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Nov 21, 2004 03:33 PM

Best Thai Restaurant

  • j

I just recently went to Salad King and thought I'd comment on it. It is truly the best Thai restaurant i've ever been to. It's on Young and Gould. If you're ever in the mood for Thai I'd strongly recommend you give this one a try.

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  1. J,

    With all due respect Salad King is incredibly overrated and just not that good. If you truly want the best, and I've tried all the good ones, go Vannipha Lana (spelling) on St.Clair, just east of Oakwood. It's a little more expensive but way, way better. Anyone who believes Salad King or Thai Shan Inn compares with Vannipha probably thinks Mcdonalds has the best burger in the city.

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    1. re: rob

      Where's Vanippha? What town is Oakwood in?

      1. re: fooder

        *VANIPHA LANNA, 471 Eglinton W., 484-0895


        *VANIPHA LANNA, 863 St. Clair W. @ Christie

        1. re: Goober

          The Eglinton location has been closed now for almost 2 years.

        2. re: fooder

          Oakwood is in the little hamlet of Toronto Ontario.

      2. I agree with rob. I love this place as well but it is not the best. I prefer Thai Princess on King Street. Try it out one time. Great food and atmosphere.

        1. I'm completely biased when it comes to Thai ... any place without sticky rice would never make it on my best thai list. My favourite one is currently Thai Bistro in North York, very small outfit but always packed... I like munching on the kropok with the peanut sauce dip that they give out a a free appetizer.

          1. Thanks for starting this thread.

            I went to Tuyen Cuisine (at Yonge/Sheppard). A bit overpriced. Food was good quality. Restaurant is clean & pretty. I ordered the prawn roll (average taste, too pricey $8); prawn soup was excellent; seafood red curry was bland (maybe too pricey at $24). My seafood red curry was supposed to have a sea bass filet but I don't think that it was included in my dish. There was a small white item but I'm sure that it was a scallop. Check the bill to make sure that they charge correct prices. The restaurant is worth checking out but maybe not good enough for a second visit.

            Tuyen website:


            I ate at Mai Thai (Yonge/Eglington). The food was average/decent. Thai ice tea was good. The prawn lemongrass soup was not the best. Spring rolls were average. Mee Krob/crispy noodles- tasty. Shrimp emerald/green curry was not the best. The food is not memorable.

            Mai Thai website:

            2 disappointing meals so I will keep looking for the best Thai food in Toronto.

            1. real thailand at bloor and spadina is much better, imo.