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Thai Restaurants w/ seafood-Any Suggestions?

Janine Jan 12, 2005 08:57 AM

hi all,

I've found some amazing Thai food in Montreal in restaurants with good atmosphere but so far haven't found much in Toronto. Fresh seafood are served as well. All made by Thais.

The places I've liked in Montreal are Thai Grill & the one down the road named after a river in Thailand.

Anyone found anything similiar here in Toronto? Thai food by Thai people?


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    RD RE: Janine Jan 12, 2005 02:17 PM

    Have you been to Linda's above Salad King on Yonge/Dundas?

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    1. re: RD
      Janine RE: RD Jan 12, 2005 04:27 PM

      No I haven't been to Linda's but that would mean its on Gould Street if its above Salad King. I'll take a look at it next time I'm in the area. Thanks.

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      qwerty RE: Janine Jan 12, 2005 05:29 PM

      I don't know about the place in Montreal, but in Toronto my favourite Thai place is Vanipha Lanna, on St. Clair Avenue. It is Thai-Laos and it is a family-run place.

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        Funky Planet RE: Janine Jan 14, 2005 10:34 PM

        Vanipha on st. Clair is the best, esp. for fresh seafood

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          prairie_dog RE: Janine Jan 14, 2007 05:07 AM

          My family goes often to Sorn Thai on Yonge, north of Eglinton by about seven blocks. They have a fabulous mixed seafood dish, although it is rather spicey.

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            orangewasabi RE: prairie_dog Jan 14, 2007 05:58 PM

            do you know if the mixed seafood dish also has glass noodles in it?

            I had the best mixed seafood hotpot-ish thing in Milwaukee and crave it daily. Would love to find it in TO

            1. re: prairie_dog
              sweetspotlee RE: prairie_dog Jan 14, 2007 07:28 PM

              I second Sorn Thai. It's some of the best Thai in the city, and made by Thais! Also, a bit north of the city on the NE corner of Yonge/Royal Orchard (just south of Hwy 7) there was an excellent Thai resto in a little strip mall. I cannot remember the name, but it was delicious and authentic.

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                LikeTheWolf RE: sweetspotlee Jan 14, 2007 08:09 PM

                Royal Orchard Thai Cuisine
                10 Royal Orchard Boulevard
                Thornhill, ON
                (905) 709-1399

                They're OK.

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              weebey RE: Janine Jan 14, 2007 09:21 PM

              Real Thailand - Bloor & Spadina.
              Vanipha Lanna - St.Clair W & Oakwood.
              Thai Bangkok - Spadina & Nassau (Kensington area)

              1. Cereal Killer RE: Janine Jan 16, 2007 05:01 PM

                I've never understood the insistence on the nationality / heritage of the chef or owner of any restaurant. What is "real thai"? Is that an ethnic chinese person whose family has lived in Thailand for hundreds of years or is it an ethnic Thai person born and raised in Don Mills?

                I used to like Jasmine Thai for takeout when I lived in the Annex. Now that I live in Roncesvalles I find much of the Thai near me far too sugary. However, at Thai Chef Cuisine at
                233 Roncesvalles Ave, it is made by "real" thai people (Phawaphol Saardphanchai and Chai Tongnak Thong). And, thankfully, the pad thai isn't ketchup based.

                Now that I think of it, my favourite pad thai in Toronto is made in a Vietnamese restaurant that used to be a donut shop (and still sells donuts) in Woodbridge, of all places (Green Mango Catering at 8401 Weston Road (in the plaza at Langstaff)). THAT'S what makes Toronto great!


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