was good.

        1. Sasaya – 257 Eglinton Ave. West – Tel.: 416-487-3508 is small, intimate, peaceful. Service is quiet and efficient. The decor is pleasant and their teriyaki steak is delicious. Very reasonable. Open only after 5 or 6 pm.

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          1. re: lamaranthe

            Uh, that one is a Japanese restaurant. Been around for several decades.

          2. It's a bit on the expensive side, but I really like Bangkok Garden, on Elm street. I go there alone regularly and never felt bad or uncomfortable. And the food is really good (more like "upscale" thai).